She & Him Holiday / Last Christmas To celebrate the 10th anniversary of She & Him's christmas album 'A Very She & Him Christmas' - there will be a reissue of the album as well as a 7" single with 2 new tracks and a digital download code for '“It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas'. This holiday season, Merge will celebrate ten years of A Very She & Him Christmas, the wonderful collection of tunes from two of music’s most beloved artists, Zooey Deschanel (She) & M. Ward (Him)! Recorded and originally released in 2011, Deschanel and Ward let the songs speak for themselves, oftentimes recording them with only acoustic guitar and vocals. To mark this joyous occasion, the limited-edition deluxe 10th anniversary reissue is pressed on tinsel silver vinyl and includes a brand-new 7”, also on silver vinyl, that features renditions of Madonna’s “Holiday” and Wham!’s “Last Christmas,” as well as a bonus download of “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas.” The 7” can also be purchased separately on evergreen vinyl. A portion of all proceeds from A Very She & Him Christmas are donated to 826 National, a non-profit for young people to ignite and channel their creativity, explore identity, advocate for themselves and their community, and achieve academic and professional success. Merge Records 7" Pre-Order
Scattered Ashes Parallel Lines Rising Dublin post-punks - SCATTERED ASHES - follow the runaway success of previous single: “Love Is Not An Option”, with news of a new EP: ‘Parallel Lines’. Released on their own Fatal Vision label, the three track EP sees the Irish quartet stepping out of the shadows with a clutch of new material, plus a maverick reimagination of “Love Is Not An Option” by Soft Boy Record's Wastefellow. 12" Pre-Order
The Zen Arcade High Fidelity Formed in late 2019 following the dissolution of The Strypes – Cavan, Ireland’s The Zen Arcade have adopted an independent approach that extends far beyond their musical output. Now via their own Dental Records they release the new EP ‘High Fidelity’; including the brand new single ‘High Fidelity’ alongside last year’s debut single ‘Don’t Say A Word ’ , and an exclusive episode of their own podcast – ‘Higher Fidelity’. Dental Records 12" Pre-Order
Revival Season Iron Warrior “I threw out the rulebook so I can do it my way/so if you try to stop me I’m gonna have to raise the crime rate…” Iron Warrior is the sound of all that you’ve missed during these last few surreal months. It’s music for the fantasy summer that’s been playing out in all of our heads. It’s a dropped-roof drive through busy, humid streets at dusk as the city comes alive; a slow moving, bleached out panning shot in a Spike Lee movie on a loop in your head. Rolling on a languid, liquid post-Native Tongues groove built up around words by Columbus, GA rapper Brandon ‘Bez’ Evans (not that Bez - a whole other Bez), Iron Warrior is a three and a half minutes of ultra-mellow hip hop perfection. Iron Warrior was recorded and produced by Atlanta based musician Jonah Swilley. Jonah has worked with Curtis Harding, Night Beats and is a founding member of Mattiel’s band. He also makes music for his own production label, Sugar Records. Heavenly Recordings 7"
Kevin Morby A Night At The Little Los Angeles Indies exclusive LP is on 'silver metallic' coloured vinyl. Friends! I am so pleased to announce A Night At The Little Los Angeles - the 4-track version of Sundowner. Recorded at home and in my back shed - aka The Little Los Angeles - in suburban Kansas during the summer and winter seasons of 2017 and 2018. This is quite simply the sound of me alone in a room with a four-track to catch my songs as they fell out of my mouth. When I later went into a proper studio to make Sundowner my goal was to capture the essence of these initial recordings, and here you will now have access to the very essence I was chasing. In many ways, this feels like a proper album to me, as it’s my initial attempt to capture the Kansas sunset and put it into sound, where as Sundower was an attempt of an attempt. I love and am proud of them both, of course, but am happy to - for the first time - share this vulnerable side of my songwriting process with the public. Many of my favorite recordings have been made inside of an artist’s home without regard of the outside world, but instead deep in their own world that they’re creating in real time. And with that - I’d like to invite you into my own little world here and now and ask you to please....step inside of....and spend A Night At The Little Los Angeles! - Kevin Morby ****** Sundowner is Morby’s “attempt to put the Middle American twilight -- its beauty profound, though not always immediate -- into sound.” Released in fall 2020 on Dead Oceans, Morby’s distinctively conversational and reflective writing style was received with open arms and was beloved by fans and critics alike. Pitchfork lauded it as “a vision of the Midwest that feels mythical and enormous.” Sundowner’s vision was further fleshed out in comprehensive features in Vanity Fair, New York Magazine, Stereogum, The FADER, Vice, Aquarium Drunkard, and more. In addition to traditional music publications, Morby appeared on Adult Swim’s Fishcenter and Office Hours with Tim Heidecker. Morby also made his network television debut on CBS This Morning, where he performed the songs “Campfire” and “Sundowner” as part of a special joint performance with his partner and fellow songwriter Katie Crutchfield, aka Waxahatchee. Dead Oceans LP
Milyma 321? MILYMA is the multi-instrumentalist and multi-linguistic musician, vocalist and producer with a bright year ahead of her. This is her debut EP, released on foundation.fm’s freshly minted label foundation.fm Records. Real name Milena Mayordomo, the rising star is based in the creative city of Basel in Switzerland and was born in Germany to Spanish parents. Her music explores the experimental fringes of pop that nods to hip-hop as well as classical, with her cascading arpeggios at the heart of her music making. Her world building capabilities with both music and visuals, place her amongst avant-pop creators like FKA Twigs and Smerz. Her intricate and intoxicating productions show us that MILYMA is already a master of her craft, bringing her thrilling EP ‘321?’ to the table, this Basel based artist is proving to be one of the most exciting acts to burst on the scene. After launching a new era for foundation.fm, both label and artist are sure to go from strength to strength. This 4-track EP is printed on 140 gram 12” black vinyl, in 200gsm printed card sleeve. Foundation FM 12" Pre-Order
Hippo Campus Good Dog, Bad Dream Indies exclusive 12" is on 'red/marbled' coloured vinyl. Grand Jury Music 12" | CD
BMX Bandits Janice Long Session 09.04.87 The Janice Long session in '87 from BMX Bandits. Precious Recordings of London 7"