As part of the deal, Vagrant co-founder Jon Cohen will become evp of recorded music and oversee records released through BMG's Artist Services operation. Vagrants catalog includes albums from such artists as The 1975, Eels, Bad Suns, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes, PJ Harvey, School of Seven Bells, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Black Joe Lewis, Blitzen Trapper and Rocket From The Crypt. Billboard estimates Vagrant's annual U.S. recorded music sales volume at about $5 million.
I've been recording when I can over the summer, on the floors of festival dressing rooms, in hotels, I've been waiting for everyone to fall asleep so I can track vocals in the back lounge of the bus. Making Post Tropical definitely lit a fire. There's no plan for any of it, I have an album in the world and it is rightfully taking up a lot of my energy, but I've plenty energy to go around, I'd like to start putting out some ideas while the ink is still wet, I want people to hear them, to know what they are when we play them live during the autumn Euro and US tours.
The track listing for Black Joe Lewis' upcoming album, Electric Slave, can be seen below. The album is set to release on August 27th via Vagrant Records.
02) Young Girls
03) Dar es Salaam
04) My Blood Ain't Runnin' Right
06) Come To My Party
08) Make Dat Money
09) The Hipster
11) Mammas Queen
Vagrant Records has signed Manchester's The 1975. You can listen to their new single entitled "Sex" in the replies, and pre-order their Sex EP on iTunes. The band is currently worked on their debut album with producer Mike Crossey (Arctic Monkeys, Foals) for a Spring 2013 release.
Reptar will release their full-length debut, Body Faucet, on May 1st via Vagrant Records. The artwork and tracklisting can be found in the replies. Stream and/or download the first single, "Sebastian."
School Of Seven Bells are scheduled to release their new album, Ghostory on February 28th via Vagrant Records. To get you anticipating the release, you can now hear a new track that will be featured on the release titled "Lafaye".
Watch the video for Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros song "40 Day Dream" in the replies. This is the third installment in the band's 12-part music video series, entitled "SALVO!". Also, don't forget that Alex Ebert (Edward Sharpe's lead singer) has a solo album out tomorrow, under the moniker Alexander.