Thrilljockey
Thrill Jockey (Record label)
Thrill Jockey is a Chicago-based record label, founded in 1992 by Bettina Richards. Richards started the label with a saved up and borrowed budget of 35.000$ in her little apartment in New York City. From the first day the philosophie of the label was only signing musicians after personal taste and symphatie. The breakthrough came with the move to Chicago in the middle of the nineties. With the success of Tortoise Thrill Jockey represented for a long time the postrock sound of the windy city. But the label stands for a much more diverse sound, where flokcoristic tones (Freakwater, Luke Roberts), advanced pop music (High Places, Future Islands, The Fiery Furnaces), electronica (Mouse On Mars, Lithops, Mountains) or world music (Sidi Touré, Sorry Bamba) are naturally side by side.
Thrill Jockey in Reviews
Music Review | posted 22.01.2016
Tortoise
The Catastrophist
After seven years of absence, Tortoise is celebrating their comeback with a new record called »The Catastrophist«, including all the usual methods of reconstruction and alienation.
Music Review | posted 03.07.2014
OOIOO
Gamel
»Gamel«, the latest record by OOIOO around Yoshimi P-We, the drummer of the Boredoms, extensively deals with Javanese gamelan-music.
Music Review | posted 15.05.2012
Sidi Touré
Koïma
»Koïma« can be translated into »Come and listen!«. And one should definitely follow this invitation by the malian guitarist and singer Sidi Touré.
Music Review | posted 08.05.2012
Alexander Tucker
Third Mouth
The passion and burden of the supernatural is the topic of Alexander Tuckers his new album. An album which will be controversial.
Music Review | posted 30.03.2012
Luke Roberts
The Iron Gates At Throop And Newport
For his second record Luke Roberts moved from Brooklyn back to his home town Nashville and recorded an unpretentious and personal album.
Music Review | posted 12.05.2011
Mountains
Air Museum
With Air Museum, Koen Holtkamp and Brian Anderegg can once again refute the accusation of repeating themselves artistically.
Music Review | posted 15.04.2011
Alexander Tucker
Dorwytch
Quite a bit is new on british musician Alexander Tucker´s fifth album. That doesn´t change the fact that this songwriter is one to be discovered.
Thrill Jockey in News
Music News | posted 19.03.2018
Wooden Shijps
New album: »V«
Wooden Shijps have announced a new album for the 25.5.2018. It’s her first album in five years, her fifth, and it’s called »V«. It promises a promising summer.
Recent Articles
Music News | posted 01.10.2021
Girlwoman
Das Große Ganze
Now it’s all about »Das Große Ganze". The songwriter Girlwoman from Bielefeld releases her debut on Staatsakt. Exclusively at HHV Records there’s a limited Red Vinyl Edition available.
Music News | posted 27.09.2021
Windows彡96
Exclusive Edition: »Magic Peaks«
With homesick flicker: The Sao Paulo-born musician Windows彡96 releases his new album »Magic Peaks« on 100% Electronica on November 12, 2021. A limited colour edition is available from HHV Records.
Music List | posted 01.12.2021
End-of-Year review 2021
Top 50 Albums
Much like every cloud has its silver lining, this year had some fantastic music to offer – something to hold on to in difficult times. These were the 50 best albums released on vinyl in 2021.
Music News | posted 17.09.2021
Ross From Friends
Green Vinyl Edition: »Tread«
On November 5, 2021, the new album »Tread« by Ross From Friends will be released on Brainfeeder. Exclusively on HHV Records, there will be a limited green vinyl edition.
Music Review | posted 28.10.2021
Quantic & Nidia Góngora
Almas Conctadas
Eight years after a joint EP, Nidia Góngora and Quantic intensify their collaboration with the album »Almas Conctadas«.