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Galaxy Fingers
The Last Bastion Of Fox Quality

Generating lush, textured soundscapes reminiscent of Beach House and Cocteau Twins, the debut album from Connecticut-California duo Galaxy Fingers is a thing of beauty. Presented on a special 10” vinyl, The Last Bastion of Fox Quality puts a melodic spin on influences as diverse as folk and shoegaze. 
  • Vinyl 10" (ER1246LP)
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Le Superhomard
Meadow Lane Park

Debut full-length one from Le Superhomard, who are French (they aren’t putting it on like some you see these days). It’s electro-pop baby, and it's lovely, with a sunny flavour to the synth tones and a psychedelic motorik joy to the propulsive beats. It seems that everyone is having a good time with Meadow Lane Park, and you can too.

Attic Lights
Love In The Time Of Shark Attacks

Attic Lights drop their second LP for Elefant (BMX Bandits, The Primitives). Love In The Time Of Shark Attacks is a record that can back up its fun title with some fun songs. Anyone already familiar with the band’s work will be pleased to know that their ability to churn out charming ditties ala The Lemonheads/Teenage Fanclub remains in good nick.

Fugu
Pardon My French (Singles 1996​-​1998)

Elefant Records are currently celebrating a quarter-century in business by releasing a few of the most beloved tomes from their back catalogue. The latest is an expanded edition of the F31 single Mehdi Zannad's Fugu project dropped on Elefant in the late-’90s. Here the original three-track release is bolstered by Fugu’s 1996 EP for Semantic and the two cuts released on a 1997 split with Stereolab. St Etienne’s Bob Stanley is known to be a fan, possibly because he hears something of his own work in Zannad's...

Modern Cosmology
Summer Long

Astonishingly this collaboration between Stereolab chanteuse Letitia Sadier and Brazilian band Mombojo has almost exactly the same name as the title of the recent Jane Weaver album. I mean, it’s unbelievable isn’t it? How does that happen?  Anyway this should be a nice small album of  bossa-nova, pop, and psychedelia for summer. 

Alpaca Sports
From Paris With Love

Elefant Records presents the second LP from Alpaca Sports. The tunes on From Paris With Love are perfectly pleasant indie-pop ditties in the best Swedish tradition - think The Concretes, Those Dancing Days and Jens Lekman. They also frequently recall Elefant label-mates Camera Obscura. Lightly groovy work from the rhythm section, jangling guitar, dreamy harmonies and butter-wouldn’t-melt vocals.

The Yearning
Take Me All Over The World

The Yearning have succeeded (more or less) where Franz Ferdinand failed: every release features the same logo, text and visual style, varying only in specific photos and colour schemes. And titles. The band is mainly the work of Joe Moore and Maddie Dobie, a pair dead set on steamrolling the Great British Twee-Off. These are expertly-crafted, sickly-sweet pop tunes that sound like Vashti Bunyan’s doe-eyed 1970s debut subjected to chamber pop restyling.

Camera Obscura
Keep It Clean

Elefant Records celebrate their twenty-fifth birthday with some welcome reissues. Keep it Clean is a single from Camera Obscura’s 2004 album Underachievers Try Harder, and it’s a perfectly representative slice of sweet sweet indie pop from the Scottish gang. Pressed to vinyl for the first time, and on clear vinyl too! Edition of 1000.

Cola Jet Set
El Fin Del Mundo

Cola Jet Set, Barcelona’s finest, play gorgeously bright and sunny sounding pop-punk, with vigorous lashings of Brazilian influence. Sometimes they dial it down a little for some acoustic introspection, but mostly, El Fin Del Mundo is a fun and highly energetic record. LP limited to just 500 copies on Elefant.

The Primitives
New Thrills

Vintage guitar pop delivered in fine style by The Primitives, back again with songs as bright and fun as ever. New Thrills is a four track maxi-single packed with sweet indie sing-song vocals, catchy guitar riffs and a garage-surfy vibe. Summery super songs! Edition of 1000, pressed to 10” vinyl on the Elefant label.

Fitness Forever
Tonight

Fitness Forever is the electronic music project of Carlos Valderrama - no, not the mop-haired former Colombian midfielder. Third album, Tonight is packed with Italian disco which is guaranteed to set the pace and keep going for a great night. Four years as a DJ have lead him to this incorporating artists from Italian Disco royalty such as Number One Ensemble and featuring ambiance akin to that of Justice, Go! Team, Metronomy and Daft Punk. Includes collaborations from Vincent Mougel (Kidsaredead), Paulita Demaiz (Papa Topo) and Anna Jean of Juniore.

The Primitives
Spin-o-rama

The Primitives are so jangle pop that they named one of their compilation records 'The Lazy Recordings'; eat that up, indie rock slackers. They've recently woken from their slumber to release a couple of singles, but 'Spin-o-rama' is the real deal, a new full-length of late '80s/early '90s melodies, raucous guitar and lethargic confidence.

BMX Bandits
BMX Bandits Forever

After 30 years in the game, Duglas T Stewart fronted BMX Bandits return to Elefant for their 13th album. A favourite of Kurt Cobain’s the Bandits have had numerous changing members always with Stewart at the helm. Described as a “gentle genius” ...Forever proves this perfectly with softly played indie tracks filled with love, remorse and melody, pulling influences from The Beatles, Burt Bacharach.

Os Peregrinos
Canto Peregrino

Os Peregrinos here release a mini-album in the lesser-spotted format of the 10” record. Canton Peregrino continues Elefant’s ‘New Adventures In Pop’ series, gifting us the wonderful new Spanish pop / jazz / bossa nova stylings of this group. Limited edition of 500 10”s, pressed to grey vinyl. On Elefant.

The Perfect Kiss
Disconnect

The Perfect Kiss is Joe Moore (also of The Yearning and Lia Pamina), operating in electro-pop mode. In fact, apart from the excellent vocals of Holly Vanags, a particular Yamaha keyboard from 1985 is the only sound-source on Disconnect, with Joe fully engaging his talents to make magic out of such a minimal pallet. 10” mini-LP on Elefant, limited to 500.

La Casa Azul
Tan Simple Como El Amor

The joyful sound of La Casa Azul, back on vinyl thanks to Elefant Records 25th anniversary. This Spanish project embodies the sound of old-school disco and retro pop, convincingly pulling the listener back into their memories. Tan Simple Como El Amor, their 2003 album, is now reissued in a limited edition of 1000 LPs.

La Casa Azul
La Revolucion Sexual

The joyful sound of La Casa Azul, back on vinyl thanks to Elefant Records 25th anniversary. This Spanish project fully embodies the sound of old-school disco-pop, convincingly pulling the listener onto an imaginary 1979 dancefloor. 2007’s La Revolucion Sexual contains classic covers like ‘Love Is In The Air’ and ‘I Want You Back’, and it’s reissued in a limited edition of 1000 LPs.

Niza
Canciones De Temporada

This double vinyl reissue from Elefant records marks the label’s 25th anniversary and the rich, orchestrated pop of Canciones De Temporada is the perfect encapsulation of their approach. This is the only album the Spanish band Niza released, and it’s presented here with some gorgeous B-sides and rarities too.

Lia Pamina
Love Is Enough

“Love is Enough”, the latest offering from Castellon’s Lia Pamina, is due to be released on limited edition vinyl with an included download code. In a collaboration with Elefant Records’ Joe Moore, Pamina brings us a distinct breed of musicality that harks back to the female vocalists of the 60s and 70s while, simultaneously, remaining whole-heartedly contemporary.

The Yearning
Evening Souvenirs

Prepare yourself to be whisked away by a wall of complete charm. 70s Burt Bacharach instrumentation and sorrowful glitz. Joe Moore’s compositions and productions take you back in time, through soft focus, and Maddie Dobie’s heartbreaking vocals underpin the nature of the tracks being filled with incredible sadness whilst being wistful almost playful.

Neleonard
Las Causas Perdidas

Neleonard release their debut full-length via Elefant Records, who have been supporting them with a series of single releases for a while. Las Causas Perdidas is an instantly affecting body of sweet indie pop, with plenty of melancholy beauty and lyrics sung in Spanish. CD or clear vinyl LP editions on Elefant.

Los Flechazos
Dias Grises - 25th Anniversary Edition

Los Flechazos provide funky British mod-groove garage sounds by way of Spain. They make for a damn fun listen. Dias Grises is their 1996 mini-LP, presented here with its six tracks bolstered by extra singles and B-side tracks. Released by the Elefant label in celebration of their 25th birthday. 1000 white vinyl copies with bundled CD.

Los Flechazos
Alta Fidelidad - 25th Anniversary Edition

A well-deserved reissue of the last album by Los Flechazos, 1995’s Alta Fideliad. Funky British mod-groove garage sounds by way of Spain: lots of fun. Alta Fideliad Includes the band’s covers of songs by The Supremes and The Who. Released by the Elefant label in celebration of their 25th birthday. 1000 purple vinyl copies with bundled CD.

Papa Topo
Opalo Negro

Papa Topo have been busily active for 3 years, and are at last ready to release their debut full-length recorded statement (following a 10” and some 7”s). Opalo Negro is, at its heart, a disco-pop record (although it also has some indie-punkishness to it) brimming with bright melody and happy rhythm. Now we’ve waited, the party can start. Edition of 500 vinyl LPs on Elefant.

Juniper Moon
El Resto De Mi Vida + Singles Y Rarezas 1999-2003

Juniper Moon are lesser-known cult favourites, beloved of certain in-depth pop-punk fans. Their only album, El Resto De Mi Vida, is reissued here along with a disc of Singles Y Rarezas, which means their entire recorded output is here (some of it on vinyl for the first time). Energetic, sunny and gorgeous, lots of fun. 500 2LP copies on Elefant.

Modular
Fuga Al Paraiso

The new album by Modular sounds like it could easily be from an old library-music or TV-soundtrack oddity, or maybe a mid-period Stereolab album. Don’t take that as a criticism: not only are the songs of Fuga Al Paraiso executed perfectly in terms of their lounge-kraut-pop style, but the songwriting is also great. What a lovely record! Out on Elefant, with the vinyl edition limited to 500 copies.

Giorgio Tuma
This Life Denied Me Your Love

On the surface Giorgio Tuma makes a pleasant and acoustic folk-blues with plenty of lovely harmonies and finger-picking. But on This Life Denied Me Your Love there are synthesizers, orchestral arrangements and gorgeous choral vocals as well, fleshing out his lovely songcraft in the best possible way.

Die Katapult
Kristall Reinheit

Die Katapult are half Spanish and half Swedish (although apparently they prefer German to either of their native languages, having titled every part of this release auf Deutsche). Kristall Reinheit somehow moves from Toru Takemitsu-esque strings to moody Euro-synth-pop and makes it work. White 10” vinyl mini-album on Elefant.

Iko Cheri
Dreaming On

Marie Merlet (performing here as Iko Cheri )essentially decided to get serious about making music after being asked to do so by Laetitia Sadier of Stereolab, and that makes for a pretty strong recommendation. Dreaming On is a suitably dreamy set of gentle Gallic pop songs that sound like they’ve been dozing in the sun. On Elefant.
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Giorgio Tuma with Malik Moore
My Lively Youth

Italian Giorgio Tuma is a punk at heart. He loves The Clash. In his teens however, strange new influences crept into his brain. Stereolab stood out to him and this led him to the likes of Os Mutantes and the bossa nova of Getz and Gilberto. His music generally mixes ‘60s pop, soft rock and easy listening into a very likeable sound. On My Lively Youth, a collaboration with Malik ‘The Freq’ Moore, he tries his hand at bluebeat soul and succeeds. The b-side features a dub remix by Sean O’Hagan of The High Llamas.

Nosotrash
La Primera Maqueta


  • Vinyl 7" (LOST002)
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The Gentle People
Plastic City


  • Vinyl 7" (ER264)
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Lightning In A Twilight Hour
Fragments Of A Former Moon

Lightning In A Twilight Hour is the new project led by Bobby Wratten, formerly of Field Mice and Trembling Blue Stars. Fragments Of A Former Moon is the full-length follow up to the mini album, Slow Changes, which served as an introduction to Wratten's new material. Fans of Trembling Blue Stars will love this, it shows that Wratten is a songwriter of the highest order.

Cristina Quesada
You Are The One

Silky like honey and sweeter than a kimono, Cristina Quesada’s voice is a tasty as midnight tacos. Her debut album You Are the One is packed with delicious covers and original work, all pop songs filled with lushness. There’s only 750 of these pretty white vinyl treats, so get your hands on one of them!

Oviformia Sci
Hablamos De Nosotros

Imagine leaving Berlin in the early 80's and arriving in Barcelona for your annual holiday. You switch on the radio to be greeted by some synth ridden techno-pop - you assume it is your native musical geniuses Kraftwerk, only to have Spanish words fly out at your face. What's going on, you ask yourself. After the song ends, the DJ informs you that you have been listening to Hablmos De Nosotros from Oviformia Sci. If one were to blend the 'werk, Devo and some 80's Spanish pop, Oviformia would be said blend. Out on CD and vinyl from Elefant.

Axolotes
Mexicanos Infectados


  • Vinyl 7" (ER319)
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Milknaut
Gumboots Girl


  • Vinyl 7" (ER289)
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Single
Pianistico


  • CD single
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Lina
Redevenir Modeste


  • CD
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