The story began when American traveler, Matt Sullivan, got in a car crash in Madrid. The car he totaled was full of old records…great records. Turns out he hit Vampi Soul/Munster Records owner, Inigo Pastor. The two were able to put the crash behind them and bond over music. Soon after, Sullivan was in the business of reissuing music for Pastor. In the late 90s, Sullivan returned to the US to start his own label, Light in the Attic.
The label’s early releases included essential reissues from proto-hip-hop pioneers, The Last Poets, and influential psych-pop vocal group, The Free Design.
Free Design “Love You”
Specializing in cult Soul, Psych, Folk, and Pop, the label focuses mostly on reissues but has also put out new records from artists like The Black Angels and Nicole Willis. Check out a sample of great stuff they’ve put out below…
Broham “Nothing In Common”
Serge Gainsbourg “Je T’aime,…Moi Non Plus”
Mercury Rev “Opus 40”
The Monks “Monk Chant”
– Submitted by Justin Main, Music Design