News update April '12

We have a new limited edition 7" single out for Record Store Day April 21st, shit that is this weekend. It is Chuck Prophet's "The Left Hand and the Right Hand" which is decor's first 7" since our first release way back in 1999. The single features the unreleased exclusive to this vinyl track "I Call Your Name" and decor will be selling a few at our site in a weeks time for a fiver. You can get them cheaper and sooner if you get your ass down to a local independent record retailer on Saturday though. The singles are hand numbered 1-500 exclusivly by children working in the Nike Indonesian factory on their night shift and some even include some little cards, if you missed those cards we will have some extra here at decor. "The Left Hand and the Right Hand" is taken from Chuck Prophet's amazing new album "Temple Beautiful" out now on Yep Roc. Chuck is currently tearing up the boards in Europe and will be heading back to the US in mid May. You can check here for live dates

Richmond Fontaine and Richard Buckner together for the first time on tour - Willy and Dan from Fontaine will be joining Richard Buckner for some UK and Irish dates this May as well as the lovely Peter Bruntnell who will be supporting on the English dates. The guys will be finishing up the evenings playing a few tunes together, it could be a love fest or a punch up for all we know but it will be great. After the Fontaine guys head off to Romania to read books Buckner will be touring new lands in Spain and Eastern Europe, Holland as well as returing for some festivals in September.

Mark Eitzel is in the midst of recording his new album out in Los Angeles and from we have heard its his best yet, an Eitzel fan's dream come true. We are trying to keep him in good health for an up coming Europe tour in September so if you see him tucking into a crispy creme donut down Sunset Boulevard please bitch slap him for us.



News update July '11

Decor Records are proud to see Richard Buckner for his first album in 5 years. We are putting together a tour now for November. His new album 'Our Blood' is out this August/Sept across Europe and Willy from Fontaine thinks its his best yet. We hope to have Willy and Richard doing some dates in the not to distant future as well so stay tuned

Richmond Fontaine has finished off their 10th album "The High Country" and will be coming to Europe for dates in September, October and November. It's an amazing album and has already been aired in London with a special acoustic show featuring Willy and Dan performing the new material before the movie, Blue Velvet at the Prince Charles Cinema in central London. As part of the September tour their London show will feature both the entire new album and the entire Post to Wire album performed. Dates below

Sept 15 - Manchester Academy 3
Sept 16 - Oxford - Bullingdon Arms
Sept 17 - Exeter - The Phoenix
Sept 18 - Winchester - SXSC Festival at the Railway
Sept 19 - Bristol - The Tunnels
Sept 20 - Sheffield - The Greystones
Sept 21 - Leeds - Brudnell Social Club
Sept 22 - Glasgow - Stereo
Sept 23 - Newcastle - Cluny
Sept 24 - Bedford - The Civic
Sept 25 - Nottingham - The Glee Club
Sept 26 - Norwich - Arts Centre
Sept 27 - Scala, London. perform "Post to Wire" and their new album "The High Country" in their entirety
Sept 28 - Antwerp - Twix
Sept 29 - Groningen, NL - Vera
Sept 30 - Oberhausen, DE - Druckluft
Oct 1 - Amsterdam - Paradiso
Oct 2 - Brighton - Coalition

Oct-Nov Ireland, Scandi, Spain, Germany TBA


News update February '10

Richmond Fontaine are out on the road again in Europe in support of "We Used To Think The Freeway Sounded Like A River" with a lot of the UK dates already selling out so get your tickets quickly. They will also have a new live album "Postcard from Portland, Live At Dantes" available at the gigs as well as on the decor website by March 4th. The live album was recorded last December in the bands home town of Portland. This is a strictly limited edition of 2500 copies worldwide and will not be repressed, the bands first. We also have some new shirts on the website as well as the bands new 7" single. "We Used to Think..." has also been pressed up on vinyl by our friends at Diverse Vinyl and you can get that here. We are in talks about doing a special vinyl only compilation of some of the band's earlier work which would be out the end of this year. The band went down a storm in Oslo last night and will be continuing at the following dates. Their friend Peter Bruntnell will be supporting on all of the English and Welsh dates except Leeds

Feb 15th Stockholm - Bonden
Feb 16th Gothenborg - Club Woody
Feb 17th Malmo, DE - KB
Feb 18th Leipzig, DE - UT Connewitz
Feb 19th Geislingen, DE - Ratsche
Feb 20th Munster, DE - Gleis 22
Feb 22nd Atwerp, BE - Arensberg
Feb 23rd Leiden, NL - QBus
Feb 24th Utrecht, NL - Ekko
Feb 25th Brighton - Hanbury (almost sold out)
Feb 26th Tingewick - Village Hall (almost sold out)
Feb 27th Winchester - Railway (two shows sold out!)
Feb 28th Bury - The Met
March 1 Cardiff - Clwb Ifor Bach
March 2 Bristol - The Tunnel
March 3 Leicester - The Musician
March 4 London - Bush Hall - sold out
March 5 Matlock Bath - Whitworth Centre
March 6 Edingburgh - Cabaret Voltaire (almost sold out)
March 7 Aberdeen - The Tunnels
March 8 Leeds - Brudnell Social Club
March 10 Galway - Roisin Dubh (Willy and Dan acoustic)
March 11 Limerick - Dolans (Willy and Dan acoustic)
March 12 Belfast - No Alibis (Willy and Dan acoustic)
March 13 Dublin - Whelans two shows (Willy and Dan acoustic)

Mark Eitzel is currently on the road with a old Setanta label mate Magnetic Fields in the US. He will be returning to the UK to perform this May at the Brighton Festival in his own musical "Marine Parade" I for one am not a big fan of musicals but this is great and there is no dancing or broadway singing in site! Mark has also been invited by the newly reformed Pavement to perform at their All Tomorrow's Parties. He will be playing Saturday May 15th so he can rush back to Brighton the next day for the musical. Mark's latest and what many people are saying his best solo album "Klamath" (yeah will live Rob Hughs at Uncut last Oct with his full page 4 star review) is available here at the store with the mailorder only cd Brannan St which we have about 100 copies left of this limited edition to 500

May 15th - Minehead - ATP Festival
May 18th - May 23 Brighton Festival (Marine Parade musical)

Franz Nicolay has left the Hold Steady! he's been with them for awhile so I guess he felt it was time for a change. Franz will be heading over to Holland and the UK in support of his album Major General on decor with the following dates, please check back for more dates later in the year

March 12 Haarlem, NL - Patronaat
March 14 Breda, NL - Mezz
March 16 London - Brixton Windmill
March 17 Nottingham - Maze
March 18 Oxford - Cafe Tarifa
March 19 Keighley - Gassienda
March 20 Hull - Adelphi
March 22 Northampton
March 23 Cardiff - 10 Feet Tall

Chuck Prophet will have his first release "Dreaming Waylon's Dreams" out on decor this April. It is Chuck's full cover of the Waylon Jennings album "Dreaming My Dreams". This was available as a tour cd last year but we liked it so much we thought he shouldnt spend its life squirreled away in just a few collectors gottos so we decided to press up our newly remastered version with all new artwork. We are still keeping it limited so you will still have bragging rites. Chuck is doing a massive Euro tour in support of this as well as supporting his latest masterwork on Cooking Vinyl "Let Freedom Ring" which has also been hailed as his best solo album. If that were not enough Chuck will finally have a live album coming out for the tour. this will only be available on-line and at the Amazon beating our ass down on prices. If any of you sensible folk saw Chuck on his last tour you will know that these shows are his best live shows ever and are some of the best shows by anybody. We are booking a few more dates but below is what we have confirmed so far.

April 12th Oslo - Mono (solo acoustic)
April 13th Trondheim - Credo (solo acoustic)
April 14th Cadiz - aulario de la bomba
April 15th Granada - Cenrto Cultural Caja
April 16th Alicante - Hall
April 17th Huesca - El matadero
April 18th Santander - Santona - club tropicana
April 19th Bilbao - Colegio de abogados (acoustic)
April 20th Madrid - Moby Dick
April 21st Vitoria pabellon universitario - Kultur Campus
April 22nd - Badalona - Teatre Zorilla Blues & Ritmes Festival
April 23rd - Paris tbc
April 24 Worpswede, Music Hall, DE– near Bremen
April 25 Dortmund, DE
April 26 Zurich - El Lokal
April 28 – Zagreb - Teatar & TD with Grant Hart!
April 29 – Vienna - Chelsea
May 1-4 - Benelux tbc
May 5 Winchester - Railway
May 6 tbc
May 7 Bury - The Met
May 8 Bristol - The Tunnels
May 9 Cardiff - Clwb Ifor Bach
May 10 Leeds - Brudnell Social Club
May 11 Nottingham - Rescue Rooms
May 12 Glasgow - King Tuts
May 13 Newcastle - City Hall
May 14 London - Borderline
May 15 Tingewick Buckingham - Village Hall

Ray Davies - last but not least - please check up on Ray's site for news updates and live dates - Ray is heading over to the US for a months worth of acoustic gigs and will then be returning to the UK for a full band tour in May and then off to Europe. Universal will be releasing some Kinks deluxe editions of Something Else, Arthur and we hope to see some other very rare unreleased material finely seeing the light of day very soon. We will also have new merch up on the site in the coming months