New Album from EARTH – Available to Pre-order Now!

Our mail order elves are very excited about the forthcoming double vinyl version of Earth’s new album Angels Of Darkness, Demons of Light 1. We got the CD version a few weeks ago and our elves have been listening to it non-stop while packing orders, playing tetris with all of the lovely stock in the mailorder cave room and sending our customers nice e-mails. What got them even more excited was when we heard we’d be getting a very limited number on lovely, green vinyl.

So, why not head over to our web shop and see what’s got our elves talking? And if you’d like to talk to the elves yourself, you can at shop@southern.com maybe you’d like to send them some words of encouragement as they brave papercuts (cardboard cuts are the worst) to bring you the very best in outsider music. Maybe you’d like to ask them for some recommendations on what’s coming up soon in our web shop or maybe you have a funny joke you’d like to share, the elves love a science-based joke, if you have any.

Earth – Angels of Darkness, Demons of Light 1

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CD – £10.002LP – £18.00

5 tracks, 60 minutes. Angels of Darkness, Demons of Light 1 is the first new studio album from Earth since 2008′s Bees Made Honey In The Lion’s Skull. The introduction of cello (Lori Goldston) on this record brings a more fluid and textured sound, while still remaining heavy. Line up for Angels of Darkness… is: Dylan R Carlson – electric guitar & devices; Adrienne Davies – percussion; Lori Goldston (Nirvana, David Byrne, Black Cat Orchestra, Laura Veirs) – cello; Karl Blau (Laura Veirs, Microphone) – bass. Recorded at Avast Studios and produced by Stuart Hallerman (Soundgarden, Mudhoney, Built To Spill, Earth2).  Released on CD and double vinyl.

Following the Extra Capsular reissues, Earth’s next offering is a brand new studio album, Angels Of Darkness, Demons of Light 1, a fine testament to the fact that they have come a long way since 1989.  Drawing on inspiration from both British Folk-Rock bands the Pentangle and Fairport Convention and the North African Tuareg band Tinariwen, the new material, while still ‘heavy’ is much more fluid and melodically oriented, less dense and more textured and nuanced. It contains greater improvisatory interplay between the musicians.

The new album acknowledges previous recordings, sonically it cultivates the jazz infused Americana presented on The Bees Made Honey In The Lion’s Skull and as a further nod to the past, Earth returned to Avast studios to work with producer Stuart Hallerman (Soundgarden, Mudhoney, Built To Spill, and Earth2!) again. There have been some significant changes which have given birth to yet another new sound, the main change being the line up and so joining Dylan and Adrienne on the album is cellist Lori Goldston (Nirvana, David Byrne, Black Cat Orchestra, Laura Veirs) and Karl Blau (K Records, Laura Veirs, Microphones) on electric bass. The touring band will feature Dylan Carlson, Adreinne Davies, Lori Goldston, and Angelina Baldoz on bass.

There are many breaths of fresh air in this new record, many hopeful tones and drones as well as more eerie ones. One thing is for sure, this incarnation of Earth excels all expectations.

Released on CD and double vinyl.

Track Listing
1.Old Black
2.Father Midnight
3.Descent to the Zenith
4.Hellswinter
5.Angels of Darkness, Demons of Light
Running Time: 1 hour

Special Offer: Boris Live In Japan DVD

We’re all very excited about the limited edition DVD from Boris – Live In Japan which has just landed in the Southern Web Shop, so excited in fact that we are giving our lovely customers the chance to buy it for just £9 this week only!

Japan’s rock experimentalists BORIS are well-known not only for their epic discography — as they’ve unleashed multiple releases to the public every year in countless formats since their formation in the early 90s — but also for their captivating live performances they’re constantly booking, playing live throughout every habitable continent on the planet over the past decade and a half.

The next official release from the band will bring fans a bit of both worlds, in the form of the band’s first official domestic live DVD from the band.

Set for release on Southern Lord on January 24, 2011, the Live In Japan DVD captures the intriguing power, majesty and unique psychedelia that only BORIS can deliver, and will bring the band’s incredible stage act to fans who have never witnessed them play live, as well as diehards who venture out to see the act every chance they get.

The footage on this official DVD release was filmed in Tokyo at the final show of the band’s 2008 Smile World Tour. Featuring a full set of eleven BORIS originals filmed at Daikanyama Unit, as well as three bonus videos from a set at the Shibuya Club Quattro, this DVD is quite special since BORIS actually play on other continents much more often than in their home country.

Track Listing
1.Flower Sun Rain
2.BUZZ IN
3.Laser Beam
4.PINK
5.Statement
6.Floor Shaker
7.Rainbow
8.My Neighbour Satan
9.No Ones Grieve
10.You Were Holding An Umbrella
11.”     ”
Bonus Tracks At Daikanyama Unit 121208:
12.Tokyo Wonder Land
13.a bao a qu
14.Farewell


Boris – Live In Japan [DVD]

Normal price: £10 / Special Offer £9 (ends Friday 28th January)

Only 1000 copies will be available in Europe, this will sell out fast!

Full information on this DVD can be found in our web shop.

Boris – Live In Japan trailer

The Feeding Of The Five Thousand on Crassical Collection

“Five thousand’s a crowd (four thousand nine hundred and ninety nine more than I imagined were going to buy the record), but two’s company (I knew for certain that my Mum would want one), so it was on the plate, ready to serve, The Feeding of the Five Thousand.”

The Crassical Collection is finally here, and the first release is the newly remastered The Feeding of the Five Thousand. After several years of being out of print, this legendary album has been been restored from the original analogue studio tapes, repackaged and bolstered by rare and unreleased tracks, and stunning new artwork from Gee Vaucher, who has lovingly created what could only be considered a real artefact. Included in this package is a 64-page booklet featuring all lyrics along with extensive liner notes from band members Penny Rimbaud and Steve Ignorant, which shed light on the making of the record. Also included is CD-sized recreation of the iconic original fold-out poster sleeve.

“We were setting out as purists: hard, uncompromising and utterly bemused.”

The Feeding of the 5000 is the first album by Crass, released in 1978. The record came to be made when Pete Stennett, owner of Small Wonder Records, heard a demo that the band had recorded. Impressed by all of the material, he decided that rather than release a conventional single by the band, he would put all of their set onto an 18 track 12 inch EP.

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