The following is a brief list of vinyl releases from this week which, once you purchase them, will ensure your collection cannot be defeated:

Four Tet - Morning/Evening

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Kieran Hebdan (Four Tet) makes incredible albums.  Complete, work-of-art, engaging albums.  The English electronic musician has made another one of those albums, in this case mimicking the circadian rhythms of a complete day (2 stanzas, "Morning" followed by "Evening").  If anyone else tried to do this it would be a gimmicky disaster, but Kieran is a pro so you can trust him.  Not like the person you call a professional because they have a piece of paper hanging on their wall, but the kind that has actually proven it to the point where their past work is all the credentials they need.

Stream via his Bandcamp

Envy - Atheist's Cornea


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We don't often discuss hardcore albums in The Standard as none of our staff can easily pointed to as "the hardcore nerd" like we can for other genres.  However, no post-secondary education on the genre is necessary to know within one track that Japanese rock band, Envy's, latest album is something worthy of more than a casual listen.  There's blood in the veins of this album.  It's been 5 years since their last album, but after listening to this we have a sudden urge to revisit their entire catalog and dig into them for a while.  The "Great Envy Summer of '15" is what the period shall now be named...join us if you want, we're fine sharing or not.

Stream via their Bandcamp

Veruca Salt - Ghost Notes


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Yup. That Vercua Salt. The ones that put out American Thighs in 1994. They're back and the album is worth a listen.

Stream via NPR First Listen

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