FONTAINES D.C. A Hero's Death / I Don't Belong A new 7" single from the awesome Fontaines D.C.. Partisan Records 7"
FONTAINES D.C. A Hero's Death The Double LP is a deluxe edition on 180g black vinyl and includes a 12" x 12" photo/lyric book. Following on from their critically acclaimed 2019 record Dogrel, FONTAINES D.C. are back with their second full length A Hero's Death. Barely a year after the release of their hugely acclaimed debut album 'Dogrel', which earned a Mercury Prize nomination and Album of the Year 2019 at both BBC 6Music and Rough Trade record store, Dublin’s Fontaines D.C. have returned with an intensely confident, patient, and complex follow up album. 'A Hero's Death' arrives battered and bruised, albeit beautiful - a heady and philosophical take on the modern world, and its great uncertainty. Partisan Records CD | LP
Tender Modern Addiction The debut album from the intense alternative electro-pop duo Tender. Check this out if you're into The xx, Oh Wonder, LANY or Fyfe. James Cullen and Dan Cobb’s debut full length explores the phenomenon of comfort and compulsion that is addiction, via a pop record about a relationship. Cullen frames familiar feelings for us to relate to and digest, but simultaneously undermines their presence, leaving the listener holding the same hollow heart that he carried through his addiction. Cobb’s soaring synths and progressive percussion are waxed and shined by the album’s sleek club mix, and the juxtaposition with Cullen’s lyrics is heartbreaking. Partisan Records CD | LP
Cigarettes After Sex Cry We've got our hands on one of the test-pressings of this album Anyone that has already ordered the album will automatically go into the draw to win a copy. --- Indies exclusive LP is on clear vinyl and includes a 24" x 24" fold-out poster. The hugely anicitpated second full length album from Cigarettes After Sex. Another offering of their distincitve and intoxicating mix of ambient songwriting. --- The draw is no purchase necessary. You can also enter by sending a mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject as 'CAS TEST PRESS COMP'. Partisan Records CD | LP
Pottery Welcome to Bobby's Motel The debut full length album from Montreal's psychedelic / garage-rockers Pottery. Who is “Bobby,” you ask? Enter Pottery. Enter Paul Jacobs, Jacob Shepansky, Austin Boylan, Tom Gould, and Peter Baylis. Enter the smells, the cigarettes, the noise, their van Mary, their friend Luke, toilet drawings, Northern California, Beatles accents, Taco Bell, the Great Plains, and hot dogs. Enter love and hate, angst and happiness, and everything in between. Beginning as an inside joke between the band members, Bobby and his “motel” have grown into so much more. They’ve become the all-encompassing alt-reality that the band built themselves, for everyone else. So, in essence, Bobby is Pottery and his motel is wherever they are. But really, Bobby is a pilot, a lumberjack, a stay at home dad, and a disco dancer that never rips his pants. He's a punching bag filled with comic relief. He laughs in the face of day-to-day ambiguity, as worrying isn’t worth it to Bobby. There’s a piece of him in everyone, there to remind us that things are probably going to work out, maybe. He’s you. He’s him. He’s her. He’s them. Bobby is always there, painted in the corner, urging you to relax and forget about your useless worries. And his motel? Well, the motel is life. It might not be clean, and the curtains might not shut all the way. The air conditioner might be broken, and the floors might be stained. But that’s okay, because you don’t go to Bobby’s Motel for the glamour and a good night’s sleep, the minibar, or the full-service sauna. You go to Bobby’s Motel to feel, to escape, to remember, to distract. You go for the late nights and early mornings, good times and the bad. You might spend your entire life looking for Bobby’s Motel and just when you think you will never find it, you realize you’ve been there all along. It’s filthy and amazing and you dance, and you love it. The 11 songs on ‘Welcome to Bobby’s Motel’ don’t just invite you to move your body; they command you to. Fusing reckless, manic energy with painstaking precision, the record is part post-punk, part art-pop, and part dance floor acid trip, hinting at everything from Devo to Gang of Four as it boldly careens through genres and decades. The music is driven by explosive drums and off-kilter guitar riffs that drill themselves into your brain, accented with deep, funky grooves and rousing gang vocals. The production is similarly raw and wild, suggesting an air of anarchy that belies the music’s careful architecture and meticulous construction. The result is an album full of ambitious, complex performances that exude joy and mayhem in equal measure, a collection that’s alternately virtuosic, chaotic, and pure fun. Partisan Records CD | LP
Fela Kuti Underground System Knitting Factory Records is proud to reissue Fela Kuti's 'Underground System' on vinyl, previously only available as part of the Box Set series. The last album of newly recorded material to be released during Fela’s lifetime, 1992’s Underground System is an outstanding swansong. While Fela’s recorded output slowed up as the 1980s progressed - largely as a result of ongoing arrests, beatings and jailings – his final years of recording produced some of his strongest work, notably Teacher Don’t Teach Me Nonsense (1986), Beasts Of No Nation (1989), Overtake Don Overtake Overtake (1990) and Underground System Partisan Records LP
Fela Kuti Army Arrangement Knitting Factory Records is proud to reissue Fela Kuti's 'Army Arrangement' on vinyl, previously only available as part of the Box Set series. ‘Army Arrangement’ is about Nigeria’s attempt at ‘democracy’ in 1979 after more than a decade of military rule. Partisan Records LP
Fela Kuti Coffin for Head of State Knitting Factory Records is proud to reissue Fela Kuti's 'Coffin For Head of State' on vinyl, previously only available as part of the Box Set series. The album, made up of one track only, is among Fela’s most courageous responses to the Nigerian army’s destruction of Kalakuta on 18 February 1977. During the attack, Fela’s mother, aged 78, a veteran of Nigeria’s struggle for independence from British colonial rule and an early campaigner for Nigerian women’s rights, was thrown out of an upstairs window, fracturing a leg. Fela believed that the assault led to his mother’s death 14 months later. Partisan Records LP