Welcome to 2017.
Lots of people talking about 2016 being a stinker (it wasn't, musically it was amazing... just loads of great people died and loads of idiots voted to either leave places or be lead by zealots), but putting all of that aside, we're sticking our neck out. It took till just 5pm on January 1st for our big proclamation... 2017 is gonna be just fine..
We've got a pretty good feeling about 2017.— Drift Record Shop (@driftrecordshop) January 1, 2017
Below are just the things we know about or can talk about, just imagine who is sat in Beachwood Canyon with eyes on their harp, or in Scotland with one hand on the MS800 synth.
Landing imminently and throughout January are new albums from; Ty Segall, The xx, Avec Le Soleil Sortant De Sa Bouche, Bonobo, Menace Beach, Foxygen, The Flaming Lipsm Rose Elinor Dougall, Proper Ornaments, Julie Byrne, A Winged Victory For The Sullen, Cloud Nothings, Allison Crutchfield, Sleater-Kinney (live), William Basinski and Michael Chapman.
In February; Sampha, Moon Duo, Duke Garwood, elbow, Homeshake, Tinariwen, Lowly, Jessica Hoop, Sinkane, Bing & Ruth, Strand of Oaks, Ryan Adams, Alasdair Roberts, Six Organs of Admittance, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard (first of six) and Los Campesinos!
In March; Temples, Nadia Reid, Sleaford Mods, VENN, Laura Marling, Hurray For The Riff Raff and The Moonlandingz, Jesus and Mary Chain (tbc), Mario Batkovic (tbc) and Grandaddy (tbc)
Then stuff without dates from; The War on Drugs, St. Vincent, Arcade Fire, Real Estate, LIV, At The Drive-In, The Shins, Mac DeMarco, Grizzly Bear, Bruce Springsteen, Spiritualized, Chromatics and Fleet Foxes.
There will be albums from out of nowhere that blow us away and plenty of stuff we don't even know we love yet. That's all pretty exciting right?
Keep watching the pre-order pages, we'll always load up releases as early as we can; www.driftrecords.com/preorder
+ Make America Great Again by Illma Gore.