We're happy to announce a limited reissue of Karate's Operation: Sand/Empty There single in late August. Originally released in 1998, the two songs on this EP do not appear on any other releases by the band.
Archaic deals more with personal experience than the majority of the bands previous releases. The twelve songs on the album cover a variety of, shall we say, darker topics including mortality, despair, cremation, and the closing of the British national health service.
Little Annie (the artist formerly known as Annie Anxiety) has been a part of the extended Southern family from the very beginning. Having encountered Crass in NYC at the fag-end of the Seventies, she was entranced enough by Steve Ignorant's tales of life in the communal Crass home
From the time we started Latitudes, we’ve held a secret wish list of bands that we intended to lure into our studio. We’ve cut a major notch in our bedpost by finally scoring with Arbouretum, a band that meets universal approval at Latitudes HQ.
Mathew Sweet will bring his new album Burnt Up On Re-Entry out on the road for the first time in a joint headline tour with Jessica Bailiff in April and May (dates below). In celebration, we bring you another video from the album, this time for the song "A Brilliant Shaft Of Light From Out Of The Night Sky".
On 25th March (26th in the US) we will be releasing Tartufi's third release for Southern, These Factory Days. Shortly after recording and touring The Goodwill Of The Scar, the duo of Lynne Angel and Brian Gorman became a trio
Much has been made (probably by us) of how Bell Gardens was hatched over evenings spent sharing wine and vinyl, as band founders Kenneth Gibson and Brian McBride shared their mutual love for the sounds of eras past. We asked them to put together a mixtape of some of their favourites to share with us. To go along with the mix we've asked them a few questions.
This week the world can welcome the Boduf Songs album. Burnt Up On Re-Entry is an adventurous, unpredictable and exceptional piece of music, which marks the evolution of Mat Sweet’s sound from the minimalist acoustic approach he has previously taken on his four albums for the Kranky label, to a more adventurous and experimental treatment of his songs.
Bell Gardens gorgeous masterpiece Full Sundown Assembly is officially available now in record stores everywhere! Bell Gardens is the love child of Kenneth James Gibson (Furry Things, [a]pendics.shuffle) and Brian McBride (Stars Of The Lid), begat over many late nights talking and listening to the songs that have inspired them over the years.
Bell Gardens bring us another gorgeous cinematic postcard from their debut Full Sundown Assembly. "Nowhere" is a woozy ramble through the Bell Gardens palette of vocal harmonies, slippery guitar and subtle strings. You can see why Q magazine has called Full Sundown Assembly "beautifully understated, slow and graceful...immaculately conceived."
Known as “the doom metal innovator” for fronting drone ambassadors Earth, Dylan Carlson now brings his solo career to our very own Latitudes series. Featuring artwork by Savage Pencil and released in a limited run of hand numbered and hand packed green 180g vinyl and CDs (1000 of each).
Love Songs is the book which compiles all of the words to all of the songs by Crass. Originally published by Pomona in 2004 as a paperback, and out of print for a couple of years, we felt it was time for a resurrection.
Yes that's right, those legendary space rockers aka Bardo Pond have joined the Latitudes ranks. The psychedelic journey of the Pond all began by two brothers, Michael & John Gibbons, sharing their interest in free-form noise, spreading the enthusiasm to an array of instrumentalists and vocalists.
It's a delight and simultaneous feeling of liberation to finally announce the release of Crass' Christ, The Album LP reissue, which is now available for pre-order on the Southern web shop. Released in 1982 with unplanned irony as the Falklands War raged on, Christ, The Album, another double vinyl half-studio/half-live release, once again aimed to take no prisoners.
Fourth in line of release from the Louder Than War label (the brainchild of legendary musician/journalist/crusader John Robb,our new favourite band (and soon to be yours) Fawn Spots bring a burst of fast-paced pop to the LTW family with Spanish Glass.