1. ASTRID SWAN – HITS (PAVEMENT FOR GIRLS) (soliti 001)

     

    1. CREAM OF GOLD
    2. SHADY LANE
    3. GOLD SOUNDS
    4. BOX ELDER
    5. MAJOR LEAGUES
    6. BLUE HAWAIIAN
    7. ZURICH IS STAINED
    8. GROUNDED
    9. HERE

    “dropping an album that makes you think of Malkmus in a new way is a surefire way to make a splash in indie U.S.A. And she does so with a certain grace” MTV Hive (USA) 

    Includes immediate download

    buy direct from us at Soliti Shop

     


  2. CATS ON FIRE ANNOUNCE TOUR OF SWEDEN, ALL BLACKSHIRTS TO ME OUT IN GERMANY NEXT WEEK

    Cats on Fire have announced a series of shows for this coming July in Sweden, the dates are as follows:

    20/7: Debaser Slussen, Stockholm

    21/7: Jazzhuset, Göteborg

    27/7: Debaser, Malmö

    28/7: Special set at the Cosy Den festival on the Saturday of the Cosy Den Festival, Haninge.

    These dates follow the previously announced Finnish dates :

    12/5: Korjaamo, Helsinki

    18/5: Leipätehdas, Vaasa

    19/5: HTDJ!, Klubi, Tampere

    14./7: Island In The Sun, Jurmo, Åland

    In other Cats on Fire news,  All Blackshirts To Me comes out in Germany on the 4th May through Cargo Records. The album has already picked up some serious German notices from Spiegel, Financial Times De & Intro magazine. This follows releases in Scandinavia, UK, USA, Spain, Italy etc.

    Finally, after having the #1 most blogged track some weeks ago with A Few Empty Waves, Australia’s Indie 30 now has Cats on Fire's track @ #1 too! To get a comprehensive round up of where All Blackshirts To Me is available check this out

     

  3. The New Tigers S/T debut album came out on Soliti (003) in September 2011 garnering much critical praise everywhere and being picked in many end of year polls for 2011. They managed to squeeze a couple of bonus tracks out before the end of last year with the Toffee/Chocolate release. Here are all The New Tigers tracks we’ve shared on the Soliti Soundcloud in one place. Enjoy.

    Praise for The New Tigers: Nyt 4/5, Sue 8/10, Rumba 5/5. End of year lists in Rumba, Sue, All Ears, Slow Show etc etc.

    Up-Coming The New Tigers shows :

    20.04. Bar 15, Seinäjoki
    21.04. Jyrock, Jyväskylä
    03.08. 45 Specila, Oulu
    17.08. Debaser Slussen, Stockholm
    18.08. Cafe Mono, Oslo

     
     


  4. Demos & Spotify

    Demos

    We have been inundated with a ridiculous amount of demos here at Soliti. They come from all over the world (though mostly Finland). It’s increasingly becoming impossible to answer all your e-mails and actually discuss your demos. Please keep them coming, but a response from Soliti will only be forthcoming if we are interested.  Otherwise, the demo guidelines as on our about page still apply.

    Spotify

    We have had quite a few inquiries as to why the Soliti catalog is not available on Spotify. It’s quite simple, Soliti at this stage does not feel that Spotify offers a good enough royalty rate to justify having all our catalog there.  Also, we feel an affinity with local and international record stores and would rather support the record store culture. Buying from a record store also ensures Soliti as a label and in turn our artists get a decent slice of money back from their releases. If an artist feels they need their album on  Spotify , then that album will be available through the service (as is the  case with the Cats on Fire album in Sweden & elsewhere). Plus we have a selection of tracks on Spotify, so dig in.

    You can buy Soliti releases from here

    And get a lot of free tracks from here

    More exciting events, releases and more happening in 2012 so stay tuned.

     


  5. BLACK TWIG SINGLE OUT NOW! (SHOP LINK UPDATES)

    You can pick up Black Twig's excellent Paper Aeroplane / Kouvola(Fast) single from any iTunes store worldwide today! iTunes Finland is selling both tracks for the reasonable 1.49e.

    You can also stream the single from Spotify

    Here are some other shop links, look around for the best price for you:

    iTunes USA

    Amazon USA

    Meteli.net FIN

    FNAC France

    Musicload Germany

    Amazon Germany

    Amazon UK

    Play.com

    Catch Black Twig live at these forthcoming dates:

    13.04. Doris, Tampere (+ Delay Trees) 14.04. Sohva-Klubi, Korjaamo / Vintti, Helsinki (+ Delay Trees) 28.04. Bar 15, Seinäjoki 18.05. Blackpool, Järvenpää (+ Wedding Crashers) 11.08. Flow Festival, Helsinki

     

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  8. Cats on Fire’s All Blackshirts To Me out today!!!!!!

    Cats on Fire's new album All Blackshirts To Me is released through Scandinavia today, via Soliti…we’re pretty excited! So far the reception for the record has been great. You can pick up the album from various outlets, follow the links below….support your local record store!!!!! (Digital store links to follow)

    FINLAND Stupido Shop Record Shop X 8 Raita CD:ON Antilla Swamp Music

    SWEDEN Record Hunter Ginza CD:ON Megastore Service Aftonbladet

    DENMARK iMusic Wow HD CD:ON

    NORWAY CD:ON Megastore

    Soliti will also release the album digitally in Spain & Italy, links to follow.

    All Blackshirts To Me was released on Monday (26th March) by Matinée Recordings in the USA, UK and other territories. Here’s some links:

    USA Matineé Amazon Barnes & Noble

    UK Darla Rough Trade (available early April-pre order link) Amazon UK (Digi)

    Finally, Cargo Records are releasing All Blackshirts To Me in the Germany/Benelux territories. Cargo are also pressing a vinyl version of the album , which you can also pre-order from Stupido, 8Raita & others. Here’s info on the German release which drops on the 27th April 2012.

    Confirmed live Cats On Fireshows here: 30.3.2012 Dynamo, Turku (Album launch show) (FI) 6.4.2012 Radio Helsinki Club, Kudes Linja , Helsinki (Album launch Show) (FI) 12.5.2012 Korjaamo, Helsinki (FI) 19.5.2012 HTDJ!, Klubi, Tampere (FI) 14.7.2012 Island In The Sun, Jurmo, Åland (FI)

     

     


  9. Dates for your Diary, release roundup and more

    It’s been the busiest time here at Soliti with various happenings, releases imminent or just arrived.

    The next album release on Soliti (007) arrives tomorrow (28th March) with Cats On Fire's All Blackshirts To Me. An updated band page here on the Soliti site (Cats on Fire) has worldwide shop links, latest reviews and more. A couple of release shows in Finland have been announced: 30.03. Dynamo, Turku (Album Launch Show) and on 06.04. Radio Helsinki Club, Kudes Linja , Helsinki (Album launch Show). We’ll have a full release bulletin on here tomorrow.

    Black Twig released their new single last week (March 21st). Paper Aeroplane / Kouvola(Fast) is available worldwide from various outlets, check here for details and listen to the single here. You can catch Black Twig at the following dates : 13.04. Doris, Tampere (+ Delay Trees) 14.04. Sohva-Klubi, Korjaamo / Vintti, Helsinki (+ Delay Trees) 28.04. Bar 15, Seinäjoki 18.05. Blackpool, Järvenpää (+ Wedding Crashers) 11.08. Flow Festival, Helsinki

    The latest addition to the Soliti family Paperfangs had their debut self released EP AAVVAV out through Bandcamp yesterday (26th March). You can check out a track from the EP, I Felt The Ocean. You can catch Paperfangs live on 03.04 2012 @ Everyday Is Like Sunday club, Siltanen, Helsinki.

    Astrid Swan had the latest remix from her Hits (Pavement For Girls) album released last Friday (23rd March). Download Serefe Sound Systems remix of Hits album opener Cream Of Gold here. Astrid Swan is currently working on her self penned follow-up which will see the light of day next year.

    The New Tigers have a couple of festival appearances approaching. This Friday (30th March 2012) the band play two shows at Tallinn Music Week which takes place in the Estonian capitol. You can also catch The New Tigers at Jyrock this April, one of Finland’s longest running Inide festivals. The bandplay Jyrock on Saturday 21st April. Full list of upcoming The New Tigers shows . 30.03. Tallinn Music Week (Viru Keskus Stage), Tallinn (17:30) 30.03. Tallinn Music Week (ODESSA POP @ Sõprus), Tallinn (1am) 31.03. Bar Loose, Helsinki 14.04. Klubi, Turku 20,4. Bar 15, Seinäjoki, 21.04. Jyrock, Jyväskylä

    Fresh from starting recording work on their debut album, Big Wave Riders play a Tavastia show with French Films on April 7th. Big Wave Riders full length album will be released through Soliti in late summer. In other news, the band were featured in a commercial which you can watch here.

     


  10. BLACK TWIG SINGLE OUT NOW, GRAB IT FROM ITUNES/SPOTIFY STREAM

    You can pick up Black Twig's excellent Paper Aeroplane / Kouvola(Fast) single from any iTunes store worldwide today! iTunes Finland is selling both tracks for the reasonable 1.49e.

    You can also stream the single from Spotify

    We’ll post other service links on here as we get them!

    Catch Black Twig live this weekend:

    23.03. Suisto, Hämeenlinna (+ Delay Trees)

    24.03. Hang the DJ, Kuudes Linja, Helsinki