Rough Trade Albums of the Month, January 2014


Sleep – Tom the Lion

Total Strife Forever – East India Youth

Strong Feelings – Doug Paisley

Cursing the Sea – September Girls

Haiti Direct – Big Band, Mini Jazz and Twoubadou Sounds 1960 – 1978 – Various

Speedvark – Speedvark

A Tell All – Shonna Tucker and Eye Candy

Jinx – Weekend

Love’s Crushing Diamond – Mutual Benefit

Worried Man – Andrew Combs


Rough Trade Albums of the Month, December 2013


Join the Dots – Toy

Kid Face – Samantha Crain

Bowler Hat Soup – Kiran Leonard

The Blow – The Blow

The Double EP – A Sea of Split Peas – Courtney Barnett

Diabolical Synthetic Fantasia – Psychemagik

The Space Lady’s Greatest Hits – The Space Lady

Sum / One – bEEdEEgEE

Rough Trade Albums of the Month, November 2013


Caramel – Connan Mockasin

Shulamith – Polica

Lily & Madeleine – Lily & Madeleine

Lost Memory Theatre Act 1 – Jun Miyake

Let’s Be Still – The Head and the Heart

World Psychedelic Classics 5: Who is William Onyeabor? – William Onyeabor

Torres – Torres

John Talabot DJ Kicks – Various

Free Your Mind – Cut Copy

Wenu Wenu – Omar Souleyman

Rough Trade Albums of the Month, October 2013


Psychic – Darkside

Drone Logic – Daniel Avery

Fuzz – Fuzz

No Way There from Here – Laura Cantrell

Trevor Jackson Presents Metal Dance 2 – Industrial / Post Punk / EBM – Classics And Rarities 79 – 83 – Various

Dromes – Younghusband

Troubadour – The Stepkids

Ooey Gooey Chewy Ka-Blooey! – The Dirtbombs

Until the Colours Run – Lanterns on the Lake

Seasons of Your Day – Mazzy Star

Rough Trade Albums of the Month, September 2013


Factory Floor – Factory Floor

The Shadow of Heaven – Money

If You Wait – London Grammar

Nepenthe – Julianna Barwick

Moon Tide – Pure Bathing Culture

Melbourne – Jackson Scott

Crystal World – Marnie

I Hate Music – Superchunk

Do You Love the Sun – Scud Mountain Boys

Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros – Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros

I wish the music industry was always like this (email from Asthmatic Kitty)

I received this email from Asthmatic Kitty records today. Asthmatic Kitty is an independent record label run by Sufjan Stevens that got hold of my email address because I bought his recent EP All Delighted People.

I am re-posting the entire email because it presents an insight in to the workings of a small record label in an effective way (and as such, is a fantastic eDM).

It will be interesting to see if this generates as much interest and debate about the future of music distribution as Radiohead, Trent Reznor/ Nine Inch Nails and Saul Williams have in recent years….