New This Week
July 19th, 2019
Every Friday, we pick out our Top 10 new releases and we have some gems we think you'll love. Get spinning!
Thom Yorke - Anima
Available on Deluxe Double 180 Gram Orange Vinyl with Bonus Track. Comes in Hardback Book with Lyrics and Drawings. Limited to 1400 copies
On Anima, Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke channels themes of dystopia and unconsciousness into his most ambitious solo project yet. The 9 track project was released digitally with an accompanying 12 minute short film, which Yorke also stars in, by legendary director Paul Thomas Anderson. Starting with the opener Traffic, Yorke immediately immerses the listener into the bleak world of Anima, which gets deeper and more complex as you progress from song to song. The newly released LP also features a bonus track not included in the album’s digital release.
Matt Morton - Apollo 11
Apollo 11, directed by Todd Douglas Miller, documents one of the most impactful moments in history, the first moon landing. The soundtrack to the film, composed by Matt Morton, was created with the same instruments and technology available at the time of the Apollo 11 mission. The synth based score is the perfect compliment to mission being carried out on screen, transporting the viewer back to 1969 when the historic event took place. The Apollo 11 (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) is available on Rough Trade exclusive signed vinyl.
Kit Sebastian - Mantra Moderne
Mr Bongo is a Brighton-based label to whom we owe the reissue of Incredible Bongo Band’s Bongo Rock amongst others (their excellent namesake compilations are filled with banging African, Brazilian and Latin deep cuts). Story has it that their staff cured a holiday party hangover with a submission by Paris-via-London-&-Istanbul duo Kit Sebastian. This sonic antidote was recorded to 8-track tape in rural France last year, and it is described by the band as Anatolian Lo Fi Samba. A must for fans of Khruangbin, Portishead, Arthur Verocai, Goat, Caetano Veloso, Tom Ze, Os Mutantes, Cortex and co.
Plastic Picnic - Vistalite
Heartbreak pop from the capital of the world. On the shores of the North Atlantic Ocean and its icy waters, the foursome Plastic Picnic creates a sound submerged in sonic tendencies akin to the city’s famed 80s new wave. Listen closely and you’ll feel the wind blowing through your salt-sticky hair and the sand hiding in the crevices of your clothes, while the smell of algae and memories of your summer fling permeate the air. Crafted with the help of Sub Pop staple and producer Trevor Spencer (Father John Misty, Fleet Foxes).
Various Artists - Sunny Side Up
Somewhere in a northern suburb of Melbourne, a string of house studios are serving as incubators of the flourishing local jazz scene. Sunny Side Up is a powerful document shining light on a young generation of collaborating musicians hungry to build their own identity (not far from the cooperative jazz scene that sprung up in American inner cities in the 1970s), and more specifically on nine compelling acts that pioneer this boundary-pushing sound. Unlike other cities with a storied history of jazz, they are unbounded by the weight of traditions and freely incorporate outside influences like deep house, broken beat, cha-cha, samba, p-funk and soul. This colorful snapshot was engineered and mixed by Nick Herrera of Hiatus Kaiyote - the city’s first breakout success in the genre - and released on DJ Gilles Peterson’s Brownswood Recordings who can be credited for releasing the acclaimed compilation showcasing the emerging talents of London Jazz, ‘We Out Here.’
Rough Trade's Top New Releases This Week:
1. Thom Yorke - Anima
2. Matt Morton - Apollo 11
3. Kit Sebastian - Mantra Moderne
4. Plastic Picnic - Vistalite
5. Various Artists - Sunny Side Up
6. Brian Eno - Apollo: Atmosphere and Soundtracks
7. Night Moves - Can You Really Find Me
8. Kool Keith - KEITH
9. IDER - Emotional Education
10. Ada Lea - What We Say In Private