VINYL + Digital, VINYL total runtime: 40 min
Custom Metallic Silver Jackets designed by: Jesselisa Moretti
*2nd pressing of 500 copies SOLD OUT*


At long-last, Leaving Records is proud to present the debut long-player from Los Angeles’ Julia Holter. Based on the ancient Greek play “Hippolytus”, Tragedy is an epic that merges neo-classical composition with foot-tapping moments of movement, the opus for LR


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Video directed by: Jesselisa Moretti

October 31st, 2011

68 responses so far ↓

  • GLIA . 08–30–11 at 4:47 am


  • Patrick 08–30–11 at 12:22 pm


  • David Was 09–9–11 at 2:22 pm

    Aren’t you gonna make more copies? I missed it and would kill for one!!!

  • rob 09–13–11 at 1:09 pm

    any chance to get this record anywhere except from boomkat. does any other online shop has copies of this record?
    i really want this on vinyl.

  • admin 09–13–11 at 2:40 pm

    Unfortunately the only two places left to grab it are Boomkat and Poobah record shop in Pasadena, California.

  • rob 09–16–11 at 6:50 am

    boomkat hat it for about a day and the poobah shop is not answering my emails at all.. sad thing

  • taehoon lim 09–29–11 at 9:05 am

    please,press again,,this vinyl..
    why some guys makes the lack of good.

  • paul ackroyd 10–3–11 at 2:20 pm

    gone completely mental for this record, hammering it on my shows at the minute, absolutely beautiful. thank you for bringing it.


    ps how many names on a petition would it take to convince the need for a vinyl repress? ima get collecting… []

  • paul ackroyd 10–3–11 at 2:22 pm

    pps should you wish to, you can check out the aforementioned shows featuring tracks from ‘tragedy’ at and

  • g-race 10–4–11 at 1:14 am

    i would love to have this on vinyl…..

  • Rob 10–5–11 at 5:12 pm

    Will there be a repress of this sought after record?

  • admin 10–5–11 at 5:19 pm

    i heard that may be happening 😉

  • Rob 10–9–11 at 3:56 am

    Hopefully this will have the same great silver cover art 😀

  • Lasse 10–18–11 at 8:21 am

    I really hope it’s true with the repress. I hate when I miss out on a truly amazing record.

  • John 10–19–11 at 3:45 pm

    I really am hoping for a repress of this amazing album. beautiful.

  • Ray 11–5–11 at 2:45 pm

    thanks for the repress!!!!

  • corin arnold / ed2000 11–12–11 at 12:17 pm

    awesome lp
    just gave it a 5 star review for BLN.FM .
    i need bio material urgently please



    really a superb album !! thank you !!!

  • Lasse 11–18–11 at 7:49 am

    I ordered a copy but PayPal presented the wrong address. I s it still possible to change it? Please answer ’cause I cannot find any mail address where to reach the label.

  • Manolo 12–7–11 at 3:03 am

    Bought it !
    YES. Zmas will sound amazing this year.

  • Nick 12–22–11 at 12:14 pm

    Any chance for a third pressing?

  • Nick 12–22–11 at 12:14 pm


  • Pahomije 12–22–11 at 2:15 pm

    Press more copies, for God’s sake…

  • Craig Wood 12–27–11 at 5:53 am

    Please again for a third repress! Copies on eBay/Discogs for GBP 100-120 :((

  • Lee 12–31–11 at 5:48 am

    Hi guys any chance of a third pressing for Tragedy? The record shops in my town only got one or two copies each and they went in days…great work anyway. Here’s to an even better 2012:)

  • craig 01–1–12 at 11:38 pm

    I would love the chance to get a vinyl version of this as well. Add me to the list should you opt to repress the record. I’ve listened to the mp3s which are great, but I suspect vinyl will trump them in quality.


  • Swen 01–5–12 at 6:27 am

    Dear Leaving records, please give yourself a push and press some more copies. The audiophile world is longing for.

  • greg 01–11–12 at 8:19 am

    Press more copies, for God’s sake… (2)
    stop make fucking ltd press! press 1000 and believe you sold them..

  • djbabybuster 01–11–12 at 1:52 pm

    The album is phenomenal, I only wish I had snagged a vinyl copy. Seriously when there’s copies already on discogs going for £100, you know we need a third pressing. Pretty please?

  • mistermuse 01–16–12 at 5:45 pm

    I was lucky enough to snag a 2nd press, vinyl, but only to find out that this is really an abbreviated version of the digital copy. Why was so much cut out? I have many records that log 50 + minutes. I surely hope they don’t do this again on this years release. I also want to say that whomever you out sourced the vinyl to, did a great job. Flat, clean and virtually no surface noise. Awesome.

  • Joel 01–18–12 at 12:59 am

    Adding voice to the choir of people asking for a repress.

    You will sell them, assuredly, with all of the buzz that this record has gathered.

  • Gordon 01–25–12 at 1:21 pm

    One more vote for a third pressing…

  • Julia Holter – Tragedy | Dwars 02–1–12 at 11:50 am

    […] obscure cdr en cassette uitgaven verscheen haar officiële solo album ‘Tragedy’ in 2011 bij Leaving Records. ‘Tragedy’ is letterlijk gebaseerd op een Griekse tragedie en wel op ‘Hippolytus’ van […]

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  • Julia Holter – Ekstasis « add void 02–3–12 at 8:19 am

    […] If Julia Holter’s spellbinding album Tragedy managed to pass you by last year then you really missed out. It’s a mercurial, meandering, genre-defying record that seems to shift and change under inspection, revealing hidden treasures on every listen. However, seeing as the digital age slows for no one you better get yourself up to speed quickly, as this itchingly restless artist is set to release another album in March on RVNG Intl. To whet your appetite here are a couple of teasers, but for the real deal we’d highly recommend you delve into her beautiful world fully and pick up that copy of Tragedy. Go on, treat yourself. […]

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  • Kris Gunn 02–6–12 at 6:20 pm

    Please press this record for a third time copies on discoggs £100-150. Come on do the right thing! if you guys have a mailing list add me, press it again please!

  • Sam 02–9–12 at 9:40 am

    Ah! This record is too great to be OOP!

    Repress this shit, it’s a good investment, seriously!!

  • Manue 02–13–12 at 6:17 am

    Please repress.

  • james 02–15–12 at 9:59 am

    please a third repress is vital!!

  • Next Sam 02–16–12 at 1:17 pm


  • Car 02–19–12 at 11:13 pm


  • Markus 02–20–12 at 5:40 pm

    Please do a third repress!

  • stephan 02–22–12 at 8:06 am

    i’ ve missed it !! Please repress it :)

  • dennis 02–24–12 at 1:15 am

    please bring out a 3rd pressing !!!

  • testing | Julia Holter – Try To Make Yourself A Work Of Art 02–26–12 at 9:02 am

    […] thanks go to the Gimme5 guys for their heads up on this Julia Holter album on Matthewdavid’s Leaving Records. Not only did I enjoy Tragedy, but especially the track in this […]

  • Matt 02–27–12 at 10:18 am

    Please do a third pressing!

  • Haron 03–5–12 at 6:52 pm

    Totally missed out
    Third press would be really appreciated

  • Stephen 03–7–12 at 11:18 am

    How about a CD pressing for all us young’uns?

  • Joshua 03–8–12 at 2:26 am

    Everyone wants you guys to repress this. Just do it already!

  • James 03–9–12 at 1:18 pm

    3rd pressing would be appreciated.

  • David 03–10–12 at 4:46 am


  • Julia Holter (Live) at (Le) Poisson Rouge | meandyou 03–10–12 at 5:28 am

    […] Holter was one of 2011′s stand out artists, releasing the universally loved LP ‘Tragedy’ on Leaving Records. Her sound mixes pop and more experimental sounds – built around her […]

  • Costa 03–14–12 at 4:38 am

    Please do a third pressing! Dont support third persons $ making thruough discogs.

  • RilkeanHeart13 03–17–12 at 11:03 pm

    Second a third pressing…Do not let people who are n’t really interested in music but making money by buying ltd. ed. and then reselling them for $100 get away with it. Music should be for music lovers and record collectors.

  • tc 03–19–12 at 8:40 am

    another request for a repress…

  • Rene 03–19–12 at 3:26 pm

    Another cry – this time from the Netherlands – to repress this incredible album on VINYL !!!

  • mgane 03–28–12 at 3:53 pm

    and another – please repress!

  • savio 04–2–12 at 12:55 am

    another cry for a repress. this time from brasil.

  • Manuel 05–6–12 at 4:47 am

    Please do a third vinyl pressing! Here in germany you only get this record for >100.-€…

  • admin 05–8–12 at 6:49 pm

    be patient <3

  • Pahomije 05–15–12 at 11:57 pm

    Once more, PLEASE do repress this on vinyl because many of us do not care about CDs/digital formats.
    Have a look at this: and everything will be clear. Stop this insanity!

  • admin 05–17–12 at 3:31 pm

    we were happy to originate this release w/Julia, and press the first two runs of this beautiful album!

  • Pahomije 05–24–12 at 11:28 am

    “we were happy to originate this release w/Julia, and press the first two runs of this beautiful album!”
    Meaning what? Somebody else will press it? Or will you wait until someone makes a bootleg out of it?!

  • Limbo 06–3–12 at 5:22 am

    so there will be no 3rd repress?

  • admin 06–10–12 at 3:01 pm

    not from us!

  • Spex - Magazin für Popkultur » Göttin im Steingarten 06–11–12 at 3:34 am

    […] ihrem Wissen um Musique concrète ebenso wie aus der Konzeptkunst. Vor ihrem Debütalbum Tragedy, das im vergangenen Jahr erschien, veröffentlichte sie ausschließlich auf kleinen […]

  • Emiel 07–30–12 at 12:02 pm

    Hi, is it correct that the matrix # is LR-014 A/B ?

    Got a vinyl copy in today and saw that, just wandering :-)

  • Shay 01–24–13 at 4:33 am

    ya i would definitely throw down on this album as well if another press was done! dig the NNA live recordings tape!

  • wharf99 05–30–13 at 4:52 pm

    Trying to download Tragedy in Australia – but due to stupid geo-blocking, only place I can get it legally is iTunes, but the Australian price is nearly twice the price of iTunes US/UK, or Boomkat. Also geo-blocked from buying it at Domino UK, Beatport, Bleep. What gives?

  • Ampersand – Julia Holter’s Surreal Pop Expression 12–23–15 at 8:44 pm

    […] mythology with mortal experience. Euripides’ play Hippolytus was the inspiration for her album Tragedy and on Ekstatis she embedded Greek lore into songs such as “Goddess Eyes II.” Now, the mythic […]

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