Forthcoming Releases From Cargo.
If interested in pre-ordering any of the titles, please contact us asap (as some releases are limited in print).
Torres - "Thirstier" out 30/07 via Merge Records
TORRES’ fifth album Thirstier pumps the miraculous into the mundane. It is in open revolt against the gray drag of time, a searing and life-affirming eruption of an album that wonders what could happen if we found a way to make our fantasies inexhaustible. What if we got whatever we wanted and still wanted it, endlessly, with no threat of boredom and no danger of depletion? What could we become if we let ourselves grow incandescent with eternally renewing desire?
Indie exclusive (MRG757LPC1) vinyl is red in yellow vinyl.
Both LPs include LP3 download.
CD wallet + 16 pg booklet
Athletic Progression - "cloud high in dreams, but heavy in the air" out 13/08 via Touching Bass
Touching Bass continue to prise open a distinct, exciting lane for themselves as a label home for forward-thinking, soulful music with the progressive second album (and third project) from Danish/Tanzanian trio, Athletic Progression — Jonas Cook (keys), Jonathan J. Ludvigsen (drums) and Justo Gambula (bass).
‘cloud high in dreams, but heavy in the air’ sees the Aarhus-based band dive deeper into their intricately fused world of experimental, groove-based music. Written over the course of two years, mixed by Eric Lau (KOKOROKO, Yussef Kamaal, Mansur Brown) and recorded in under a week, it celebrates freedom and spontaneity at its core, beautifully capturing those playful moments where jams become songs. The title (which comes from Brother Portrait’s verse on “Extended Technique”) echoes that playfulness, while also contemplating on the realities of life and its important decisions.
New Release date: White Flowers - "Day By Day" out 07/05 via Tough Love
For songwriting duo Joey Cobb and Katie Drew of White Flowers, one of the most exciting young bands in the UK right now, it was only on leaving London to return to their native Preston that the dark-hued dreampop of their debut album, Day By Day, began to crystalize.
"There’s something uniquely bleak about the North,” says Joey, speaking from the abandoned textile mill that White Flowers call home, “but in that bleakness there’s a certain beauty.”
TLV139LP 07/05 now 04/06 5055869547888 Blue Vinyl x1000
TLV139CD 07/05 now 04/06 5055869547895 CD
Czarface & MF Doom – "Super What?" out 28/05 via Silver Age
CD format features a comic book inside, written by CZARFACE's Esoteric and illustrated by Grammy-nominated Benjamin Marra.
LP format is on Black vinyl - No comic book included.
Superhero? Supervillain? Super WHAT? CZARFACE & MF DOOM's newest team-up record Super What? is, much like the Avengers' arch-enemy Thanos...inevitable (and all-powerful!).
The icon MF DOOM unleashes his wizardry and wordplay throughout the record, while CZARFACE (bolstered by the legendary Wu-Tang Clan's Inspectah Deck and Esoteric) slash through each of the Czar-Keys' produced tracks as the team raises the bar on their previous LP, Czarface meets Metalface (2018). Featuring golden-age superhero DMC (of RUN-DMC) and Hieroglyphics' leader Del The Funky Homosapien, with art by longtime CZARFACE co-creator Lamour Supreme, this album will bring all the thrills of a cosmic summer blockbuster.
LP SIL015LP 28/05 0706091201042
CD SIL015CD 28/05 0706091201035
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Burial and Blackdown "Shock Power Of Love EP" REPRESS 16/09 via Keysound Recordings
12" LDN083 16/09 5056321639417
DJ Manny - "Signals In My Head" out 23/07 via Planet Mu
Despite being firmly embedded within the Footwork scene, DJ Manny has yet to receive the kind of attention his peers have. His joyous new album for Planet Mu "Signals In My Head" is set to alter that for good. Manny's sound has widened out and taken on a more romantic edge. He openly admits that his goal for the new album was "to do something that nobody (in Footwork) had ever done before which is an R&B love type of album. I just want people to know it's love out there." Tracks like "U Want It", "Never Was Ah Hoe" and the title cut "Signals In My Head" are strong standouts. DJ Manny has succeeded in moving himself forward. "Signals In My Head" brings us back to the joy of Footwork as a dance, as a mid-west American movement and most importantly as a mental and spiritual boost.
LP Pink Vinyl ZIQ435 23/07 5055869565950
Mamaki Boys – "Patriote" out 09/07 via Sahel Sounds
Traditional village music transformed into fiery and frenetic underground Hip Hop. Emerging from the digital cultural renaissance of the early 2000s, where DIY studios sprung up throughout West Africa, “Patriote” is a shining example of localized global music. Hypnotic and driving rhythms built from sampled percussion and chopped-up instruments combine with syncopated staccato “ragga” inspired flow into infectious hammering tracks that sound like nothing before.
LP SS065LP 09/07 0602318137609
CASS SS065LP 09/07 0602318137449
Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band – "Expansions" out 16/07 via Big Crown Records
Steel Drum Covers of Grace Jones, Galt MacDermot, Slum Village, Minnie Riperton, Jay Z, Ike Turner, and more.
Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band, the mysterious steel pan outt hailing from Hamburg, Germany have amassed a cult following around the globe. With a slew of classic 7”s and two critically acclaimed full length albums, they set a high bar for themselves, one they clearly intend on pushing even higher with this new offering. On their third album, aptly titled Expansions, BRSB are back with more of the same, but more of the same with them is inherently different. Covering songs that span genres and range from mega hits to album cuts, they make them their own with their unique approach to the traditional steel pans of Trinidad and Tobago.
LPcol BCR095LPC2 16/07 0349223009569 (Deep Emerald Vinyl)
LP BCR095LP 16/07 0349223009514
CD BCR095CD 16/07 0349223009521