Posted 11th April 2012 in Eleven Pond
Eleven Pond’s ‘Watching Trees’ provided one of the poppiest moments on Angular's 2010 compilation ‘Cold Waves and Minimal Electronics’, bringing them to the fore of the renewed interest in 'Coldwave' after 25 five years in the wilderness. The band formed in 1986 and self released their only LP 'Bas Relief' the following year. Two and a half decades later Watching Trees has taken on a life of it's own, having been wholeheartedly embraced by a new generation of synth-pop kids and sounding fresher on the dancefloor than most electronic body music today.
In the words of bass player Jeff Gallea :
"Watching Trees was originally an instrumental song I wrote that had a dark and raining electro feel. The song is about voyeurism, being lonely because you know too much and feeling lost in the industrial world. We re-recorded it to 8-track in an abandoned swimming pool/recording studio called The Hamster Cage. It was a solid dance song then. It still is.
Especially for Record Store Day, Angular is proud to present 'Watching Trees' on translucent 'tree coloured' 12" vinyl, spinning at 45rpm for the first time ever and backed with LP highlight Portugal and a previously unreleased early demo version of the A-side. The 'Bedroom Mix' of Watching Trees is a more lo-fi spookier cousin of the original. This release is limited to 1000 copies and the first 100 orders from the ARC Shop come with an A3 Risograph printed poster.
Buy it HERE
Jeff : "We didn’t cheat. We worked hard to create all those sounds. No loops. Nothing digital. People can hear that analog purity. And song writing was influenced by a great post punk scene. That’s why it’s relevant today."
Posted 21st February 2012 in This Many BoyfriendsThe snazzy Starling fanzine single is now available in the Angular Shop! The print version is a bit different and as well as download codes for the songs it also includes a special exclusive drawing by Mr. Edwyn Collins, hurray!
The downloadable pdf version is available from iTunes, and if you want a try before you buy sneak peek then look no further...!
Posted 20th February 2012 in Fresh Touch
The video for Fresh Touch's 'Harar Rhythm', out 27th February on 12" EP and digital download. This video features archive footage of Rastafari messiah Haile Selassie aka Conquering Lion of Judah and some mad FX as edited by Jim Demuth.
Posted 6th February 2012 in This Many Boyfriends
Let us introduce you to 'Starling'. As well as being the name of an ace bird it is also the rather cracking new single from the Northern indiepop band This Many Boyfriends. To be released as an exclusive limited fanzine, the song can be found amongst stories, recipes, pop quizzes and other lesser spotted sightings, all hand drawn by the band’s fair hands.
As well as a fanzine it is also a popsong. It has a riff. It's about ornithology and love.
'Starling' was recorded with our friend Pete. This is for him.
The fanzine will be available at these shows and digitally from 20th February :
23 February 2012 - Manchester - with Allo Darlin', The Deaf Institute
24 February 2012 - Sheffield - with Allo Darlin', Queens Social Club
25 February 2012 - London Popfest - 100 Club, Oxford St
26 February 2012 - Leeds - with Allo Darlin', Brudenell Social Club
28 February 2012 - London - with The Cribs, ULU Live
29 February 2012 - Cardiff - with Allo Darlin', Buffalo Bar
01 March 2012 - Edinburgh - with The Cribs, The Liquid Room
02 March 2012 - Brighton - with The Cribs, Concorde 2
03 March 2012 - Leeds - with The Cribs, Metropolitan University
Posted 14th December 2011 in Fresh TouchAngular Records are proud to present the global premiere of 'Harar Rhythm', the lead track on a brand new E.P. by Fresh Touch to be released on ARC in February 2012. Co-written/co-produced by Yeah Yeah Yeah's Nick Zinner and recorded in the medieval walled city of Harar, Etihiopia during a visit of musical and cultural exchange. Featuring local Qoataan Qoat singers, field recording soundbites, and the traditional sounds of Africa fused with experimental electronic sounds, loops and samples, 'Harar Rhythm' represents the fruits of an enlightening experience and a truly unique sounding record.