Regina Spektor

First promoted by Toby L in the UK, Regina was brought to us through The Strokes' producer Gordon Raphael. After falling in love with her utterly unique genius (hell, frankly, after falling in love with her) we found out that a planned re-release of her third album 'Soviet Kitsch' was on the cards. Disappointed that the world at large would never enjoy the gems on her first two albums, we engineered the licence and creation of an early days compilation, chosen by her and entitled 'Mary Ann meets the Grave Diggers and Other Short Stories'.

This classic album featured the anthem 'Us', and followed a one off single version of 'Carbon Monoxide' on the label, before she moved on to the legendary Sire records for her new album 'Begin to Hope' (which has since gone on to sell almost a million copies worldwide).