Good list, this one, I reckon. Among some really nice arrivals from old favourites: a new Voice Of The Seven Thunders remix EP; a stripped-back one from Hiss Golden Messenger; Etienne Jaumet’s Zombie Zombie project ramping up the Carpenter vibes; The Reigning Sound’s Greg Cartwright and Raconteur/Greenhorne Patrick Keeler in The Parting Gifts; and, maybe best of all, the debut album by Hans Chew, who you might know from his piano-playing on various Jack Rose and Helix jams. A lot more about that one, especially, soon.

Good list, this one, I reckon. Among some really nice arrivals from old favourites: a new Voice Of The Seven Thunders remix EP; a stripped-back one from Hiss Golden Messenger; Etienne Jaumet’s Zombie Zombie project ramping up the Carpenter vibes; The Reigning Sound’s Greg Cartwright and Raconteur/Greenhorne Patrick Keeler in The Parting Gifts; and, maybe best of all, the debut album by Hans Chew, who you might know from his piano-playing on various Jack Rose and Helix jams. A lot more about that one, especially, soon.



Oh, and check out this if you have a couple of minutes: linear, menacing Texan psych that I must admit I’ve never come across before.

1 Cloud Nothings – Turning On (Wichita)

2 Gold Panda – Lucky Shiner (Notown)

3 Dean McPhee – Brown Bear (Blast First Petite)

4 Hans Chew – Tennessee & Other Stories (Three Lobed)

5 Elton John & Leon Russell – The Union (Mercury)

6 John Legend & The Roots – Wake Up (Sony)

7 D Charles Speer & The Helix – Distillation (Three Lobed)

8 Scritti Politti – Songs To Remember (Rough Trade)

9 My Bloody Valentine – Feed Me With Your Kiss (Creation)

10 The Phycle – Yesterday’s Obsession (Youtube)

11 Flower Travellin’ Band – Satori (Phoenix)

12 The Fresh & Onlys – Play It Strange (In The Red)

13 The Parting Gifts – Strychnine Dandelion (In The Red)

14 Animal Collective – Oddsac (Plexi)

15 Lo Borges – Lo Borges (Water)

16 John Lennon – Walls & Bridges (Apple)

17 Sufjan Stevens – All Delighted People EP (Bandcamp)

18 Various Artists – Te Roots Of Chicha 2: Psychedelic Cumbias From Peru (Crammed Discs)

19 Voice Of The Seven Thunders/Andrew Liles – The Blue Comet Mixes (Tchantinler)

20 Zombie Zombie – Plays John Carpenter (Versatile)

21 Warpaint – The Fool (Rough Trade)

22 Hiss Golden Messenger – Bad Debt (Blackmaps)

23 Wooden Wand – Death Seat (Young God)