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Things We Lost In The Fire.

Yesterday morning thousands of CD and vinyl releases (and some film and games products too) were destroyed in a fire of the 20,000 square meter SonyDADC warehouse in Enfield, London during the London riots.. PIAS operated physical distribution for the UK and Ireland out of that warehouse on behalf of some 165 or so labels. To give you an idea of the scale of the loss, Beggars Group alone lost 750,000 CDs to the fire. While emergency contingency plans are being put in place and a temporary partner is put in place, a huge amount of stock from some of the world’s most revered independent labels disappeared with the flames. While cost price of the stock is covered by insurance, any profit that would have been made by the label is gone. In the meantime, they need some support. There are a few things you can do.

  1. Donate to the PIAS / AIM emergency fund directly.
  2. Go to your nearest independent record shop and buy releases from any of the below labels and artists while stocks last.
  3. Peruse the extensive list below (it took me hours, it’s the least you can do) and follow the links to purchase albums from the label’s digitally.Buy directly from the label first if possible. If you’re on Twitter, use the hashtag #labellove to indicate what you’ve bought.
  4. Visit the Label Love website and donate.
  5. Record Label Love: A comprehensive spreadsheet of labels affected started by Sean from Drowned In Sound. He’s hoping some hackers can turn it into something amazing. Latest version.

The below list was abridged to remove labels with little info or ones with rosters I had no recognition of so that it was possible to finish it. Where possible, buy from the label first (they should have their own stock and they’ll get the revenue quicker). I’ve included links to eMusic and Boomkat as they were both easy to search by label. Thanks to Sean and the team for some help on some of the below, via their Google doc. I returned the favour by filling in any blanks I could.

The subheading of the post of course comes from the Low album of the same name.

[PIAS] Recordings

Agnes Obel, Joan As Policewoman, Morcheeba, The Pains At Being Pure At Heart, Drive-By Truckers, Coco Rosie, Soap & Skin, 2Many Dj’s, Soulwax, Editors, Faithless, Dinosaur JR., Laurent Garnier, Tiga, Harper Simon, Mogwai, Nouvelle Vague, Rodrigo Y Gabriela, The Middle East, The Whip, Vitalic.
[ Buy From Label | eMusic | Boomkat ]

4AD

Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti, Atlas Sound, Blonde Redhead, Bon Iver, Broken Records, Camera Obscura, Deerhunter, Department Of Eagles, Efterklang, Gang Gang Dance, Inc., Iron And Wine, Joker, Scott Walker, St. Vincent, Stornoway, The Big Pink, The National, Tune-Yards, Twin Shadow, Zomby
[ Boomkat ]

Accidental

Matthew Herbert, The Invisible, Micachu.
[Bandcamp]

Angular Recording Corporation

The Long Blondes, Gyratory System, These New Puritans, Crystal Stilts, Bloc Party.
[ Buy From Label | eMusic | Boomkat ]

Ark Recordings

Josephine, Little Roy, Magic Wands Alberta Cross, Sparkadia
[ eMusic ]

Asthmatic Kitty Records

Sufjan, Julianna Barwick, DM Stith, My Brightest Diamond, Rafter, Fol Chen
[ Buy From Label ]

Atlantic Jaxx Recordings

Basement Jaxx Vs. Metropole Orkest
[ Boomkat | label store ]

Beggars Banquet:

The Fall, Bauhaus, Luxuria, Chrome, Tindersticks, St. Vincent
[Boomkat]

Best Before

Dananananakroyd, Jonny Foreigner
[ Buy From Label | Boomkat | eMusic ]

Big Dada

Anti-Pop Consortium, Cadence Weapon, cLOUDDEAD, DELS, Diplo, Infesticons, King Geedorah, Roots Manuva, Spank Rock, Speech Debelle, Wiley
[ Buy From Label | eMusic | Boomkat ]

Bloody Chamber

Patrick Wolf
[eMusic | Boomkat ]

Border Community

Nathan Fake, Luke Abbot
[ eMusic | Boomkat ]

Boysnoize Records

Boys Noize, Chilly Gonzales, Spank Rock, D.I.M
[ Buy From Label | eMusic | Boomkat ]

BPM

Kano
[ eMusic | Boomkat ]

Brainfeeder

Austin Peralta, Daedelus, FLYamSAM, Flying Lotus, Lorn, MatthewDavid,Mr. Oizo, Ques, Ras_G, Samiyam, Taylor Mcferrin, The Gaslamp Killer, Thundercat, Tokimonsta
[ Buy From Label | eMusic | Boomkat ]

Brassland

Clogs, Doveman, Nico Muhly, The National
[ Buy From Label | eMusic | Boomkat ]

Brille

Envelopes, The Knife, The Golden Filter Operator Please
[ eMusic | Boomkat ]

Broken Sound Music

Peggy Sue, Panama Kings, Forest Fire, Rachael Dadd
[ Buy From Label | eMusic | Boomkat ]

Bronzerat:

Joe Gideon & The Shark, Gemma Ray, Solex Vs. Cristina Martinez and Jon Spencer, Trost, Seasick Steve, To Arms Etc, Vandaveer
[ Buy From Label | eMusic | Boomkat ]

Brownswood Recordings

Ghostpoet, Giles Peterson, Gang Colours, Jose James, Owina Sigomy Band, Gang Colours, Ben Westbeech.
[ Buy From Label | eMusic | Boomkat ]

Buzzin’ Fly

Ben Watt,Tracey Thorn & more
[ Buy From Label | eMusic | Boomkat ]

Chemikal Underground Records

Adrian Crowley, Aidan Moffat, Arab Strap, Bill Wells & Aidan Moffat,Emma Pollock, Malcolm Middleton, Mogwai,Roky Erickson with Okkervil River, The Delgados, The Phantom Band, Zoey Van Goey.

[ Buy From Label | eMusic | Boomkat ]

Control Tower

Radioactive Man, BleepFunk, Bassjunkie, Dirty Hospital & more
[ Buy From Label | eMusic | Boomkat ]

Counter Records

The Death Set, Pop Levi, Spokes, The Heavy, Ape School, Jono McCleery.
[ Buy From Label | eMusic | Boomkat ]

Dance To The Radio

Bear Hands, Suckers, Holy State, Das Racist, We Are Losers, Sky Larkin, The Pigeon Detectives, ¡Forward, Russia!, Grammatics, Esben And The Witch, This Et Al, Pulled Apart By Horses, Bear Driver
[ Buy From Label | eMusic | Boomkat ]

Dead Oceans

Dirty Projectors, Phosphorescent, Sun Airway, The Tallest Man On Earth, Akron/Family, Bishop Allen, Bowerbirds, Califone, Citay, Destroyer, Frog Eyes, Luyas, Nurses, On Fillmore, These Are Powers, John Vanderslice, White Hinterland
[ Buy From Label | eMusic | Boomkat ]

Different

Vitalic, Matt & Kim, Tiga, Crystal Castles, Money Mark, The Hacker,
[ eMusic | Boomkat ]
Dirtee Stank [ Buy From Label | eMusic | Boomkat ]

Divine Comedy Records

The Divine Comedy
[ eMusic ]

Domino Records

About Group, Animal Collective, Archie Bronson Outfit, Arctic Monkeys, Austra, Lou Barlow, Blood Orange, Bondo de Role, Bonnie “Prince” Billy, Anna Calvi, Clearlake, Clinic, The Count and Sinden, Dirty Projectors, The Fall,Four Tet, Franz Ferdinand, Francois and the Atlas Mountains, Galaxie 500, Junior Boys, The Kills, The Last Shadow Puppets, Lightspeed Champion, Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks, Max Tundra, Cass McCombs, Juana Molina, Orange Juice, Owen Pallett, Panda Bear, The Pastels, Pavement, Pram, Psapp, Quasi, Real Estate, Royal Trux, Jon Savage, Sebadoh, Elliott Smith, Sons & Daughters, Spiral Stairs, These New Puritans, To Rococo Rot, Townes van Zandt, Tricky, Twin Sister, Villagers, Wild Beasts, Robert Wyatt, Wyatt, Atzmon & Stephen, James Yorkston
[ Buy From Label]

Double Six Records

Twin Sister, Steve Mason, She & Him, Trailer Trash Traceys, King Creosote & Jon Hopkins, Malachai, Joker’s Daughter, The Laurel Collective, Eugene McGuinness
[ a href=”http://www.dominorecordco.com/mart/”>Buy From Label | Boomkat ]

Drag City

Alasdair Roberts, Baby Dee, Bonnie “Prince” Billy, Broadcast, Bill Callahan,Espers, John Fahey, High Llamas, Bert Jansch, Monade, Monotonix, Joanna Newsom, Jim O’Rourke, Pavement, Royal Trux, Shellac, Silver Jews, Squirrel Bait, Stereolab, White Magic
[ Buy From Label | Boomkat ]

Drowned In Sound

Kaiser Chiefs, Bat for Lashes, Blood Red Shoes, Emmy the Great, Jeniferever, Redjetson, Youthmovies, thisGIRL Brett Anderson, Metric, Emily Haines, The Stills.
[eMusic | Boomkat ]

Dummy Records

The Golden Filter, The Runners, Los Valentinos
[ Buy From Label | eMusic ]

Duophonic

Stereolab, Monade, Tortoise
[ Buy From Label | eMusic | Boomkat ]

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