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Upcoming Fall/Winter 2014 Beggars Group releases

Here’s a little note about our forthcoming album releases in case you are curious about what’s up next! We’re busy!

10/7 Belle and Sebastian/vinyl catalog titles/Matador Records
Matador is excited to announce that Belle and Sebastian’s vinyl catalogue – currently out of print – will be back in print for a limited time this fall. The “It Could Have Been A Brilliant Career” series is an opportunity to revisit the band’s treasured output and unique, consistent aesthetic, as well as an opportunity for fans to complete their collections and enjoy the music via the warmth of vinyl. Titles include all the band’s full-length studio albums and compilations (save for the Storytelling soundtrack, which was never released on vinyl in the US):
Tigermilk (Matador / Jeepster), If You’re Feeling Sinister (Matador / Jeepster), The Boy With The, Arab Strap (Matador / Jeepster), Fold Your Hands Child, You walk Like A Peasant (Matador / Jeepster), Push Barman To Open Old Wounds (Matador / Jeepster), Dear Catastrophe Waitress (Matador / Rough Trade) with alternate art, The Life Pursuit (Matador / Rough Trade), The BBC Sessions (Matador / Jeepster), Write About Love (Matador / Rough Trade),The Third Eye Centre (Matador / Rough Trade)

10/7 SBTRKT/Wonder Where We Land/Young Turks
Wonder Where We Land follows his critically acclaimed eponymous debut album and a recent interim release of six instrumentals called Transitions, which joined the creative dots between the first and second albums. Since the release of his debut album in 2011, SBTRKT has cemented his role as one of the most acclaimed electronic artists and performers around. What began as praise in his hometown of London has now reached to every corner of the globe.

10/7 Iceage/Plowing Into The Field Of Love/Matador Records
Plowing Into the Field of Love is the third album from Copenhagen’s ICEAGE. It is new, bold and forceful. Channeling the rage and emotion of their tempestuous early releases into finely honed musicianship, Plowing Into The Field of Love features piano, mandolin, viola and organ atop Johan Suurballe-Wieth’s razor-sharp guitars and the lolloping, synchronized rhythm section of Jacob Tvilling Pless and Dan Kjær Nielsen. The record has a clear, uncompressed sound, and Elias Bender Rønnenfelt’s desperate vocals are out front, nakedly accountable for the words.

10/7 Single Mothers/Negative Qualities/Hot Charity (XL Imprint)
Single Mothers shouldn’t exist and neither should their debut album, Negative Qualities. Led by mercurial troubadour Drew Thomson, the band was shakily hatched in London, Ontario where it ran through a dozen members before finally recording its debut album last year. At 10 songs, Negative Qualities serves as the perfect introduction to one of Canada’s most ferocious young bands – an explosive mix of raw energy, high-end punk and intellectual rendering of small town frustration.

10/21 Thurston Moore/The Best Day/Matador Records
The Best Day is Thurston Moore’s first solo record since 2010’s Demolished Thoughts. Backed by James Sedwards of Nought (guitar), Deb Googe of My Bloody Valentine (bass) and Steve Shelley of Sonic Youth (drums), the album radiates with both his signature thrashing electric guitars as well as blissful 12-string acoustic ballads.

10/21 Scott Walker + SunnO)))/Soused/4AD
When Sunn O))) first approached Scott Walker about appearing on their 2009 album Monoliths & Dimensions, little did they know what it would actually lead to. Four years on, Scott was back with something even more enticing, collaborating on Soused, a body of work he was writing with them in mind. Recorded in London in early 2014 and produced by Scott Walker and long-time ally Peter Walsh with the assistance of musical director Mark Warman, Soused is a 5 track, 50-minute collaborative record that cements the status of both act’s wide-reaching and otherworldly renown.

11/4 Dean Blunt/Black Metal/Rough Trade
“When you go to the club and every record they’re playing is yours, you try to go left, and I made that mistake…there’s always time fi reason…” Dean Blunt in conversation with Ninjaman, JA, 2014
Black Metal is the second solo studio album by Dean Blunt.
Vinyl format will be a 2xLP heavy pressing.
Dean Blunt currently lives and works in London and Atlanta.

11/4 Ultramarine/Every Man And Woman Is A Star/Rough Trade
Rough Trade Records are excited to announce the reissue of Ultramarine’s pioneering electronic album Every Man And Woman Is A Star. Acclaimed and respected at the time of its original release in the early 90s, it now stands as a classic of its genre, an electronica record made before the term was coined. Every Man And Woman Is A Star will be available on Double Vinyl format with an additional Bonus 12” Vinyl of the 1992 John Peel Session and Digital Download.

11/17 Ariel Pink/pom pom/4AD
Across its 17 tracks and 69 minutes, pom pom is unfiltered Ariel, a pied piper of the absurd, with infectious tales of romance, murder, frog princes and Jell-O. The record sees the Los Angeles native strike it out alone, returning to the solo moniker he has adopted well over a decade ago when cementing his name as a king of pop perversion. From demented kiddie tune collaborations with the legendary psych producer and pop prankster Kim Fowley (songs like ‘Jell-O’ and ‘Plastic Raincoats In The Pig Parade’ were written with Fowley in his hospital room during his recent battle with cancer), to beatific, windswept pop (‘Put Your Number In My Phone’, ‘Dayzed Inn Daydreams’), scuzz-punk face-melters (‘Goth Bomb’, ‘Negativ Ed’), and carnival dub psychedelia (‘Dinosaur Carebears’), pom pom is Ariel Pink’s magnum opus.