It's been a big week over at City Slang - the amazing new album from seminal UK indie songsmiths tindersticks dropped this week, and the critics are loving it:

"The first masterpiece of 2012"  Télérama Sortir
"The only group for whom the term 'masterpiece' is never overused"
"tindersticks signal a luminescent return"
Les Inrockuptibles
"A mind-blowing poetic masterpiece"
5/5, Rolling Stone Germany
"A record built on restraint, tinged by poignancy and wrapped up in poetic human emotion. Quite wonderful" 9.0, Drowned In Sound
"Tindersticks provide a wholly convincing reminder that they are, by definition, an incendiary device" 8.1, Pitchfork 
"Tindersticks' maudlin, jazz-streaked music feels as vividly wearied as ever" 4/5, The Guardian
"Nine pieces of beautiful bossa-nova noir, daydreamy reverie and existential easy listening" 4/5, Independent on Sunday 
"A band who seem to have rediscovered new ways of putting together their already impressive constituent parts." 4/5, Uncut
"A remarkable album" 8.0, The Quietus 
"A record full of mystery and intrigue that will keep you listening – and discovering new things each time" 7.0, BBC 

'8.0' The Irish Times
'8.0'The Observer 

Lambchop's sublime new album is on sale now! You can pick it up at Amazon, iTunes or direct from the label...  

Some of the praise for Mr. M from the UK this week below:

‘Album of the Month’ 4/5 Uncut
“Some of Wagner’s finest work in years” 5/5 Sunday Express
“A truly captivating return” 4.5/5 The Sun
“A wise, sad, beautiful meditation on life and death” 4/5 The Times
“A beautiful album that fits perfectly into Lambchop’s exemplary body of work” Sunday Times
“The result is as sweet and pure an album as an ‘Chop have made” The Independent
“A precious reminder of Wagner’s quietly incisive gifts” 4/5 Q Magazine

And resoundingly high ratings, from broadsheets and cultural mags alike:
'8.3' Pitchfork, ‘4/5’ Mojo, ‘4/5’ The Guardian, ‘4/5’ Daily Telegraph, ‘4/5’ Financial Times, ‘4/5’ Time Out ,‘4/5’ Metro, ‘4/5’ Record Collector, ‘4/5’ The List

Speaking of which, have you seen the amazing tribute to Nashville pro-wrestling that is the video for Gone Tomorrow yet? If not, check it out!

To help you beat those post-Valentine's blues, it is our deep pride and great pleasure to announce... Portland’s Tu Fawning are to release their sophomore album 'A Monument' via City Slang on 7th May 2012 in Europe, 15 May in US !!  As a first taster of this (take it from us) AMAZING new album, the band are offering you an MP3 download premiere of “Bones”, a 7+ minute-long opus of pure dark, slow-burning joy and pulsing primal beats. 

Led by Corrina Repp and Joe Haege (Menomena, 31Knots), 'A Monument' expands upon the dark, vaudevillian vibes of the band's 2010 debut LP 'Hearts On Hold'. The album is steeped in the band’s love of music from around the world, with Repp’s formidable, smoky voice leading the charge throughout, at once ethereal and earthly... keep your eyes and ears peeled for more on this release over the next months, but until then, download "Bones", listen good, and pass it on...