February 26, 2015

Record Club: Brain Rays

On Tuesday 31st March we welcome you to a special edition of Drift Record Club, it'll be a pre-release playback for the forthcoming Brain Rays album.

Brain Rays is the solo project of Benjamin Hudson (usually one half of noisy hip hop duo Baconhead, friend and neighbour of Drift) and is a soundtrack for low lights and late nights. Featuring the silken tones of Nigerian vocalist Theo Ogundipe, and Cape Khoboi's melted guitar, Brain Rays' debut album Music For Abandoned Beach Parties warps lo-fi house and funk to provide a warm and gentle hand back onto the dance floor when logic would have screamed at you to leave the party several hours ago.

Tuesday 31st March - 7pm. Free.

February 24, 2015

Broadcast Reissues

On Monday 9th March, The Warp label are making the Broadcast back catalogue available, all freshly pressed on vinyl, some for the first time in a decade. 

You can preorder them here (if you are interested in getting hold of copies we recommend doing so as they will likely all sell out on preorder and we could be waiting a while). For those of you placing an order, we'll secure you a special edition zine that has been produced. Very chill.

February 23, 2015

Drift Record Club Playback Party: Matthew E. White and Will Butler.

On Tuesday 2nd March, Record Club will be taking in two albums that we're really looking forward to and we know you're excited on too! Matthew E. White returns with his first new music since the hugely successful 'Big Inner', an album that topped a lot of 2012 'best of' lists. Will Butler has been a member of the band Arcade Fire for over 10 years. This is his first release under his own name.

Come join us for both of those new albums and Beavertown Beer. Date!

Here is what it's going to sound like;

February 17, 2015

Drift x Ninja Tune

We're so psyched to announce that our 2015 Record Store Day Label In Residence will be Ninja Tune. Members of the Ninja roster and offices will be down in Devon with us celebrating being independent on the day (Saturday 18th April) and we've arranged a club night in the evening.

Tickets are on sale now online and in the Drift shop. We can't wait to tell you about the line up... seriously, you'll freak.

February 16, 2015

Sufjan Stevens: No Shade In The Shadow Of The Cross

We're so hyped on this album, and we've only heard two tracks and some fills. "Fuck me, i'm falling apart"... quite. "No Shade In The Shadow Of The Cross” (below) is the lead single from Sufjan Stevens’ forthcoming Carrie & Lowell album. We're currently still preselling clear vinyl copies here, but we'll have to stop doing so soon. This is your warning.

February 12, 2015

Record Club: Beavertown Brewery

Starting with next week's Record Club, we're stoked to have taken stock of the amazing Beavertown Brewery. Whilst you take in new music, you can sup back on Gamma Ray American Pale Ale and Neck Oil session IPA.

February 11, 2015

Alabama Shakes: Sound & Color

Stoked that Alabama Shakes have a new album set to drop late April. It's gonna clash wildly with Record Store Day, so seems suitable that we'd have a really sick special edition. Up for preorder here and we will be carrying a special indie store exclusive Clear Vinyl version with a bonus 7" single.

Here is the first cut 'Don't Wanna Fight'.

February 11, 2015

Wiley: Snakes & Ladders

Wiley has a new (his forth) album out called Snakes & Ladders this month on Big Dada. There is a three track preview below, and for all ya'll who preorder, we have been passed on some bonus CDs to hand out. Thanks Dada!

February 11, 2015

Jefre Cantu-Ledesma

The details of Jefre Cantu-Ledesma's A Year With 13 Moons are pretty ambiguous, but in many ways that acts as the perfect mood setter to introduce a really hazy LP. Using a friend's reel to reel tape player, Cantu employed electric guitar, modular synthesizer, drum machine and concrète sounds from his surroundings at the Headlands, recorded while walking to the studio, cooking in the kitchen, talking with friends, the ocean, films he was watching, driving in a car. Everything was record stereo to tape. It's everything and nothing condensed into record and it's one of our favourite pieces of ambient music so far this year. Mexican Summer are still killin' it!

February 10, 2015

If I'm Unworthy

We'd been trying to get hold of Blake Mills "Heigh-Ho" album since last autumn so were stoked that it got a UK release this week on Verve. The guy is an unbelievable player, producer and session man, but has really won us over by finding his own unique space in RnB, he's making remarkable noises on his gee-tar. Here Blake Mills performs "If I'm Unworthy" during his a Fretboard Journal Live session. That show is hysterical, do check it out.

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