Archive for June, 2013

Avalanche best sellers chart for the first 6 months of 2013

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1.  Frightened Rabbit – Pedestrian Verse

2.  Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Push The Sky Away

3.  The National – Trouble Will Find Me

4.  Rick Redbeard – No Selfish Heart

5.  Quickbeam – Quickbeam

6.  Mogwai – Les Revenants

7.  Steve Mason – Monkey Minds In The Devil’s Time

National_Trouble_Will_Find_Me8.  Public Service Broadcasting – Inform Educate Entertain

9.  Boards Of Canada – Tomorrow’s Harvest

10.  Biffy Clyro – Opposites

11.  Atoms for Peace – Amok

12.  Low – The Invisible Way

13.  Camera Obscura – Desire Lines

14.  Queens Of The Stone Age – Like Clockwork

15.  David Bowie – The Next Day

Quickbeam album cover16.  King Creosote – This Might Well Be It, Darling

17.  John Grant – Pale Green Ghosts

18.  L.Pierre – The Island Come True

19.  Edwyn Collins – Understated

20.  Conquering Animal Sound – On Floating Bodies

21.  Eels – Wonderful Glorious

22.  Vampire Weekend – Moden Vampires of the City

23.  Yo La Tengo – Fade

boards-of-canada_tomorrows-harvest-608x60824.  British Sea Power – Machineries of Joy

25.  Strokes – Comedown Machine

26.  Laura Marling – Once I Was an Eagle

27.  Sigur Ros – Kveikur

28.  Pastels – Slow Summits

29.  Delta Mainline – Oh ! Enlightened

30.  Primal Scream – More Light


So far half the bands are Scottish. Seven of the top 10. Of course if it wasn’t just albums from 2013 there would be a lot more. Withered Hand, Admiral Fallow, Twilight Sad and a host of other bands continue to outsell new releases these days.

Tomorrow’s Harvest

Festival Poster from the poke


Cake Shop NYC / Avalanche split 7″

Cake Shop


A few of you spotted the Cake Shop in New York mentioning the split single on twitter. It is as I said in its early stages and while both Ballboy and PAWS have agreed to contribute a track it will depend, in the case of PAWS, on permission from their label and in Ballboy’s case making sure it doesn’t get in the way of any album plans. 

Some seemed surprised by the choice of PAWS but after our initial issues after receiving no communication from their label at all before the album release I received a very understanding email from Phillip about the issues I’d raised and as I’m sure he would be happy to confirm we have had the album in stock and supported them ever since.

It was a pleasure to resolve things so easily despite it would appear others wish to carry on some nonexistent feud. There will be more details as we get them and of course on the other projects we are looking to work on too.

Inform Educate Entertain

Mending Fences

I should leave it alone but you’re not right

Trouble Has Found Me

Where can I buy that Quickbeam album ?

Amazing collection just in !

Million Tears 12”
Comin’ Through 12”
I’m Alright with you 12”

Sittin’ Pretty LP

Up for a bit with the Pastels LP

Paul Haig
Heaven Sent 12”
Justice 12”
Running Away 12”
Aztec Camera
High land, hard rain LP
Oblivious 12”
Before Hollywood LP
Send me a Lullaby LP
Liberty Belle and the Black Diamond Express LP
Strawberry Switchblade
Since Yesterday 12”

Lloyd Cole and the Commotions
Forest Fire 12”
The Househunters
Cuticles 12”
International Artists
Epitah for a Legend Double LP
Orange Juice 
Rip it up LP

Sonic Youth 
Sister LP
Beat Happening
Black Candy LP
James King and the Lone Wolves
The Angels Know 12”
BMX Bandits
Sad/E102 12”
Dinosaur Junior
Bug LP
The Loft
Up the Hill and Down the Slope 12”

Un-American broadcasting 12”
Josef K
Only Fun in Town LP
My Bloody Valentine
Feed me with your Kiss 12”
Galaxie 500
Today LP
The Jesus and Mary Chain
Barbed Wire Kisses LP