Vampire Weekend Father of The Bride Indies / Bricks & Mortars / Band's exclusive LP is on orange coloured vinyl. Full details + track listing to follow. YESSSS, the new full length album from the awesome indie-poppers Vampire Weekend, the first full length release since going on hiatus and we can't wait to hear it in full. Columbia CD | LP
Herbie Hancock Chameleon / Watermelon Man Major Keys is a brand-new audiophile label focusing on fully licensed reissues of jazz classics, pressed on 12” for a fuller, louder version compared to the original album cut. What better way to kick of the series than housing Herbie Hancock’s imitable ‘Chameleon’ and ‘Watermelon Man’, loud and proud on either side of a 12”. They don’t get much more iconic than ‘Chameleon’. Nestled on the incredible1973 ‘Head Hunters’ album it’s a 16-minute exploration of legendary jazz funk – having all the sensibilities and solos of a jazz record, yet grounding its rhythms in funk, soul and R&B. Even, as its title suggests, morphing from a low slung slow jam into a full-on, fast paced spiritual gem. Lock in for one of the most iconic basslines aroundcourtesy of Paul Jackson, alongside some of the sweetest synth and Rhodesplaying you’re likely to hear from Herbie, all tied together with Harvey Mason’s mythical drumming. Sampled the world over by the biggest and the best this is atruly timeless and hugely influential piece of music. On the B side, the equally intriguing ‘Watermelon Man’. This version, again taken from the Head Hunters LP, differs from the Blue Note bop ’62 original, with Hancock developing it into a jazz fusion expedition. Bill Summers top and tails the track with a style of beer bottle blowing imitating a type of whistle playing found in Central African Pygmy music,giving a unique flavour to Hancock’s jazz funk stylings that focus on the rhythmic interplay between each instrument. FromDilla to Digable Planets, Madonna to Massive Attack it’s a classic that’s sampled time and time again for good reason. Columbia 12"
Declan McKenna Regurgitated [RSD19] This is an exclusive release for Record Store Day 2019. Now available to online customers Two fans favourite songs & B' sides to the first couple of single releases, from Declan McKenna have been 'regurgitated' here & made available on a deluxe 10" pic Pic Disc Vinyl - "Brew" & "Basic". Columbia 10" RSD 2019
Silk City Electricity EP [RSD19] This is an exclusive release for Record Store Day 2019. Any remaining stock will be available online from Saturday 20th April, strictly one per customer. Silk City are Mark Ronson & Diplo - This is a x4 trk EP on 12" Vinyl, which includes the Top 3 hit "Electricity" ft. Dua Lipa, plus collaborations with Daniel Merriweather, Mapei & Goldlink. Columbia 12" RSD 2019
Miley Cyrus / Mark Ronson Nothing Breaks Like A Heart [RSD19] This is an exclusive release for Record Store Day 2019. Any remaining stock will be available online from Saturday 20th April, strictly one per customer. Recent Top 3 single. Available as a x3 trk, 12" Vinyl single. Includes:- 'Radio Edit', 'Dimitri From Paris Remix', 'Boston Bun Remix'. Columbia 12" RSD 2019
Mark Ronson Late Night Feelings Indies exclusive LP is on grey vinyl. The fifth full length solo album from the multi-award winning Mark Ronson. In an interview with Las Vegas Weekly, Ronson described the new album as "definitely the best thing" he has ever made and the album he has worked the hardest on. He also agreed that the album contains "sad bangers", as those are the kinds of songs that have "emotional resonance" and that he was drawn to making during the writing and recording process. Columbia Records CD | LP Pre-Order
Ray Lamontagne Part Of The Light First pressing of the LP is on clear vinyl, once that's gone then it'll revert to standard black. The seventh full length album from Grammy Awards winning artist Ray LaMontagne. Each release from his catalogue over the last 13 years carries its own character and feel. Having worked with producers Ethan Johns, Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys and Jim James of My Morning Jacket, Ray’s vast sonic catalogue has been called everything from “a perfect throwback to the lost art of the album-length format,” from Entertainment Weekly to “epic and magical,” from Rolling Stone and “gorgeous and ambitious,” from Esquire. NPR’s All Things Considered said that Ray throughout the course of his career “has continued to push himself in different directions,” while People called Ray a “marvel of nature.” Columbia CD | LP
The Shins The Worm's Heart The fifth studio album from the awesome American indie-band The Shins gets a 'flipped' release, the songs have been re-worked and re-created to make the slower, mellow ones punchy and rocky, and the faster ones slowed down and intimate, demonstrating the band's songwriting ability. What began as an exercise in songwriting transformed into a commentary on what it means to be a songwriter. After writing the first track for Heartworms (released 10 March 2017), James Mercer decided to recreate each song from scratch. Driven by its malleability, its ability to be foundationally identical, yet aesthetically and sonically utterly new, Mercer continued experimenting until he had two complete albums: one original and one “flipped”. Mercer’s ability to create two totally divergent albums from the same underlying compositions not only highlights his immense capability as a songwriter, but also functions as a reminder of what it means to be an artist, how an artist acts as both the master and facilitator of his artistic product. Columbia CD | LP
Calvin Harris Feels A limited edition 12" single taken from Calvin Harris's Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1. Columbia 12"
Irakere Anung Anunga / Baila Mi Ritmo Originally released on a promo-only limited edition special 12" mix in the U.S., "Anung Anunga" was pressed in extremely limited quantity, making it one of the rarest Columbia 12" releases ever. Produced by veteran dance music producer Bert Decoteaux, "Anung Anunga" is the perfect fusion of red-hot Cuban musicians with a contemporary dance production. The result is simply stunning and continues the tradition of artists like Candido and Joe Bataan crossing over into the Dance Music world. Columbia 12"
roy ayers Programmed For Love 12" on 180g vinyl. Taken from his 'You Might Be Surprised' album from 1985 and produced by James Mtume with additional help from Tawatha & Philip Fields (of Aurra & Mtume) as well as David Frank (of The System), this 12 inch has long been sought after by Roy Ayers fans with the release changing hands for over £100 regularly on Discogs. This mid-tempo joint with forward thinking lyrics, a great 808 beat and beautiful chords is sophisticated, yet hood. Reissued for the first time, don't miss this opportunity to own this slice of mid 80's Roy Ayers. Columbia 12"
charles earland Coming To You Live / I Will Never Tell Non-RSD edition of this 180g 12" from Charles Earland. 'Coming To You Live' another one of those rare infectious 12" releases which has grown in stature over the years. Championed by big names such as Gilles Peterson, Theo Parrish and Moodymann, it has become a firm favourite with dj's and clubbers alike, entertaining many discerning dance-floors. Taken from the original master tapes, and released on 180g vinyl. Columbia 12"
John Mayer The Search For Everything The seventh studio album from American singer-songwriter John Mayer. A chilled out album making for a soul inspired indie-pop listen. Columbia LP
Russ There's Really A Wolf The anticipated debut album from Atlanta based DIY rapper Russ, 250+ songs and 11 projects in the making has led up to this album. For 10 years, Russ has been doing it all himself. A self-proclaimed “DIY pioneer,” Russ produces, mixes, masters, engineers and writes all of his own music. His strong vision and self-belief has resulted in two Top 15 radio hits, 175 million total YouTube views to date, 3.6 million monthly listeners on Spotify, and over 225 million plays of his vast catalogue, all sung word for word by his dedicated fan base at sold-out shows across the globe. Columbia CD
mass order lift every voice superb soulful/garage dance classic..1992 produced by bassment boys 4 mixes take me away! very catchy and uplifting!!...dj columbia 12"
The Ataris So Long, Astoria The major label debut from The Ataris featuring 'In This Diary' and their cover of 'The Boys Of Summer'. 1. So Long, Astoria 2. Takeoffs And Landings 3. In This Diary 4. My Reply 5. Unopened Letter To The World 6. The Saddest Song 7. Summer '79 8. The Hero Dies In This One 9. All You Can Ever Learn Is What You Already Know 10. The Boys Of Summer 11. Radio #2 12. Looking Back On Today 13. Eight of Nine 14. I Won't Spend Another Night Alone www.myspace.com/theataris Kris Roe playing an acoustic instore at Banquet! Columbia CD
Band Of Horses Mirage Rock now shippingDeluxe double CD features a 5 track bonus cd from the 'el paso' sessions. Brilliant! A new Band Of Horses album is something we've been looking forwards to for a while! frontman Ben Bridwell delivered some of his prettiest melodies yet, on the crosby stills nash and young-influenced two-part saga 'dumpster world' and the harmony-drenched ballad 'the slow cruel hands of time.' Several tunes took form after (producer Glyn) Johns pushed Bridwell to workshop in-progress material in solo acoustic form for his bandmates. "it was terrifying," says the singer. "but he helped guide me into some exciting new techniques. i'm forever grateful." http://www.facebook.com/bandofhorses Columbia CD | LP
Bob Dylan Tempest Expected 10th September "At 71-years-old Dylan is still striking out into strange new places rather than revisiting his past. Although he no longer attempts to scale the heights of poetic imagery and dense metaphor that established him as popular music’s greatest lyricist, instead writing in bluesy couplets, the extreme collision of ideas and characters and the mysterious, ambivalent arcs of his narratives creates a pungent effect. Dylan still has the power to disturb and thrill." Columbia CD | LP
Gossip A Joyful Noise Expected 14th May The dance-punk trio are back with a brand new album produced by Mark Ronson and Brian Higgins of Xenomania (Kylie Minogue, Pet Shop Boys, Girls Aloud, Sugababes). This is true to the Gossip sound - a blend of soul, gospel, rock, funk, disco and punk http://www.facebook.com/gossipmusic Columbia CD Pre-Order
Odd Future The OF Tape Vol.2 This album is released with 4 different covers - randomly distributed. The rap collective Odd Future release 'The OF tape vol.2' The follow-up to 2008’s 'The Odd Future Tape' It features Tyler, The Creator, Frank Ocean, Hodgy Beats, Left Brain and The Internet, rapper Earl Sweatshirt, who recently reunited with the group. http://www.oddfuture.com/ Columbia CD