Alvvays Antisocialites [LRS20] This is an exclusive and limited 'Love Record Stores 2020' release and will be available to order from Saturday 20th June, strictly one per customer. A special Love Record Stores edition of the fantastic album from the indie-poppers Alvvays. On Antisocialites, Alvvays dive back into the deep-end of reckless romance and altered dates. Ice cream truck jangle collides with prismatic noise pop while Molly Rankin's wit is refracted through crystalline surf counterpoint. Through thoughtful consideration in basement and abroad, the Toronto-based group has renewed its Scot-pop vows with a powerful new collection of manic emotional collage. Transgressive LP
Alvvays Alvvays [LRS20] This is an exclusive and limited 'Love Record Stores 2020' release and will be available to order from Saturday 20th June, strictly one per customer. Transgressive LP
Flume Some Minds 12" from Austalian producer Flume featuring vocals from Miike Snow’s Andrew Wyatt plus his remix of Collarbones’ Turning Transgressive 12"
Mutual Benefit Thunder Follows the Light Mutual Benefit, the songwriting outlet for multi-instrumentalist and producer Jordan Lee, is pleased to announce details of a new album Thunder Follows The Light via Transgressive Records. Following his last outing, 2016’s acclaimed Skip A Sinking Stone, Lee marks his return with a patient and prismatic collection of songs accrued over the past two years. Transgressive CD | LP
Polica Music For The Long Emergency The full length collaborative album from Polica and s t a r g a z e. Following on from their recent collaborations earlier in the year with Bruise Blood: Reimagining Steve Reich's ‘Music for Pieces of Wood. Joined by POLICA, the Minneapolis-based electronic five-piece, led by vocalist Channy Leaneagh and producer Ryan Olson, the two bands talked and the s t a r g a z e musicians began to improvise - strings, brass, woodwind played over a handful of song sketches brought by Olson. “They were not even song structures, just electronic textures,” de Ridder says. “And we started playing over them. But it was so important that the starting point was in the same room,” de Ridder adds. “Because we could see how their faces lit up when we played. I guess that's where our minds met.” Olson recorded the Berlin improvisations and incorporated them into several tracks he sent to the s t a r g a z e collective a few weeks later. “And I guess that was where the ping pong started,” says de Ridder. What followed over the next 18 months was a long-distance musical romance of sorts, sustained by emails, mp3 files, video conferencing, as well as occasional meet-ups in Berlin, Minneapolis, and Eau Claire. Both bands were adamant that whatever they created - be it a single piece of music or a whole collection of songs - “not just be POLICA songs with s t a r g a z e pasted on top,” as Leaneagh puts it. “We really wanted to maintain this conversation back and forth, and be a new version of both POLICA and s t a r g a z e.” Transgressive CD | LP
Boniface I Will Not Return as a Tourist The debut single on 7" vinyl from Boniface, the project from Micah Visser. "Canadian newcomer Boniface melds synthy elation and singer-songwriter soul in this tropical-edged belter” – NME “The debut track from this Canadian newcomer is a forlorn, propulsive, Conor Oberst meets Ryan Tedder instant classic” – Sunday Times Culture “I Will Not Return as a Tourist” is a stunning introduction to the Canadian songwriter. Full of emotion and pop-tinted electronics” – Wonderland Transgressive 7"
Polica / s t a r g a z e Bruise Blood: Reimagining Steve Reichs Music for Pieces of Wood A collaboration between Polica and electronic pop band s t a r g a z e, re-imagining and re-recording Steve Reich's famous 1973 composition Music For Pieces Of Wood. The first of a pair of records from this collaboration, this release sees them take minimalist pioneer Steve Reich’s Music For Pieces of Wood corrupting its polyrhythms across a continuous twenty minutes of music, pushing the boundaries of both artists in a truly engrossing and transportative collaboration. Transgressive 12"
Flume Tiny Cities / Take A Chance (remixes) Acclaimed Australian producer Flume releases the vinyl and digital versions of brand new remixes from Lindstrom & Prins Thomas, as well as Kolsch, on Transgressive Records. The new remixes are of ‘Tiny Cities’ featuring Beck and ‘Take A Chance’ featuring Little Dragon, which both featured on the producer’s critically acclaimed and global hit album ‘Skin’, which recently picked up the accolade for Best Dance / Electronic Album at the 59th Annual Grammy Awards. Transgressive 12"