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Weekly Update: Bonnie Prince Billy, No Trend, Molly Nilsson, Spacemen 3

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Hello and welcome to another instalment of our weekly update! The second lp from Sydney indie band Flowertruck called Mostly Sunny (Spunk Records) just arrived, plus coming any day will be the debut album from Tropical Fuckstorm, the new Jack Ladder LP Blue Poles (who played guitar with Alex Cameron the other night at the Manning Bar), the 25th anniversary re-issue of Liz Phair’s classic “Exile In Guyville”.  We’ll be getting in the box set version too called Girly Sound To Guyville which comes with remastered versions of the three excellent tapes she put out before the album. Help Me Mary and Divorce Song still cut. Also the new May issue of Maximum Rock ‘N Roll mag is in (issue number #420, congrats to them for avoiding some type of stoner joke on the cover), celebrating ten years of The Bay Area Rock Girls Camp and also includes an interview with Australian rockers Miss Destiny. 
 
NEW RELEASES
 
 
 
BONNIE PRINCE BILLY Wolf of the Cosmos LP (Drag City)
His new album covering Susanna Sonata’s 2007 LP Sonata Mix Dwarf Cosmos. “a record that I’ve spent a lot of time with, and so this has been a long-imagined project, an attempt to understand or, better yet, experience the mysteries of that record. the lyrics are repetitive, almost like nursery rhymes for undead teenagers. Why is it so scary, why is it so sweet, why is it so comforting and disruptive at the same time.”
 
 
SPACEMEN 3 Dreamweapon 2xLP (Superior Viaduct)
SPACEMEN 3 Playing With Fire LP (Superior Viaduct)
SPACEMEN 3 Recurring LP (Superior Viaduct)
SPECTRUM Forever Alien LP (1972)
 
I never really got into Spacemen 3 when I could buy their records for $15 at Blacktown. Listening to these re-issues and with the benefit of hindsight, having bands like Spectrum and Spiritualized come in their wake, you can see the wasted shoegaze drone thing they were going for a lot clearer. It’s a bit rawer than the symphonic sound Spiritualized went for which I like. Nice looking reissues, sound great. Spectrum was Sonic Boom from Spacemen 3, and Forever Alien is so wasted it gives you vertigo and you wonder how he found his way home again. Organs, synths, pulsing electronics without the gospel thing Spiritualized get onto. As a guide, awesome wasted is Silver Machine era Hawkwind or Piper At the Gates Of Dawn Pink Floyd, stupid wasted is spoken word Hawkwind or two lost souls swimming in a fish bowl Pink Floyd. 
 
 
 
NO TREND Teen Love 7” (Digital Regress)  
Man, this is angry hardcore, squealing feedback and all. In 1983, it would have sorted out the punks from the wannabe music journalists i’d say. Their first self-released single “Teen Love” is a prime document of the band at their most cantankerous, with tracks like “Cancer” and “Mass Sterilization Caused By Venereal Disease.” The B-side title track tells a bizarre pop tale of a budding teenage romance which violently and abruptly ends in a fiery car crash. 
 
 
 
VASHTI BUNYAN Some Things Just Stick In Your Mind: Singles and Demos 64-67 
A complete collection of Vashti’s existing early recordings. These recordings reveal a young London girl writing beautiful folk / pop songs that resonate with brutal honesty, recorded for Decca with Rolling Stones producer Andrew Loog Oldham
 
 
 
MELVINS Ozma LP (Boner Records)
The long sought after 1989 classic reissued on vinyl with gatefold sleeve as a single LP, without Bullhead like the previous one (and cheaper). This is when they start really hitting their stride, delving into the more menacing Black Sabbath meets My War era Black Flag with a dash of Kiss fanboy in there (they cover Love Thing on this one). 
 
 
A Couple Of Late Record Store Day Items:
 
Endless Futures is a brand new album by Glasgow based experimental musician Richard Youngs, exclusively released on  heavyweight 180 gram white vinyl LP.  Also, Molly Nilsson  “These Things Take Time” is a 2LP re-issue of her much loved 2008 debut originally released on CDr. Excellent DIY synth pop that reminds me of a broodier 69 Love Songs era Magnetic Fields and early John Maus (who covers her Hey Moon, a customer just told me as I played it). Comes with a screen printed A2 poster and liner notes from the artist herself. We also have The Art of Survival: Electro-Convulsive Therapy Vol 4 via Medical Records, a collection of the finest new wave and dance cuts from Survival’s catalogue, an excellent LP called Granfalloon from a prog band called Laser Pace that was originally released on Takoma Records and a few of The Last Bandits On Earth, an LP fetauring Nikki Sudden of Swell Maps. We still have Raekwon “Vatican Mixtapes’ Volume’s 1 and 2, Screamfeeder - Pattern’s Form LP and the Why Are We Here 7” comp. Couple of crates left if you missed out. Happy to ship. Just give us a buzz or email. 
 
 
RESTOCKS and BACK CATALOGUE 
 
SOLID SPACE Space Museum has been a great seller for us and we love playing it. Originally released on tape in the UK in 1982, it has been re-issued by Dark Entries, home of other sought after underground electronic stuff such as Patrick Cowley. Great Australian independent albums available via import like EXEK Ahead Of Two Thoughts (W.2 5th), FEEDTIME Gas (In The Red), GRONG GRONG Self Titled (Alternative Tentacles) , PORTAL Ion (Profound Lore) are back in again. We have the Julian Cope recommended SIMPLY SAUCER Cyborgs Revisited back in and more of the new URANIUM CLUB LP Live At Arci Taun  - aka Live for the Very First Time (In Italy) 
 
 
Plus more re-stocks and back catalogue in stock from… 
 
AZNA DE L'ADER Zabaya 
 
BB EYE Headcheese Heartthrob
 
BUTTHOLE SURFERS Brown Reason to Live 
 
BUTTHOLE SURFERS Locust Abortion Technician 
 
CHEATER SLICKS Destination Lonely 
 
CHEATER SLICKS On Your Knees 
 
COMETS ON FIRE Field Recordings From The Sun 
 
COMETS ON FIRE s/t 
 
DEPARTMENTSTORE SANTAS At the Medieval Castle Nineteen 
 
DESCENDENTS Cool To Be You 
 
DICKS Kill from the Heart 
 
EASTLINK s/t 
 
FLESH EATERS A Minute to Pray A Second to Die 
 
FUGAZI End Hits 
 
FUZZ Live In San Francisco 
 
FUZZ s/t 
 
GREEN, AL Let's Stay Together
 
GUIDED BY VOICES Bee Thousand 
 
HURLEY, MICHAEL Redbirds At Folk City
 
HURLEY, MICHAEL Ancestral Swamp 
 
HURLEY, MICHAEL Ida Con Snock 
 
HURLEY, MICHAEL Blue Hills 
 
JACKLIN, JULIA Don't Let The Kids Win 
 
JOYNER, SIMON Grass, Branch & Bone 
 
KING GIZZARD & THE LIZARD WIZARD I’m In Your Mind Fuzz 
 
KING GIZZARD & THE LIZARD WIZARD Quarters 
 
LUMPY AND THE DUMPERS Huff My Sack 
 
LUMPY AND THE DUMPERS Those Pickled Fuckers 
 
MINOR THREAT Out Of Step 
 
NAKED ON THE VAGUE Heaps of Nothing 
 
NOFX The Decline 
 
NOFX longest line 
 
O’ROURKE, JIM Simple Songs 
 
OH SEES Orc 
 
OH SEES, THEE Drop 
 
OH SEES, THEE Floating Coffin 
 
OH SEES, Thee Singles Collection 1 & 2 
 
PERVERTS AGAIN Friday Night Light 
 
PROLETARIAT, THE Soma Holiday 
 
REATARDS Grown Up Fucked Up 
 
SANDERS, PHAROAH Jewels of Thought 
 
SANDERS, PHAROAH Summun Bukmun Umyun (Deaf Dumb Blind) 
 
SANDERS, PHAROAH Tauhid 
 
SCIENTIST Introducing Scientist - The Best Dub Album in the World 
 
SEVERED HEADS Please Clifford, Don't Live In The Past 
 
SONIC YOUTH Sister 
 
SONIC YOUTH Goo Box 
 
STARS OF THE LID Gravitational Pull Vs. The Desire For An Aquatic Life 
 
SUISHOU NO FUNE Prayer for Chibi
 
SUPERCHUNK What a Time to Be Alive 
 
THE FALL Slates 
 
The REBEL Tarscoffsky's The Snackrifice 
 
THIS KIND OF PUNISHMENT A Beard Of Bees 
 
THIS KIND OF PUNISHMENT S/t 
 
v/a Dengue Fever Presents - Electric Cambodia 
 
WARM BODIES s/t 
 
WOODEN SHJIPS s/t 
 
WOODEN SHJIPS Vol. 2 
 
Coming soon…
 
Nocturnal Projections, No Trend, Courtney Barnett and a new batch of Nice Music tapes