New Release Highlights April 20th (April 23rd in U.K.)

The G-Man Release Of The Week is :

Kiss Full Of Teeth by Gabriel & The Hounds

All this Record Store Day mania may have you in a tizzy but "standard" new releases will still hit the shelves on Friday, the day before the ltd editions briefly hit the stores. One such new record comes from Gabriel & The Hounds, who play The Grand Social (Dublin) and Cyprus Avenue (Cork) on the 9th and 10th May respectively.

Official Gabriel & The Hounds website

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

Hal - The Time, The Hour

Hidden Highways - Hidden Highways (EP)

Clock Opera - Ways To Forget

The Riptide Movement - Keep On, Keepin' On

Oberhofer - Time Capsules II

Polica - Give Up The Ghost

*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)

Sound Cellar -
(Located at 47 Nassau St Dublin 2)

The R.A.G.E. -
(Located at 16b Fade St Dublin 2)

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)

Ben O'Neill Music Sho[ -
(Located in 19 O'Connell Street, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford)

Coming Soon :
Halves - Live at the Unitarian Church (April 21st Record Store Day!)
Rufus Wainwright - Out Of The Game (April 27th)
Lower Dens - Nootropics (April 27th)
Patrick Watson – Adventures In Your Own Backyard (April 27th)
Father John Misty – Fear Fun (April 27th)

Last Days of 1984 - Wake Up To The Waves (May 4th)
DZ Deathrays - Bloodstreams (May 4th)
Simian Mobile Disco - Unpatterns (May 11th)
Best Coast - The Only Way (May 11th)
Squarepusher - Ufabulum (May 11th)
Beach House - Bloom (May 11th)
Garbage – Not Your Kind Of People (May 11th)
Paul Buchanan (The Blue Nile) - Mid Air (May 18th)
Foreign Slippers - Farewell To The Ghosts (May 18th)
Smoke Fairies – Blood Speaks (May 18th)
Sigur Ros - Valtari (May 25th)
The Pond - The Pond (May 25th
Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros - Here (May 25th)

Friends - Manifest! (June 1st)
Hot Chip - In Our Heads (June 8th)
The Cast of Cheers - Family (June 15th)
Glen Hansard - Rhythm and Repose (June 15th)

Dirty Projectors - Swing Lo Magellan (July 6th)

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

- Record Store Day 2012 takes place on Saturday, 21st April
Plugd (Cork) -- Wingnut (Galway) -- Tower (Dublin) -- Wingnut (Waterford) -- Elastic Witch (Dublin) Click here to see participating stores in your area