Beverly Glenn-Copeland Transmissions: The Music Of Beverly Glenn-Copeland Transgressive 7" | CD | LP
Arlo Parks Collapsed In Sunbeams Pre-Orders receive a free bonus CD exclusive to indie retailers. Best Of The Lofi Lounge, is a collection of bedroom recordings from Arlo, including versions of the singles ‘Cola’, ‘Hurt’ and ‘Black Dog’, an exclusive ‘Black Dog’ poem, and intimate covers of songs from Clairo, Phoebe Bridgers, King Krule and Frank Ocean. Highly anticipated debut from 2020 breakthrough artist, London-based musician and poet Arlo Parks. Speaking about her LP, Arlo says "My album is a series of vignettes and intimate portraits surrounding my adolescence and the people that shaped it. It is rooted in storytelling and nostalgia - I want it to feel both universal and hyper specific." This album news continues an outstanding year for Arlo, who was included on the BBC Sound Of 2020 poll and Radio 1 Brit List, as well as the Dazed 100 list, and also being named as an ambassador for mental health charity CALM. Includes the Radio 1 A-listed singles ‘Black Dog’ and ‘Hurt’. First LP pressing is on limited edition 180g deep red vinyl and includes fold out poster and download code. Transgressive CD | LP Pre-Order
Moonchild Sanelly Nudes [Black Friday 20] This is an exclusive release for Black Friday 2020. Available online from 6:00pm on 27th November, strictly one per customer. First physical release of this EP, set to position Moonchild Sanelly as one of the year's greatest breakout artists, with her electrifying music and unique style ready to take on a global audience. The EP features empowering anthem Thunda Thighs, which arrived alongside clips of the song's TikTok challenge, as well as singles Where De Dee Kat, and Bashiri. Nüdes is packed with Moonchild's quintessential infectious energy and sure to keep you dancing for the entire EP. Transgressive 12" Pre-Order
Michelle HEATWAVE Michelle are a musical collective hailing from New York City. Weaving in and out of R&B, 80’s synth pop, jazz and indie, the band is predominated by queer and POC members, showcasing a transformative era in pop music. Written and recorded in a bedroom over the span of two weeks, their debut album Heatwave captures a comp-ilation of sentimental moments – snapshots of youth in a New York summer, all immediately recognisable to those who’ve lived them (and those that have wished to). Transgressive LP
Songhoy Blues Optimisme Sons of Mali. Groundbreaking Artists. Refugees. Virtuosos. Survivors. Rock Stars. Unforgettable and undeniable, SONGHOY BLUES represent the future of African rock n’ roll and today they have announced the release of their third album, Optimisme, out on Transgressive Records on Friday October 23rd 2020. This 11-song, multilingual album marks a real musical breakthrough. Musically harder, steeped in deep traditions of classic Malian music and desert blues and fused with an urgent and super-charged sound of now, the album was produced by Matt Sweeney of beloved indie rockers Chavez, who’s worked with a host of celebrated artists including Johnny Cash, Run the Jewels, El-P, Cat Power and Will Oldham, and recorded & mixed by Daniel Schlett (The War on Drugs, Modest Mouse, Ghostface Killah) in Brooklyn, NY. The first LP pressing is on heavyweight gold vinyl and will be housed inside a gatefold sleeve with download code. 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"