Bong – ‘Idle Days On The Yann’ LP £14
New slab of wax from Newcastle’s premium blazers Bong. Idle Days On The Yann follows on from their untitled Record Store Day LP we released earlier this year, and this new 40 minute beast has the enhanced and perhaps unexpected addition of vocals from Holly Forster. Holly’s zoned out vocals mirrors the lumbering psych doom vibe that this quartet have built over the last 6 years. Killer artwork by Lucy Johnson as with their release on MIE Music. The LP is pressed in an edition of 700 copies. 350 copies pressed on gold and black swirl 180 gram vinyl, and 350 on black 180 gram vinyl. Includes download of the album.
MIKE GANGLOFF – ‘Poplar Hollow’ LP £14
Black Twig Picker and Pelt member Mike Gangloff self released the fantastic Poplar Hollow in an edition of only 200 copies earlier this year, and upon seeing it sneak out we instantly got excited to hear it with the potential for a vinyl edition. And hell, what we heard we loved, and are real pleased to drop it on glorious vinyl for the masses! Poplar Hollow perfectly blends his other projects together, merging experimental sounds with traditional American folk and roots music. Comprising of Mike performing vocal/banjo/violin duties, he brings a new eclectic and at times psychedelic vibe to much of this record. Poplar Hollow is a record unlike any I have heard recently, Gangloff is a truly individual force in the American scene, and this record further cements that status. Pressed in an edition of 500 copies, 250 on 180 gram red and green swirl vinyl, and 250 copies on 180 gram black vinyl. Includes download of the album. Packaged in a sleeve featuring the inimitable eye popping art of Jake Blanchard.