Hippo Campus Bambi The second full length album the awesome Minesota indie-rockers Hippo Campus, following on from their debut Landmark. For fans of Vampire Weekend and Circa Waves. "I've always considered the responsibility of art to be representing your specific experience," says Sutton. 'We're saying, "This is what I'm doing now, this what I'm living like." It's about sharing what you're going through, so maybe someone else will feel less lonely." Transgressive CD | LP
Polica / s t a r g a z e 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 Skin Companion EP II The follow up to Skin Companion EP I from Australian electronic producer Flume. 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"
Peter Silberman Impermanence Expected 24th FebruaryLP is pressed on 180g black vinyl and it also includes a bonus disc for indies-only, featuring the single 'Slips Away' and the 'Transcendless Summer EP'While Impermanence is Peter Silberman’s first solo album, it could easily be thought of as a continuation of the emotional-spiritual odyssey begun through his work in 'The Antlers' over the past decade. It travels some of the thornier terrain of the trio’s previous albums Hospice, Burst Apart, and Familiars, while carrying the conversation further down the path.“I hope Impermanence can provide comfort to people grappling with transition, while remaining honest about it. There’s no remedy for the unpredictable, and I want this record to reflect that, to offer an alternative way to think about changing circumstances.” Transgressive CD | LP Pre-Order
Nick Zinner They Will Have To Kill Us First OST The first original soundtrack recording from Nick Zinner of the Yeah Yeah Yeah’s and producer of Songhoy Blues’ critically acclaimed debut, also features rare and unreleased music from the documentary including Bombino, Ali Farka Toure & Toumani Diabate and Fadimata ‘Disco’ Wallet Oumar is released on Friday 16th September 2016. Transgressive CD Pre-Order
Mutual Benefit Skip A Sinking Stone Solo album from Mutual Benefit aka Jordan Lee. Wonderfully crafted alt.folk-pop Skip a Sinking Stone came together in two parts. The first half was written as Lee was on the road following the release of Love’s Crushing Diamond and thus finds Lee joyously exploring new friends, collaborations, fans, and a budding romance. The second half was written when Lee had settled in New York, for the first time given the space and money to work full-time on making music. Not only was Lee unusually still during this time, but the city around him was increasingly angry, disheartening, and chaotic, especially following the Eric Garner verdict. Plus, his relationship was in trouble. Transgressive CD | LP