Natalie Prass Released Today

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Today, we’re ecstatic to release Natalie Prass‘s album Natalie Prass. Natalie Prass is the sixth release in our catalog and third full-length album, and an album that is already being met with universal critical acclaim. In her stunning debut full-length, Natalie shines, from opener “My Baby Don’t Understand Me” to closer “It Is You.” Produced by Matthew E. White and Trey Pollard, the nine songs on Natalie Prass marry brilliant songwriting with expertly crafted arrangements and top-notch musicianship. We’re proud to release this alongside StarTime International in North America and Caroline International in the rest of the world.

Buy Natalie Prass: CD/LPiTunes, Spotify

Best New Music — Pitchfork

“Stunning” — Stereogum

“This is a record that never feels retro, just timeless” (5 Stars) – The Guardian

“Beautiful, time-tested fairytale” — Grantland

“Sumptuous country-soul classic” (4 Stars) — UNCUT

“Charmingly delicate pop music akin to Eleanor Friedberger or Feist” — NME

“Stunning” — The Sunday Times

“Frank, intimate… merits a close listen” — CBC Music

“The one to watch in 2015” — Q Magazine

“Sublime debut” — MOJO

Natalie Prass is an expertly sequenced and executed work that transforms decades of American music tradition into something relevant to the 21st century….spectacular” (A-) — Consequence of Sound

Learn more about Natalie Prass (SB006)

Catch Natalie Prass on tour

January 27, 2015

New Grandma Sparrow Video & Tour Dates

In May 2014, we released the debut album by multi-instrumentalist Joe Westerlund’s alter ego Grandma Sparrow, a weird and weirdly accessible children’s song cycle for adults. Critics called it “mind-blowing…and brilliant” (SPIN), “gloriously freaky” (Village Voice), and “a surreal, train-wreck masterpiece” (Style Weekly), and Grandma gave only a handful of transcendental performances on tour. We’re happy to present a brand new music video for the song “Existential Mothersnakes” and announce that next month he’ll re-embark for a few more shows culminating in a massive performance at Alverno College, where he’ll be joined by a children’s choir and backed by Milwaukee’s much loved “surly high school orchestra,” the Altos.

Feb 25 – Raleigh, NC – Marsh Woodwinds
Feb 26 – Asheville, NC – The Mothlight
Feb 27– Knoxville, TN – The Pilot Light
Feb 28 – Louisville, KY – Dreamland
Mar 7 – Milwaukee, WI – Alverno College

Buy Grandma Sparrow & his Piddletractor Orchestra (CD/LP) on Spacebomb’s store or digitally on iTunes or Amazon.

January 23, 2015

Stream ‘Natalie Prass’ & Tour with Ryan Adams

Pitchfork Advance is streaming the self-titled debut album from Natalie Prass all week in anticipation of its release next Monday. Two songs from the record have been named Best New Track by the site, and Vogue premiered the lead track, “My Baby Don’t Understand Me,” which Stereogum calls “stunning” and “deeply vulnerable, Joni Mitchell-esque folk-pop with orchestral grandeur.” For the first time, please enjoy Natalie Prass’ Natalie Prass in its entirety at Pitchfork!

Natalie is touring the U.S. and Europe in support of the album, including several dates throughout the UK, Ireland, and Scandinavia with Ryan Adams. Grab tickets below and join Natalie’s email list for more shows to be announced soon.

Jan 25 – Dublin, Ireland – Whelan’s Upstairs – TICKETS
Jan 27 – London, UK – The Lexington – SOLD OUT
Jan 28 – London, UK – Rough Trade East (In-Store) – MORE INFO
Jan 29 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Paradiso North – TICKETS
Feb 3 – Richmond, VA – The Broadberry – TICKETS °
Feb 4 – Washington, DC – DC9 – TICKETS °
Feb 5 – Philadelphia, PA – The Boot & Saddle – TICKETS °
Feb 6 – Brooklyn, NY – Rough Trade – TICKETS °
Feb 8 – Boston, MA – TT The Bear’s – TICKETS °
Feb 19 – Brighton, UK – Brighton Dome – TICKETS *
Feb 21 – Leicester UK – Leicester De Montford Hall – TICKETS *
Feb 24 – Edinburgh, UK – Usher Hall – TICKETS *
Feb 25 – Leeds, UK – O2 Academy Leeds – TICKETS *
Feb 27 – London, UK – Eventim Apollo – TICKETS *
Feb 28 – Wolverhampton, UK – Wolverhampton Civic – TICKETS *
Mar 1 – Liverpool, UK – Liverpool Guild of Students – TICKETS *
Mar 3 – Cork, Ireland – Opera House – TICKETS *
Mar 5 – Dublin, Ireland – Olympia – SOLD OUT *
Mar 6 – Dublin, Ireland – Olympia – TICKETS *
Mar 9 – Copenhagen, Denmark – Falconer – TICKETS *
Mar 10 – Stockholm, Sweden – Cirkus – TICKETS *
Mar 12 – Bergan, Norway – Rökeriet – TICKETS *
Mar 13 – Oslo, Norway – Sentrum Scene – TICKETS *
May 11 – Tampa, FL – Jaeb Theater – TICKETS

° with Lady Lady
* with Ryan Adams

READ MORE about Natalie Prass

January 20, 2015

Natalie Prass Announces Tour Dates

Natalie Prass Tour

In January and February, Natalie Prass will play her first shows in support of her debut full-length album, which will be released January 26 & 27 and available for pre-order now. First, she’ll play intimate shows in Dublin, London, and Amsterdam before returning to the U.S. and adding the full band. See all of the dates below, buy your tickets, and read Pitchfork’s “Rising” interview with Natalie.

Jan 25 – Dublin, Ireland @ Whelans — TICKETS
Jan 27 – London, UK @ The Lexington— TICKETS
Jan 29 – Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso N — TICKETS
Feb 3 – Richmond, VA @ The Broadberry — TICKETS
Feb 4 – Washington, DC @ DC9 — TICKETS
Feb 5 – Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle — TICKETS
Feb 6 – Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade — TICKETS
Feb 8 – Boston, MA @ TT the Bear’s — TICKETS

December 9, 2014

Howard Ivans, One Year Later


Exactly one year ago, Spacebomb released a special piece of music by a man re-introduced to the world as Howard Ivans. This alter ego for The Rosebuds singer Ivan Howard created – alongside the Spacebomb machine – two powerful, stunning, and sexy tracks that we pressed to wax as a 7-inch and dubbed SB003. Critics would call the two tracks – “Red Face Boy” backed with “Pillows” – “magnificent” (SPIN), “impressive” (UNCUT), “wonderful” (DJ Magazine), and “blue-eyed croon that would impress Hall & Oates” (Wondering Sound). They went on and on, raving about its sunny Bacharach orchestration, its pulsating rhythm section and jetting horns, its “full-on funk” and “sexy string-laden soul” (Brooklyn Vegan). And today, we’re celebrating this music with a special discount in our store.

For a very limited time, pick up a Howard Ivans 7″ for only $5 plus shipping. Each copy has been hand-stamped and hand-numbered at Spacebomb HQ in Richmond, Virginia. While you’re adding it to your cart, be sure to stock up on our other releases by Matthew E. White and Grandma Sparrow, and pre-order the forthcoming debut LP by Natalie Prass.

photo credit: Ryan Patterson

November 19, 2014

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