April's New Music

Updated: Sep 10

Welcome to our round up of the most eagerly anticipated new releases scheduled for release in April, including new music from Fontaines DC, Beirut, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Jack White and Wet Leg and reissues by Daft Punk, The Streets and Pink Floyd.


Beirut - Artifacts

Due 1st April 2022

Artifacts began humbly as a means of compiling a few early Beirut EPs for a proper physical release. However, as Zach Condon explains in album’s excellent liner notes, reconnecting with old recordings through fresh ears turned a simple re-issue project into something much more expansive. “When the decision came to re-release this collection, I found myself digging through hard drives looking for something extra to add to the compilation. What started as a few extra unreleased tracks from my formative recording years quickly grew into an entire extra records-worth of music from my past, and a larger project of remixing and remastering everything I found for good measure.”


Artifacts is a phylogenetic tree. A double-LP’s worth music that traces the evolution of Beirut from a 14-year old Condon’s first attempts at bringing the music he heard in his mind to life, to the fully formed Beirut we know today.


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Red Hot Chili Peppers - Unlimited Love

Due 1st April 2022

Red Hot Chili Peppers unveil their twelfth full-length offering, Unlimited Love, marking their first recording with guitarist John Frusciante since 2006 and first with producer and longtime collaborator Rick Rubin since 2011. On lead track “Black Summer,” ethereal guitar underlines introspective lyrics as the rhythm unlocks a hypnotic drum groove highlighted by evocative bass. It quietly inhales only to exhale with a massive refrain, “It’s been a long time since I made a new friend, waiting on another black summer to end,” before a guitar solo echoes to the heavens and back. Unlimited Love resumes a three-decade partnership with Rick Rubin [Johnny Cash, Adele]. Their creative collaboration spans legendary albums, including the diamond-selling Blood Sugar Sex Magik[1991], Californication [1999], By The Way [2002], and Stadium Arcadium [2006]. The interplay between the band borders on intergalactic once again—yet elevated to another stratosphere altogether. Unlimited Love represents the united spirit of four individual souls still fearlessly exploring the future of their eternal friendship and musical congregation.


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Can - Soundtracks

Due 1st April 2022

Following the release of the first two parts of CAN's live series, Mute and Spoon Records reissue a limited edition run of Soundtracks on clear purple vinyl.


Soundtracks, a compilation of songs Can had composed for different movies, was released in 1970 before the band started work on their second album. This record said goodbye to the band's original vocalist Malcolm Mooney, who features on ‘Soul Desert’ and ‘She Brings The Rain’, to be replaced by Japanese singer Damo Suzuki. Bridging the gap between the improvisatory rock jams of their earlier recordings, Monster Movie and Delay 1968, Soundtracks also laid the foundations for their more electronic and experimental sounding work, such as Tago Mago and Ege Bamyasi.


“Intricate and subtle” All Music


“Often overlooked… A good sampling of their more straightforward experiments” Pitchfork


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Can - Monster Movie

Due 1st April 2022

Following the release of the first two parts of CAN’s live series, Mute and Spoon Records reissue a limited edition run of Monster Movie on blue vinyl. With the sounds of Jimi Hendrix, Captain Beefheart and The Velvet Underground ringing in their ears, Holger Czukay and Irmin Schmidt left behind their careers in academia to form the influential group in the late 60s. Together with Michael Karoli, Jaki Liebezeit and American singer Malcolm Mooney, they recorded their debut album Monster Movie in a castle near Cologne in 1968. The record was then remastered in 2004 from the original master tape for a CD release. It was overseen by Holger, Irmin and Jono Podmore to refine it to how it was always intended to be heard. - “Monster Movie is an amazing debut” Pitchfork - “Monster Movie, sounds like nothing else released in 1969 - and still acts as a template for the future” Sound Affects - “Had Can’s debut album, Monster Movie, been their only one, it would have assured their place in the history of German music and of rock as a whole” Shindig Magazine Available on Limited Edition Mother Sky Blue Vinyl.


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Hannah Peel & Paraorchestra - The Unfolding

Due 1st April 2022

There are pieces of music that seek to tell us deeper stories. Others harness the talents of the players at their disposal in adventurous ways. Then there are the rare, generous works that make us think back to our roots as human beings and to our shared beginnings in the universe, that lift us in their melodies, rhythms and textures, that carry us with them. The Unfolding is all of these things. An extraordinary eight-part collaboration between composer Hannah Peel (Mercury Prize and Emmy nominee) and Paraorchestra, it was made over three years in precious morsels of time around a global pandemic. These circumstances – unexpected when the collaboration began – add weight to its explorations in sound about who we are, where we came from, and who we could all be. The Unfolding also explores Paraorchestra’s progressive idea of what an orchestra should be, mixing analogue, digital and assistive instruments with a unique ensemble of disabled and non-disabled musicians to make magic happen, and accessible to all. On vinyl the album will be 2LP in a gatefold sleeve, with printed inner bag.


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Jack White - Fear of the Dawn

Due 8th April 2022

Fear of the Dawn is the fourth studio album from Jack White, founding member of The White Stripes, The Raconteurs, and The Dead Weather. True to his DIY roots, this record was recorded at White's Third Man Studio throughout 2021, mastered by Third Man Mastering, pressed to vinyl at Third Man Pressing, and released by Third Man Records.


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Father John Misty - Chloe and the Next 20th Century

Due 8th April 2022

Father John Misty returns with 'Chloë and The Next 20th Century', his fifth album and first new material since the release of God’s Favorite Customer in 2018. 'Chloë and the Next 20th Century' was written and recorded August through December 2020 and features arrangements by Drew Erickson. The album sees Tillman and producer/multi-instrumentalist Jonathan Wilson resume their longtime collaboration, as well as Dave Cerminara, returning as engineer and mixer. Basic tracks were recorded at Wilson’s Five Star Studios with strings, brass and woodwinds recorded at United Recordings in a session featuring Dan Higgins and Wayne Bergeron, among others. Presented as a 2xLP gatefold pressed on blue vinyl with a poster.


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Pavement - Spit on a Stranger (EP)

Due 8th April 2022

Limited-edition first and only 12-inch version of Pavement's Spit On A Stranger EP. Issued to accompany the deluxe 23rd anniversary edition of Terror Twilight. Includes never-before-released live recording of "Harness Your Hopes," from Pavement's final shows at the Brixton Academy in 1999.


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Wet Leg - Wet Leg

Due 8th April 2022

After releasing two of the hottest singles of the year, Wet Leg’s Rhian Teasdale and Hester Chambers were catapulted from their confines on the Isle of Wight to sold out venues across the UK and packed-out tents at festivals causing giddy excitement wherever they went. Now, the duo is thrilled to unveil news of their debut album. Both black and yellow vinyl versions come as a spine sleeve with gold foil block and 4-page lyric insert.


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Daft Puck - Homework (2022 reissue)

Due 15th April 2022

In January 1997, Daft Punk released their critically acclaimed debut album multi -platinum Homework, featuring the hit singles Around the World, Burning and Revolution 909 plus Da Funk. Lauded as Album of 1997 by many in the music press, the record is now being reissued on double LP following the band's split last year.


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King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard - Made in Timeland

Due 15th April 2022

Timeland is a long-lost King Gizzard record mysteriously unearthed on the eve of 2022.


It will not appear on any Digital Service Providers anywhere, making the physical product a highly coveted collector's item.


All LPs are housed in a brown paper bag to help combat the environmental impact of vinyl manufacturing.


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Inspiral Carpets - Revenge of the Goldfish

Due 15th April 2022

Originally released on October 5th 1992, Revenge of the Goldfish was Inspiral Carpets’ third studio record, featuring the singles ‘Dragging Me Down, ‘Bitches Brew’, Generations’ and ‘Two Worlds Collide’. Regarded as one of the main components of the Madchester movement in the early 90s, the Inspirals released a further three albums on Cow Records (via Mute Records) before disbanding in 1995.


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JON SPENCER & The HITmakers - Spencer Gets It Lit

Due 15th April 2022

The indelible Jon Spencer (Blues Explosion, Boss Hog, Pussy Galore, Heavy Trash etc) is back with JON SPENCER & the HITmakers. The forthcoming long-layer SPENCER GETS IT LIT is out April 1st on Bronzerat Records.
 Spencer Gets It Lit delivers friction, excitement, and post-modern depravity in a gonzo retaliation against idiocy that is as good a balm for our collective PTSD as any. Across layers of big beats, fuzz guitar, and fat synths he spits, croons, rhapsodises, and seduces. Spencer Gets It Lit is his most complex, groovy, and fun record in years; a dark and danceable odyssey – both a studied take-down of the early 21st century, and a celebration of the place where electricity meets the mind. ‘The Worst Facts’ has the HITmakers chanting “It's called a fact!” over a uniquely Spencer lesson in humility. ‘Strike 3’ has Spencer exchange anxieties with HITmaker (and one half of Quasi) Sam Coomes (Jon: “This world! Make me feel bad!”, Sam: “I'm grindin' my teeth! Grindin' 'em out!” ) before they jointly erupt into the chorus of “Hot dogs! Baseball!...We're gonna die!!". Forthcoming single ‘Worm Town’ (with its gambit “Twinkle twinkle little star, tried to run but didn't get far”) is country-synth-funk that you didn't know you needed til you needed it. In ‘Get It Right Now’, Spencer mixes hitmaking with troublemaking, calling out Zuckerberg, Bezos, and, er, Jagger (“You got nothin' on me!!”). Spencer Gets It Lit is classic Jon Spencer taken to the extremis – electro-boogie, constructivist art pop, a cocktail of industrial sleaze and futurist elegance. 
 Says Spencer, "Send out the Hit Signal! This is the most uncompromising album I've ever made!"


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Kurt Vile - (watch my moves)

Due 15th April 2022

On his major label debut album, Kurt Vile pulls his talents as a singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer in unexpected directions — and the result is a vibrant, yet meditative record propelled by laid-back charm and curious spirit. Ravenously creative songwriter Kurt Vile broke through to mainstream success after years of steadily working on his craft. His laidback and drifting guitar rock took notes from masters like Neil Young, Sonic Youth, and Dinosaur Jr., exploring inventive guitar tones on meditative and often self-reflective songs. He co-founded the War on Drugs with friend Adam Granduciel in 2005, but quit shortly after the band got off the ground to focus more on his own music. After several albums on various indie labels, Vile signed with Matador in 2009 and would find increasing success with each new album. His 2013 album, Walkin' on a Pretty Daze, broke through bigger than anything before it, taking Vile's blurry-eyed musings and signature songwriting style to a worldwide audience. He would continue frequent collaborations, working with a multitude of special guests on his own records as well as co-creating albums with Steve Gunn and Courtney Barnett.


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M83 - Hurry Up, We're Dreaming (10th Anniversary)

Due 15th April 2022

Ten years ago, M83 released the outstanding "Hurry Up, We're Dreaming", the sixth studio album by French electronic music outfit led by Anthony Gonzales, driven by the global hit 'Midnight City' (certified 4x diamond). For this 10th Anniversary, the album has been repressed on a double coloured limited edition vinyl, with a new alternative cover!


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The Waterboys - All Souls Hill

Due 22nd April 2022

After blazing a trail with 2020’s critically acclaimed Good Luck Seeker, The Waterboys waste no time in delivering their brand new record All Souls Hill on Cooking Vinyl. First track The Liar is a creeping, groove-laden masterpiece, taking a powerful, descriptive swipe at Trump and the lies and deceit that infest those in power. All Souls Hill is nine tracks of Waterboys brilliance, all mixed by Scott himself. All Souls Hillis current, on the money social commentary, but with an air of hope. "All Souls Hill is mysterious, otherworldly, tune-banging and emotional.” comments Mike. “I made it with Waterboys old and new and my co-producer, brilliant sonic guru Simon Dine. Its nine songs tell stories, explore dreamscapes, and cast a cold but hopeful eye on the human drama."


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Frightened Rabbit - Pedestrian Verse

Due 22nd April 2022

Pedestrian Verse is the fourth studio album by the Scottish indie rock band Frightened Rabbit, originally released on 4 February 2013 on Atlantic Records. Produced by Leo Abrahams and the band itself, it is the only studio album to feature guitarist and keyboardist Gordon Skene, who departed from Frightened Rabbit following the album's accompanying tour. Partly inspired by a break-up, the album features increased song writing contributions from each member of the band.


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Pip Blom - Welcome Break

Due 22nd April 2022

Following an extensive touring schedule, which saw the Dutch four-piece roam over field, oceans and Glastonbury’s John Peel stage following the release of ‘Boat’, Pip Blom immediately began to gather all her soaked- up inspirations taken from the road, cosy down in a room of her parents’ house (which she shares with her brother and fellow bandmate Tender Blom) and over three months wrote twenty songs - sixteen of which were to become demos for the band to structure and flesh out, once in the studio together. The result, ‘Welcome Break’ (and yes, the title is inspired by the ubiquitous services dotted along Britain’s motorways) resonates with about as much decisive allure as their previous album ‘Boat’ but this time with a bit more contemporary chaos to boot. Where ‘Boat’ reckoned as a fresh-faced, yet gloriously fearless game changer, ‘Welcome Break’ is the self-assured older sibling who, with an additional year or two behind themselves, isn’t afraid to speak out, take lead, and instigate a liberated revolution-come-bliss-out. “A very important thing of all the tracks is the dynamic between Tender’s and my vocals. I feel like we really complement each other's tones. Maybe it’s because we’re siblings, but whatever it is, I love it. In the chorus of ‘Keep It Together’ we sing two completely different bits, but it works really well. Tender did a lot of singing for this record, mainly for the choruses and bridges. I really like how with this bridge you’ve got this whole choir of the two of us singing in different keys. It gives it a very dreamy vibe that is nice after the powerful chorus.” - Pip Blom Yet another masterclass in effortless song-writing and feel-good-chorus, as Pip explains, the secret behind the continuing run of form on ‘Welcome Break’ is fairly simple: “I just really like catchy songs and I feel like that’s something we do well. It’s not sugar-coated-happy Pop... they’re more like ‘Titanic’ pop songs...” 140g vinyl LP in 300gsm board with matt lamination die cut sleeve and digital download code.


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Fontaines DC - Skinty Fia

Due 22nd April 2022