This Just In: Down To The Bone

A few weeks ago, while listening to Lolo’s awesome covers mix on Spotify, I went on a rant about some of my favortie covers, particularly a collection of Depeche Mode songs reworked by Sylvain Chauveau in 2005. Part of the rant was wishing the album was released on vinyl (it was only CD and digital). A week later while browsing through upcoming releases, my jaw dropped as I saw a listing for Down To The Bone, Chauveau’s brilliant covers collection, finally on vinyl. Synchronicity is a thing, and it’s marvelous. So now you and I can own some softer, yet somehow darker takes on Depeche Mode favorites, which in my opinion, are some of the most thoughtfully-arranged cover versions ever made. Take a listen to the entire thing via the link below and check out this week’s in-stock list below that. -MLE

Sylvain Chauveau & Ensemble Nocturne – Down To The Bone: An Acoustic Tribute To Depeche Mode LP
Listen: Full album
“Just 10 years ago, Down to the Bone was released by Les Disques du Soleil et de L’Acier – a Depeche Mode tribute album on which Sylvain Chauveau sang on record for the first time. 11 tracks that the musician reclaims in the sober style he is known for leaving just the bare bones of the originals. With the Nocturne ensemble, Chauveau redefines the contours of these hits we all know to provide an intimate and highly personal vision. This critically acclaimed album is an essential records for lovers of Chauveau’s minimalist works (‘The Black Book of Capitalism’, ‘Nocturne Impalpable’) as well as Depeche Mode’s hardcore fans. To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the album’s release, Ici d’ailleurs reissue it on CD and for the first time as a vinyl LP, with a new artwork. A decade and several albums later Down to the Bone still sounds as one of Chauveau’s biggest success, not only a simple tribute which means taking distances from the original tracks. Pop inspiration is still there, but these pieces bring a mediative, even melancholic touch through an acoustic treatment which offers an unique contemplative experience. Let be sure that the care provided to these eleven elegant tracks was the best way for Chauveau to declare his love to Depeche Mode music.”

Down to the spine – new releases, reissues and restocks…
Al Greene – The Belle Album LP
Alfred Hitchcock – Music To Be Murdered By LP*
American Football – S/T 2LP
Amy Winehouse – Back To Black LP, Lioness: Hidden Treasures 2LP
Animal Collective – Strawberry Jam LP
Aphex Twin – Selected Ambient Works Vol. 2 3LP
Arcade Fire – Get Right 7”, Neon Bible 2LP
Autre Ne Veut – Age Of Transparency 2LP*
Battles – La Di Da Di 2LP
Beck – One Foot In The Grave 2LP
Benjamin Booker – S/T LP
Bikini Kill – Revolution Girl Style Now LP, S/T LP, Yeah Yeah Yeah 12” EP
Blitzen Trapper – All Across This Land LP
Can – Ege Bamyasi LP, Future Days LP
Blue Daisy – Darker Than Blue LP*
Bonobo – Dial ‘M’ For Monkey 2LP
Caribou – Swim 2LP
Chet Faker – Built On Glass 2LP
Chromatics – Drumless LP
Chvrches – Bones Of What You Believe LP, Every Open Eye CD
Coldplay – A Rush Of Blood To The Head LP
Cooly G – Armz House 12”
Cramps – Smell of Female LP
Cristobal & The Sea – Sugar Now LP
Danny Elfman – Beetlejuice OST LP, Edward Scissorhands OST LP*
Darkstar – From Island LP*
David Gilmour – Rattle That Lock LP
Dirtbombs – Oeey Gooey Ka-Blooey LP
Dj Spinn – Off That Loud 12”
Dungen – Allas Sak LP, CD
Duran Duran – Paper Gods 2LP
Eagle Rock Gospel Singers – Heavenly Fire LP
El-P & Killer Mike – Run The Jewels II 2LP
Elliott Smith – Elliott Smith LP
Erykah Badu – Worldwide Underground LP
Etta James – Rocks the House LP
Falty DL – Rick Prick Poor Dick 12”*
Fleetwood Mac – Rumours LP
Flying Lotus – Reset EP 12”, Until The Quiet Comes 2LP, You’re Dead 2LP
Fugazi – Steady Diet of Nothing LP
Galaxie 500 – This Is Our Music LP
Gang Starr – Hard To Earn 2LP
Gary Clark Jr. – The Story Of Sonny Boy Slim 2LP
Ghost B.C. – Meliora LP
Glass Candy – Feeling Without Touching LP
Gorillaz – Plastic Beach 2LP, S/T 2LP
Hecta – The Diet LP
Helen – The Original Faces LP
Iggy Pop – Idiot LP
Indian Handcrafts – Creep LP*
James Hunter Six – If I Only Knew 7”*
Jawbreaker – Bivouac LP
Jeffrey Lewis – It’s The Ones Who’ve Cracked That The Light Shines Through LP*
Jesus And Mary Chain – Sound Of Speed, Stoned & Dethroned LP
Jimi Hendrix – Electric Ladyland 2LP
Joey Bada$$ – B4.DA.$$ 2LP
Julia Holter – Have You In My Wilderness LP
Kamasi Washington – The Epic Volumes 1, 2 & 3 3LP*
Kendrick Lamar – Good Kid 2LP
Kid Cudi – Man On The Moon: The End Of Day 2LP
Kid Koala – 12 Bit Blues 2LP
Kraftwerk – Autobahn LP, Man Machine LP, Radio-Activity LP
Lana Del Rey – Paradise LP
Lauryn Hill – The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill 2LP
Liquid, Liquid – Optimo 12”, S/T 12”, Successive Reflexes 12”
Lou Reed – Transformer LP
Magma – Kobaia 2LP*
Major Lazer – Peace Is The Mission LP*
Marvin Gaye – What’s Goin’ On LP
Menace Beach – Super Transporterreum EP 12”*
Metric – Old World Underground, Where Are You Now? LP
MGMT – Oracular Spectacular LP
Minor Threat – Out of Step LP, S/T (first 2 7”s) LP
Motorhead – Bad Magic LP, Bomber LP
Neutral Milk Hotel – In The Aeroplane Over The Sea LP
New Order – Music Complete 2LP
Nightmares On Wax – Thought So… 2LP
Nirvana – Live At Reading 2LP, MTV Unplugged In New York LP
ODESZA – In Return 2LP
Oingo Boingo – Dead Man’s Party LP
Outkast – Aquemini 3LP
Paul McCartney – Pipes Of Peace 2LP*, Tug Of War 2LP*
Pere Ubu – Dub Housing LP
Phantogram – Eyelid Movies LP
Pink Floyd – Dark Side Of The Moon LP, Wish You Were Here LP
Prince – HitnRun Phase One CD
Ricked Wicky – Swimmer To A Liquid Armchair LP*
Rim Kwaku Obeng – Rim Arrives 2LP
Rodrigo Y Gabriela – 11:11 LP
Roseau – Salt LP*
Secret Chiefs 3 / Ishraqiyun – Perichoresis LP
Senior Fellows – Shallow Grave For A Dying God LP
Souljazz Orchestra – Resistance LP
Slayer – Repentless LP
Sleep – Volume One LP
Smashing Pumpkins – Adore 2LP, Siamese Dream 2LP
Sonic Youth – Evol LP, S/T 2LP
Spiritualized – Ladies And Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space 2LP
St. Germain – Tourist 2LP*
Tame Impala – Currents 2LP
Telekinesis – Ad Infinitum LP
The Birthday Party – Prayers On Fire (200g) LP*
The Budos Band – Burnt Offering LP
The Dears – Times Infinity Vol. 1 LP*
The Roots – Organix 2LP
The Siege Fire – Dead Refuge LP
The Strokes – Angles LP, Is This It LP, Room On Fire LP
Thee Oh Sees – Drop LP, Floating Coffin LP, Help LP, Mutilator Defeated At Last LP, Putrifiers II LP,
Warm Slime LP
Tim Hecker – Ravedeath 1972 2LP, Virgins 2LP
Tool – Lateralus 2LP, Opiate 12″
Twenty One Pilots – Vessel LP
Ty Segall – Lemons LP, S/T LP
Ukiah Drag – Crypt Cruiser 12”
Various – 100% Dynamite CD*
Various – Bippp: French Synth Wave 1979-85 2LP*
Various – Brazil Classics At 20 LP
Various – Flannel Beach: The Doom Years LP*, CS
Various – Guardians Of The Galaxy Deluxe 2LP
Various – Peru Boom 2LP
Various – Trevor Jackson Presents: Science Fiction Dancehall Classics 3LP*
Various – We’re Loud: 90’s Cassette Punk Unknowns 2LP
Various – Weird Science OST LP*
Velvet Underground – Velvet Underground & Nico LP
Wand – 1000 Days LP*
Windhand – S/T LP
World Psychedelic Classics Vol. 5 – Who Is William Onyeabor? 3LP
Yumi Zouma – EPs 1 & 2 LP*

*Indicates new release or new reissue