Gruff Rhys (Don't) Welcome The Plague As A Blessing / The Babelsberg Basement Files [RSD20] Rough Trade Records LP Pre-Order
Girl Band Vicar Street Live [RSD20] This is an exclusive release for Record Store Day 2020. Available over the counter from Saturday 20th June. Any remaining stock will be available online from Sunday 28th June, strictly one per customer. In November 2019, Girl Band played back to back sold out shows at Dublin's iconic Vicar street, this was following the release of long awaited second album 'The Talkies' hailed as 'more abstract and more focused than their debut' and a sold out East coast U.S & European tour.Recognised for their ferocious live shows which have been described as chaotic, electrifying and 'genuinely dangerous, like one last rave before the apocalypse', these shows were highly intimate and intensely sought after creating an air of 'you had to be there'.This is their first ever Live vinyl and features tracks from their whole repertoire, some of which have only been performed a handful of times. 1.Pears for Lunch – 3.35 2.Fucking Butter – 7.49 3.Lawman – 6.14 4.Heckle The Frames – 1.31 5.The Last Riddler – 1.21 6.Laggard – 5.56 7.Salmon of Knowledge – 6.21 8.Amygdala – 1.43 9.The Cha Cha Cha – 0.29 10.Shoulderblades – 6.07 11.Prefab Castle – 7.39 12.Why they hide their bodies under my garage? 13.Going Norway – 4.13 14.Paul – 6.54 Rough Trade Records LP Pre-Order
Pinegrove Marigold We've got some A2 posters of the album artwork - these are FREE with a purchase of the regular LP, you just pay a little extra P&P. The new full length album from the folky-emo influenced Pinegrove, following on from 2018's Skylight. Pinegrove’s new album begins with a breath and ends with a shimmering exhalation. In between is Marigold, an urgent, multivalent meditation—and an expanded take on the blend of alt-country, indie rock and cerebral humanism that’s inspired the band’s ardent fan community. Marigold marks their Rough Trade Records debut, offering what songwriter Evan Stephens Hall calls a “heart-first” perspective. Those familiar with Pinegrove will recognize signature elements of the band’s sound: literary yet conversational lyrics, geometrically interlocking guitars, the dynamic shifting shadows of rhythm and structure. But this effort marks the most spacious, bold, and well defined iteration of the project yet. Rough Trade Records CD | LP
Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros Up From Below (10th Anniversary Edition) The 10-year anniversary remaster of 'Up From Below': the rousing, anthemic and wildly adventurous debut album from California’s Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, which features the hit single “Home”. Drenched in choral psychedelic folk rock, it was recorded onto used 2 track tape using a 24 track tape machine made in 1979. Available on 180g black double LP, embossed gatefold sleeve, 16-page deluxe booklet - limited quantity available Rough Trade Records LP
JARV IS Must I Evolve A new 12" single from Jarvis Cocker under the moniker JARV IS. The song is built on a towering organ drone, and it’s full of frantic chanting and rumbling percussion. It’s an aesthetic left turn for Cocker — one of many over a long career — but it sounds absolutely natural coming from him. Rough Trade Records 12"
Gruff Rhys Pang! Indies exclusive LP is on splattered coloured vinyl. The new album from Gruff Rhys, ‘Pang!’ is a Welsh Language pop album with a couple of verses of Zulu and an English title. ‘Pang!’ developed unexpectedly over about 18 months. Recorded in Cardiff, Wales. It was produced and mixed by Muzi in Johannesburg, South Africa. Gruff explains: “Pang! Is a Welsh language song with an English title. It started life as a folk reel and soon expanded into a ‘list’ song, listing various reasons for pangs; hunger, regret, twitter, pain, bad design etc. Using the English word pang in a Welsh language track may appear weird but I suppose it’s like using the French word ‘Magazine’ in an English song. In that it’s slightly pretentious but completely acceptable.” Rough Trade Records CD | LP
Starcrawler Devour You Limited edition 'blood-red / marbled' vinyl is packaged in a 'scratch & sniff sleeve'. Starcrawler’s remarkable sophomore album Devour You is a record that dynamically captures the essence and aggression of their gloriously unhinged live shows. Produced by Nick Launay (Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, L7) at Sunset Studios, Devour You takes the feral intensity of their 2018 self-titled debut and twists it into something grander and more gracefully composed. With its more elaborate and nuanced yet harder-hitting sonic palette, the result is a selection of songs radiating both raw sensitivity and untamable power, and a record that the band’s Arrow de Wilde says, “encapsulates all the blood, sweat, bruised knees, and broken fingers of a Starcrawler show.” Rough Trade Records CD | LP
Girl Band the Talkies We'll have one of 7 test-presses with hand-stamped artwork by vocalist Dara Kiely, to enter, all you have to do is order a copy of the LP, we'll pick the winner on release day and get it sent over to you as soon as we have it in stock. The second full length album from the Irish post-punk / indie-rock group Girl Band, following on from their acclaimed 2015 debut Holding Hands With Jamie. The Talkies is living, breathing, in a continual state of metamorphosis. It encompasses everything there is to love about Girl Band while simultaneously causing an exciting level of discomfort. The moaning and sawing guitars, atonal blankets of sound, abstractive lyrical repetition, chugging snare and ascending/descending snakes and ladders noise-rock guitar deliver something that is so distinctively Girl Band. Rough Trade Records CD | LP