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Thursday, 26 February

HORACE SPROTT - Ain't This A Mean World, Death Is Not The End
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HORACE SPROTT

Ain't This A Mean World

Death Is Not The End

Format_dot_stuffCassette // £7.49

FOLK / ROOTS

Cat. Number: DEATH005

*Limited to 100 copies* "Horace Sprott performed on Volumes 2, 3, and 4 of folklorist Frederic Ramsey, Jr's Music of the South series of field recordings released in 1955 on Folkways. 'Ain't This a Mean World' pulls together tracks from all three of these volumes. Ramsey Jr. met Sprott in Marion, Alabama in 1954 and subsequently recorded seven sessions with him in April and May of that year. Born some time between 1886 and 1890 in Talladega Forest, Alabama, Sprott learnt the old religious songs of the bush arbor and the plantation from his mother and grandmother, and from h… Read more
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HORACE SPROTT - Ain't This A Mean World, Death Is Not The End

Thursday, 19 February

NIGEL WRENCH - ZA86, THE TAPEWORM
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NIGEL WRENCH

ZA86

THE TAPEWORM

Format_dot_stuffCassette // £4.99

EARLY ELECTRONIC / SOUNDTRACKS

Cat. Number: TTW86

**Edition of 150** 'ZA86' presents reporter Nigel Wrench's remarkable documentation of South Africa under apartheid in 1986, using tapes unlocked for the first time from a Cape Town cellar. Released to mark the 25th anniversary of Nelson Mandela's release from prison, 'ZA86' offers a detailed portrait of a critical point in the regime's final and most oppressive years, built using extracts edited from nine tapes out of the unique cassette archive of Turnstyle News. From street level perspectives of white right wingers and 19 year old platoon leaders to the funeral of TV cameraman and a May Day… Read more
NIGEL WRENCH - ZA86, THE TAPEWORM
BLACK SPIRITUALS - Live At Disjecta: High Vibration Resonance (Vol. 1), THE TAPEWORM
Captivating improvisations consolidating dextrous free-jazz, rock and electronics by Oakland, CA, USA's Zachary James Watkins and Marshall Trammel aka Black Spirituals. Currently in the midst of a massive Euro tour with Earth, the duo collude with The Tapeworm to present this damn fine expo - 150 copies for the merch-stall and 50 for everybody else - of a coversant sound inspired by roots American black music whose relevance is still striking today. Trammell's percussion and Watkins' electronics play out a dynamic relationship of expressive ritual… Read more
BLACK SPIRITUALS - Live At Disjecta: High Vibration Resonance (Vol. 1), THE TAPEWORM

Thursday, 12 February

THE WIRE - Issue 373: March 2015, Wire

THE WIRE

Issue 373: March 2015

Wire

Format_dot_stuffMag // £4.50

MAGAZINE

Cat. Number: WIRE373

Chris & Cosey peer from their sofa on The Wire's March 2015 issue. They give an intimate interview with David Keenan alongside key features on Jazz bassist Cecil McBee and NYC saxophonist Steve Coleman, plus coverage of Mumdance, the Sacred Tapes label, and Sleaford Mods tested by the Invisible Jukebox. All the usual news, reviews and listings, too.

Thursday, 22 January

JON K - Loukanikos' Dance (Reel Torque Volume 8), Reel Torque
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JON K

Loukanikos' Dance (Reel Torque Volume 8)

Reel Torque

Format_dot_stuffCassette (Oversized Case) // £9.99

ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: FAKTION8

**Utterly blinding, 100-minute tape housed in rare clamshell case with risographed artwork illustrated and designed by John Powell-Jones. Edition of 350** Reel Torque Volume 8: 'Loukanikos' Dance' is a labyrinthine lesson in the black art of DJing delivered by a pillar of Manchester dancefloors, Jon K. Arriving two years and two weeks after he dropped Fact Magazine's Best Mix of 2013 online, this is - quite remarkably - Jon's first ever physical mix release. It's the stuff mixtape dreams are made of; crammed with complete obscurities, all-time classics and dusty perci… Read more
JON K - Loukanikos' Dance (Reel Torque Volume 8), Reel Torque
DALE CORNISH & PHIL JULIAN - Two Warhol's Worth, THE TAPEWORM
The donation by Kevin Drumm to Phil Julian of a Hewlett Packard test tone generator (to avoid excess baggage charges) caught the curiosity of Dale Cornish. With Cornish and Julian renowned for their own releases, for a variety of labels including The Tapeworm, this chance bonding over former NASA technical equipment has led to their first collaboration...
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TRISTAN PERICH - 1-Bit Symphony, Physical Editions

TRISTAN PERICH

1-Bit Symphony

Physical Editions

Format_dot_stuffMicrochip (Housed In Jewel Case) // £14.49

ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: PE003

A follow up to Tristan Perich's astonishingly inventive 1-Bit Music release, 1-Bit Symphony takes the composer's concept to a new scale. This is a digital edition of a physical release that avoids conventional recorded media formatting and instead opts for a more interactive medium. Housed within a jewelcase, Perich presents a complete electronic circuit which "performs" the music for you, rather than merely playing it back. Once switched on, this hand-assembled piece of electronics hardware plays through a five-movement symphony generated from a 1-bit audio signal. Of course, this… Read more
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TRISTAN PERICH - 1-Bit Symphony, Physical Editions

Thursday, 08 January

DOUGLAS DARE - Whelm - Nine Poems, ERASED TAPES

DOUGLAS DARE

Whelm - Nine Poems

ERASED TAPES

Format_dot_stuffBook // £7.99

BOOKS

Cat. Number: ERATP057PB

*Includes full album download code redeemable from the label* "To accompany the album 'Whelm' Douglas Dare presents a poetry book which includes full 10 track album download of Whelm. It was in November last year that the duo Douglas Dare and producer/percussionist Fabian Prynn decided to record an album, and by January they were listening to it. Finding themselves out of the home-studio for the first time, the pair recorded much of the album in Flood’s studio Assault & Battery in West London. Other touches were recorded back in Fabian’s home. With the comfort of familiar songs from h… Read more
DOUGLAS DARE - Whelm - Nine Poems, ERASED TAPES
DATACIDE - Fourteen, Praxis

DATACIDE

Fourteen

Praxis

Format_dot_stuffMag // £4.00

MAGAZINE

Cat. Number: DATACIDE14

Issue Fourteen of the Praxis Records-related Datacide magazine for noise and politics. Features 76-pages of essays on everything from Uganda's Anti-Homosexuality Bill Update to 'Dancing with Death: The Excremental, the Sacred & Ecstatic Community in Free Party Culture', thru Resisting Police Corruption and Violence in Hackney in the 1980s and 1990s, plus book reviews on Paul Huxtable and Al Fingers, Sound System Culture: Celebrating Huddersfield's Sound Systems, and loads of news, reviews and charts for the politicised raver.

Thursday, 11 December

HISHAM MAYET (DIRECTOR) - Vodoun Gods On The Slave Coast, Sublime Frequencies
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HISHAM MAYET (DIRECTOR)

Vodoun Gods On The Slave Coast

Sublime Frequencies

Format_dot_stuffDVD // £16.49

DOCUMENTARY

Cat. Number: SF089DVD

*Latest chapter in Sublime Frequencies' "folk cinema” series is this stunning new film from Hisham Mayet shot on location in Benin 2011. DVD digipak with 12-page booklet of photos from various Vodoun ceremonies throughout Benin; 48 minutes/color; all-region DVD, NTSC format* "Vodoun Gods on the Slave Coast explores the ceremonial splendor of sacred dance and ritual in Benin, the birthplace and cradle of Vodoun. Formerly known as Dahomey, Benin was also called the Slave Coast due to its importance in the trans-Atlantic slave trade. Today, the worship and supplicat… Read more
HISHAM MAYET (DIRECTOR) - Vodoun Gods On The Slave Coast, Sublime Frequencies
MATT DUNNING (DIRECTOR) - The Stirring Of A Thousand Bells, Sublime Frequencies
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MATT DUNNING (DIRECTOR)

The Stirring Of A Thousand Bells

Sublime Frequencies

Format_dot_stuffDVD // £13.49

DOCUMENTARY

Cat. Number: SF094DVD

*Sublime Frequencies presents two films capturing the essence of Central Java's Gamelan tradition, shot by filmmaker Matt Dunning on location in Solo Java, Indonesia. The films include rare footage of the Sekaten Gamelan performance held once yearly* "Gamelan is one of the ancient music traditions of the world. In Solo, on the island of Java Indonesia, it's still a part of everyday life and an important cultural custom. A complex wonder of human invention, it comes from a timeless world of aural tradition, contemplation, and relaxed living. These two films by M… Read more
MATT DUNNING (DIRECTOR) - The Stirring Of A Thousand Bells, Sublime Frequencies

Thursday, 04 December

JEFF MILLS - Man From Tomorrow, Axis
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JEFF MILLS

Man From Tomorrow

Axis

Format_dot_stuffDVD+CD // £18.99

DOCUMENTARY

Cat. Number: AXDV003

*DVD Film documentary plus bonus material on CD, including 12 previously unreleased tracks. Starring Jeff Mills, Directed by Jacqueline Caux* "Understanding what Man From Tomorrow could possibly mean and say to others, we greatly discussed the ways of how we could go about materialising this in a manner that detaches the subject away from normality. We wanted to show what deep thoughts, dream escapes and unconventional expressions of our future could look, sound and feel like through ever-expanding and dimensional lens of Techno". - Jeff Mills “Some time ago, Jeff Mills asked me to mak… Read more
JEFF MILLS - Man From Tomorrow, Axis
WAND - Ganglion Reef, GOD?

WAND

Ganglion Reef

GOD?

Format_dot_stuffCassette // £6.49

INDIE / ALTERNATIVE

Cat. Number: GOD009CS

"Wand are Cory Hanson (W.H.I.T.E., Chad And The Meat Bodies), Daniel Martens (Zulus, Battleship), Evan Burrows (Behavior) and Lee Landey (Agowilt). They are from Los Angeles, California. ‘Ganglion Reef’ was recorded in San Pedro and mixed in San Diego, California. The fluctuating gravity of Wand’s sound achieves total Wand-hood by jamming senses, sounds and vibes through the circuits like magic plays of light and dark for today’s (and tomorrow’s) mind-ears. From beneath the glassine surface dost emerge: Ganglion Reef."
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Thursday, 13 November

DISCO PATRICK & PATRICK VOGT - Disco: An Encyclopedic Guide to the cover art of disco records, Soul Jazz Records
*Due to the size and weight of this item we can only ship to UK & Ireland, USA, Benelux, France, Germany, Luxemburg, Netherlands, Italy, Spain Denmark, Australia, Japan and New Zealand. If you are in another country please contact us for postage costs* "This 360 page deluxe hardback book - a massive 12x12” - features the amazing artwork of thousands of disco record cover designs from the 1970s up to the mid-1980s. The record cover designs amount to a unique visual history of disco culture. Featuring over 2,000 album cover desig… Read more
DISCO PATRICK & PATRICK VOGT - Disco: An Encyclopedic Guide to the cover art of disco records, Soul Jazz Records
THE WIRE - Issue 370: December 2014, Wire
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THE WIRE

Issue 370: December 2014

Wire

Format_dot_stuffMag // £4.50

MAGAZINE

Cat. Number: WIRE370

December's issue focusses on "freedom principles: strategies for liberating sound and music", with a particular emphasis on Improv, Karaoke, Psychedelia, Plunderphonics, Free Rock and Outward Bound Jazz. Peter Zummo is tested in the Invisible Jukebox, Biba Kopf listens to the ancient songs of the Ainu people of Japan, and Francis Gooding covers India's folk legends Amarass. Includes all the usual news, reviews, listings etc.
JACKSON C. FRANK - The Clear, Hard Light of Genius (A Memoir by Jim Abbott), Ba Da Bing!
*Part painstakingly researched biography, part personal memoir of caring for Frank through the final decade of his life. Softcover, 255 pages. Precedes the early 2015 release of a triple volume set of reissues* "The story of Jackson C. Frank is tragic. The victim of a school fire in his youth, struggling with homelessness and mental illness throughout his life, half-blinded in old age before his death in 1999, Frank met continuous obstacles. And yet he enjoyed a shining moment with the release of Jackson C. Frank on Columbia Records in 1965. The … Read more
JACKSON C. FRANK - The Clear, Hard Light of Genius (A Memoir by Jim Abbott), Ba Da Bing!

Thursday, 06 November

BEPPU - Post Content, OTHER IDEAS
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BEPPU

Post Content

OTHER IDEAS

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INDUSTRIAL / WAVE / ELECTRO

Cat. Number: OTRC003

*Edition of 50 copies* Andrew Hargreaves of The Boats returns with an excellent, noisy new Beppu album. Arriving in the wake of this year's 'Coercion' LP, the 'Post Content' session features eight of Andrew's most malevolent industrial/noise excursions inspired by the early waves of TG and Clock DVA and strongly compatible with the recent wave of gear from Vatican Shadow, Alberich et al. And while it might all just be "noise" to the lay listener, there's a thread of melodic ambiguity to Beppu's music that's become his charred brand; from the thunderous discord of 'Verbal Objections' thru the … Read more
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BEPPU - Post Content, OTHER IDEAS
SOUL JAZZ RECORDS PRESENTS - 90 Degrees of Shade: Image and Identity in the West Indies: Over 100 Years of Photography in the Caribbean - Foreword by Paul Gilroy, Soul Jazz Records
*Due to the size and weight of this item we can only ship to UK & Ireland, USA, Benelux, France, Germany, Luxemburg, Netherlands, Italy, Spain Denmark, Australia, Japan and New Zealand. If you are in another country please contact us for postage costs* "‘90 Degrees Of Shade: Image And Identity In The West Indies - 100 Years Of Photography In The Caribbean’ celebrates over 100 years of photography in the Caribbean. From calypso kings to Vodou priests, revolutiona… Read more
SOUL JAZZ RECORDS PRESENTS - 90 Degrees of Shade: Image and Identity in the West Indies: Over 100 Years of Photography in the Caribbean - Foreword by Paul Gilroy, Soul Jazz Records
ANTONY & THE JOHNSONS - Turning, Rough Trade
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ANTONY & THE JOHNSONS

Turning

Rough Trade

Format_dot_stuffDVD+CD // £11.49

INDIE / ALTERNATIVE

Cat. Number: RTRADCDDVD723

Deluxe edition of the ‘Turning’ DVD including a CD of the complete audio recording of the ‘Turning’ concert, recorded live at The Barbican in London in November 2006. The concert contains songs from the first three Antony And The Johnsons full length albums - ‘Antony And The Johnsons’, ‘I Am A Bird Now’ and ‘The Crying Light’ - as performed by an ensemble of musicians including Maxim Moston, Rob Moose, Julia Kent, Parker Kindred, Jeff Langston and Thomas Bartlett. The CD also features two rare Antony And The Johnsons studio recordings from that period* ‘Turning’ is a concert film document… Read more
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ANTONY & THE JOHNSONS - Turning, Rough Trade

Thursday, 30 October

BRIAN COLEMAN - Check The Technique (Volume 2) - More Liner Notes For Hip-Hop Junkies, WAX FACTS PRESS
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BRIAN COLEMAN

Check The Technique (Volume 2) - More Liner Notes For Hip-Hop Junkies

WAX FACTS PRESS

Format_dot_stuffHEAVYWEIGHT BOOK // £25.49

BOOKS

Cat. Number: WAXF002MG

*540+ Pages, 325 Songs Discussed & Dissected, Over 350 Images and Interviews With: Ice Cube, 3rd Bass, Stetsasonic, Mantronix, Naughty By Nature, Raekwon, Mf Doom (Kmd), Dr. Octagon, Dj Jazzy Jeff, The Coup, Edo G, Lord Finesse, Mos Def & Talib Kweli, Company Flow And Dozens More* "Coleman’s latest offering presents never-before-told, behind-the-scenes histories on albums ranging from influential ‘80s masterpieces like DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince’s He’s The DJ, I’m The Rapper and 3rd Bass’ The Cactus Album to ‘90s classics like Ice… Read more
BRIAN COLEMAN - Check The Technique (Volume 2) - More Liner Notes For Hip-Hop Junkies, WAX FACTS PRESS

Thursday, 16 October

THE WIRE - Issue 369: November 2014, Wire
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THE WIRE

Issue 369: November 2014

Wire

Format_dot_stuffMagazine + CD // £4.50

MAGAZINE

Cat. Number: WIRE369

*Includes a 20-track Wire Tapper CD* Richard Dawson, he of 'The Magic Bridge', appears on the jacket of this month's edition with half his face covered by a 20-track copy of the Tapper 36, including music from Susanna, Der Plan, Esa Shields RapoonTomaga and many more. There's also an Invisible Jukebox with Cooly G, Belgian composer Moniek Darge in cross-platform, articles on Katei Gately, Ascetic House, Beatrice Dillon, and a fine primer on Autechre's myriad remix works. All the usual news, reviews, listings, too.

Thursday, 02 October

BONOBO - The North Borders Tour. — Live., Ninja Tune

BONOBO

The North Borders Tour. — Live.

Ninja Tune

Format_dot_stuffDVD+CD // £12.99

ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: ZENCD202X

Deluxe CD and DVD set in special packaging with a 72 page portrait sized hardback clothbound book in wibalin fine linen wrap with cyclus offset inner pages containing live photographs, Bonobo Instagram tour diary, anecdotes from Simon, the band and crew and a foreword by Gilles Peterson. The DVD contains 60 minutes of live footage taken at Pula Amphitheatre (a genuine Roman Amphitheatre and among the six largest surviving Roman arenas in the World) and The Roundhouse, interspersed with documentary footage and extras including photo gallery, extra videos and a time lapse video.
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BONOBO - The North Borders Tour. — Live., Ninja Tune

Thursday, 11 September

REFUSENIK - Musikaliszer Pinkos, Slip
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REFUSENIK

Musikaliszer Pinkos

Slip

Format_dot_stuffCassette // £7.99

ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: SLP008

**Military grey-coloured cassette with insert. Housed in Hand-stencilled card box** "Musikaliszer Pinkos [SLP008] is the Lithuanian composer Arturas Bumšteinas’ first recording issued through Slip Discs, under his REFUSENIK alias. Recorded on a Polyvox synthesiser salvaged from a local market in Vilnius, this substantial suit of analogue meditations sees the composer approach material sourced from a Hebrew music book of the same name, published by cantor Abraham Berenstein in Vilna (1927). Surpassing mere analogue fetishism, Bumšteinas’ album is grounded upon a delicate flow betwee… Read more
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REFUSENIK - Musikaliszer Pinkos, Slip

Thursday, 14 August 2014

THE WIRE - Issue 367: September 2014, Wire

THE WIRE

Issue 367: September 2014

Wire

Format_dot_stuffMag // £4.50

MAGAZINE

Cat. Number: WIRE367

Dean Blunt fronts the September issue of The Wire. David Keenan talks black metal, free jazz and life after Hype Williams with the mercurial East Londoner. There's also an interview with David Rosenboom, a primer on Pharoah Sanders, a typically ace interview with the man like Slackk, Justin Broadrick does the Invisible Jukebox, and there's much more on Drew Mulholland, Catherine Lamb, Sarah Angliss, and all the usual news and reviews.

Thursday, 07 August 2014

STANDARD PLANETS / ARTHUR'S LANDING - Dumbo Dumbo / Miracle, Fin-A-Dee Six Records
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STANDARD PLANETS / ARTHUR'S LANDING

Dumbo Dumbo / Miracle

Fin-A-Dee Six Records

Format_dot_stuffCassette // £6.49

ELECTRONIC

Cat. Number: FIN002

"Fresh from their debut release - a collaboration with kraut legend Harald Grosskopf (RVNG, Sky) (Ashra Tempel, Manuel Gottsching, Klaus Schulze), Standard Planets release their second single, a collaboration with Arthur's Landing: a collective of musicians who worked extensively with revered avant-disco producer Arthur Russell throughout his life. The A side of the release is a never before recorded or released Arthur Russell song 'Dumbo Dumbo'. Arthur attempted this song during the infamous CBS/Dinosaur L recording sessions of 1978 but was abandoned for r… Read more
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STANDARD PLANETS / ARTHUR'S LANDING - Dumbo Dumbo / Miracle, Fin-A-Dee Six Records

Thursday, 24 July 2014

STAR TURBINE - Fuse Editions 002, Bomb Shop

STAR TURBINE

Fuse Editions 002

Bomb Shop

Format_dot_stuffCassette // £8.49

DARK AMBIENT / DRONE / METAL

Cat. Number: FUSEEDITIONS002

"The second in the Fuse Editions series presents two live performances by Star Turbine - one recorded at Fuse Art Space, Bradford, on the 27th of February 2014, and another from Nundungeon, Edinburgh, on the 1st of March 2014. Released on limited cassette and digital formats in July 2014. Star Turbine are Sindre Bjerga and Claus Poulsen. Working mainly with electronics and prepared amplified objects, they have toured their unique soundscapes throughout Europe over the last two years."
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Thursday, 10 July 2014

AUDINT (KODE9 & TOBY HEYS) - AUDINT T-Shirt (White on Black / Medium), AUDINT
Limited Edition T-Shirt featuring the AUDINT logo. Tees are Hanes 5180 Beefy-T, 100% cotton jersey, 6.1 oz. Sizes: to fit chest in inches S (34-36) M (38-40) L (42-44) XL (46-48). This is a size MEDIUM.
AUDINT (KODE9 & TOBY HEYS) - AUDINT T-Shirt (Brown on Black / Medium), AUDINT
Limited Edition T-Shirt featuring the AUDINT logo. Tees are Hanes 5180 Beefy-T, 100% cotton jersey, 6.1 oz. Sizes: to fit chest in inches S (34-36) M (38-40) L (42-44) XL (46-48). This is a size MEDIUM.
AUDINT (KODE9 & TOBY HEYS) - AUDINT T-Shirt (Black on White / Medium), AUDINT
Limited Edition T-Shirt featuring the AUDINT logo. Tees are Hanes 5180 Beefy-T, 100% cotton jersey, 6.1 oz. Sizes: to fit chest in inches S (34-36) M (38-40) L (42-44) XL (46-48). This is a size MEDIUM.
AUDINT (KODE9 & TOBY HEYS) - AUDINT T-Shirt (Black on White / Large), AUDINT
Limited Edition T-Shirt featuring the AUDINT logo. Tees are Hanes 5180 Beefy-T, 100% cotton jersey, 6.1 oz. Sizes: to fit chest in inches S (34-36) M (38-40) L (42-44) XL (46-48). This is a size LARGE.