We're happy to announce a limited reissue of Karate's Operation: Sand/Empty There single in late August. Originally released in 1998, the two songs on this EP do not appear on any other releases by the band.
Little Annie (the artist formerly known as Annie Anxiety) has been a part of the extended Southern family from the very beginning. Having encountered Crass in NYC at the fag-end of the Seventies, she was entranced enough by Steve Ignorant's tales of life in the communal Crass home
Mathew Sweet will bring his new album Burnt Up On Re-Entry out on the road for the first time in a joint headline tour with Jessica Bailiff in April and May (dates below). In celebration, we bring you another video from the album, this time for the song "A Brilliant Shaft Of Light From Out Of The Night Sky".
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
Much has been made (probably by us) of how Bell Gardens was hatched over evenings spent sharing wine and vinyl, as band founders Kenneth Gibson and Brian McBride shared their mutual love for the sounds of eras past. We asked them to put together a mixtape of some of their favourites to share with us. To go along with the mix we've asked them a few questions.
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."
the lovely San Francisco trio better known as Tartufi are about to embark on a series of US tour dates as of this Saturday to bring their unique blend of blissful loops and pop-rock tendencies to the west coast.
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.
Frightwig was an American all-female band from San Francisco, California, formed in 1983. Not more than five minutes after the formation of Southern Records and our first release (Fontanelle by Babes In Toyland), I had Frightwig on my hit list. The band had been a massive influence on me during my time in San Francisco in the early 80's. They were the first all-female American band I was exposed to.
Many of you who are familiar with how things run at Southern know that we have supported Open Source and Free Software for many years. We had a small IT department, with several full-time staff, including John Loder himself, who worked at least two full-time jobs at Southern.