Any long term readers will remember that two of my top three records of last year were released by Exeter's finest record label - the incomparable Occultation Records. My number three was the monumental 'Tomorrow Morning, 3 a.m.' by The Granite Shore; an epic of imaginative vision and scope to be sure. The good news is that the follow up is available now for pre-order and is every bit as good as I had hoped it would be. And whilst it may be less epic in length, it is no less so in vision with burgeoning strings and soaring melodies. Also available to order is an EP by Jonathan Beckett about whom I know next to nothing aside from the fact that his music comes highly recommended by Paul Simpson. Which should be good enough for anyone.
Details courtesy of the head-honcho at Occultation are posted below. I suggest you head on over to the store and get your orders in now.Occultation Recordings proudly announce advance orders for the second Granite Shore single, "Flood of fortune" b/w "Highway code", a 7" featuring Nick Halliwell, Phil Wilson (June Brides), Arash Torabi and Andy Fonda, plus full strings and brass, recorded in Devon, London and Los Angeles. The single is only £4+P&P from us and there's also a very limited promo CD available to buy with the 7" (while stocks last), plus special package pricing when purchased together with previous Occultation releases. Vinyl orders qualify for free 320k MP3s and we now have an automated system sending links immediately by e-mail - just check your inbox after paying. We expect to have the vinyl and promos over the next week or so and will send them out as soon as we get them.
7" + promo CD
The single is also available as a digital download from the MP3 Shop.
The Wild Swans album is nearly done and as soon as Paul gives us the word we'll get it out. We're also releasing Jonathan Beckett's "She's A Vampire" digital EP and we're thrilled to welcome Manchester's The Distractions to the label with their "Black Velvet" digital EP, then "Nothing" - an album featuring their debut EP, classic Factory single "Time Goes By So Slow"/"Pillow Fight" (FAC12) plus the legendary 1995 recordings - and a new single to be recorded next month as icing on the cake.