New Release Highlights December 16th 2011 (December 19th for the UK)

The last The G-Man Release Of The Week of 2011 is :

Atheist Xmas by Gruff Rhys

Wales' beloved furry beast releases a festive EP quite late by new release standards but Gruff Rhys is his own man. Who else's man would he be I suppose?

Note the upliftingly titled 'Slashed Wrists This Christmas' appears on the superfantabulous A G-Man Christmas compilation.

Gruff Rhys - Post Apocalypse Christmas by PIASGermany

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

Joy Division - +- (Boxset)

Alabama Shakes - Alabama Shakes EP

*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):


Elastic Witch -

Wingnut Records -
Coming Soon :

First Aid Kit - The Lions Roar (January 20th)
Gonjasufi - Mu.zz.le (January 20th)
The Big Pink - Future This (January 2012)

Mark Lanegan - Blues Funeral (February 3rd)
Band of Skulls - Sweet Sour (February 17th)
Sleigh Bells - Reign of Terror (February)
Tennis - Young & Old (February)

Spiritualized - Sweet Heart Sweet Light (March 16th)
The Shins - Port of Morrow (March)
Dirty Three - Look Toward The Low Sun (March)
The Magnetic Fields - Love At The Bottom Of The Sea (March)

The Lumineers - The Lumineers (TBC)

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