Wednesday, 23 December 2009
Monday, 7 December 2009
Tuesday, 1 December 2009
To announce the official launch of Sonar 2010,
Rough Trade Shops is please to offer weekend passes in a competition.
SONAR 2010 -
17, 18 and 19 of June 2010 in Barcelona
THE PRIZES -
1 x 3 day ticket - Barcelona (3 days & two nights)
1x 2 night ticket - - Barcelona (Sonar by Night 18th & 19th)
All you have to do to is answer the following question -
IN WHICH YEAR WAS THE FIRST SONAR FESTIVAL HELD?
Please email your answers to - firstname.lastname@example.org
The 2 winners will be drawn at random on Friday 11th December from those that correctly answered the question, and will notified by email.
Monday, 23 November 2009
Wednesday, 21 October 2009
Thursday, 8 October 2009
The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart - Higher Than The Stars (Fortuna Pop) - Higher Than The Stars EP
Thee Oh Sees - Fake Song (Captured Tracks) - Dog Poison LP
Broadcast & The Focus Group - The Be Colony (Warp) - Witch Cults Of The Radio Age CD
Atlas Sound - Shelia (Kranky) - Logos CD
Woods - To Clean (Half Machine Records) - 7"
Fergus & Geronimo - Powerful Lovin' (Tic Tac Totally) - 7"
Cate Le Bon - Sad Sad Feet (Irony Bored) - Me Oh My CD
Laura Gibson - Spirited (Souterrain Transmissions) - 7"
Nancy Elizabeth - Lay Low (Leaf) - Wrought Iron LP
Alasdair Roberts - The Hallucinator And The King Of The Silver Ship Of Time (Drag City) - The Wyrd Meme CD
OM - Meditation Is The Practice Of Death (Drag City) - God Is Good LP
Moon Duo - Ripples (Sacred Bones Records) - Killing Time EP
Goblin - L'Alba Del Morti Viventi (Dagored) - Dawn Of The Dead OST LP
Fuck Buttons - Surf Solar (ATP) - 7"
Tuesday, 29 September 2009
Original art works from the archive of Dom Thomas.
'Paraphernalia' - running for a month from 9th October 2009 at the Rough Trade East store in London.
* Launch party featuring live in-store DJ set @ 7pm, 9th October*
'Miscellaneous Mutant Mishaps' is released on 21st September 2009 on Brutal Music, on CD and Limited Edition vinyl.
Exclusive merchandise available on the night.
Having worked in the murky music and fashion industries for over 10 years as an art director, graphic designer and illustrator, Dominic Thomas can never be accused of being one-dimensional in his approach to design. From his seminal sleeve designs for 'Kings Of Convenience' to his subversive adverts for Adidas, his un-formulatic and spontanious ideas have resulted in a compelling, diverse portfolio.
'Paraphernalia' is an opportunity to view Dom Thomas' art works from the last few years, a myriad of ideas and processes in a wonderous, colourful presentation of his archive. Featuring his personal highlights including new and unseen works...
The driving force behind his work is to challenge, avoid being pigeon-holed or constrained to one medium. He seeks constant addition to his repertoire - dreaming of emulating the dynamic visuals of key movements from the past. There is always a thread throughout his work, experimenting with classic design elements and warping them into an idiosyncratic retro/future house-style. His most iconic works have materialised in the music industry, where he has produced sleeves designs for artists such as Badly Drawn Boy, Future Kings Of Spain and Cherrystones..
You will see his work from time to time, probably not relating the image in front of you with his other surreptitious designs.
As well as his continuing progression as a designer and music producer he finds time to run "Finders Keepers", a record label specializing in re-issuing world music with long time friend and associate Andy Votel. Together they design and package the sleeves lovingly, in the hope that these, as well as the music, will become artifacts in their own right.
This exhibition doubles up as a celebration of the launch of 'Miscellaneous Mutant Mishaps', Dom Thomas' first release on the embryonic 'Brutal Music' label. A breathtaking musical collage mutating his artwork aesthetic into an exotic, sonic soundscape. Blurring passages from protest fueled France with politically-sensitized Turkish psychedelic beats: schizo Spanish sci-fi soundtracks together with scorching Lollywood club bangers - all lovingly distilled with liquified dreams of proto-Hacienda anthems. A mysterious, beaten-up global jukebox taking you to the dancefloor and beyond...
Thursday, 24 September 2009
24th September Hosted By Margot
Sparklehorse & Fennesz - Goodnight Sweetheat (In The Fishtank) In The Fishtank CD
Vladislav Delay - Mustelmia (Leaf) Tummaa CD
Tortoise - High Class Slim Came Floatin' In - Eye Remix (Thrill Jockey) High Class Slim Came Floatin' In / Gigantes Version 12"
OOIOO - Ulda (Thrill Jockey) Arminico Hewa CD
David Sylvian - The Rabbit Skinner (Samadhisound) Manafon CD
Tyondai Braxton - The Duck And The Butcher (Warp) Central Market CD
Zomby - Pumkinhead's Revenge (Ramp) One Foot Ahead of the Other CD
Health - Death + (City Slang) Get Color CD
Atlas Sound - Walkabout with Noah Lennox (4AD) Logos CD
Andrew Weatherall - Privately Electrified (Rotters Golf Club) A Pox On The Pioneers CD
Yacht - Psychic City (Voodoo City) (DFA) See Mystery Lights CD
Pains Of Being Pure At Heart - Higher Than The Stars (Fortuna Pop) Higher Than The Stars EP CD
The Clean - Are You Really On Drugs (Morr Music) Mister Pop CD
Volcano Choir - Island, Is (Jagjaguar) Unmap CD
Omo - 2PM (Loaf) The White Album CD
Every Thursday 12-1 on Resonance 104.4
Tuesday, 22 September 2009
Rough Trade DJs are playing records for you at the Legion on Old St this Wednesday!
A night devoted to people who are passionate about music – namely record shops, record labels, magazines, websites and blogs. The people at the forefront of writing about, selling or giving away free (cheeky devils) music from the latest bands, DJs, artists and producers. Expect to hear some brand new sounds as well as the classic records that got them into music in the first place. And it is ....Free!
Monday, 14 September 2009
Thursday, 3 September 2009
Wednesday, 2 September 2009
Japandroids - 'Post Nothing' - CD
The XX - 'XX' - CD
Pissed Jeans - 'King of Jeans' - CD
Mos Def - 'The Ecstatic' - CD
Frkwys - 'Excepter' - 12"
Pansonic / Keiji Haino - 'Shall I Download A Black Hole And Offer It To You' - CD
Rocket From The Crypt - 'All Systems Go' - CD
Eddy Current Suppression Ring - 'Primary Colours' - CD
Nodzzz - 'Nodzzz' - CD
Koko Von Napoo - 'June' - 10"
Stag Hare - Black Medicine Music - CD
El Gran Chufle - 'Tambores Obstinados & Ruido Voltaico' - CD
Crocodiles - 'Summer Of Hate' - CD
The XX - 'XX' - CD
Anagram Jam - 'Anagram Jam' - LP
Trembling Bells - 'Carbeth' - CD
James Blackshaw - 'The Glass Bead Game' - CD
Six Organs Of Admittance - 'Luminous Night' - CD
Jack Rose & The Black Twig Pickers - 'S/T' - CD
Alva Noto - 'Xeroxx Volume 2' - LP
Zomby - 'One Foot Ahead Of The Other' - CD
Eero Johannes - 'S/T' - CD
The Field - 'Yesterday And Today' - CD
Nite Jewel - 'Good Evening' - CD
Legends Of Benin - 'S/T' - LP
Reichmann - 'Wunderbar' - CD
Various - 'Achtung! German Grooves' - CD
The Stone Roses - 'S/T' - CD
Wilco - 'Wilco (The Album) - CD
Health - 'Get Color' - LP
Nodzzz - 'Nodzzz' - CD
Nite Jewel - 'Good Evening' - CD
Various - 'Kompact Total 10' - CD
Forest Fire - 'Survival' - CD
Tuesday, 25 August 2009
For all of you Londoners who wince at the thought of roughing the British summer in a poorly constructed discount tent at music festivals, don't fear.
Offset Festival is happening just a hop, skip and a tube ride away from you on the central line in Hainault Forest Country Park, allowing even you festival grinches 2 days of rad music with an easy cop out route home.
You can buy day, weekend or weekend with camping tickets in store from Rough Trade East
Check out their site for more info and full line up
Friday, 14 August 2009
our Flying Nun shipment has finally arrived.
With gems from the New Zealand legends The Chills and The Clean,
to the underground heroes Bailterspace and The Gordons,
we are stocked to the gills with this legendary label.
And brace yourself... we have got our sticky little paws on a handful of the
Flying Nun 25th Anniversary boxsets. They are so super limited. Once they are gone, they are gone. So move fast.
No wonder Morr Music put out a collection of covers versions of these treats
from down under.
A real treat. No sheep jokes please.
Sunday, 9 August 2009
You can read more about it here.
See you there!
Music has never felt so special...
Monday, 3 August 2009
Thursday, 23 July 2009
jonsi and alex 'happiness' (emi) riceboy sleeps CD
jackie o motherfucker 'hidden track' (fire records) ballads of the revolution CD
ducktails 'theme of cruising' (release the bats) backyard CD
sic alps 'the news today' (drag city) a long way around to a shortcut CD
local natives 'sun hands' (chess club) sun hands 7"
forest fire 'fortune teller' (broken sound) survival CD
discovery 'i wanna be your boyfriend' (xl) lp CD
clark 'rainbow voodoo' (warp) totems flare CD
onieda 'what's up jackel' (jagjaguwar) rated o CD
rainbow arabia 'haunted hall' (manimal vinyl) kubukimono CD
legions of two 'legions of two' (planet mu) riffs CD
patrick kelleher 'blue eyes' (osaka recordings) you look cold CD
memory cassette 'last one awake' (acephale) call and response ep 7"
bachelorette 'technology boy' (drag city) my electric family CD
shuta hasunuma 'soul osci' (western vinyl) pop ooga plus LP
nisennenmondai 'mirrorball' (smalltown supersound) destination tokyo CD
Thursday, 16 July 2009
Monday, 13 July 2009
Rachelle Garnier - 'My House Of Peace' - 7" - Third Man
Mildred & The Mice - 'I Like My Mice' - 7" - Third Man
Dex Romweber Trio - 'The Wind Did Move' - 7" - Third Man
The Dead Weather - 'Are Friends Electric' - 7" - Third Man
Pisces - 'Kiss Your Mother Goodnight' - A Lovely Sight - CD - Numero
Andy Votel & Dom Thomas - Track 2, Side D - Anagram Jam - LP - Finders Keepers
Andy Votel & Dom Thomas - Track 1, Side A - Anagram Jam - LP - Finders Keepers
The Soft Machine - 'Why Are We Sleeping' - James Pants Psychik Almanac - CD
Ganglians - 'Lost Words' - Monster Head Room - CD - Woodsist
Cheatahs - 'Warrior' - 7" - Young & Lost Club
Kurt Vile - 'Classic Rock In Spring' - Constant Hitmaker - CD - Gulcher
Jack Rose & The Black Twig Pickers - 'Kensington Blues' - S/T - CD
6 Organs - 'Bar Nasha' - Transmissions From Sinai - CD - Arthur Magazine
Hush Arbors - 'The Valley' - Transmissions From Sinai - CD - Arthur Magazine
Pantaleimon - 'At Dawn' - Transmissions From Sinai - CD - Arthur Magazine
Grouper - 'Everyone In Turn' - Transmissions From Sinai - CD - Arthur Magazine
Lichens - 'Kopernik Trip Note' - Transmissions From Sinai - CD - Arthur Magazine
Ganglians - 'Valient Brave' - Monster Head Room - CD - Woodsist
Francis Harold & The Holograms - 'Why Are You So Afraid' - Who Said These Were Happy Times - LP - Going Underground
MC5 - 'I Can Only Give You Everything' - I Can Only Give You Everything' - LP Reissue - Get Back
The Dead Weather - 'Hang You From The Heavens' - Horehound - CD - Third Man
Forest Fire - 'I Make Windows' - 7" - Broken Sound
Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros - 'Mexico On The Count Of Three' - 7" - Fairfax
Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros - 'Home (Demo)' - 7" - Fairfax Records
The Smith Westerns - ' Tonight' - S/T - LP - Hozac
Deerhunter - 'Circulation' - Rainwater Cassette Exchange - CD - Kranky
Sore Eros - 'The Dream Self' - Second Chants - LP - Shdowply
Jackie O Motherfucker - 'Skylight' - Ballads Of The Revolution - LP - Fire
Young Widows - 'Mid Western' - 7" - Temporary Residence
Saturday, 11 July 2009
Tuesday, 7 July 2009
Thursday, 25 June 2009
Wednesday, 24 June 2009
Monday, 22 June 2009
Friday, 19 June 2009
Tuesday, 16 June 2009
Bill Callahan - 'My Baby Cries / The Breeze' - 'Loving Takes This Course' - CD - Chapter Music
Hiss Golden Messenger - 'Tongue In Cheek' - 'Country Has East Cotton' - CD - Heaven & Earth
Trembling Bells - 'The End Is The Beginning Born Knowing' - Carbeth - LP - Honest Jon's
Pisces - 'Dear One' - 'A Lovely Sight' - CD - Numero
Can - 'She Brings The Rain' - 'Soundtracks' - CD - Spoon
Rick Tomlinson - 'Surfin' UAE' - 'Open Strings' - CD - Honest Jon's
Sir Richard Bishop - 'Barbary' - 'The Freak Of Araby' - CD - Drag City
Michael Flower - 'Lake Of Fire' - 'Open Strings' - CD - Honest Jon's
U.S. Girls - 'Me And Yoko' - 7" - Not Not Fun
White Hills - 'Radiate' - 'Heads On Fire' - LP - Thrill Jockey
Vibes - 'Night Court' - 7" - Not Not Fun
Real Estate - 'Fake Blues' - 7" - Woodsist
Scout Niblett - 'I Wanna Love' - 'Loving Takes This Course' - CD - Chapter Music
Meg Baird - 'There Was A Boy' - 'Loving Takes This Course' - CD - Chapter Music
Friday, 12 June 2009
Thursday, 11 June 2009
Two parts ballsy females and one part fantasy geek, This Is Music's London metal three piece Invasion are set to release their debut album later this year. Following their debut single release at the beginning of the month, we had a quick chat with guitarist Marek about metal dedication.
So Marek, how would you summarise Invasion's musical output?
Myself and the drummer are just trying to be as heavy as we can with our limited musical tools! We just love heaviness, we pretty much exclusively listen to metal.
What are your shows like?
Despite our interest and dedication to metal, we find it quite hard to break into that scene. We tend to get more ‘hipster’ shows but we find it so much better when we’re playing to metal kids.
So what would be your dream show?
We supported The Sword last year and that was a dream! We hung out with them recently and they took us to see Metallica.
The new video for your single is insane! Who produced it?
This guy called Hans Lo, he's super nice and recently graduated from Camberwell. We wanted something fantasy and occult themed and he compiled us the video out of film clips.
No Metal connoisseur is complete without a favorite release list, what would you say are your top 5 metal albums of all time?
Black Sabbath – Black Sabbath
Metallica – Kill ‘Em All
Sleep – Sleep’s Holy Mountain
Morbid Angel – Blessed are the Sick
Led Zepplin - II
click to buy invasion's new 'Conjure War' single
Tuesday, 9 June 2009
This summer, the biggest and best British festival,Glastonbury, will be the launch pad for an exclusive t-shirt collaboration, sure to be seen on all fashion- conscious festival-goers.
Shelter, the housing and homelessness charity, has teamed up with fairtrade and organic fashion pioneers Komodo, and Glastonbury’s cutting-edge John Peel Stage, to create a limited edition t-shirt available in pink, turquoise and grey.
The image is worked from Simon Danby's iconic photo portrait of Peel, taken in the late sixties at the start of Peel’s BBC career.
[READ MORE AND PRE-ORDER HERE]
Saturday, 6 June 2009
this is all kinds of awesome.
print this flyer off and away you go !!!
book early !!!!
last one was loads of fun (me and Kyle invented a new dance ....if we are drunk enough I am sure we will show you !)
Wednesday, 3 June 2009
Wednesday, 20 May 2009
Tuesday, 19 May 2009
Pinch's reputation as a pioneer of dancefloor dubstep styles is truly a well earned one. His music and work over the past five years have lifted him from underground roots and gained him worldwide recognition as a producer and DJ, bringing cutting edge bass heavy drops to an ever expanding fan base. The ground-breaking, critically acclaimed debut long player, 2007's 'Underwater Dancehall', has become a milestone in the history of dubstep, firmly establishing Pinch as a key player in the development of the scene.
As founder and label head of Tectonic, Pinch has developed a roster of today's most innovative producers, releasing a succession of cutting-edge singles from the likes of Skream, RSD, 2562, Benga, Martyn, Flying Lotus, Joker, Peverelist, DQ1, Digital Mystikz, Distance and more.
The label's forthcoming release 'Tectonic Plates 2' brings together the latest massive drops from the series, most of which are now sold out. The second disc is an unbelievable mix from Pinch himself, featuring tons of unreleased dubplates, mixed only as Pinch knows how. Tectonic has become established as a leading global force, alongside the likes of the highly influential Tempa and Hyperdub imprints, bringing knowledge and authenticity with every release.\
come come come along!
Thursday, 14 May 2009
Saturday, 9 May 2009
Thursday, 7 May 2009
DC Recordings is one of our fave labels at Rough Trade East, consistantly releasing the most amazing nu disco gems in this galaxy or the next. They are getting ready to drop a new album 'Space Beyond The Egg' by the ever elusive Emperor Machine and what a corker it is, due out on June 8th it's set to be our album of the week and DC are producing an exclusive mix cd especially for us to give away with the album.
Tuesday, 5 May 2009
Gallows played last night. It was insane, it's not often you see a circle pit in the shop or a guitarist palying on the counter.After the show the boys piled into our new Photobooth and took some snaps.
Thursday, 30 April 2009
The Field released one of the best selling records on Kompakt a few years ago and they are about to drop thier new album 'Yesterday And Tomorrow' for all you lovely people to buy. Kompact have very kindly given us a free download for you of a track entitled 'The More That I do" It's dreamy digital shoegaze at it's best and you should listen it it here .
Wednesday, 29 April 2009
and you will find recent shows and their track list.
These will be updated as we go on.
Counter Culture Radio
12 - 1PM EVERY THURSDAY ON RESONANCE104.4FM
in the London area, and online at resonancefm.com
Following the release of the much-anticipated new album Noble Beast, Andrew Bird plays London's Shepherds Bush Empire this May. Delivering mesmerizing live sets of utterly riveting songs that work their magic on their own believable terms, without a hint of cloying nostalgia or riff-fueled seduction, Bird plays strings, glockenspiel, wurlitzer and tape loops...
come along it should be good.
Tuesday, 28 April 2009
We caught up with Caroline from kap bambino before their secret video shoot party for their new single 'Dead Lazers' released 18th May.
So Caro, how are the arrangements going for your video shoot? I hear you’re shooting in a carpark opposite The Old Blue Last?
Yeah, we start shooting at 8pm and are going on until 6am! We are really excited! It’s a party on the carpark roof, lots of people for the end bit! People are gonna act as different gangs with BMXs and skateboards!
What can we expect from the new album?
New tracks, new sounds, new experience and maybe the chance to get THE MEXICAN VIRUS. We wanted to push our limits for the second album; less vocal effects, more synth on the front, lot of broken synths, first time with mastering and couple of slower tracks…still bedroom recording as usual though.
Looks like you have a pretty grueling tour schedule around your album release
Yes! Excited for all the shows, great for the new album.
How was your in-store the other day?
Weird for us to play our first in-store! It was funny at the end, everyone in the shop and the staff are so nice.
So what else have you got coming up in the not too distant future?
Going to eat a pizza…and a UK tour in June!
I hope you enjoy your pizza. And the tour too, I suppose.
So Mike, how have you found the response to your latest album so far?
Well, my friends seem to like it. My friend back home told me a song on the record made her cry, which I feel bad about - I apologized to her. People think the cover is weird and in bad taste.
How did find the album to write? It’s quite obviously a big step musically from your last release in terms of its arrangement.
We made it really quickly, in 4 days. I think that made the record seem unified and cohesive. We didn't have time to get all Radiohead on the songs. And who would want to do that either?
Do you have a vision of the songs in their entirety as you were writing them or did they evolve as you were making them?
I just work on them until they're done.
Is it quite a daunting experience baring your own material when you've spent time playing guitar with other people's music?
Not at all. It’s been pretty easy. The only thing that I’ve found strange about being a songwriter is that people always think you're singing about yourself…
Has that spawned any interesting misinterpretations of your music then?
People think I’m a dick. I think I present a really unlikable character in some songs.
Reviewers think I’m some kind of lothario with an awful voice.
That’s a very self-deprecating view of your media receipt! It doesn't look like you're too unloved…
I tend to only remember the bad things people say. Like a kid on the street called me bow-legged when I was 10 and I still remember it. That sort of thing y’know?
How do you feel the in-store yesterday went?
It was really nice. The people there were disarmingly polite. I get uncomfortable when the crowd is nice. I prefer drunks and hecklers.
What are your plans for the rest of this year?
I’m in the middle of making a record here in London right now. Touring here next month. Then more touring for the rest of the year in the states and back here. Trying to stay busy.
Monday, 27 April 2009
New documentary made by Toni Schifer of Crippled Dick, Hot Wax for the East End Film Festival @ The Genesis Cinema (93-95 Mile End Rd, London, E1 4UJ) followed by a Q&A with Mark and Toni.
'On/Off/After'party @ The Rhythm Factory from 10pm (16-18 Whitechapel Rd, London,
E1 1EW). The Bug live with Mark Stewart, DJ's Adrian Sherwood, Russell Haswell and Toni Schifer. £10.
film £7, party £10, both £15.
get yr tickets from www.genesiscinema.co.uk.
Saturday, 25 April 2009
Friday, 24 April 2009
cheb zergui 'ana dellali'(sublime frequencies) 1970s algerian proto rai underground CD
pimmon 'come on choir invisible' (preservation) smudge another day CD
deradoorian 'high road' (love pump) mind raft ep CD
hildur gudnadottir 'erupting light' (touch) without sinking CD
caroline weeks 'elegy' (manimal) songs for edna CD
jeffrey lewis and the junkyard 'it's not impossible' (rough trade) 'em are i CD
jokers daughter 'the last laugh' (double six) the last laugh CD
camera obscura 'french navy (4ad) my maudlin career CD
seeland 'turnaround' (loaf) tomorrow today CD
night jewel 'what did he say' (human ear) good evening CD
kotchy 'falling in love' (civil music) 89 CD
boxcutter 'a familiar sound' (planet mu) arecibo message CD
prefuse 73 'no lights still rock featuring dimlite' (warp) everything she touched turned ampexian CD
metronomy 'radio ladio micachu remix' (because) radio ladio 12"
black dice 'earnings plus interest' (paw tracks) repo CD
venetian snares 'calvin kleining'(planet mu) filth CD
Wednesday, 22 April 2009
Sunday, 19 April 2009
Wednesday, 15 April 2009
blag one for £17.99 ONLY in store on record store day (18th april)
includes over 50 tracks (full CC08 44 tracks + 10 track city slang sampler) plus 12mins vivian girls instore video, full cd artwork, AND over 600mb of additional memory.
cassette shaped, packaged and limited to an edition of only 250.