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March 1st, 2009 - Fireflies - Butterscotch

we used to write letters

in the winter when we first met

we used to chase the rain away

download here:

October 27th, 2008 - Fireflies - Cherry Blossom Girl 7

The English label Papillion Noir have just released their first 7".
It is a record where our friend Lisle Mitnik performs a cover of
Airs "Cherry Blossom Girl" and a wonderful own composition
called "Les Belles Etoiles".

you can get it from Papillons homepage:
Papillon Noir

October 8th, 2008 - Celestial - Crystal Heights


music is my girlfriend

apple-crumble (japan)
darla (us)
rough trade (uk)
unisex mailorder (germany)
vollwert records (germany)



- Come Friday!

One of the finest bands around these days are heading over to Sweden this week.
We celebrate this by giving away two copies each of their new singles.

Simply send an email to stating "Come Saturday!"
The winners will be drawn Thursday afternoon. Best of luck!

24 Sept - Stockholm
Venue: Café String
All ages. Acoustic-ish instore

25 Sept - Gothenburg
Club: Svanen
Venue: Jazzhuset

26 Sept - Stockholm
Club: Svenska Musikklubben
Venue: Debaser Slussen

27 Sept - Malmö
Club: Don’t Die on My Doorestep
Venue: På Besök

"Everything With You" will be released later on
this fall by Fortuna Pop, Slumberland
and The Lost And Found Recording Co.

"Come Saturday" is a split with Summer Cats released by
Slumberland in their very fine Searching for the now series.

More info about The Pains of Being Pure at Heart
is to be found here: myspace

September 19th, 2008 - Hope, You Know

August 25th, 2008 - Country Music

"The BIG news is that Dick has been working
with Siesta Records of Madrid to put together
a release in memory of Keith Girdler."

Read more about the wonderful release here: lovejoy

available from here:

fraction discs

August 10th, 2008 - Home Again

After a handfull of weeks in hibernation the activities
are starting to get going again. Hopefully some news
will be added rather soon.

In the meantime you can head over to Fireflies
myspace and listen to a cover of Talking Heads
"Heaven" and also read an interview.


July 20th, 2008 - Closing Time


Just wanted to inform you that our office will be closed for a few weeks.
One part of the office is lost somewhere in the south of Europe.
The other is soon heading towards Northern England.

In the meantime we recommend Fraction Discs or Tonevendor
in case you are eager to get hold of our releases.

Sincerely hope that you will have a nice summer.

July 20th, 2008 - Castle Howard

July 18th, 2008 - Rip It Up

April 23rd, 2008 - Moscow Olympics

New mini-album out now. Get it from our shop:
Moscow Olympics - Cut The World

or from:
Fraction Discs

March 24th, 2008 - Fireflies- Strange EP

we always used to talk about forever,
but now we just talk about the weather...

It seems as if many have enjoyed Fireflies album "Goodnight Stars, Goodnight Moon".
In addition to the album we are now releasing a free Mp3 single.
As with the album this is released together with Music Is My Girlfriend

The tracklist is as follows:
1. Strange
2. Rain Soaked Shoes
3. Rearranged

The file also includes artwork.
Simply click on the link below and save the target.


Fireflies-Strange EP

March 3rd, 2008 - Downhill

Days - Downhill (Shelflife Records)

available from:

Shelflife (USA)

February 11th, 2008 - What Is Love?

February 10th, 2008 - Days - Shelflife

January 24th, 2008 - Fireflies (Distro)

Fireflies album "Goodnight Stars, Goodnight Moon" is now available to pre-order at Darla.
You can also order Fireflies ep "Snowstorm" that was released by Twenty Seven Records
some time back.

We have also added some distros to our list and the album
is now back in stock at Fraction Discs and Tonevendor.

Darla (USA)

Tonevendor (USA)
Vollwert-Records (Germany)
Apple-Crumble (Japan)
Fraction Discs (Sweden)
Delicious Goldfish (Sweden)
Ground Zero (France)
Entangled (USA)
Lavender (Sweden)
Music Is My Girlfriend (Sweden)

download it from klicktrack
stream it at

There are also some very nice words written about the Fireflies music.
If you like to read a bit then simply click the following link:

"Goodbye Stars, Goodbye Moon"

January 15th, 2008 - Moscow Olympics 7

Think Popkiss, think Every Beat Of The Heart.
Think If You Need Someone, think True Faith.
Think Now And Forever...

Moscow Olympics released their first 7" about a month ago.

Fraction Discs released the single and we believe it will be treasured for years to come.

Pick up your own copy from:

December 7th, 2007 - X-mas song (Free download)

Fireflies "X-mas song" is one of the songs on the recently released album
"Goodnight Stars, Goodnight Moon. Feel free to download it from below:

fireflies - x-mas song

December 1st, 2007 - Release: Fireflies

Sweden is getting colder by the day and the landscape is dressed in white.
In times like these some warmth is more than welcome and we hope
Fireflies album "Goodnight stars, goodnight moon"
might be able to bring some to your homes.

buy it from our shop

download it from klicktrack
stream it at

November 16th, 2007 - Fireflies

Fireflies album "Goodnight Stars, Goodnight Moon" will be released on December the 1st.
We hope that its songs will find a special place in some hearts.

The album is released together with our friends over at Music Is My Girlfriend.

July 25th, 2007 - Release: We are soldiers we have guns

I did not record these songs so that
couples can chuckle recognizingly
over their couple dinners and comment
on how odd it sounds when the girl with
the baby voice sings these oh so masculine

I did not record them in some kind of radical
revolt against the sexist crap in the mainstream
radio,in an attempt to put people on an exlusive
diet of Crass instead. That would be stupid.

I recorded them because I wanted for once
to be the girl who tells her little boy about the
wild world out there, and the gal who is always
on the roam. Most of the time, in popular music,
only men get to roam and teach.

Women in pop lyrics are shelters from the storm,
still around the morning after, saying
show me show me show me how you do that trick.

These songs are me pointing that out.
And trying hard to be something else.


we are soldiers we have guns - wherever i lay my hat (that's my home)

July 7th, 2007 - Rip It Up

Lovejoy "I Dream Of Angels"
performed at Rip It Up 2007

Thank you Richard Preece!


April 24th, 2007 - Release: Tears Run Rings

We are very happy to announce the release of a
CDEP with the dreamy Californian band Tears Run Rings.
This is a co-release with a new American
label called Disaster Club.

If you liked our release with Afraid of Stairs
we hope and think this might be
something for you.

tears run rings - a question and an answer

March 14th, 2007 - Fireflies

Spring has finally arrived after what must have
been one of the darkest winters in years.
We really have a bundle of news to share with
you this time around.

But lets take it nice and slow, one thing
at the time, and stride forward slowly.

All we will say for now is that we are really
pround and excited to tell you that we will
release an album with the wondrous Fireflies.

February 24th, 2007 - P3 Pop

This Monday evening Days will appear on a
Swedish radioshow called P3 Pop.
Unfortunately for those of you that
are foreign listeners, the show is in Swedish.
But at least you can enjoy the music.

You can stream the show by following this link:

P3 Pop

February 17th, 2007 - All The Way

The Sunny Street have uploaded their
version of New Orders "All The Way"

The Sunny Street "All The Way".

February 10th, 2007 - The Sunny Street

The Sunny Street will make their first live-appearance
this Saturday evening.

The performace will take place on a riverboat in Toulouse.
The band will try to have it documented in some way
and post the result on their myspace later on.

January 8th, 2007 - Release: The Sunny Street

Today is January the 8th and its time for our second release,
a mini-album by the The Sunny Street.

The release contains nine soft, wonderful
and intriguing songs. At least that´s what it
was meant to contain. But after having thought back
and forth for some time, we have now decided to
also include their equally wonderful EP Rainy hearts,
which makes it twelve songs in total.

This release comes in a printed cardboard sleeve
with a pin included.


Available from:

December 15th, 2006 - A Christmas Wish

With Christmas approaching rapidly we have been thinking
hard about what the perfect gift would be. A few weeks ago
lightning kind of struck us and suddenly we just had it there.
To give away one of the best Christmas-songs ever
seemed like the most perfect thing to do.

The song is called "I Dream Of Angels" and is performed by
Lovejoy, which is Richard Preece in collaboration with
Ally Board, Keith Girdler and Paul Stewart.

Richard Preece has now signed five copies of Lovejoys
"A Christmas Wish 7" EP released on Matinée Recordings.

We have wrapped up these in five exclusive packages
including this seven-inch, a specially made Christmas-card
and some other nice things. Now we are just waiting
for someone to send them to.

All you have to do to stand the chance to get
this package for Christmas, is to send an email to:
containing the sentence "MY CHRISTMAS WISH"

The lucky winners will be drawn
on Monday the 18th of December
and the package will be sent
the same afternoon.

With love!

December 8th, 2006 - Release: Afraid of Stairs

Today is December the 8th and its time for
our first release, a CEDP with Afraid of Stairs.

At the moment we are working
hard to get the shop up and running.
If you have any problems ordering the ep,
please feel free to send us and email to
and we will help you out in any way we can.

Available from:

afraid of stairs - when nothing

November 30th, 2006 - Days

We are very happy and proud to announce that
Days will be joining our label.
Last Friday they made a magnificent performance
at a place in Stockholm called Landet.

The arrangement was made by Svenska Musikklubben
who has been a great provider of
live arrangements for some time now.

November 29th, 2006 - Release

Finally its time for our first release,
a four-track CDEP with Afraid of Stairs.
Releasedate is set to the 8th of December.

We hope that you will pick up your own copy at

We have a feeling that you will not regret it!

November 8th, 2006 - Patience

Things are moving forward and we will soon be able to update
this website with releasedates.

At the moment we are sending out press-releases for Afraid of Stairs
and soon we will do the same with The Sunny Street.

We are also working on adding some new bands to our label,
but more information about that will have to wait for now.

September 25th, 2006 - Give away

This time we're giving away four exclusive Lavender Recordings pins.

All you have to do is to sign up for our newsletter.
The fifth person to do so will win. Simple as that.

September 4th, 2006 - And the winners are...

Whoever got the flyer with number 24/100
at Emmaboda or "I'm from Bräkne-Hoby" is the lucky winner.

Send us an email at lavenderrecordings (at)
for info on how to get a hold of the prize.

Besides giving away stuff, we are working on the upcoming releases.
A CDEP by Afraid of Stairs and a mini-album on CDr by The Sunny Street.

August 19th, 2006 - Website up and contest info

As you can see, the website is now up.
There might still be a few broken links and simillar problems.
Please contact us if you encounter one.

To those few who got flyers at the Emmaboda festival, hold on to them please.
Early next week (4-5th of September) the winning number will be presented.


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