Daniel Higgs: Surrender to Love



Buying records in Philadelphia is much harder than it should be. While we have a few decent record stores, none of them ever seem to actually get new releases  (at least in the two weeks surrounding their release)  instead offering a friendly “we can order it for you though” in place of the CD/LP/Cassette I want.

So while  waiting for ‘The Godward Way’ to arrive from Thrill Jockey I swung by Repo Records on South Street to see if there was anything new and interesting out that I may not have heard of and was surprised to see yet another new Higgs release.

From Wild Sages:

WSR5 DANIEL HIGGS Cassette & Digital Download + 3 Songs @ around 13 Minutes Recorded In A Wintery 2010/11 by Nathan Bell & Re-Mixed By N. Shineywater, Mastered in LA using 1930’s era EQ, this unique combo of  Digital Download MP3  & 2 Sided Cassette compliments modern & vintage listening devices. (sold separate)

As the cover art suggests a mighty lion holding the sun, eating floating green diamonds, we bet  the track “Throne Of The Kind A Light Upon My Mind will get your lion a little more iron!

The link above has both the cassette and the digital download, for whatever tickles your fancy.


Daniel Higgs: The Godward Way


For folks into the music of former tattooer/Lunfish singer/poet Daniel Higgs, Southern Records has released a new Higgs project on vinyl and cd titled “The Godward Way”.
From Southern’s Website:

1 song, 23 minutes.  Exclusive recording from Daniel HIggs, visionary artist and former frontman of Lungfish.  500 numbered, hand-packaged CDs in foil blocked origami style folder with colour insert.   Also available in an edition of 1000 LPs – 180gm white or black vinyl with numbered, hand-packaged sleeves including foil-blocked inner and colour insert.  Cover artwork by Daniel Higgs.

I ordered mine from Thrill Jockey, but if you’re a vinyl collector and you want both colors (I think TJ only got white? I may have read it wrong) you can order directly from Southern.
Southern Records. 
Thrill Jockey Records.

Beyond and Between

A few days ago I posted about the new Skull Defekts/Higgs/Zomes LP.
I purchased it directly from Thrill Jockey and in a moment of absolute density… managed to combine my home address and my work address and had it sent to an address that doesn’t exist. Nigel over at Thrill Jockey is working on getting it out to the correct address when it returns (thanks, dude!) but in the meantime….

Higgs has a NEW project out on La Castanya that’s thankfully available on iTunes. I’ll be buying the LP (I’m a collector at heart) as well, but the instant download will protect me from my own address fumbling a second time.

From La Castanya:
On the 12th of december La Castanya will release Beyond & Between, the new record by Daniel Higgs (Baltimore, USA / member of Lungfish, Pupils and Reptile House). The album was recorded on may 2011 at Ultramarinos Costa Brava studios by Santi Garcia and Higgs was accompanied by catalan multi-instrumentalist Marc Clos on percussion (he is a regular member of several Jordi Savall’s ensembles and also plays in punk rock bands like Vistalegre and Nueva Vulcano). Daniel Higgs and Marc Clos spent three days in the studio in Sant Feliu de Guíxols, Girona. Higgs sang and played banjo and Clos played vibraphone, marimba, side drum, etc… The result are seven tracks recorded live on a two inch tape where we can hear the always unique Higgs going more mediterranean than ever.

La Castanya is releasing Beyond & Between worldwide on LP+MP3 and Digital. From january 2012 Dischord Records will distribute the LP in the USA, and a number of different distributors will deliver the record around Europe.


You can swing over to SoundCloud and listen to a track!