Thursday, May 24, 2012

New Release Highlights May 25th (May 28th in U.K.)


The G-Man Release Of The Week is :

Valtari by Sigur Ros

First original material from the Icelandic foursome in four years. Videos for all twelve tracks will appear over on the quartet's official website over the next few weeks with a different director - all granted full artistic license - assigned and budgeted to each song with the idea being...

"we never meant our music to come with a pre-programmed emotional response. we don’t want to tell anyone how to feel and what to take from it. with the films, we have literally no idea what the directors are going to come back with. none of them know what the others are doing, so hopefully it could be interesting." Sigur Ros

Official Sigur Ros website




Other ditties/releases of note this weekend...

Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros - Here


Sun Kil Moon - Among The Leaves


PiL - This Is PiL


2:54 - 2:54


*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):

Cork
Plugd Recordsplugdrecords.blogspot.com
(Located on 1st floor of Triskel Arts Centre on Tobin Street - behind Soho off Grand Parade)

Dublin
Tower Recordswww.towerrecords.ie
(6-8 Wicklow Street - just off Grafton Street)

Elastic Witch - elastic-witch.tumblr.com
(Located at the back of the Twisted Pepper on the ground floor - 54 Middle Abbey Street)

Sound Cellar - www.freewebs.com/soundcellar
(Located at 47 Nassau St Dublin 2)

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

Galway
Wingnut Records - www.facebook.com/wingnutrecords
(Located in The Bell, Book and Candle at Small Crane)

Limerick
Wingnut Records - www.facebook.com/wingnutrecordslimerick
(Located in Moviedrome, Henry Street)

Waterford
Wingnut Records - www.facebook.com/wingnutrecords
(Located in Hard Times, 2 Peter Street - just at the entrance to City Square)

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


Coming Soon :

Friends - Manifest! (June 1st)
Dawes - North Hills (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!