SONS OF RAPHAEL FULL THROATED MESSIANIC HOMAGE The debut full length album from SONS OF RAPHAEL. Sons Of Raphael’s story is one that teeters on the brink of mythology and madness; a barely believable mix of the sublime and the fortuitous. It’s a story of angels and devils, of being thrown out of a 250-year-old chapel and welcomed into an Irish bingo hall. Of betting your recording budget on a basketball game, smuggling oil paintings across the border and accidentally setting fire to yourself in The Canary Islands. Navigating the tale's twists and turns like two modern day dandies perched on the bow of a clipper ship, the West London duo have now leapt ashore with their first will and testament in hand: Full Throated Messianic Homage. An album seven years in the making but - as the band themselves put it - “with 2000 years of suffering accumulated within in it”. A four-part hymn to life, death, sin, love and resurrection: Songs for the dead here to save the living. In more earthly terms, Sons Of Raphael’s story begins two decades ago when Ronnel Raphael entered the world - oddball poet, furrowed of brow; doomed romantic and mischievous trouble maker; heretic and believer. Ronnel’s had music swirling around his head for as long as he can remember. It wasn’t until he blagged a cheap tape recorder and drum machine off a departing teacher at his button-downed boarding school though that he managed to crack it open and scoop some of that music out. Because Music Pre-Order
Logic1000 You've Got the Whole Night to Go Samantha Poulter aka LOGIC1000 is back with a 4 new song EP „ You’ve got the whole night to go“ , mixing House, Garage & Bass. Her New EP is considered by medias such as Pitchfork as one of the hottest new releases of the year. Because Music 12" Pre-Order
MYD Moving Men Remixes Very limited solid blue 12’’ 5 Track EP vinyl. Features the original version of “Moving Men” (featuring Mac de Marco) and 4 remixes by Metronomy, Gaspard Auge (from Justice) and Victor Le Manse, Bob Sinclar and Panteros666. Because Music 12"
Metronomy Mandibules Release date is currently TBC. A limited 12" red coloured vinyl from the ever-excellent electro-poppers Metronomy. B-side is an etching. When Metronomy meets Ed Banger Records. “Mandibules” new song by Metronomy is the music of the new movie “Mandibules” by Quentin Dupieux aka Mr Oizo. Because Music 12"
Deewee Foundations Compilation Soulwax DEEWEE, the label from Grammy-nominated artists David & Stephen Dewaele AKA Soulwax/2manydjs, today announce Foundations, their 50th release and first compilation album coming out on May 7th. 27 tracks including 3 brand new exclusive works* are beautifully presented across triple LP and 2CD physical editions, along with digital format. All are united by a breadth of imagination, a love of hands-on artistry, and of course by the sonic craftsmanship of the Dewaele brothers themselves. Foundations is more than just a compilation of tracks from the DEEWEE label. It’s a beautiful object in its own right. As with all DEEWEE releases, Parisian art directors, Ill-Studio have created a gorgeous artefact that collectors will love. It’s also a wonderful audio experience, with new music complimenting and elevating the catalogue material, and the sequencing of the 27 tracks done with as much love as any artist album or DJ set. It’s an expression of the values of a musical family with the brothers at its heart and featuring their creative input throughout. Everything on the album has come through the DEEWEE Studios in Ghent, Belgium which was built to bring together their friends from around the world. In many ways, Foundations represents a new phase in the label’s existence, one that is aided by a new joint venture with UK and FR label Because Music. Because Music CD | LP Pre-Order
Metronomy The English Riviera (10th Anniversary) The tenth anniversary edition of this classic from Metronoomy! double LP pressed on 180g black vinyl, includes 6 previously unreleased tracks and an etching on the D-side. Of the anniversary, Joe says “My first apartment in Paris had an almost comically perfect view of Montmartre and the Sacré-Cœur Basilica. In the shadow of the Sacré Coeur, with Barbès and the hill of Montmartre as a backdrop, I sat idly one day and wrote what would become one of Metronomy’s most popular songs. I was tinkering around with one of Marion’s keyboards and after a short while came up with the bit that gets stuck in your head; the der-de-der-der bit. I played around with it a little, hit a wall and thought ‘it’s not really Metronomy, is it’. Four months later, we finished recording The Look at the Smokehouse in London. We quite liked it, but that was about it. Then I distinctly remember the journalist Dave Simpson asking me about the song after we performed it for the first time at the Leeds Cockpit in January 2011. That was probably the moment I realised it had something about it. I still don’t know precisely what that something is, but when we perform The Look live and I hear thousands of people chanting the bit that gets stuck in your head back at me, der-de-der-der, it often brings a tear to my eye. It really is amazing what that seaside song and this whole album has done for Metronomy.” Because Music LP Pre-Order