This unlikely cover version of Madonna’s perennial pop favourite first came to the attention of Ghost Box records whenLarge Plants front man, Jack Sharp posted it on his social media channels as an April Fool’s gag. Plenty of followers were taken in by this perfectly crafted gem that sounds uncannily like it must have always existed and predated the original.
It’s a super heavy, scuzzed up, psych sound, at the same time shot through with Mediterranean sunlight. It’s by no means a parody though; rather a respectful interpretation of a perfectly formed pop masterpiece and is officially sanctioned by the publishers, for release on this highly desirable chunk of heavyweight vinyl by Ghost box Records. The flipside is a motoring, multicoloured blues number, Please Don’t Be There for Me. Both tracks were mixed by songwriter Chris Cohen (formerly of Deerhoof & Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti).
Due out on 26th November on 7″ single and all digital channels. Pre-orders open mid November. La Isla Bonita is the prelude to the debut album by Large Plants, The Carrier due for release in March 2021.
The band have already started touring the new material and you can catch them live at these dates:
- 23rd October: An afternoon gig at The Betsy Trotwood, Cerkenwell, supporting folk legend, Bonnie Dobson
- 27th October: The Portland Arms, Cambridge
- 5th November: The Night Owl, Finsbury Park. Shindig magazine’s Happening!
The new album from Pye Corner Audio, Entangled Routes, is the third part of a loose trilogy of albums starting with Stasis in 2016 and followed by Hollow Earth in 2019. Each album is a kind of high concept sci-fi epic, the latest instalment of which plays with the idea of mycorrhizal networks and human attempts to listen in and communicate.
Martin Jenkins builds up tension with his minimalistic synth sequences and dance floor abstractions. His masterful sound design creates a sense of awe and vast space as he takes us on a fantastic and exciting voyage from peril to redemption.
Due out on 26th November on LP, CD and all digital channels. Pre-orders open mid November.
See Pye Corner Audio live at Electrowerkz, East London on 16th December. Tickets here.
Vaganten, the new LP by ToiToiToi is out now on Ghost Box Records.
“A splendidly jolly excursion into Mitteleuropean medieval traditions…the most delightfully debauched holiday”
“…invitingly peculiar and such an oddly satisfying experience.”
ToiToiToi (aka Sebastian Counts) leads us a merry dance; a tipsy pilgrimage through a unique sound world of lost European landscapes, odd folk customs, faux medievalism, sample detritus and electronic melody. Usually based in Berlin, Counts recorded this album deep in the German countryside.
Available now on CD and all Digital formats. The LP version is slightly delayed but can be ordered now & will be shipped from 27th August. It comes on heavyweight vinyl with full colour inner sleeve and free download code card. Beautiful artwork as always is by Julian House, borrowing heavily from Brueghel the Younger.
ToiToiToi’s brilliant first album Im Hag is also available in the Ghost Box shop on LP, CD and Digital.
Don’t forget that EU orders from our shop have taxes paid here in the UK, so there should be nothing extra to pay on delivery.
The Ghost Box compilation, Intermission, is available now on CD and LP.
The Advisory Circle, Beautify Junkyards, Belbury Poly, The Focus Group, The Hardy Tree, Justin Hopper, Sharron Kraus, Plone, Pye Corner Audio, ToiToiToi & Roj
Most of the material was especially recorded for the compilation during the early phase of global lockdown in 2020. Ghost Box releases never have much to say about everyday reality but these responses to the situation seeped through from the “intermission” in the universe next door.
On download, CD and LP. The LP comes on nicotine stained natural clear heavy weight vinyl.
NOTE: Vinyl version does not include a free download code , but instead comes at a budget price. And here’s why…
The download version available in the Ghost Box shop has slightly variant artwork with all proceeds going to Médecins Sans Frontières . You can choose between supporting a charity by buying downloading direct from our shop or you can support the musicians via any other commercial downloads and streams.
Pre-orders are now open for this elegant, whimsical and slightly nutty album of electronica recorded deep in the German countryside.
In this second LP for Ghost Box, Sebastian Counts leads us a merry dance; a tipsy pilgrimage through a unique sound world of lost European landscapes, odd folk customs, cod-medievalism, sample detritus and electronic melody.
Released on 20th August on CD and all Digital formats. The heavyweight vinyl version is slightly delayed and will be shipped from 27th August, it comes with full colour inner sleeve and free download code card.
We’d like to reassure EU customers that taxes on orders are now prepaid here in the UK. Our shop staff have this message, “Good News ! Since the 1st of July all Greedbag orders of less than €150 will no longer be subject to any additional taxes in the EU so please continue to support your favourite labels”.