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