Carina Round Records
£29.99May 31st marked the 10 year anniversary of Carina Round's debut album The First Blood Mystery, first released in May 2001 on Animal Noise records. The title is a reference to psychologist Erich Neumann's theory of feminine development with powerful and edgy songs that deal with the darker and more fractious side of human emotions.Visit product page →
Working within a basic guitar, bass, drums format, songs are fleshed out with brass, keyboards, even a string quartet, channelled into often dissonant but always melodic moods of brittle spidery tensions.
In and around it all hovers Round's sinuous, rich voice, charged with an edgy urgent turbulent emotional quality that borders on the abyss of nervous breakdown. The album has an autobiographical energy with a rough and raw sound that is extremely unique, leaving many music journalists speechless when trying to find a comparison.
Her vocal and lyrical theatrics are distinctive yet versatile. "I've always been influenced by sentiment rather than style, so I think I have taken a lot from Charles Bukowski, Dorothy Parker, Tom Waits and Bjork. The way they articulate ideas and emotions is more important then their respective styles." Carina Round.
To celebrate this re-release, The First Blood Mystery re-issue is being released ona very limited edition vinyl with additional re-recorded alternative versions of Waves, Ribbons, and Lightbulb Song.
1. Message To Apollo
2. Lightbulb Song
3. How I See It
5. Let It Fall
7. On Leaving
Dropcard Extra Tracks:
8. Waves (10th Anniversary Re-recording)
9. Ribbons (10th Anniversary Re-recording)
10. Lightbulb Song (Original 4 Track Demo)
£29.99Mini album, 6 track mcd features lacuna with 4 bonus live tracks and the bonus video for Lacuna.Visit product page →
1. Lacuna (Radio Version)
2. Motel 74 (Live at The Hospital)
3. Elegy (Live at The Hospital)
4. Shoot (Live at The Hospital)
5. Lacuna (Live at The Hospital)
6. Lacuna (Video)
£21.99"Carina Round brings real imagination to her songs, teaming her sweet voice with grooving ’80s electronics or clanging guitars." Time OutVisit product page →
"This is an artist ever on the verge of pop-chart indie rock, and ever willing to peel away with a daring move like this one. And that's Tigermending's most compelling asset. The vibrant and varied arrangements are plenty approachable.” Paste
"Tigermending flexes multiple genres, including pop, blues, and punk while remaining firmly rooted in rock.” Flaunt
Carina Round has carved a singular path in music with her inimitable voice and stirringly varied compositions. Her uncompromising vision and thrilling versatility has garnered an immensely passionate fan base including a myriad of highly regarded musicians. Her fourth full-length,Tigermending comes from a painting by Amy Cutler where three women sit in a field dutifully stitching the bellies of a heap of helpless tigers.
Carina recounts, “The first time I saw the painting I stared at it for a long time not understanding why. The absurd image absorbed me. There was an innocent simplicity to it. The gentle putting back together of something most ferocious and wild mysteriously damaged to the point of submission.” Tigermending is produced with Grammy nominated writer Dan Burns, Carina collaborated with several notable artists including the legendary Dave Stewart, Brian Eno, and Smashing Pumpkins’ Billy Corgan.
Hailing from England, (but currently residing in LA) Carina had an innate determination and passion for music from an early age, which led her to record and self-release her first two albums, First Blood Mystery and The Disconnection. The former shaped by erratic yet engaging sounds drawing from her love of legends Patti Smith, Tom Waits and Jeff Buckley. The latter took those influences into much more powerful and personal realms.
These two albums led to her being signed by Interscope Records, who re-released The Disconnection album in 2004. This brought Carina US bound to LA where she recorded her bewitching and seductive album Slow Motion Addict with acclaimed producer, Glen Ballard.
A couple of years later, after parting ways with Interscope, Carina toured with Annie Lennox and self-released her ethereal and nakedly confessional EP, Things You Should Know. Her new songs were featured in films & TV shows and a number of radio stations, including KCRW, championed her music. Carina became a touring member of Puscifer, Tool’s Maynard James Keenan’s band and worked on their latest album Conditions of My Parole.
1. Pick Up The Phone
2. The Last Time (feat Sierra Swan)
3. Girl And The Ghost
4. You And Me
5. Set Fire
6. You Will Be Loved
7. Marcel Marcel / The Arrangement
8. Weird Dream
9. Mother’s Pride
10. The Secret Of Drowning
11. Simplicity Hurts
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£21.99Order now and get a FREE DOWNLOAD of the song "You Will Be Loved [Curt Smith & The Reverend Charlton Pettus Remix]”Visit product page →
Following the release of her fourth critically acclaimed studio album “Tigermending”, British singer/songwriter Carina Round returns from a brief spell of touring and recording with her other musical endeavours Puscifer and Early Winters with a full-length remix album of its predecessor, the aptly titled “Tigermixes”.
Collaborating with a host of talent from both her native England and resident US, “Tigermixes” is an exaggerated, re-imagination of Round’s skillfully crafted works, quite unlike any of her releases to date. Boasting the remix and production efforts of an eclectic cut of standout acts including: Puscifer (Maynard James Keenan and Mat Mitchell), Curt Smith (Tears For Fears), Phil Mossman (LCD Soundsystem) and personally selected underground and breakthrough talents, including members of Carina's musical family who worked closely on the making and touring of Tigermending, features re-workings of all eleven tracks from the original album, together with the physical release debut of the fan favourite bonus track “Got to Go” [2000 Years BC Remix] Feat. Billy Corgan (The Smashing Pumpkins).Do Yourself InDo Yourself In / Dehisce
1. Pick Up The Phone [The Swan Sisters Remix]
2. The Last Time [Sonoio Remix]
3. Girl and the Ghost [Puscifer Remix]
4. You and Me [The Beta Machine Remix]
5. Set Fire [Mang-Kon Remix]
6. You Will Be Loved [Curt Smith & The Reverend Charlton Pettus Remix]
7. Marcel Marcel / The Arrangement [Gary Go vs. Thorne Remix]
8. Weird Dream [Avan Lava Remix]
9. Mother’s Pride [Hillstromania Remix]
10. The Secret of Drowning [Phil Mossman Remix]
11. Simplicity Hurts [Glitterous Remix]
12. Go to Go [2000 Years BC Remix] Feat. Billy Corgan.
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This self curated collection from Wolverhampton born Carina Round, brings together, for the first time, material spanning from 2001 to 2015 taken from her first four critically acclaimed albums: ‘The First Blood Mystery’, ‘The Disconnection’, 'Slow Motion Addict’, ‘Tigermending’, as well as the EP 'Things You Should Know’, home to the included track ‘For Everything a Reason’ which featured on the TV series ’American Horror Story: Murder House’.
Complimented with two previously unreleased recordings, the bewitching ‘Gunshot’ and an alternate version of the track ‘Want More’, this collection perfectly illustrates the uniqueness of Round’s voice, barbed wire lyrics and a catalogue of haunting and beautiful songs.
As one of the UK’s most enigmatic songstresses and extraordinary performers, Round’s music has also won her fans and collaborators amongst highly regarded musicians including Maynard James Keenan, Lou Reed, Ryan Adams, Billy Corgan, Dave Stewart and Brian Eno, amongDo Yourself InDo Yourself In / Dehiscest many others.
‘Deranged to Divine’ is a retrospective not only for Carina's passionate fan base, who have avidly supported her musical output and extensive touring, celebrating her as one of Britain’s most evocative, diverse and restless artists. For Carina, now based in California and currently working on a new solo record, ‘Deranged to Divine’ also serves as the ideal introduction to her work as a solo artist to fans of Puscifer, the electro-industrial alterna-sunstrokers founded by Tool’s Maynard James Keenan, of which Round is also a member.
Puscifer are currently enjoying international success with their recent album 'Money Shot’ and it’s accompanying sold out tour. Beautifully packaged, with career spanning imagery by acclaimed photographers and a complete set of lyrics selected and compiled by Carina, 'Deranged to Divine' is a terrific addition to anyone’s record collection, and an essential one to any fan of Carina Round.
1. You Will Be Loved
2. Into My Blood
3. Backseat †
4. Girl and the Ghost
5. Elegy (US Version)
7. Come to You †
8. You and Me
9. Downslow †
10. Message to Apollo
11. Slow Motion Addict †
12. Overcome †
13. Want More (Alternate Version)*†
14. How I See It
15. For Everything a Reason †
16. Lacuna (Radio Version) †
17. Mother’s Pride
18. The Secret of Drowning