Featuring the striking black-on-black Warp Records logo, this T-shirt is purveyed by the legendary label’s subsidiary Bleep. Warp began in the back room of a Sheffield record shop circa 1989 and was founded by store employees Steve Beckett, Rob Mitchell and record producer Robert Gordon. It went on to become one of the most iconic names in music, producing albums by Nightmares on Wax, Aphex Twin, Tricky Disco and more.
To celebrate their 20th anniversary, The Knife (aka Karin and Olof Dreijer) are releasing a series of remixes and reissues. Included in the collection is LIVE AT TERMINAL 5, recorded at the NYC venue 30 April and 1 May in 2014. Available as WAV, MP3, CD and vinyl (the latter two also with a DVD of the performance), the 13-track album includes dynamic versions of “Pass This On,” “Without You My Life Would Be Boring” and “Silent Shout.”
Toro y Moi’s Reality Rainbow T-shirt references one of the artist’s mantras, “Reality’s tight if the music is right.” It also pays homage to Apple’s iconic rainbow logo, which works its way through the color wheel vertically. Made from 100% cotton, the heavyweight T-shirt is available in size XS through XXL, and all of proceeds will be donated to the Solano Disaster Fund, a relief system for those impacted by wildfires in California’s Solano County.
San Francisco-based graphic design studio Koeppel Design produces this set of handy record dividers that are customizable to cater to your personal musical taste. The six included slides are crafted from hand-finished, high-grade European birchwood and measure out to 12 by 14 inches—with a roughly two-by-six-inch tab to identify the section. Koeppel offers dozens of potential labels and laser engraves your selection on both sides. From “Hip-Hop” and “Metal” to “A Good Day,” “A Bad Day” and “Dirty Vinyl,” the available options cover all bases.
The 2020 release of Flamagra (Instrumentals) strips down Flying Lotus’ exemplary sixth studio album of all vocals (from the likes of David Lynch, Anderson .Paak, George Clinton and more) to highlight the sprawling sonic landscape. A producer, DJ, musician and founder of Brainfeeder, Flying Lotus (aka Steven Ellison) proves his absolute mastery on the conceptual, at times eerie, album. Available on vinyl with a custom slipmat and printed liners, the cosmic experience bends minds as it blends enthralling electronics.
In The Art of Sound: A Visual History for Audiophiles, British author and musical artist Terry Burrows traces the history of recorded sound through technology—from gramophones to mixers. Beginning in the acoustic era (1877-1925), Burrows details developments in product design made by musicians, engineers and technologists and presents them in exclusive imagery commissioned for this book, courtesy of the EMI Archive Trust. Further into the book (which boasts over 700 images and illustrations) Burrows surveys more recent innovations: magnetic tape recording, CDs, and everything that came with the dawn of the digital era.
One of the most watched and positively charged Verzuz battles of the year, Erykah Badu and Jill Scott’s glorious session aired in May this year. Brimming with appreciation for one another, neo-soul queens Badu and Scott traded songs, stories and praise during the three-hour set, creating visceral reactions of joy and healing from viewers. To mark the virtual event, Badu released several pieces of apparel, including this hoodie (in black, white, yellow or orange) emblazoned with gradient text. Available from small to 3XL, the same design also appears on T-shirts for all genders.
For the first time, all Sade’s albums will be available as a complete set in the six-record collection This Far. Sade (Sade Adu, Stuart Matthewman, Andrew Hale and Paul Spencer Denman), producer Mike Pela and mixing engineer Miles Showell remastered the albums at London’s iconic Abbey Road Studios, working meticulously to reproduce the band’s intended sound. Packaged in a case-bound box, the collection is available for pre-order now.
Palomar’s ingenious handheld radio lets users tap into local stations around the world. With 18 keys that can correspond to any number of global cities—from Athens and Barcelona to Istanbul and Jakarta—tuning in is as easy as tapping your selection. To play it, though, one must connect the radio to the CityRadio app, which is available to download on the iOS or Android store, in advance. In total, there are over 60,000 stations available on CityRadio. The device is available in a red and tan or black and blue colorway. Price is in Euros.
Featuring the fervent “Viril” and soaring “Cut Me,” Moses Sumney’s græ is a dazzling two-LP record that bends countless genres—from soul to rock, ambient, classical, jazz, R&B and beyond. At times tender, vulnerable, and ferocious, the 20-track album (Sumney’s second) explores intimacy and identity, resulting in a listening experience that’s unique and entirely exquisite.
Written by respected English music journalist Jon Savage, This searing light, the sun and everything else: Joy Division: The Oral History is essential reading for music fans. Detailing the pioneering band’s existence (from 1976 to 1980), Savage draws from interviews with surviving band members—Peter Hook, Stephen Morris and Bernard Sumner—and contemporaries including their manager Rob Gretton, Factory Records co-founder Tony Wilson, art designer Peter Saville and others. This comprehensive and chronological account of the wildly influential post-punk band offers insights and stories never heard before.
Embroidered with their Arran Gregory-designed yin yang logo, Ghostly’s newest piece of merchandise subtly nods to the record label’s spooky mascot. The boxy hoodie (available in small to extra large) suits all shapes and genders, and is crafted from 100% cotton. Made in the USA, this garment offers an understated way to represent the indie label.
A compilation record of songs recorded by legendary trumpeter and bandleader Miles Davis, at NYC’s Columbia Studios between 1970 and 1974, Get Up with It is a foray into jazz fusion, with elements of rock, soul, psych, funk, calypso and more woven throughout. At the time, many jazz purists were surprised by Davis’ oddball and adventurous choices, but the record has proven itself as a significant game-changer. Dedicated to the then-recently deceased Duke Ellington, the album features cameos from an impressive line-up of musicians including Herbie Hancock, Cedric Lawson, John McLaughlin, James Mtume and others.
The first in a triptych of albums (collectively entitled The Perfect Vision), The Peyote Dance sees Patti Smith join experimental musical outfit Soundwalk Collective in a work of tribute to French poet Antonin Artaud. Soundwalk Collective’s founder Stéphan Crasneanscki traveled to the Norogachi municipality of Mexico’s Sierra Tarahumara, where Artaud himself visited in 1936, curious to know whether a peyote shaman from the Rarámuri people could free him of an opioid addiction. Soundwalk Collective recorded in both the village and cave where Artaud lived, capturing sounds earthly and human, delicate and divine. Smith then joined them in studio, back in New York to weave together each track.
Written by music critic Will Hermes, Love Goes to Buildings on Fire: Five Years in New York That Changed Music Forever explores the years in the mid-1970s when NYC was failing as a city, but punk, hip-hop, disco, salsa and jazz were thriving from block to block, borough to borough. Beginning with New Year’s Day in 1973 and ending with New Year’s Eve in 1977, the book is encyclopedic and detailed, and tells the fairytale of various music scenes and the fascinating ways they oftentimes converged in a city that was, in many ways, divided.
Released after Leonard Cohen’s death, the nine-song album Thanks for the Dance finds the artist’s son Adam fleshing out some of his father’s incomplete sonic sketches with the help of several extraordinary collaborators—Bryce Dessner of The National, Damien Rice, Javier Mas, Patrick Watson and Beck included. A startlingly beautiful addition to Cohen’s lengthy portfolio and a labor of love, the album offers finality. This 180g white vinyl pressing is a Barnes & Noble exclusive edition.