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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Father John Misty sets off across the UK this November, dates are below:
Thursday 22 November – London – XOYO (£12)
Friday 23 November – Manchester – Deaf Institute (£10)
Saturday 24 November – Dublin –Workman’s Club (€13.65)
Monday 26 November – Glasgow – King Tuts (£10)
Tuesday 27 November – Gateshead – The Sage Gateshead (£10)
Wednesday 28 November – Norwich – Arts Centre (£10)
Thursday 29 November – Bristol – Thekla (£10)
Friday 30 November – Brighton – The Haunt (£10)
Here is a particularly comedic interview with the man himself, Josh Tillman, recently:
Bass wunderkind Damu has reworked the Lanterns On The Lake song ‘Tricks’. Originally released as part of the Record Store Day remix EP ‘Low Tide’ that also featured Laurel Halo, Young Montana and Man Without Country – Damu takes the skeleton of ‘Tricks’ and converts it into a sprawling 7-minute electronic jam, which we are offering to download for free below.
Lanterns On The Lake will play their biggest UK headline show to date at The Scala, London later this year:
Thursday 18th October – LONDON, Scala - tickets
If you have not seen Zun Zun Egui for a while, miss them, need your fix… well, you can catch them at Latitude Festival this summer. They will also be playing Bella Union’s day takeover at End of the Road festival.
We are thrilled to be working with the legendary Van Dyke Parks, and today we released three of his classic albums on CD and vinyl.
Song Cycle, Clang of the Yankee Reaper and Discover America are all available for purchase in the Bella Union store.
VDP plays the Barbican this Saturday June 23rd, with special guests Robin Pecknold and Daniel Rossen, with accompaniment from the Britten Sinfonia. Tickets are available here.
On Sunday 24th, he plays and takes part in a Q&A at Rough Trade East – to gain entry you can buy the records from Rough Trade in exchange for a wristband.
And for those not around this weekend; you’ll have a chance to catch him at Bella Union’s 15th anniversary celebrations at End of the Road festival this August 31st.
And if you’re unfamiliar with his works, The Guardian ran this terrific feature over the weekend. And you can watch the below video directed by Richard Parks, of VDP on ‘Song Cycle’:
Bella Union is truly thrilled to announce the signing of one of our all-time favourite bands THE FLAMING LIPS.
Wayne tweeted the news in video form – and you can watch that here.
The Flaming Lips’ first release for the label will be a project that’s shaping up to be one of the most talked-about releases of the year: The Flaming Lips and Heady Fwends.
In between one-off shows scattered around the world over the past several months The Flaming Lips still found time to record a series of unique and experimental sessions for an album featuring a diverse cross-section of heavy friends from every corner of the musical cosmos. One of the most anticipated albums of the year, THE FLAMING LIPS AND HEADY FWENDS sold out instantly at retail outlets around the world when it was released in limited edition vinyl in honour of Record Store Day this past April 21st, though unfortunately the record was not available in the UK. Now, due to overwhelming demand, Bella Union Records will make the album available on physical CD and vinyl on July 30th 2012.
The Flaming Lips and Heady Fwends just may be the Lips’ most adventurous recorded experience to date. The album sees the Lips embracing vocal and musical assistance from such disparate playmates as Yoko Ono, Nick Cave, Erykah Badu, Bon Iver, Ke$ha and many more.
1. “2012 (You Must Be Upgraded) (w/ Ke$ha, Biz Markie & Hour Of The Time Majesty 12)
2. “Ashes In The Air” (Featuring Bon Iver)
3. “Helping The Retarded To Know God” (Featuring Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros)
4. “Supermoon Made Me Want To Pee” (Featuring Prefuse 73)
5. “Children Of The Moon” (Featuring Tame Impala)
6. “That Ain’t My Trip” (Featuring Jim James of My Morning Jacket)
7. “You, Man? Human???” (Featuring Nick Cave)
8. “I’m Working At NASA On Acid” (Featuring Lightning Bolt)
9. “Do It!” (Featuring Yoko Ono/Plastic Ono Band)
10. “Is David Bowie Dying?” (Featuring Neon Indian)
11. “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face” (Featuring Erykah Badu)
12. “Girl, You’re So Weird” (Featuring New Fumes)
13. “Tasered And Maced” (Featuring Aaron Behrens of Ghostland Observatory)
THE FLAMING LIPS AND HEADY FWENDS