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Vinyl of the week: Lime Garden - One More Thing

Each Vinyl of the Week 2024

Every friday the record store shelves are full with new vinyl releases. Each week Vinyl Fantasy presents a selected highlight. You can listen to one song from the featured album in a Spotify playlist every week.

February 16th 2024: LIME GARDEN – ONE MORE THING

At this point you simply can’t escape Idles, as they seem to have secured the title of album of the week or even month in virtually every relevant music publication, both online and offline. However, that’s too mundane for us, and I’m glad that Vinyl Fantasy was able to uncover a second gem on this Release Friday.

Lime Garden, hailing from the wonderful Brighton (an absolute travel recommendation from me!), celebrate casual indie rock reminiscent of Wet Leg on their debut album. It’s a fantastic album that should by no means be overshadowed in the midst of the general Idles hype.

Variants on vinyl:

  • red vinyl (recordstores, bandstore and bandcamp)
  • blue vinyl (bandstore Exclusive)
  • Cornetto effect “Mr Blue Sky / Pink Cadillac” Vinyl (Dinked Edition, in participating recordstore in UK and Ireland, probably sold out everywhere!)

*this list does not claim to be complete

VINYL OF THE WEEK

Lime Garden – One More Thing

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February 9th 2024: FLEUR DE MALHEUR – KUMMERKUMPELS

Why are certain albums not featured in popular music magazines? Using Google I haven’t found one single review of ‘Kummerkumpels’. Neither on the websites of well-known music magazines nor on smaller blogs. Which is a pity, because anyone who doesn’t listen to this album is missing out on a real highlight of intelligent german-language music.

Although I wasn’t socialized with Berlin punk, I was still familiar with the name Tom Schwoll. Especially through his latest band ‘Es War Mord’, whose releases (also released on Sounds Of Subterrania) are among the best that german punk has had to offer in recent years. With his first solo work, Tom Schwoll embarks on a singer-songwriter path influenced by country and Americana. Carried by texts with the aim that listeners engage with the content. If you are into sophisticated music with german lyrics, be sure to give this album a listen. You will not regret it!

Variants on vinyl:

  • regular black vinyl, that’s it (in the label store an in selected record stores)
VINYL OF THE WEEK

Fleur de Malheur – Kummerkumpels

February 2nd 2024: THE LAST DINNER PARTY – PRELUDE TO ECSTASY

I am really trying to highlight records at this point that may not necessarily be on everyone’s radar. But this week, I simply couldn’t ignore one of the most hyped bands of the past year. The music of this London based band is just too irresistible.

Hardly any review comes without a reference to Florence Welch, which is not surprising after listening to the album. The songs, meandering somewhere between glam, pop, and indie ruthlessly embed themselves in your ears. While listening, I occasionally found myself thinking of Dresden Dolls, just to stick with references, although that doesn’t quite do justice to the band’s sound. We will definitely be hearing a lot more from The Last Dinner Party in the future!

Variants on vinyl:*

  • black and oxblood Indie Exclusive vinyl in every well-sorted recordstore
  • Ivory vinyl (Rough Trade Exclusive)
  • Picture Disc (Bandstore Exclusive)
  • Obi Edition Oxblood vinyl (Assai Records Exclusive, sold out!)
  • Red Wine Stain Edition (Blood Records, sold out!)

*this list does not claim to be complete

VINYL DER WOCHE

The Last Dinner Party – Prelude To Ecstasy

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January 26th 2024: YIN YIN – MOUNT MATSU

Alkaline Trio, The Smile, Future Islands, Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, Torres, Gruff Rhys, Lucifer, Coogan’s Bluff, New Model Army, or Ty Segall. In addition late vinyl releases from The Menzingers and Casey. Today, the news section in the record store is as well-stocked with familiar names as it has been in a long time and the wallets of many vinyl collectors are likely to take a hit.

With all these big names, I have chosen a band as “vinyl of the week” that may not be known to everyone. A fact that should change immediately. Yin Yin from Maastricht present their third album “Mount Matsu.” On it, they offer a wild – mostly instrumental – ride through asian psych sounds, soul, disco music and Japanese folk. A must-listen for fans of Khruangbin or Altin Gün. But also for everyone else!

Variants on vinyl:*

  • black vinyl in every well-sorted recordstore
  • Orange vinyl (hhv.de Exclusive)
  • rose vinyl (Bandcamp, sold out!)

*this list does not claim to be complete

VINYL OF THE WEEK

Yin Yin – Mount Matsu

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January 19th 2024: SLIFT – ILION

A rather untypical album for the label roster of Sub Pop. A psychedelic stoner trip spanning 80 minutes (with only one song clocking in at under eight minutes), perfect for an immersive listening experience with headphones. Just tune out and immerse yourself in a noisy world of doom, psych, and stoner. Fantastic!

Variants on vinyl:*

  • black 2LP Vinyl or Sub Pop Loser Edition on 2LP Blackened Red Marbled Vinyl (Recordstore)
  • Orange Marbled [Engine Fire] 2LP Vinyl (Rough Trade Exclusive)
  • 2LP Space Dust Marbled Vinyl (Bandstore, sold out!)
  • White 2LP Vinyl (Indie Exclusive for french recordstores)

*this list does not claim to be complete

VINYL OF THE WEEK

Slift – Ilion

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January 12th 2024: MARIKA HACKMAN – BIG SIGH

The first singer-songwriter highlight of the year. Marika Hackman presents her fifth album, on which she played every instrument herself – except for the brass and strings. Overall, the album leans towards ballad-esque tones and often veers into indie-pop territory. With “No Caffeine,” it boasts a genuine hit that won’t easily leave your ears.

Variants on vinyl:

  • black vinyl and Indie Exclusive on green vinyl (Recordstore)
  • Signed black vinyl (Artist Store)

*this list does not claim to be complete

VINYL OF THE WEEK

Marika Hackman – Big Sigh

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