The Walkmen ‘The Love You Love’ video

Tuesday, July 10th, 2012

The Walkmen have new visual accompaniments to share with you for ‘The Love You Love’ taken from their new album Heaven. This beautifully shot black & white video was directed by Sean Pecknold and sees Hamilton and his son looking rather creepy in a house with floating cats and fireworks, the whole thing has a very eerie feel.

Check it out for yourself below:

The Walkmen will visit these shores in October & November to play a host of UK shows, those dates below:

Sunday 19th August – POWYS, Green Man Festival
Saturday 27th October – BIRMINGHAM, Institute
Sunday 28th October – GLASGOW, ABC
Monday 29th October – DUBLIN, Vicar Street
Tuesday 30th October – MANCHESTER, Ritz

Stream: The Sparrow by Lawrence Arabia now

Tuesday, July 10th, 2012

Head over to the Clash website to stream the new album from Lawrence Arabia.

The Sparrow is released next week on vinyl, cd and download.

The band will appear at Bella Union’s 15th anniversary celebrations at End of the Road festival.

Hip hip hooray!

Hear a new track from Rimar

Tuesday, July 10th, 2012

Listen to the new Rimar jam below, from the new EP Closer:

The Walkmen – Blue Turns To Grey (Rolling Stones cover)

Tuesday, July 10th, 2012

6 Music are celebrating the Rolling Stones throughout July, in honor of the band’s 50th anniversary of their debut gig in 1962. Joining in the celebrations, The Walkmen did a cover of Blue Turns To Grey.

You can vote for your favourite Rolling Stones jam over on the 6 website.

Wild Nothing unveils artwork for ‘Nocturne’

Friday, July 6th, 2012

Wild Nothing will release ‘Nocturne’ on Monday 28th August and we have the artwork to share with you. The CD version of ‘Nocturne’  will come with one standard cover, however for those of you purchasing the vinyl edition you will have the choice of SIX alternate cover sleeves within each copy.

pre-order ‘Nocturne’ at the following…



Bella Union

WILD NOTHING will be playing show in the UK/Europe in October & November with new label buddies The Walkmen, those dates below…

Monday 29th October – DUBLIN, Vicar Street 

Tuesday 30th October – MANCHESTER, Ritz 

Thursday 1st November – LONDON, Forum 

Friday 2nd November – PARIS, Pitchfork Music Festival 

Saturday 3rd November – AMSTERDAM, Paradiso 



Do you realize?? (Flaming Lips cover)

Wednesday, July 4th, 2012

Father John Misty cover The Flaming Lips’ classic ‘Do You Realize??’ for the AV Club. It’s pretty great, watch below:

The Flaming Lips and Heady Fwends is released on Bella Union this 30th of July, and Father John Misty returns to Europe in November, touring with the full band.


M. Ward’s playlist / Koko show on Monday

Friday, June 29th, 2012

M. Ward plays the Koko on Monday, tickets are available here.

Matt has shared a playlist via iTunes. Read what he says below, and here is a link to listen.

These songs have my favorite solos. The thing about good solos, for me, is that they don’t need to have a lot of notes; they just need to find the right ones. This list is in no particular order and is changing every day. Enjoy. – M. Ward

  • 1. “Da Doo Ron Ron” by The Crystals: “Amazing drums. Amazing everything. All of Spector’s productions are referenced often when I’m in the studio.”
  • 2. “Like a Hurricane (Live)” by Neil Young & Crazy Horse: “Needless to say, but I’ll list it anyway. It happens at the four- to five-minute mark. You’ll know it when you hear it. I think this is from a homemade amplifier, making this sound impossible to find at Guitar Center or anywhere else in music.”
  • 3. “Pink Moon” by Nick Drake: “Perfect. Piano. Solo.”
  • 4. “Kool Thing” by Sonic Youth: “The two-note guitar solo in this song speaks for itself and, in my opinion, is the best moment of their best song on their best record. ‘Shadow of a Doubt’ on Evol is a close second.”
  • 5. “I Get Along Without You Very Well” by Billie Holiday: “I used to not like the trombone until I heard this song.”
  • 6. “Something Inside of Me” by Elmore James: “Probably Elmore’s best guitar intro. I wish all songs could start like this. After all these years, he is still underrated and still underground.”
  • 7. “Shake for Me (Single Version)” by Howlin’ Wolf: “This whole list could be filled with Hubert Sumlin solos. I guess if I’m just choosing one, then this is the break that takes the cake.”
  • 8. “Way Out” by Yeah Yeah Yeahs: “One of my favorite living guitarists. Always inventive and putting his experiments in the front of the mix.”
  • 9. “Mother Nature’s Son” by Harry Nilsson: “An alpine quasi-yodel vocal solo break.”
  • 10. “My Moon My Man” by Feist: “That guitar break. As good on record as it is live.”

Bella Union merch / Van Dyke Parks posters

Wednesday, June 27th, 2012

The finest wares for the most delectable of humanoids are now available in our store, including:

Bella Union tote bags – £5
Bella Union t-shirts – £15
Limited hand numbered Van Dyke Parks screen prints – £25 (including postage)

To purchase, head to the store.

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