Today, London-based band Pumarosa release their debut album The Witch via Harvest Records in North America. Today, the band has shared their new single…Read More
Harvest Records was created by EMI in 1969 to market progressive rock music and to compete with Philips’ Vertigo and Decca’s Deram labels, initially under the direction of Malcolm Jones and Norman Smith. Harvest was distributed in North America by EMI’s US arm, Capitol Records. They were the European licensee for the American label Blue Thumb Records from 1969 to 1971.
Focus changed slightly as the 1970s drew to a close, beginning with the signing of post-punk groups Wire, The Saints and The Banned. New Wave artists Thomas Dolby and Duran Duran released their debut albums on the label in North America. Iron Maiden’s first three albums were also released in the US by the label. Pink Floyd switched to Capitol after the release of The Final Cut in 1983.
In the United States, Capitol initially treated Harvest as a separate label that they expected big sales from. After only a few issues, they had few sales to show for their effort and consequently only issued a few releases and numbered them within their standard Capitol LP series (mostly using Harvest for Pink Floyd releases). After this initial short-lived series, Capitol passed on most of the UK Harvest artists.
In 1975, a reissue sub-label was launched called Harvest Heritage. This new label largely compiled material that had been previously released on Harvest from 1969 onward. However, Harvest Heritage also reissued music from late 1960s EMI bands that had never recorded for the label, such as The Gods, Love Sculpture and Tomorrow. Heritage also occasionally released new music, such as Video Flashback, an album by German composer Eberhard Schoener, and Four Rock ‘n’ Roll Legends, a recording of a 1977 concert by rockabilly veterans Charlie Feathers, Buddy Knox, Jack Scott and Warren Smith.
Much of Harvest’s European back catalogue (including Pink Floyd, Deep Purple, Duran Duran, and Iron Maiden) was divested by Universal after its takeover of EMI, as part of the Parlophone Label Group. Warner Music Group would buy the catalogue in February 2013.
Capitol Music Group announced its relaunch of the label on 25 February 2013, with former Warner Bros. Records and Dangerbird Records executive Piero Giramonti at the helm. Giramonti is tasked with running the label as an independent label, with the support of Capitol Music Group and Caroline Distribution for distribution, radio promotion and licensing. As of 2013, the Harvest roster consists of Arthur Beatrice, Banks, Death Grips, The Olms, together PANGEA , White Lies and Young & Sick.
Day Wave (Jackson Phillips) has released the sun drenched video for “Promises,” ahead of the release of his debut album The Days We Had…Read More
Ahead of Day wave’s debut album The Days We Had, which drops May 5th on Harvest Records. Day Wave has shared his new video…Read More
Pumarosa have released their new video for “Dragonfly”. The track is off their forthcoming release The Witch, out May 19 via Harvest Records. “Dragonfly”…Read More
Pumarosa have shared their new single, “Dragonfly,” alongside with the details of their debut album. The Witch will be released on May 19 via…Read More
Plaitum (Abi Dersiley and Matt Canham) create a world of obsession and death, sex and psychosis, and charged, dark electronic pop. The multi-instrumentalist pair…Read More
Day Wave, the dream pop project of vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Jackson Phillips, has shared a new single entitled “Something Here”. In addition, Day Wave,…Read More
U.K. artist Richard Ashcroft will kick off his first North American tour in six years on March 27 with a show at Terminal 5…Read More
Day Wave, the dream pop project of vocalist/multi-instrumentalist Jackson Philips, has announced his signing to Harvest Records. Today, he shares the new single called…Read More
Dave Bayley and Joe Seaward of Glass Animals recently guested on ‘Records In My Life’ to tell us about their first albums, the records…Read More
Plaitum today premiere their new video for their new track “MYO”, the track is off their double A-side single “Grace Hits” and “MYO”, out…Read More
Pumarosa have dropped the single, “Honey,” the track is now available via Harvest Records in North America. “Honey” can be found on Pumarosa’s new…Read More