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Boogarins Signed to Other Music - Debut Album Out October 1


Other Music is very excited to welcome Boogarins to the label! Fernando Almeida and Benke Ferraz met in high school in the central Brazilian city of Goiânia, far from the thriving cultural metropolises of São Paulo and Rio, yet nevertheless in the shadow of the icons of their homeland's great musical heritage -- not bossa nova and samba, however, but psychedelic pop. Still in their late teens, the music they make together, recorded on borrowed gear and with self-taught technology in their parents' basements, shares the spirit and soul of Tropicalismo, but it has also blossomed in the light of the current international DIY underground. Almeida is the poet and singer, Ferraz is the multi-instrumentalist and gear-head, and together, as Boogarins, they write songs that reach beyond their years and any restrictions of geography or genre: timeless pop untethered from categorizations. 

The songs that are collected on As Plantas Que Curam (translated: Plants That Heal) were recorded mostly as a duo, before they ever considered playing live, before they found a rhythm section or even a name -- the Bogarim the band was named for is a jasmine flower the ancients say "smells like pure love" -- and the album speaks with an intimacy and off-kilter fragility that reflects those humble origins. Yet from the exotic psychedelia of "Erre," in which Ferraz's fuzz guitar spirals around Almeida's yearning melodies, to the jangling melancholy of "Doce," there is a sophistication and depth in the songwriting and playing here that shows a rare talent, each track filled with beauty and freewheeling emotion. A snapshot of Boogarins' youthful ambition and dreams, As Plantas Que Curam is a love letter from the green fields of Goiânia to all of us.

As Plantas Que Curam will be released Oct. 1, 2013 on on vinyl, CD, and mp3 by Other Music Recording Co. and on cassette through Burger Records.  


Frankie Rose Signs To Fat Possum, New Album This Fall


The new solo album from the amazing Frankie Rose, Herein Wild, will be on Fat Possum.  The album will hit North American stores September 24 and UK/Europe October 08.  For now, listen to a new track, "Sorrow".


VIDEO: Jackson Scott "That Awful Sound"


Get Jackson Scott's Melbourne here, and check out current tour dates below.

07-31 Philadelphia, PA - Johnny Brenda's
08-02 Brooklyn, NY - Glassland
08-03 Boston, MA - Church
09-11 Columbus, OH - Ace of Cups
09-12 Bloomington, IN - The Bishop
09-13 Detroit, MI - The Garden Bowl
09-14 Chicago, IL - Schubas Tavern
09-16 Minneapolis, MN - 7th St. Entry
09-17 Des Moines, IA - Vaudeville Mews
09-18 Kansas City, MO - The Riot Room
09-20 Denver, CO - Larimer Lounge
09-21 Salt Lake City, UT - Kilby Court
09-23 Seattle, WA - Barboza
09-24 Portland, OR - Holocene
09-26 San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore
09-27 Los Angeles, CA - Troubadour
09-28 San Diego, CA - The Casbah
09-29 Phoenix, AZ - The Crescent Ballroom
10-02 Austin, TX - The Mohawk
10-03 Little Rock, AR - Stickyz Rock 'N' Roll Chicken Shack
10-04 Nashville, TN - Exit In
10-05 Atlanta, GA - Terminal West
10-06 Carrboro, NC - Cat's Cradle
10-08 Washington, DC - Rock & Roll Hotel
10-09 Philadelphia, PA - First Unitarian Church
10-19 Pittsburgh, PA - Altar 

Fat Possum $10 Summer Sale


Take a stroll through our online store; if you see something you like, chances are it'll be $10.

The sale starts here now and lasts until the end of August, so don't miss out!


VIDEO: Lissie "Further Away (Romance Police)"

Lissie's new album, Back To Forever, will be out on September 10th.

New Releases: 07/23/13


Jackson Scott "Melbourne"

CD: $13
LP: $14
MP3 Album: $8.99
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UK Pre-Order from Amazon (in stores Sept 09)

Mean Lady "Love Now"
CD: $13
LP: $14
MP3 Album: $8.99
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Temples "Colours To Life" / "Shelter Song" 7"
LP7: $5.50
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Robert Belfour "Pushin' My Luck" LP
LP: $14


Youth Lagoon Show Cancellations


We have had to cancel the remaining Youth Lagoon shows in Europe.  A statement from Trevor Powers:

“I am so sorry to announce the upcoming shows in Oslo, Emmboda, Brighton & Secret Garden Party will have to be cancelled. I recently lost one of my closest friends and I need to be home with family and friends to celebrate his life.  I apologize to all who had purchased tickets, and I'll see you all again soon.  I love you all.”

Youth Lagoon will be back in Europe in November for Pitchfork Paris


Yuck Announce New LP, Listen to 'Rebirth'


Yuck are very excited to unveil the first brand new track from their forthcoming LP.

Gorgeous and chiming, burnished and glowing, "Rebirth" unfurls slowly yet majestically, giving up its charms gradually.  Anchored by lead singer Max Bloom's beautifully assured vocals, it is at once intrinsically Yuck while at the same time hinting at the start of an exciting new chapter for the band.

The much anticipated second album will arrive later this year.  Produced by Chris Coady (Beach House, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, TV On the Radio).


R.I.P. T-Model Ford


We are sad to announce that James "T-Model" Ford has passed away at his home in Greenville, Mississippi after a prolonged illness. He was 94.


Lissie "Back to Forever" 9/10/2013


Fat Possum Records will release Back to Forever, the new studio album from Lissie, on September 10. Produced by Garret "Jacknife" Lee (R.E.M., Snow Patrol, Silversun Pickups), the 12-song collection is every bit as frank as 2010's Catching A Tiger, but reflects an objectivity and depth that come only with the benefit of hindsight, after healing from the hard knocks endured at love's hands. In short, the Quad City native has grown into the Mezcal-and-cigarettes voice that was so riveting on her debut album, which has sold more than 250,000 copies worldwide, been certified Gold in the UK and Norway and brought her a host of accolades, with Paste Magazine naming her Best New Solo Artist, VH1 tapping her as a "You Oughta Know" artist and a Q Awards nomination for Best Breakthrough Artist.

Lissie will be previewing songs from Back to Forever on her upcoming tour, which kicks off this Saturday, June 15, in Norway and includes performances at the Bumbershoot Festival and Austin City Limits Festival in the U.S. She will also play the second stage of London's Hard Rock Calling right before Bruce Springsteen's main stage set on June 30.


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