New Release Highlights June 29th (July 2nd in U.K.)

The G-Man Release Of The Week is :

Body Faucet by Reptar

Athens, Georgia quartet Reptar follow up their stupendous Oblangle Fizz Y'all EP with firecracker debut offering Body Faucet. The sun-worshipping full length is set a-blaze by a mixture of afro-beat polyrhythms superimposed over electro-pop festival anthems with guitarist and singer Graham Ulicny's instantly recognisable vocals bouncing buoyantly from one technicolour track to the next. From eye-opening stargazer 'Sebastian' to the more introspective 'Three Shining Suns', the record exudes a Summery warmth that should kill during festival season.

Official Reptar website

Stream Body Faucet in its entirety below.

Or if that doesn't work in your country...

Other ditties/releases of note this weekend...

Mike Patton & Luciano Berio - Laborintus II

Foals - Tapes

Echo Lake - Wild Peace

*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 :
(June 29th)

Dirty Projectors - Swing Lo Magellan (July 6th)
Milk Maid - Mostly No (July 6th)
Twin Shadow - Confess (July 6th)
Dan Le Sac - Space Between the Words (July 6th)
Debo Band - Debo Band (July 6th)
The Casanova Wave - Joy of Being (July 13th)
Various Artists - Strange Passion (July 13th)
Le Galaxie – Fade 2 Forever EP (July 13th)
Lawrence of Arabia - Sparrow (July 13th)
The Hard Ground - Broken Conversations (July 13th)
Purity Ring - Shrines (July 20th)
Micachu & The Shapes - Never (July 20th)
The Antlers - Undersea (July 27th)
Seams - Tourist/Sleeper (July 27th)
The Flaming Lips - The Flaming Lips And Heady Fwends (July 27th)

Antony & The Johnsons - Cut The World (August 3rd)
Dead Can Dance - Anastasis (August 10th)
Cheek Mountain Thief - Cheek Mountain Thief (August 10th)
James Yorkston - I Was a Cat From a Book (August 10th)
The Parlez - Glisten (August 10th)
Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti - Mature Themes (August 17th)
Jogging - Take Courage (August 24th)
Dan Deacon - America (August 24th)
Cat Power - Sun (August 31st)
Alberta Cross - Songs of Patience (August 31st)

Stealing Sheep - Into The Diamond Sun (September 4th)
No Spill Blood - Street Meat (September 4th)
David Byrne & St. Vincent - Love This Giant (September 7th)
Toy - Toy (September 7th)
The XX - Coexist (September 7th)
The Helio Sequence - Negotiations (September 7th)
Grizzly Bear - TBC (September 14th)
Dinosaur Jr - I Bet On Sky (September 14th)
How To Dress Well - Total Loss (September 14th)

*All dates subject to change

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