Baio The Names Expected 18th September Debut full length from Baio the project of Chris Baio from Vampire Weekend and is, in his words, "Bowie and Ferry-influenced pop songs and dumbsmart arena techno." and it's pretty much exactly that.. if maybe more quirky electro than arena techno! Glassnote CD | LP Pre-Order
Robert DeLong In The Cards Second album from LA electronic producer/artist Robert Delong. In The Cards is another step forward—a leap into the digital abyss. The tranquil chimes that open the titular track are a red herring. The song goes full rave fast, with DeLong’s crisp vocals soaring over a wild soundscape of surging bass, acid-washed synth, and percussion that runs the gamut from jungle to trap. That the entire album feels huge and alive like this shouldn’t be a surprise. DeLong’s sound is tempered by the road, and he’s opened his process to other producer/songwriters like Wax Ltd. (Best Coast, Miley Cyrus), E. Kidd Bogart (Beyoncé, MKTO), Belief (Sia), and MNDR, who sings on the pitch-shifting slow jam, ‘Born to Break.’ From the noir-ish groove of lead single ‘Long Way Down’ to the cyber-punk balladry of ‘Pass Out,’ the record is both immediate and intricate—catchy, yes, but chock full of substance too. Glassnote CD | LP
Baio Man Of The World The second solo album from Baio, known from his work with indie-rockers Vampire Weekend. Following up from 2015's The Names with smooth and infectious indie-gems. “Writing ‘Man of the World’ was my way of processing 2016, a year that began with the death of my favorite artist, David Bowie, and ended with the greatest political disruption of my adult life – all while I was a nomad, an American living in London, touring two continents, never fully of either place. It’s partially about being trapped in my own head, obsessing about things it was too late to change, feeling afraid and guilty and alone. It’s also my attempt to document a certain sense of loss that felt both intensely personal and like part of a larger collective experience many were going through at once.”. Glassnote CD | LP
Madisen Ward And The Mama Bear The Radio Winners Modern soulful/folk music mother and son duo Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear release their brand-new EP ‘The Radio Winners’. Childhood Goodbye, the first single released from the new EP was warmly received on release in March 2018, being premiered by Jo Whiley and playlisted for three weeks at Radio 2. The duo released debut album “Skeleton Crew” in 2015 to critical acclaim. Appearing on Late Show with David Letterman, Later... with Jools Holland, BBC Breakfast News, CBS News Sunday Morning, and Today (U.S. TV program). That same year, the band performed in the USA, Canada and Europe, including Bonnaroo Music Festival, Newport Folk Festival, Americana Music Festival & Conference. They also supported The Tallest Man on Earth, Sufjan Stevens, Pixies, Rodrigo y Gabriela, and Old Crow Medicine Show. Glassnote 12"
Jade Bird Jade Bird Indies exclusive LP is on white vinyl. Regular LP is on standard black vinyl. One of our favourite albums of 2019! "For me this an album of pure, raw and passionate songs wrapped up with honest lyricism and great, catchy melodies. She can hold her own acoustically or with a band and is doing something uniquely her own" - Claire Jade Bird - the debut self-titled debut album via Glassnote Records. Featuring breakthrough singles Lottery, Uh Huh & Love Has All Been Done Before. Twisting big themes of disillusionment, divorce, cheating, sorrow into the realities of an independent-minded, modern British teenager, Jade's music transcends genre with a wealth of influence coming from everywhere, and anywhere. Classic, contemporary, and a total breath of fresh air in the current musical landscape, Jade Bird is that rare, next-generation artist who appears as clued up on the past as she is determined to learn from its lessons: in control, sometimes in your face, and in possession of gifts beyond her years. Glassnote Records CD | LP
Jade Bird Something American "Jade Bird’s debut EP ‘Something American’ - originally released in 2017 is having a limited physical release available this March. Jade’s extraordinarily accomplished debut EP – ‘Something American’ - has been receiving critical acclaim of the highest order all around the globe. Across the 5 tracks, her voice has arrived like a total breath of fresh air in the current musical landscape - putting her own positive, refreshing spin on a richly complex personal and musical heritage. Within the EP, Jade manages to twist huge themes including disillusionment, divorce, cheating and sorrow into the realities of an independent-minded modern British teenager. Produced by Simone Felice (The Lumineers, Bat For Lashes etc), the EP was recorded at Clubhouse Studio in Rhinebeck, NY and features Matt Johnson (Jeff Buckley, St Vincent) on drums, Will Rees (Mystery Jets) on guitar and Sara Lee (B-52’s) on bass." Glassnote 10"
Mansionair Shadowboxer The long awaited full length album from Sydney's Mansionair, breathtaking, atmospheric and hypnotising electronic-fuelled tunes. If you're into the likes of The Japanese House, Bon Iver, Cigarettes After Sex, Ex:Re or alt-J, you should give this a listen. Written and self-produced over a three-year period - in living rooms, studios, garages, and a cabin the California mountains - Shadowboxer is an album about making mistakes in private together, and then coming out on the other side with something beautiful and whole. Glassnote Records CD | LP
IDER Emotional Education Themes of anxiety, identity, mental health, and the human condition run throughout. The album's 11 songs – which include singles 'Mirror', 'You've Got Your Whole Life Ahead of You Baby' and 'Brown Sugar' – are consistently intricate and intimate, but draw from a multitude of influences, reflecting the multi-instrumentalists' diverse tastes. To understand the symbiosis that exists between IDER, you need only learn how the London duo's debut album got its name. "It came from a song that I had written," says Megan Markwick, referring to the raw electro-pop anthem 'Saddest Generation', a beautiful examination of millennial malaise. "But then Lily had put in that lyric – 'Where's the emotional education we're all looking for?' And it was a penny drop moment. It's such a perfect example of the way we work, this partnership that is all entangled." "Emotional Education is what we give each other," adds Lily Somerville, "and what we're going to give you with this album." Glassnote Records CD | LP
Little Green Cars Ephemera Second album from Dubliners Little Green Cars. A diverse mix of subtle acoustic guitar indie-folk to big powerful choruses. For fans of Walking On Cars and Kodaline “It’s a transitional album,” says Stevie. “Lyrically, it’s all about change – the end of some eras, new beginnings, learning from the past and looking to the future. Ephemera means things that are important to you, but only for a short time. That could apply to music or relationships or even a particular day. The poem sums up the theme of the album, which we only realised ourselves when we’d recorded the songs Glassnote Records CD | LP