A flood of fabulous new vinyl now instore at Slow Boat – and amongst the very best of it is Grand Rapids “Faintheartedness”, featuring the singular guitar, vocal and songwriting chops of former Goldenhorse man Ben King. We have a limited stash of this here now – (have a look here http://www.nzherald.co.nz/entertainment/news/video.cfm?c_id=1501119&gal_cid=1501119&gallery_id=118472 for a taster of the album’s lead-off track “Singing Showers, Golden Lights”) – LOVE it!!!
We also have new vinyl from local rock behemoths Beastwars, clever indie-types Marineville, as well as copies of superb recent releases from Fleet Foxes, Paul Simon, PJ Harvey, all 3 albums from local songstress Bachelorette (plus a swag of other Drag City releases, including a new 10″ from Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy and Matt Sweeney!) and so many more – you should probably pay us a visit!
Also new out is the new Kate Bush set “Director’s Cut”, wherein she reimagines some of her past songs – quite peculiar (STOP PRESS – have just got vinyl in of this!).
And finally, Brother Simon Sweetman is putting his music where his mouth is, and DJ’ing what sounds like an interesting night of ‘other’ 80’s music – read all about it etc… http://www.stuff.co.nz/entertainment/blogs/blog-on-the-tracks/5119225/The-Other-Eighties