Great news! Fat Elvis Records has reached a small milestone. We are announcing 10th release and our first time releasing an LP on our own! I would like to announce FER-010, CHELSEA LOVITT & BOYS –“YOU HAD YOUR CAKE, NOW LIE IN IT”.
The album was recorded in Nashville, TN at Bomb Shelter Studio by Andrija Tokic (Alabama Shakes, Margo Price). The cover photo was shot by Laura E Partain (Courtney Marie Andrews, Lillie Mae). It’s a dynamite record full of twangy, gritty, honky-tonk goodness.
A few websites have posted reviews of the Cheval Sombre record recently.
“Drifting back from his nocturnal wanderings, Cheval Sombre has floated in with a very limited edition single from his shimmering side of the great beyond, a blissful and emotional set of songs that play out nicely against the backdrop of a fading orange setting sun.” – It’s Psychedelic Baby!
“Part protest and part experimentation, Chevel Sombre’s Had Enough Blues/Hitch A Ride is a strong contender as one of my favorite releases of 2018 so far.” – Bearded Gentlemen Music
“Oh my, you know how we’ve always dispatched releases by Cheval Sombre with an assortment of key words such as fragile, ghost like, spectral, wounded and bruised, well let’s just say he’s outdone himself on this occasion with two slabs of stop you in the tracks jaw dropped majestic cool.” – The Sunday Experience
Also, the B-side of the record , Hitch A Ride, debuted on Australian radio this evening. You can listen to the archive of Sideways Through Sound and catch the track around the 19 minute mark. Thank you Mark Ward!
The splatter and metallic records pictured above are limited to 100 copies of each. A small amount of the metallic green and blue records will be available in early September through Sonic Cathedral and some of the record shops in the UK (Norman Records and Rough Trade at the moment).
Fat Elvis Records is delighted to announce that our next record release will be from New York based artist, Cheval Sombre.
With two solid albums, several singles, and a handful of EPs on other labels, Cheval Sombre brings his enchanting and blissful psychedelic music to Fat Elvis Records. The record features two brand new original songs mixed and produced by Pete Kember (Sonic Boom, SPECTRUM, Spacemen 3).
The record is currently being pressed and artwork is being finalized. We expect a release date sometime in early July.
Last night, Fat Elvis Recording artist Fantastic Negritowon the Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Blues Album. I couldn’t be more excited for him and his team at Blackball Universe. With no major label support they relied on hard work and perseverance to make it happen.
Although Fat Elvis Records had nothing to do with The Last Days of Oakland, it was an absolute thrill to have been evolved with the two(!) vinyl releases leading up to the Grammy Winning album..
Congratulations to Xavier, Field, Malcolm, Phil, Matt, and the rest of Blackball Universe on your outstanding accomplishment!