Archaic deals more with personal experience than the majority of the bands previous releases. The twelve songs on the album cover a variety of, shall we say, darker topics including mortality, despair, cremation, and the closing of the British national health service.
From the time we started Latitudes, we’ve held a secret wish list of bands that we intended to lure into our studio. We’ve cut a major notch in our bedpost by finally scoring with Arbouretum, a band that meets universal approval at Latitudes HQ.
These days, punk is like classic rock. It's "oldies". People who liked punk when it was actually happening are in old age homes now. They have great-grandchildren. They remember the time before there was electricity. Nomeansno are like that. They started their band in 1979, which apart from being 33 1/3 years ago (which is coincidentally the number of rounds per minute on a long-playing vinyl record), is also before the invention of the motor car. Go on, look it up.
On 25th March (26th in the US) we will be releasing Tartufi's third release for Southern, These Factory Days. Shortly after recording and touring The Goodwill Of The Scar, the duo of Lynne Angel and Brian Gorman became a trio
This week the world can welcome the Boduf Songs album. Burnt Up On Re-Entry is an adventurous, unpredictable and exceptional piece of music, which marks the evolution of Mat Sweet’s sound from the minimalist acoustic approach he has previously taken on his four albums for the Kranky label, to a more adventurous and experimental treatment of his songs.
Bell Gardens gorgeous masterpiece Full Sundown Assembly is officially available now in record stores everywhere! Bell Gardens is the love child of Kenneth James Gibson (Furry Things, [a]pendics.shuffle) and Brian McBride (Stars Of The Lid), begat over many late nights talking and listening to the songs that have inspired them over the years.
Bell Gardens are celebrating the imminent release of their album 'Full Sundown Assembly' on 18 January with a party at The Echo in LA tomorrow night. Get down there to hear what the band do with their gorgeous sounds in a live setting.
Bell Gardens bring us another gorgeous cinematic postcard from their debut Full Sundown Assembly. "Nowhere" is a woozy ramble through the Bell Gardens palette of vocal harmonies, slippery guitar and subtle strings. You can see why Q magazine has called Full Sundown Assembly "beautifully understated, slow and graceful...immaculately conceived."
Known as “the doom metal innovator” for fronting drone ambassadors Earth, Dylan Carlson now brings his solo career to our very own Latitudes series. Featuring artwork by Savage Pencil and released in a limited run of hand numbered and hand packed green 180g vinyl and CDs (1000 of each).
Love Songs is the book which compiles all of the words to all of the songs by Crass. Originally published by Pomona in 2004 as a paperback, and out of print for a couple of years, we felt it was time for a resurrection.
Yes that's right, those legendary space rockers aka Bardo Pond have joined the Latitudes ranks. The psychedelic journey of the Pond all began by two brothers, Michael & John Gibbons, sharing their interest in free-form noise, spreading the enthusiasm to an array of instrumentalists and vocalists.
It's a delight and simultaneous feeling of liberation to finally announce the release of Crass' Christ, The Album LP reissue, which is now available for pre-order on the Southern web shop. Released in 1982 with unplanned irony as the Falklands War raged on, Christ, The Album, another double vinyl half-studio/half-live release, once again aimed to take no prisoners.
Fourth in line of release from the Louder Than War label (the brainchild of legendary musician/journalist/crusader John Robb,our new favourite band (and soon to be yours) Fawn Spots bring a burst of fast-paced pop to the LTW family with Spanish Glass.
We are very happy indeed to officially announce the forthcoming release of Bell Gardens' single Through The Rain in July on Southern Records, to be followed by the full-length album Full Sundown Assembly in September.
It is an absolute thrill to announce yet another new Latitudes session peeking behind the veil. Here at Southern, we'd like to welcome Bobby Krlic (aka The Haxan Cloak) to our delightfully fascinating series with his storming half hour of electronica soundscapes.
The roguish Membranes are back with the brilliant triple A-side 'If You Enter The Arena, You've Got To Be Prepared To Deal With The Lions'; their first offering in nigh on 22 years. Released in a limited 7 inch vinyl run of just 500 on Louder Than War, you'd better get your mitts on it quick
Yes, that's right, Raised On Replicas have brought out a new video for "OMG" that's just about as sharp as drummer Annalise's fringe. Hailing from Brighton, the four piece Raised on Replicas were the second band to tack their name to the blossoming label Louder Than War
And so we arrive at number six in the series of re-releases of Crass’ now classical albums remastered and with additional related material. This edition includes the original Crass album plus additional tracks featuring Eve Libertine, Hit Parade, A-Soma and Penny Rimbaud, and comes with a specially designed fold-out poster and an illustrated booklet containing lyrics and contextual notes. Ten Notes on a Summer’s Day – The Swansong. Recorded at Southern Studios Winter 1984–Summer 1985.