The Telescopes

Audioscope have released a new album featuring 40 new and exclusive tracks from the likes of Four Tet, Wire, Ride, The Telescopes, Spectrum and Sennen alongside many other artists. The album is available for a minimum donation of £5 to Shelter (though you’re welcome to donate more if you like, of course!) from www.musicforagoodhome.com. You’ll also get an exclusive Beak> track ’0898′ now, with a link to download the rest of the album. Continue reading

Several albums have been reissued this summer on vinyl from the likes of Slowdive, Teenage Fanclub and Primal Scream.

The albums have been repressed on 180-grams audiophile vinyl by Dutch record label Music On Vinyl whom have previously repressed classic albums from other acts such as Sly & The Family Stone, The Clash and Bob Dylan. These releases will be a great relief to many people as some of these have been hard to find for many years.

The first two albums by Slowdive are available to order. ‘Just For A Day‘ has just been released and will be followed on August 1st by ‘Souvlaki‘.

Teenage Fanclub’s 1991 classic ‘Bandwagonesque‘ was released last month.

Finally, ‘Exterminator‘ and ‘Vanishing Point‘ by Primal Scream have been released alongside the bands 2002 major label debut ‘Evil Heat‘.

All albums can be ordered by clicking on the album titles above.

Ex-Adorable lead singer Pete Fijalkowski features on a track from German Electronica artist Kratzke which is due for release next month.

The track (which is below for you to hear) is taken from the album ‘Bäume ragen in die Fahrbahn’ (which translated means Trees Looming Over The Roadway) and is described as “27 minutes with closed eyes along guardrails, under pylons, on roadways and hidden in the surrounding forests and fields”. Continue reading


The six studio albums by The Jesus and Mary Chain released between 1985 and 1998 will be reissued as expanded 2CD+DVD packages that include B-sides, live sessions, TV appearances and rare material.

Slicing Up Eyeballs reports the reissue series — by the Edsel imprint of the UK-based Demon Music Group, which put out last year’s Upside Down: The Best Of collection — begins Sept. 19 with the re-release of 1985′s Psychocandy and 1987′s Darklands. 1989′s Automatic and 1992′s Honey’s Dead follow on Sept. 26, and 1994′s Stoned & Dethroned and 1998′s Munki on Oct. 3.

The Psychocandy reissue features the original album and 30 bonus tracks, including all of the corresponding singles’ B-sides, previously unreleased demos, rare outtakes, the band’s 1985 acoustic John Peel session and the original rejected version of controversial track “Jesus Fuck,” intended as an early B-side. The DVD features music videos and live performances on “Old Grey Whistle Test,” “The Tube” and more.

Similarly, the expanded Darklands adds 30 bonus tracks to the original album, including non-album B-sides, outtakes, the Some Candy Talking EP, a long-sought 1986 Janice Long session, an alternate version of “Some Candy Talking” and a “recently unearthed” version of the title track with strings. The DVD includes promo videos, a band-made film for “Kill Surf City,” a “Top of the Pops” performance and more.

Both reissues also include 32-page booklets with new interviews “that tell the band’s story in their own words,” according to the label’s promo material, including contributions from former drummer and current Primal Scream leader Bobby Gillespie.

Click here for the tracklistings


Nme.com reports that there is a 2CD soundtrack/compilation album to be released the same day as the DVD of Upside Down on May 9th 2011.

The tracklisting is as follows:

Disc One

The Jesus And Mary Chain – ‘Upside Down’
Oasis – ‘Rock N Roll Star’
Primal Scream – ‘Loaded’
Ride – ‘Leave Them All Behind’
House of Love – ‘Shine On’
BMX Bandits – ‘Serious Drugs’
Teenage Fanclub – ‘The Concept’
Telescopes – ‘Perfect Needle’
Biff Bang Pow – ‘There Must Be A Better Life’
Slowdive – ‘Souvlaki Space Station’
Slaughter Joe – ‘I’ll Follow You Down’
Jasmine Minks – ‘Think’
The Boo Radleys – ‘Lazarus’
Revolving Paint Dream – ‘In The Afternoon’
Sugar – ‘If I Can’t Change Your Mind’
Momus – ‘What Will Death Be Like?’
Swervedriver – ‘Son Of Mustang Ford’
Super Furry Animals – ‘Something 4 The Weekend’

Disc Two

Oasis – ‘Wonderwall’
Ride – ‘Taste’
Primal Scream – ‘Swastika Eyes’
Swervedriver – ‘Duel’
Teenage Fanclub – ‘Mellow Doubt’
Biff Bang Pow – ‘It Makes You Scared’
Slowdive – ‘Alison’
Slaughter Joe – ‘So Out Of Touch’
Revolving Paint Dream – ‘Flowers In The Sky’
BMX Bandits – ‘I Wanna Fall In Love’
House of Love – ‘Destroy The Heart’
Jazz Butcher – ‘Girl Go’
Telescopes – ‘Flying’
The Creation – ‘Creation’
Momus – ‘Murders, The Hope Of Woman’
Primal Scream – ‘Imperial’
The Boo Radleys – ‘Wake Up Boo!’
The Jesus And Mary Chain – ‘Some Candy Talking’

 

You can order the DVD by clicking here.