Rough Trade has launched its very own online store! Now you can get all of the label's releases - past and present - directly from here.
HOUNDMOUTH – FROM THE HILLS BELOW THE CITY
Release date: 1st APRIL 2013
This debut album from Rough Trade's newest signing follows 2012's self-titled Houndmouth
Houndmouth are young four-piece Matt Myers (guitar/vocals), Katie Toupin (keyboard/vocals), Zak Appleby (bass/vocals) and Shane Cody (drums/vocals) from Louisville, Kentucky. Although newly formed Houndmouth have already opened for the likes of The Lumineers and Dry The River, played SXSW and CMJ and been hand-picked to tour with Drive By Truckers later this year.
BRITISH C90 POWER - THE DEMO TAPES
Release date: 1st APRIL 2013
You can now order a limited edition cassette which encapsulates 'Machineries of Joy' from creation to completion. It features demo versions of all tracks on the a-side with the finished album versions on the b-side.
'Machineries of Joy' is British Sea Power's upcoming album, also released on 1st April 2013. You can pre-order the cassette and all formats of the album here
if you haven't already.
THE STROKES - COMEDOWN MACHINE
Release date: Monday, 25th March 2013
We are excited to announce that The Strokes will release their highly anticipated fifth studio album 'Comedown Machine' on 25th March.
All LPs will include a CD with all tracks (in lieu of a download code, this is not a full CD version with artwork).
PULP - AFTER YOU
Digital ONLY - OUT NOW!
Pulp recently recorded 'After You', a previously unreleased track. This is the first new music from the band since 2004's 'We Love Life'. The track was produced by Pulp and mixed by James Murphy.
BRITISH SEA POWER - MACHINERIES OF JOY
IMPORTANT: You will need to place your order for CDs/LPs by Tuesday, 26th March in order to receive the album by release date. This is because of the extended UK Holiday around Easter!
'Machineries of Joy' is British Sea Power's fifth studio album, following 2010's ‘Valhalla Dancehall’. The first 500 people to order the album will receive a limited-edition bonus EP featuring new recordings with unique, individual artwork.
You can also purchase tickets for their upcoming April 2013 UK tour through the band here. If you'd like to pre-order the album and buy tickets together, you can click on the option before checkout.
PALMA VIOLETS - 180
Release date: Friday, 25th February 2013
First 400 copies of the CD and 100 copies of the vinyl will be autographed. All LPs come with a CD of all album tracks (in lieu of a download code)
This offer is only available through our webstore so order quick. You can also order the album and tickets to see Palma Violets on February NME UK tour together.
Ticket sales start Wednesday, 28th November at 9am - CLICK HERE TO GET TICKETS!
The Palma Violets' album follows their first single 'Best of Friends'.
EDWARD SHARPE & THE MAGNETIC ZEROS - 'GIVE ME A SIGN' - LIMITED 7"
Release date: Friday, 23rd November 2012
ESTMZ is releasing a split 7" for Record Store Day's Black Friday in the US, but we have a few copies for you HERE
'Give Me A Sign' is a previously unreleased track. Not available for pre-order, but sale will go live on Friday, 23rd November.
PALMA VIOLETS - 'BEST OF FRIENDS' - DEBUT SINGLE
Release date: 22nd October 2012
Formats: 7"/CD single/Download
'Best of Friends' is Palma Violets' debut single. The limited edition 7" will be on purple vinyl. Both the 7" and limited edition CD single will come with a Palma Violets sticker.
First 50 copies of the 7" and 50 copies of the CD single bought from our store will be signed by the band.
A-side - 'Best of Friends'
B-side - 'Last of the Summer Wine'
Palma Violets are Sam Fryer, Chilli Jesson, Pete Mayhew & Will Doyle. 'Best of Friends' premiered on Radio 1 as Zane Lowe's 'Next Hype', but was heard first by anyone who attended the raucous live shows at their Lambeth art studio/squat Studio 180 house parties. Bassist Chilli sings lead on this track. 'Last of the Summer Wine', which was recorded by Steve Mackey (Pulp), is sung by the band's guitarist and co-frontman Sam.
Palma Violets will be touring the UK this October. Dates can be found on their website:
DYLAN LEBLANC - 'CAST THE SAME OLD SHADOW'
Release date: 20th August 2012
*The LP will include a CD of the album.
A bonus disc with three tracks available for a limited time with any purchase of the CD or LP.
Dylan LeBlanc's second studio album, 'Cast The Same Old Shadow' will be released on 20th August 2012.
Twenty-two-year-old Dylan spent most of his youth in Fame Studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama (previously home to greats such as Otis Redding, Aretha Franklin, Wilson Pickett and Etta James). Fame’s head, Rick Hall, signed Dylan to its publishing arm as soon as he was legally of age to do so - eighteen. Part of the deal was that Dylan got access to the studio, where he recorded both his debut album ‘Pauper’s Field’ (2010) and the bulk of the forthcoming follow-up ‘Cast The Same Old Shadow’ which was then completed in New Orleans.
Co-produced by Dylan and Grammy award-winning engineer Trina Shoemaker (Queens of the Stone Age, Sheryl Crowe, EmmyLou Harris), the album has a highly adventurous, cinematic feel. Dylan cites George Harrison’s ‘All Things Must Pass’ as being a major influence on this record, and you may also hear echoes of Gene Clark as well as Glen Cambell’s early work.
Of the record, Dylan says: “Even if we change on the inside we will always cast the same old shadow in the light of day. That thought process became the foundation for the structure of this record. I wanted to do something different and exciting, and there’s no wrong way to make music if it comes from within. This is not a self-seeking record, this is an honest record. Wherever we go, there we are. I'm really hoping this album will move people".
MICACHU & THE SHAPES - 'NEVER'
Release date: 23rd July 2012
Micachu & the Shapes will release their second studio album 'NEVER' on 23rd July 2012. The album was self-produced by the band, recorded at band member Marc Pell's studio in Stratford and mixed by Dillip Harris and the band. It is the follow-up to their critically acclaimed debut 'Jewellery' (2009).
In 2011, using unorthodox homemade instruments, Micachu & the Shapes released the live album 'Chopped & Screwed', a collaboration with the London Sinfonietta Orchestra whom Micachu wrote an orchestral piece for in 2010 which was subsequently performed as part of the Ether Festival.
Micachu is currently an artist-in-residence at London's Southbank Centre; the youngest musician to be granted this unique role.
ANTONY & THE JOHNSONS - 'CUT THE WORLD'
Release date: 6th August 2012
Antony & the Johnsons will release their fifth album 'Cut The World' on 6th August. The album is a collection of live symphonic recordings from the group's four full-length studio albums ('Antony & the Johnsons', 'I Am A Bird Now', 'The Crying Light', 'Swanlights') and represents frontman Antony Hegarty's continued meditation on light, nature and femininity.
Release date: Monday, 11th June 2012
'POP ETC' was recorded by the band over the course of 2011 at both Headphone Cave and Pull Studios in New York City as well as in Los Angeles at SoundEQ Studios. Though largely produced by the band, the album also features contributions from Danger Mouse and Andrew Dawson (Kanye West, Lil' Wayne, etc)
Until late last month the band was known as The Morning Benders. They announced the name change to POP ETC via this announcement and at the same time released a free mixtape featuring all new material
Order the album on CD/LP/Download now HERE!
Also available, exclusively by Rough Trade, is an album/vest bundle. Buy the album on any format and POP ETC vest. If you buy the LP/vest bundle, you can opt for an autographed LP too!
Click HERE to pre-order!
US customers can visit the Rough Trade US webstore for this bundle.
EDWARD SHARPE & THE MAGNETIC ZEROS -'HERE'
Release date: Monday, 28th May 2012
We'll be releasing Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros' second album Click HERE! The album, which is the follow-up to the LA group’s 2009 debut ‘Up From Below’, was self-produced and recorded in Bogalusa, LA and in their studio in Ojai, CA.
Of the new album, frontman Alex Ebert says: "The making of this album has spanned a time of immense perseverance and, thankfully, co-creation. Making this album has been a test of our faith in ourselves and in the universe, and brought us closer together and in greater harmony with one another... A deluge of music has been written and recorded, and we are intensely excited to share it with anyone who wants to feel it."
A short film of the band in the studio making ‘HERE’ can be viewed on Edward Sharpe’s Tumblr page:
A limited edition version of the album will include a lenticular sticker on the cover. First come, first served - THIS IS ONLY ON CD FORMAT.
Click HERE! to order now
Mystery Jets - Radlands
Mystery Jets’ fourth album ‘Radlands’ will be released on 30th April 2012. The album was recorded in Austin, Texas and Streatham, London and was co-produced by Mystery Jets and Dan Carey (Hot Chip, Franz Ferdinand, Emiliana Torrini).
A limited version of the double vinyl format will include a 32+ page illustrated comic called 'Radlands - The Ballad of Emmerson Lonestar'. This features covers by Glenn Fabry and was co-written by Richard Elms and The Mystery Jets. First come, first served.
Click HERE to order!
Monday, 13th February 2012
Alabama Shakes: Boys & Girls
Our newest signing, Alabama Shakes, are releasing their debut album, 'Boys & Girls', on 9th April 2012. The first 50 people who pre-order the album on any format will receive a free postcard from Alabama with a specially written message from the band.
The first run of album LPs will include a free 7" with previously unreleased tracks 'Heavy Chevy', 'Pocket Change' and 'Mama'. All LPs will include a download code.
You can find more info and to order here