Body Void & Endless Floods LPs; Upcoming releases; Distro improvements...
HOLY CRAP! I just noticed that it's been 6 whole months since I last concocted one of this damn updates! I apologise wholeheartedly for being so slack.
Rather than blather on about what I've been doing with myself since the last update, I'll get straight down business.
First up, Dry Cough's first release of 2017, Endless Floods 'II' LP, is out and available to order here.
Released in cahoots with Fvtvrecordings (France), the new album from the French sludge/doom trio (featuring members of Monarch!) has has been receiving some terrific reviews, and rightly so. It's definitely one of my favourite DC releases so far (I do love them all though!). To prove I'm not lying, you can check our some of the reviews yourself, should you so wish:
Hot on the heels of that behemoth, the end of the month sees the vinyl release of the debut LP from San Francisco doom/punk/sludge trio, Body Void.
Transylvanian Tapes put out the cassette version about 5-6 months back, but myself and Garth at Crown & Throne Ltd, jumped at the chance to give the album the wax treatment. It's a truly pummeling, relentlessly bleak affair; you'll love it. You can pre-order your copy here (UK/EU), or here (North America).
Not content with firing out two LPs in the first month of the year, I already have several more releases on the horizon, in the form of a brand new Leechfeast LP, Cloud Rat / Disrotted split LP, another new Ommadon LP, plus an as yet unannouced split 7". Hopefully these will all see the light of day by Summer.
As you can imagine, all of the above will not be cheap, which has helped me make the conscious decision to try and improve the quantity and quality of the stock in the distro, in the hope of making the label more successful (ie paying for itself!). So, rather than just relying on trades, I'll be starting to order more stock in from other labels; now this will mean that sometimes records will be priced higher than you would normally expect from me, but when you factor in shipping costs, they will still work out cheaper than you ordering a single LP from, for example, the USA.
Many of you will have noticed that I have had a couple of large deliveries from Gilead Media recently, and I'm thrilled to say that it looks like this will be a regular occurrence from now on, and hopefully I will try and do the same with some of the other quality overseas labels. If there are ever any bands or labels that you think I should stock, please get in touch and I'll see what I can do.
Anyway, enough of my ramblings, I'm boring myself...
Until next time
Andy / Dry Cough