New Release Highlights June 1st (June 4th in U.K.)

The G-Man Release Of The Week is :

Americana by Neil Young

The thirty-fourth - yes the thirty-fourth!!! - studio album from Neil Young which sees the seemingly eternal one team up with Crazy Horse for the first time in nearly ten years.

Official Neil Young website

Other ditties/releases of note this weekend...

Friends - Manifest!

Dawes - North Hills

Múm - Early Birds

Liars - WIXIW

Crocodiles - Endless Flowers

Ladyhawke - Anxiety

*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 :

Hot Chip - In Our Heads (June 8th)
Pop Etc. - Pop Etc. (June 8th)
Bobby Womack - The Bravest Man In The Universe (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)
Debo Band - Debo Band (July 6th)
Purity Ring - Shrines (July 20th)
Micachu & The Shapes - Never (July 20th)

Cheek Mountain Thief - Cheek Mountain Thief (August 10th)
Dan Deacon - America (August 24th)

Grizzly Bear - TBC (September 14th)

*All dates subject to change

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