We’ll be updating our release schedule here in case you’re curious as to what is coming out next on our labels. The next four releases are:
6/3 Fucked Up Glass Boys Matador Records
Glass Boys is the result of 13 months spent in a succession of U.S. and Canadian studios with the assistance of Bill Skibbe and Leon Taheny. But while we’re tempted to make a very big deal about how amazing the recording is, the real story’s in the songs: with vocalist Damian Abraham leaving-it-all-on-the-floor, Fucked Up are tackling tougher questions about themselves, their lives and where this is all going. It’s a blazing, titanic, ultimately triumphant rock album…a heart-expanding, life-affirming piece of work.
6/17 Lower Seek Warmer Climes Matador Records
Lower make intense music. Seek Warmer Climes, the Copenhagen quartet’s debut album, sparkles with the harmonic dissonance and high-strung urgency of their underground music forebears. But Lower also channel the romance and drama of great singer-songwriters, from late-period Scott Walker to Bryan Ferry. The result is a hugely ambitious and affecting rock album that enters deeply personal and unusual sonic and topical spaces.
7/15 Jungle Jungle XL Recordings
London-based collective Jungle will release their eponymous album, which is set to be one of the summer’s most anticipated debut records, building on the success of their singles “Platoon”, “The Heat” and “Busy Earnin’”. Jungle are based around a core musical duo of lifelong friends known simply as ‘J’ and ‘T’, who expand to a thrilling seven piece live, and make mesmeric, kaleidoscopic modern soul that’s unmistakably born in the UK but has true global appeal (their “Platoon” video has already racked up more than 4 million views).
8/26 Merchandise After The End 4AD
Drawing from too many places to be classified punk, Merchandise has certainly been informed by its ethics, earning all they’ve achieved. Still self-recording and producing their music, this time over a six month period in the house they share in Tampa, After The End is a real achievement in showing what bands can achieve themselves.