7TH OCTOBER 2022
Welcome to the weekly Flying Nun vinyl and records selection. Here we feature albums from the last 7 days.
See below for the Flying Nun record store's top selling album of the week, new release album of the week, Flying Nun record of the week, local record and interesting vinyl. Also - check out 'Going Up' and 'Going Down'
TOP SELLING ALBUM OF THE WEEK:
DOUBLEHAPPYS - NERVES
DoubleHappys’ newly touched up Nerves on vinyl LP for the first time — 30 years after its initial release, and many more after the original tracks were originally conceived. The master tapes, sourced from the Alexander Turnbull Library, were remastered by local stalwart Tex Houston — a name you’ll find aamong the credits on many of the notable records associated with Dunedin and Flying Nun. Nerves (2022 Reissue) is out now on neon coral or black vinyl via Flying Nun Records.
NEW RELEASE ALBUM OF THE WEEK:
PRINCESS CHELSEA - EVERYTHING IS GOING TO BE ALRIGHT
Princess Chelsea crafted her upcoming “nervous breakdown album”, Everything is Going to be Alright, at home in pastoral Aotearoa New Zealand. The album, out now, is a comforting offering. These aren’t wallowing sad songs, instead, they chronicle Chelsea Nikkel's recovery, and provide a hopeful and cathartic listen. Princess Chelsea’s cinematic, dreamy pop has been refined over 11years, five albums, an E.P, and 11 singles. Her delivery and songwriting is distinctive for layering almost naive earnestness with cynical, tongue-in-check wit and aural sparkles.
FLYING NUN RECORD OF THE WEEK:
INDI - PRECIPICE
Indi writes using a combination of electronic and classical instrumentation, with a signature sound that relies on intricate details and multi-layered structures. In early 2018, she signed with Japanese label 2670 Records. indi was accepted into the esteemed international Red Bull Music Academy in 2018 (Berlin), which is renowned for exposing the next generation of emerging musicians and producers to world-class artist lecturers including Bjork, Philip Glass, Suzanne Ciani and Brian Eno.
LOCAL RECORD OF THE WEEK:
PICKLE DARLING - SPRING ONION PANCAKES
Christchurch multi-instrumentalist Pickle Darling is enchanting audiences with their witty, thought-provoking and nostalgic take on bedroom pop. It’s the musical project of Lukas Mayo, an audio production graduate whose sweet and subtle sounds have earned them recognition from Aotearoa to the far corners of the globe.
INTERESTING RECORD OF THE WEEK:
THE FREE DESIGN - HEAVEN/EARTH
Heaven/Earth was released in 1969, and for the most part continues the soft, psychedelic pop of the first two records.“You Be You and I’ll Be Me” spices up a typically elaborate vocal arrangement with an uptempo, percussive rock groove and a horn chart similar to concurrent Blood, Sweat & Tears or Chicago. However, the surprisingly cynical “2002: A Hit Song” provides the most spark on the record, suggesting that The Free Design weren’t satisfied with their niche market. The singers outline a brief formula for a chart-topper (directed to the “teenyboppers”), only to admit in frustration, “We did all this last time, and it did not work.”
Essential for fans of Stereolab, who draw much of their inspiration from The Free Design. I mean, they named an EP after them for crying out loud!!!!
It's The What's Going Up and What's Going Down section. Here we offer our opinion on what we think is going up, and what we think might be going down. Sometimes we could be wrong. Usually related to music.
- Road Cones.
- The temperature.
- Wayne Brown "surveilling" his new territory in a helicopter before taking up post as Auckland's new mayor. Meanwhile, global warming continues due to carbon emissions. Speaking of...
- The temperature.