ANOHNI covers Nina Simone for Secretly Canadian 7″

ANOHNI has today shared two new songs: versions of ‘It’s All over Now, Baby Blue’ by Bob Dylan and ‘Be My Husband’ by Nina Simone. The songs are available now, digitally, with a 7” following on 2nd October via Secretly Canadian. And she’s explained the background to this bewitching recording to Long Live Vinyl… “I saw Nina Simone perform at Carnegie Hall in 1991 while … Continue reading ANOHNI covers Nina Simone for Secretly Canadian 7″

Joy Division's Closer to be reissued for 40th anniversary

Joy Division have announced the re-release of sophomore album Closer on 17 July to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the LP. Joy Division will be re-releasing a 40th anniversary edition of their sophomore album Closer, on 17 July 2020. The release follows last year’s reissue of the ground-breaking debut album Unknown Pleasures, and will be pressed on clear vinyl. As well as the LP release, non-album singles Transmission, … Continue reading Joy Division's Closer to be reissued for 40th anniversary

#LoveRecordStores to support independent stores

The music community are encouraging customers to buy vinyl online from independent shops during the pandemic as part of the #LoveRecordStores campaign. The music community, with support from Record Store Day, are campaigning to keep independent record stores alive during the current pandemic with a new initiative: #LoveRecordStores. Independent record shops have long been under threat from music streaming services and chain stores, but pandemic lockdown … Continue reading #LoveRecordStores to support independent stores

The National High Violet

The National announce 10th anniversary edition of 'High Violet'

The 3-LP package contains several new-to-vinyl tracks… The National have announced they will be releasing a 10-year anniversary expanded edition of their 2010 album High Violet, on June 19. Originally released May 11, 2010, the critically acclaimed fifth studio album features the now-classic songs Terrible Love, Bloodbuzz Ohio, England and the perennial show closer Vanderlyle Crybaby Geeks.  In addition to the 10 original tracks, the triple LP package includes a … Continue reading The National announce 10th anniversary edition of 'High Violet'

PRIMAVERA SOUND BARCELONA 2020

Primavera rescheduled to August

The 20th anniversary of the Barcelona concert will take place in August in Parc del Fòrum… Primavera Sound Barcelona 2020 will now take place from 26th to 30th August. In a press release, the organisers stated: “We feel obliged and responsible to contribute insofar as we can to the survival of the live music scene, whose role will be key to the return to normality … Continue reading Primavera rescheduled to August

Biffy Clyro

Biffy Clyro postpone until August

So many bands and artists have had to cancel or push back projects in light of the current pandemic. It’s unfortunate, but now Biffy Clyro have had to rearrange the release of their latest album… In a statement, the band said the following: “After careful consideration over the past few weeks, we’ve made the difficult decision to move the release of A Celebration Of Endings back to … Continue reading Biffy Clyro postpone until August

Father John Misty MusiCares COVID-19 Relief Fund

Father John Misty album supports MusiCares

With the cancellation of all major music festivals and live performances, the help MusiCares COVID-19 Relief Fund provides members of the music community will be crucial in the coming months… Father John Misty’s new live album Off-Key In Hamburg is now available via Bandcamp and all proceeds are going directly to the MusiCares COVID-19 Relief Fund. Misty’s new album was recorded live at the Hamburg … Continue reading Father John Misty album supports MusiCares

GREEN

Light In The Attic announces GREEN reissue

The album is packed with the calming, open sounds of nature and might just be the perfect thing to spin in these turbulent times… Light In The Attic has announced the first-ever reissues of Hiroshi Yoshimura’s iconic album GREEN. Originally released in 1986, the album is one of Yoshimura’s most well-loved recordings and a favourite of the Japanese ambient artists himself. The album is meant to convey … Continue reading Light In The Attic announces GREEN reissue

Longwell Records

Your local record shop needs you!

Record shops are bracing themselves for the impact from the COVID-19 pandemic, with the message loud and clear in the wake of the postponement of Record Store Day until 20 June: support your local shop… Record Store Day organisers were left with no choice but to put the event back by two months as social distancing and self-isolation measures came into effect. The outbreak has left shops … Continue reading Your local record shop needs you!

Nick Mason's Saucerful Of Secrets

Nick Mason's Saucerful Of Secrets tour postponed

Nick Mason, Gary Kemp Guy Pratt, Lee Harris and Dom Bejen, aka Nick Mason’s Saucerful Of Secrets, came together with the simple idea of playing some early Pink Floyd—the songs pre Dark Side Of The Moon—that hadn’t been given a live outing in decades. This was the first time Nick had played live since Live 8 in 2005, and quickly after a series of small shows, … Continue reading Nick Mason's Saucerful Of Secrets tour postponed