New Release Highlights March 16th (March 19th for the UK)

The G-Man Release Of The Week is :

Port of Morrow by The Shins

James Mercer puts aside his numerous side projects for a while so The Shins can release their fourth studio album and follow up to 2007's Wincing the Night Away. Stream the entire album here.

Official Shins website

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

Hope Is Noise - This Used To Be A Laugh

Daniel Rossen - Silent Hour/Golden Mile EP

Spiritualized - Sweet Heart Sweet Light

Soap & Skin - Narrow

Tanlines - Mixed Emotions

Magic Castles - Magic Castles

Wedding Present - Valentina

*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 :

Protobaby - The Spark (March 23rd)
Breton - Other Peoples Problems (March 23rd)
La Sera - Sees The Light (March 23rd)
Pinkunoizu - Free Time! (March 23rd)

The Cornshed Sisters - Tell Tales (April 6th)
Twin Terrace - Plural (April 6th)
Hal - The Time, The Hour (April 13th)
Jack White - Blunderbuss (April 20th)
Halves - Live at the Unitarian Church (April 21st Record Store Day!)
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!