New Release Highlights May 18th (May 21st in U.K.)

The G-Man Release Of The Week is :

Mid Air by Paul Buchanan

Genius behind The Blue Nile releases his first solo album 8 years after the Glaswegian's last release.

Official Paul Buchanan website

Other ditties/releases of note this weekend...

Exitmusic - Passage

Foreign Slippers - Farewell To The Ghosts

Smoke Fairies - Blood Speaks

Admiral Fallow - Tree Bursts In Snow

*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 Moviedrome, Henry Street)

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 :

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)
Pop Etc. - Pop Etc. (June 8th)
The Cast of Cheers - Family (June 15th)
Exlovers - Moth (June 15th)
Glen Hansard - Rhythm and Repose (June 15th)
Beachwood Sparks - Tarnished Gold (June 22nd)
Reptar - Body Faucet (June 29th)

Dirty Projectors - Swing Lo Magellan (July 6th)
Twin Shadow - Confess (July 6th)
Dan Le Sac - Space Between the Words (July 6th)
Purity Ring - Shrines (July 20th)

*All dates subject to change

**If anything is missing please let me know, especially unsigned bands!

Plugd (Cork) -- Wingnut (Galway) -- Tower (Dublin) -- Wingnut (Waterford) -- Elastic Witch (Dublin)
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