New This Week
January 11th, 2019
Every Friday we pick out our Top 10 new releases. We hope you love them...
Tallies - Tallies
Heavily influenced by 80s and early 90s dream-pop / shoegaze artists such as Johnny Marr, Cocteau Twins, The Cure, and the Beach Boys, the Toronto-based outfit Tallies brings us their 11-track debut. Combining up-beat drums, melodic bass riffs, jangly guitar leads, and charmingly sweet, lighter-than-air, vocals from female lead Sarah Cogan, the youthful four-piece create a sound both familiar and unique. Their opening track 'Trouble' kicks in with a hypnotic swirl of shimmering guitars and hazy cymbals that are sure to have you hooked. Available on Rough Trade Exclusive Blue Colored Vinyl with alternate album cover and download via Kanine Records.
Kero Kero Bonito - Time 'n' Place
Following a slew of heartbreaking events, the London trio took to the studio this time diverging from the carefree sensibilities found in their debut. Kero Kero Bonito's sophomore album Time ‘n’ Place has a clear coming-of-age voice told by way of warped guitar solos, shining melodies, and unnervingly tender (and sometimes tear-jerking) lyrics from lead singer Sarah Bonito. Self-produced in drummer Gus' bedroom, the band manages to delve into deeper topics all while keeping their spunky-synth, dance-pop sound alive. We have their Polyvinyl debut available on Rough Trade Exclusive Opaque Green Vinyl, Standard Black Vinyl, CD and Cassette via Polyvinyl.
The Delines - The Imperials
Portland, Oregon's retro country/soul masters The Delines are back with another sensational offering titled The Imperial. Much like their 2014 debut Colfax, the five-piece's latest album draws on the dark and seedy but is delivered by way of Amy Boone's warm, maternal vocals. In fact, it's Boone's vocals along with Willy Vlautin (of Richmond Fontaine)'s marveling character-led lyrics that set the foundation for their ten, painstakingly authentic, late-night country vignettes that cover topics from hopefulness to heartbreak. Available on Rough Trade Exclusive 180 Gram Clear Vinyl in a Gatefold Sleeve with Bonus 7" of two unreleased tracks and Bonus CD feat. extras from "The Imperial Sessions".
Amyl and the Sniffers - Some Mutts (Can't be Muzzled)
In the spirit of true 70s-style punk, we see the return of Aussie four-piece Amyl and the Sniffers following the release of their breakout EPs Giddy Up and Big Attraction. The single Some Mutts (Can't be Muzzled) is a beefy, three-chord riff stomper with swinging guitars and snarl-shouted vocals a-la-Amy. On the flip side, “Cup of Destiny” is more psychedelic punk sans some fuzzed out guitars. Though both tracks are sonically unique, they both have the sass, attitude, and sore throat howl this blistering band it known for. Available on Limited Orange Colored 7" Vinyl via ATO Records.
Khana Bierbood - Strangers From The Far East
Khana Bierbood (translated as Strange Brew in Thai), formed in 2012 in Bangsaen beach in Thailand. After hours of jamming together they started to create their unique sound influenced by 60’s surf music, 70’s garage rock and traditional Thai music. If you can imagine the perfect mix of lo-fi garage, heavy doom, and surf rock jams, this would be the album. Strangers From The Far East is band's first full length LP, produced by Go Kurasawa (Kikagaku Moyo), and we have it available on Standard Black Vinyl via Guruguru Brain Records.
Rough Trade's Top New Releases This Week:
1. Tallies - Tallies
2. Kero Kero Bonito - Time 'n' Place
3. The Delines - The Imperials
4. Amyl and the Sniffers - Some Mutts (Can't be Muzzled)
5. Khana Bierbood - Strangers From The Far East
6. Television - Adventure
7. Dave Van Ronk - Ballads, Blues and A Spiritual