New material from Con Brio has emerged, in the form of a collaboration with a number of artists involved with De-Fence Records.
De-Fence is the electronic wing of Fence Records (home to King Creosote among others). The label previously released a whole album of Love.Stop.Repeat remixes by Fence Collective members (find it here!), but for the past 7 years have also been releasing a series of 10″ EPs, known as 10×10. Each EP featured different artists, including Con Brio and further remixes of early Love.Stop.Repeat tracks.
The series now comes to a close with the 10th and final release, which comes in the form of a huge collaboration project featuring 25 artists – as the Ministry Of De-Fence – working on a total of some 19 tracks for the project. The bulk of these will appear on an album in early 2015, where’s 7 tracks appear in this installment.
Limited to only 300 copies, this 10″ record comes with a CDr copy of the EP available here. You can also pick up complete copies of the full series of 10 records here (in extremely limited pressings!).
Three recordings from one of Lindsay’s solo shows are now available to listen to here.
The three songs are We Came In From The Sea, Francesca and Devil’s Story.
For Everybody Who Got Left Behind, is out today on both CD and high-quality audio download. The CD is currently available as a special edition set, including the full album in a gate-fold card sleeve with illustrated lyric booklet, plus a further downloadable collection of bonus tracks and extra goodie-bag items in special edition packaging. The bonus tracks will also be made available with the digital download of the album.
LSR’s Dave: “The companion EP ‘Parts Left Behind’ is a collection of out-takes and alternate recordings of songs from the album, plus a remix of Obelisk. We had different ideas for so many of the songs, and different versions demoed. It’s great to be able to put some of them out too.
‘Snow’ was the first track we wrote for the album. It’s total Orbital-style electronica. I think we could have had fun making a whole album that way! The remix for Obelisk goes hand-in-hand with that one, the song lends itself so well to synths and beats. We’ve always had LSR remixes out with our past releases so it’s nice to continue the theme”
“The goodie-bag bits are fun too. What was really satisfying was that we were able to source recycled paper outer sleeves and recycled card for the further items in there (not giving too much away, we’re leaving some of it as a surprise) and even the sticky labels on the outside are recycled paper. It’s just meant to be a bit of a thank you to people buying the album, especially those who pre-ordered copies. We hope everyone enjoys it all”
Buy ‘For Everybody Who Got Left Behind’
Lindsay has announced three more dates and will once again be joined by Dave, of Love.Stop.Repeat, on guitar for some intimate shows in London this autumn.
9 Ritzy, Brixton
2 The Finsbury, Finsbury
12 Apples & Pears, Whitechapel
James is on tour to promote his new album, ‘The Cellardyke Recording And Wassailing Society’ on Domino Records, produced by Alexis Taylor and featuring KT Tunstall and The Pictish Trail.
Further support come from Randolph Leap’s front man Adam Ross.
October 11 8pm, South Street Arts Centre, Reading
After the full-band festival shows this summer, LSR have planned a stripped-down not-quite-acoustic set for Festival of Folk this weekend. Lindsay and Dave will be performing songs from the new album in the old-school two-piece setup of past shows.
Sept 21, South Hill Park, Bracknell – on stage 7pm
You can now pre-order the new album, For Everybody Who Got Left Behind, on both CD and high-quality audio download. If you can’t wait to get hold of the songs don’t worry, you’ll receive 4 of them for immediate download and the rest following on October 27th. For the CD edition, you will also receive a chance to download 4 of the songs now, with the CD arriving on the release date.
The CD edition comes in a card gatefold sleeve (manufactured at a carbon-neutral facility in the UK), with photography by Luisa West, complete with an 8-page illustrated lyric booklet.
LSR’s Dave: “We’ve always tried hard to create nice sleeves for our releases. In an age of digital downloads, people still love to buy a physical item, something a little bit different to keep hold of. This time Lindsay had the idea of using die-cut illustrations her mum used to collect as a child, still kept safe in the old books she would keep them in, and also covers from antique books my dad collects. The sleeve recreates the kind of poetry book you might have had as a kid to keep the CD in and we’re really pleased with how it’s turned out.”
“As for the music, these are songs we wrote over maybe a year, then took out on the road before coming back and getting the recordings down. If you’ve seen us the last couple of years, it’s mostly different renditions of these songs we’ve been feeling out on stage.
We had some extra help from Christine, Ann and Sarah, (violin, cello and clarinet) which was great fun. Sarah played on the last record and it was so cool to have her back to be a part of this one too. The album deals with everything we all deal with. There’s some history in there (Annie Oakley), traveling (Sitting Out), grieving (For Everybody Who Got Left Behind) and a song that came to me in a dream. I woke up one morning with Echo In The Forest in my head and scrambled to get a demo down. What you hear on the album is pretty much exactly what I heard in the dream. I don’t think we can really take credit for it, but wherever it came from, we thank you!”
South Street Arts Centre, Reading, UK.
27 September 2014 16:00 – 23:59
£11.20 in advance. £15 on the door. including booking fee.
Love.Stop.Repeat have been added to this year’s incredible Green Man Festival lineup, along with Neutral Milk Hotel, Beirut, First Aid Kit, Mercury Rev, Bill Callahan, Slint, Sharon Van Etten, Neko Case, The Pictish Trail and many many more.