New Release Highlights March 2nd (March 5th for the UK)

The G-Man Release Of The Week is :

Love At The Bottom Of The Sea by The Magnetic Fields

Stephen Merritt's Magnetic Fields release another album of word-whizzling wonders ahead of two Irish dates - Olympia Theatre, Dublin on April 28th and Cork Opera House on April 29th - set to lead us nicely into Summer.

Official Magnetic Fields website

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

Andrew Bird - Break It Yourself

Julia Holter - Ekstasis

Bruce Springsteen - Wrecking Ball

Dry The River - Shallow Bed

Bowerbirds - The Clearing

About "The Clearing" by Bowerbirds from Secretly Jag on Vimeo.

The Jezabels - Prisoner

Lissy Trullie - Lissy Trullie

*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):

(Located on 1st floor of Triskel Arts Centre on Tobin Street - behind Soho off Grand Parade)

(6-8 Wicklow Street - just off Grafton Street)

Elastic Witch -
(Located at the back of the Twisted Pepper on the ground floor - 54 Middle Abbey Street)

Wingnut Records -
(Located in The Bell, Book and Candle at Small Crane)

Wingnut Records -
(Located in Hard Times, 2 Peter Street - just at the entrance to City Square)

Coming Soon :

Spoek Mathambo - Father Creeper (March 9th)
Hooded Fang - Tosta Mista (March 9th)
Grimes - Visions (March 9th) TBC
Hope Is Noise - This Used To Be A Laugh (March 16th)
Spiritualized - Sweet Heart Sweet Light (March 16th)
Daniel Rossen - Silent Hour/Golden Mile EP (March 16th)
Tanlines - Mixed Emotions (March 16th)
Soap & Skin - Narrow (March 16th)
Frankie Rose - Interstellar (March 16th)
The Shins - Port of Morrow (March 16th)
Protobaby - The Spark (March 23rd)
Breton - Other Peoples Problems (March 23rd)
La Sera - Sees The Light (March 23rd)
Pinkunoizu - Free Time! (March 23rd)

Hal - The Time, The Hour (April 13th)
Jack White - Blunderbuss (April 20th)
Lower Dens - Nootropics (April 27th)

Simian Mobile Disco - Unpatterns (May 11th)

The Lumineers - The Lumineers (TBC)

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