The G-Man Release Of The Week is :
Ashes & Fire by Ryan Adams
Friday is a seriously good day for quality new releases and Mr. Adams just about sneaks the new release of the week award with his Cork Opera House performance, which displayed a new lease of life and sincerity to all present, helping to push Ashes & Fire over the finish line.
Click here to listen to Ashes & Fire by Ryan Adams.
Other ditties/releases of note this weekend...
Bjork - Biophilia
Jeffrey Lewis - A Turn In The Dream-Songs - Stream the album in its entirety here
Still Corners - Creatures Of An Hour
Wild Flag - Wild Flag
Rustie - Glass Swords
My Brightest Diamond - All Things Will Unwind
Lisa Hannigan - Passenger
*If anyone is about Cork I recommend popping in to Jim and Albert in Plugd Records. The new store is up and running on Tobin Street as part of the new Triskel Arts Centre and you can even have a cup of tea and a bite to eat in their new café, Gulpd.
If you are located elsewhere I strongly recommend picking up at least one album when you can from your local independent store. Most independents now take orders by email and post out the stock if you are unable to get to the store so it may be worth checking out.
Current list of independent record stores in the Republic of Ireland (work in progress) :
Plugd Records - plugdrecords.blogspot.com
Tower Records - www.towerrecords.ie
Elastic Witch - elastic-witch.tumblr.com
Coming Soon :
Ten Second Epic - Better Off (October 14th)
Forest Fire - Staring At The X (October 14th)
The Ambience Affair - Burials (October 14th)
Tom Waits - Bad As Me (October 21st)
Lindi Ortega - Little Red Boots (October 21st)
Florence & The Machine - Ceremonials (Octobeer 28th)
Atlas Sound - Parallax (November 4th)
David Lynch - Crazy Clown Time (November 4th)
Kurt Vile - So Outta Reach E.P. (November 4th)
Olof Arnalds - Olof Sings (November 4th)
Los Campesinos! - Hello Sadness (November 11th)
Bill Ryder-Jones (former The Coral) - If... (November 11th)
She & Him - A Very She & Him Christmas (November 18th)
Peaking Lights - 936 (November 18th)
A.A Bondy - Believers - (November 25th)
Yann Tiersen - Monuments (TBC)
The Big Pink - Future This (January 2012)
*All dates subject to change
**If anything is missing please let me know, especially unsigned bands!