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VA – Too Much Sun Will Burn: British Psychedelic Sounds of 1967, Vol 2. (2023)


Four-hour, 79-track CD devoted to the British psychedelic sounds of 1967. Follow-up volume to Grapefruit’s much-admired anthology ‘Let’s Go Down And Blow Our Minds’. In 2016, Cherry Red’s psychedelic imprint Grapefruit Records released the 3CD set ‘Let’s Go Down And Blow Our Minds’, a hugely successful, widely-acclaimed anthology of lysergically- inclined music made in Britain during the epochal year of 1967. Featuring 79 mind-melting tracks from British psychedelia’s key year, ‘Too Much Sun Will Burn’ covers all bases, incorporating the era’s big hitters (The Move, The Who, Small Faces, ISB, Pretty Things, The Zombies), huge singles (Traffic, Procol Harum, The Hollies, Eric Burdon & The Animals, The Troggs), cult 45s (Paper Blitz Tissue, Made In Sheffield, Caleb and many others) and such future legends as Bowie, Genesis, Alex Harvey and Elton John, with a track from his legendary aborted debut LP ‘Regimental Sgt. Zippo’. Cherry Red

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Temples | Exotico (2023)


Deep in the making of their new album Exotico, British psych-rockers Temples learned of the early-modern phenomenon of phantom islands: bodies of land included on maps for a period of time but later found to be nonexistent, often the consequence of oceanic mirage or deliberate mythmaking. Produced by Sean Ono Lennon, the Kettering-bred band’s fourth full-length takes place in a similarly mystical setting, an impossibly utopic island dreamed up by singer/guitarist James Bagshaw, bassist Tom Walmsley, keyboardist/guitarist Adam Smith, and drummer Rens Ottink. With its resplendent collage of psychedelia and krautrock and time-bending dream-pop, Exotico brings that world to life in crystalline detail, all while exploring an entire spectrum of existential themes: impermanence, mortality, our connection with nature and the wild immensity of the mind. Equal parts cerebral and celestial, the result is a truly immersive body of work, fully affirming Temples as one of today’s most forward-thinking and endlessly inventive rock bands. ATO Records

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The Golden Grass | Life Is Much Stranger (2023)


Life Is Much Stranger” is the mind-blowing 4th studio album from NYC heavy rock trio The Golden Grass and it stands tall and wild, towering above their entire previous discography! It is a massive and epic sonic adventure, a post-modern collage of rock n roll ideology, swelling and bursting with hard, heavy and progressive musical energies…the past is inside the present…and The Golden Grass are moving the sound Forward!
It has always been the goal of the group to connect the dots between their influences, to reconcile disparate vintage ideas that perhaps never coexisted in their original place and time! Heavy Psych Sounds

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Hawkwind | Days of the Underground: The Studio & Live Recordings 1977-1979 (2023)


A deluxe 10 disc (8 cd / 2 blu ray) limited edition boxed set featuring all of the recordings made and released by Hawkwind and Hawklords between 1977 and 1979 featuring Robert Calvert. With an additional four cds of live material including all the surviving recordings from the september 1977 ‘Sonic Assassins’ concert in december 1977 and Hawklords live at Uxbridge University, all mixed from the original multi-track masters.
Also including the previously unreleased promotional film of Hawklords at Uxbridge University in 1978 and a performance of ‘quark, strangeness and charm’ on the Marc Bolan tv show, plus a lavishly illustrated book, essay and a poster. Cherry Red Records

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The No Ones | My Best Evil Friend (2023)


The No Ones release My Best Evil Friend, their first full-length collection since 2020 on Yep Roc Records. Paying tribute to the artists that inspire them and populate their turntables, My Best Evil Friend channels Nick Lowe, Pamela Polland, Marvin Gaye, Jenny Lewis, Jesse Ed Davis, ? & The Mysterians, Plastic Ono Band, and Phil Ochs, among others. My Best Evil Friend was realized in the way it was required, bouncing tracks back and forth from studios in Norway to the Dungeon Of Horror in Portland, Oregon, with a few other helpful home-recorders. Arne and Frode were able to track live guitars and drums together in Oslo, which somehow gives the vibe of a combo rockin’ a high school gym – owing much to the engineering work of Bård Ingebrigtsen, who also did the final mixes.

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The Pretty Things | The Complete Studio Albums: 1965 – 2020 (2023)

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Madfish are proud to present, for the first time in one set, the complete studio album recordings of The Pretty Things across 13-LPs and 2-10”s. Limited to 1,000 copies Worldwide and housed inside a deluxe, slipcase style box; every album has been remastered especially for vinyl release with the original artwork faithfully recreated throughout. Each album within the set comes with an individual, record specific four-page insert with rare photographs, original single sleeves and words from Dick Taylor, Mike Stax and Mark St. John. Fans will also find an exclusive, high quality pull-out print of the band in their prime. Madfish
UK psych rockers The Pretty Things will celebrate their career by releasing a thirteen-disc vinyl box set featuring every studio album the iconic band released over five decades. The Pretty Things – The Complete Studio Albums: 1965 – 2020 will be released through Madfish Records, who have also released recent expansive box sets by Horslips, Al Stewart, Gentle Giant and more, on March 31.

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Dorothy Moskowitz & The United States of Alchemy | Under An Endless Sky (2023)


Under An Endless Sky represents the interchange that took place between electronic composer Francesco Paolo Paladino, composer and writer Luca Chino Ferrari, and the legendary Dorothy Moskowitz, an icon of underground culture who broke all kinds of new ground as a member of The United States of America. Led by the charismatic composer Joseph Byrd, the band released their lone eponymous album on Columbia Records in 1968. It has taken on a mythic status that has grown through the years, sampled by Diplo and Mac Miller and widely acknowledged as a visionary psychedelic classic. Francesco Paolo Paladino, an avant-garde Italian composer contacted Dorothy, inviting her to sing on some of his compositions. When she heard his 2021 CD release of “Barene & Other Works,” she recognized… Tompkins Square

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Bardo Pond | Volume 3 (2023)

Bardo Pond

Super rare Bardo Pond recordings from 2002 and pressed on vinyl for the very first time. The third in the band’s series of limited-edition releases showcasing jam sessions and other miscellany. Like Fugazi on acid, a rage for the Velvets, a mantra with real purity of tone.
Somewhere between the ‘Dilate’ album in 2001 (“a combination of Kyuss and Spacemen 3” NME) and ‘On the Ellipse’ in 2003 (“Nowhere is feedback more melancholic, more emotive, than that fashioned by Bardo Pond” Brainwashed), Bardo Pond transcended into a mantra-like, multi-layered, cross-dimensional, wah wah powered nirvana.
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Unknown Mortal Orchestra | V (2023)

Unknown Mortal Orchestra V

Created between the dry freeways of Palm Springs, California and lush coastlines and Hilo, Hawai’i, V is the definitive Unknown Mortal Orchestra record. Led by Hawaiian-New Zealand artist Ruban Nielson, V draws from the rich traditions of West Coast AOR, classic hits, weirdo pop and Hawaiian Hapa-haole music. With his sharpest-ever ear for “making it UMO”, Ruban evokes blue skies, beachside cocktail bars and hotel pools without ever turning a blind eye to the darkness that lurks below perfect, pristine surfaces.  Jagjaguwar
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