New Release Highlights October 28th/November 4th 2011 (October 31st/November 7th for the UK)

The G-Man Release Of The Week is :

Crazy Clown Time by David Lynch

In some ways it is hard to believe Crazy Clown Machine is David Lynch's first full solo musical project as audio has always been and forever will be an integral part of his movies. Last year's (officially it was last year despite the album appearing online in 2009) Sparklehorse and Danger Mouse collaboration allowed the Twin Peaks and Mulholland Drive (the album was recorded in Mulholland Drive) director to dip his toe into shark-infested waters. Luckily for us no strange, backward-speaking creatures decided to bite.

Other ditties/releases of note this weekend including a few releases from last weekend when I was off galavanting, jazz-style...

Little xs For Eyes - S.A.D.

Florence & The Machine - Ceremonials

She & Him - A Very She & Him Christmas

Sigur Ros - Inni

Atlas Sound - Parallax Listen to Parallax here.

Kurt Vile - So Outta Reach E.P.

Olof Arnalds
- Olof Sings

Laura Veirs - Tumble Bee

*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 (obviously still a work in progress) :

Plugd Records -

Tower Records -
Elastic Witch -

Coming Soon :

Los Campesinos! - Hello Sadness (November 11th)
Liz Green - O, Devotion! (November 11th)
Bill Ryder-Jones (former The Coral) - If... (November 11th)
Peaking Lights - 936 (November 18th)
Emmy The Great & Tim Wheeler This Is Christmas (November 18th)
A.A Bondy - Believers (November 25th)
Zomby - Nothing (November 25th)

Tunng - This Is Tunng...Live from the BBC (December 2nd)

Gonjasufi - Mu.zz.le (January 20th)
The Big Pink - Future This (January 2012)

*All dates subject to change
**If anything is missing please let me know, especially unsigned bands!