We're elated to share the news that Young Fathers scooped up this years Mercury Prize for their DEAD LP, beating out such acts as FKA twigs, Damon Albarn, and Kate Tempest. Since 1992 the Mercury Prize has been considered one of the UK's most prestigious awards around (previous year's winners include James Blake, The xx, & Portishead). It was quite the shock to see that Young Fathers had even been nominated for the shortlist last month, so needless to say... we're very pleased and proud to see that an act with such vision and dedication have brought home the award. It's absolutely well deserved.
The group spoke with The Guardian shortly after the ceremony to discuss their victory, what it means to them (not a whole lot, apparently), and their plans for the future. Check it out here.
If you're late to the game, grab your copy of DEAD at our webshop!
The folks at Bandcamp have just published a piece on their blog titled "Ebb & Flow", featuring our man Will Wiesenfeld (Baths) firing questions back and forth with Ghostly artist Christopher Willits. Speaking primarily on behalf of his Geotic moniker (under which he self-released a lovely new record in July), Will chats with Willits about the creative process, his all-time favorite album, and wild animals. Check it out here.
The time for physical copies of Baths’ Ocean Death EP has arrived. Having already been released digitally, Ocean Death is now available for purchase in CD and vinyl formats. Grab one for yourself at your favorite record store, or direct from the Anticon webshop. CDs (shown above) are shipping now, while the limited multi-colored vinyl EP will hit stores everywhere 9/16 (but are now up for pre-order here).
We’re also excited to offer two new pieces of Baths merchandise commissioned by the talented Japanese artist Satoshi Kurosaki. The Sad Girl Tee and the Wiggle Guy Tote can be purchased at our webshop now.
As always, our entire catalog of damn fine music releases are also available at the shop, mot of which can be previewed direct from the release page. Poke around!