Thursday, 24th April 2014.

One of the behemoths of recording industry media, Sound On Sound, have done a feature on the lovely NODE gentlemen and their newest album Node 2.

We are sure we don’t have to explain that this is NODE’s second album, but would like to mention that this is their first release since 1995, and another auditory mecca for the analogue tech-heads out there!

NODE is comprised of Ed Buller, Flood, Dave Bessell, and newest member Mel Wesson, and the latest album is an exploration into improvisation on the groups’ vintage analogue gear, recorded in just two sessions straight on to two track! Click below to read more…

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Congratulations to HUDSON TAYLOR, who announced last week that the new version of their track Battles was named Zane Lowe’s Hottest Record In The World! The new version was co-produced and mixed by Danton Supple. Click above to check out HT’s post and find out more about them!

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THE PAINS OF BEING PURE AT HEART have released their second single from their forthcoming album (which was produced by Andy Savours), Days Of Abandon. You can listen to Eurydice below:

The new track’s already getting rave reviews, with Spin,  Stereogum, and This Is Fake DIY some of many to bestow some kind words for the track

“New York indie-poppers the Pains Of Being Pure At Heart are back with their new album Days Of Abandon next month, and they just about knocked us dead with the LP’s first single “Simple And Sure.” They’ve now shared single number two, and it’s nearly as impressive. “Eurydice” sticks with the band’s early-’90s dream-pop aesthetic, but it’s got a big, glowing widescreen chorus, and it’s the sort of thing that some very smart director could use to soundtrack a romantic-comedy running-in-the-rain montage” Stereogum

“The latest track from the New York dream-pop shimmerers’ May 13 album Days of Abandon, though — like previously shared triumph “Simple and Sure” — is, well, actually simple and sure, a sweetly tuneful gallop across themes of heartbreak and loss. Spin

“Pains of Being Pure at Heart’s ‘Days of Abandon’ has revealed another cut, with the dreamy escapists this time standing tall alongside Greek gods… ‘Eurydice’ is the cleanest cut unveiled from the record thus far. Dazed and nostalgia-laced, it combines heavenly guitar structures with a bellowing chorus from Kip Berman.” This Is Fake DIY

Days Of Abandon will be released on the 13th of May in the US, but we in the United Kingdom will have to develop a bit more patience for the album, which will drop in the UK on the 2nd of June! Whilst we wait, here’s the video for Simple And Sure, which was apparently inspired by the trend of GIFs!

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Check out the YouTube playlist below to watch THE PAINS OF BEING PURE AT HEART at Gigstock, performing tracks from the forthcoming album Days Of Abandon, which was produced by Andy Savours

Line Of Best Fit have announced that the album will be released on the 13th of May this year

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Liverpudlian band RED SAILS, who have been working on a forthcoming album with our producer Joe Hirst, have released a new video for She Had It All, check it out:

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Bella Union have just announced a new JOHN GRANT tour in November, which will be orchestrated by Fiona Brice, who arranged strings and horns for his two phenomenal albums, The Queen Of Denmark and the BRIT nominated Pale Green Ghosts- and we hear that there will be a few new tracks thrown into the mix too- we can’t wait!

Click below to find out more!

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Our busy bee producer, Andy Savours, has rarely caught any of the delightfully strange and summery spring weather we have been enjoying this year, straight out of the studio with THE PAINS OF BEING PURE AT HEART- for whom he has produced an forthcoming album (due out on the 22nd of April)- and straight back in again to work on a forthcoming album for London duo CLOUD BOAT.

In late March, Cloud Boat released their first single from the forthcoming album, Carmine, which you can listen to here:

The album has no set release date, just yet, but rumours are floating of a summer release- we can’t wait!!!

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Last year we missed the release of the video for HOWIE B & JOE HIRST‘s track, Frankie’s City- but we wont let this one slip through the cracks!

A great track with a dark and hedonistic video- right up our street!

Frankie’s City is the first track from HOWIE B’s forthcoming album Down With The Dawn, which is released next Monday (7th of April 2014) and has already received great reviews from the likes of Backseat Mafia. Howie will be performing in session at Rough Trade East on Wednesday the 9th of April, pre-order your album now and get a wristband for the event!

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