It's been a while since I did an update on here about Odd Box goings on
So here we go:
Up for pre-order at the moment:
ODD027 - Sock Puppets EP
Limited to 120 CD - due back any time soon - http://bit.ly/jQarmC
(over half these have sold on pre-order already!)
BOX009 - Ace Bushy Striptease - 'The Words That You Said Are Still Wet In My Head'
Limited to 150 CD copies (50 with hand made sleeve by the band) http://bit.ly/lqAFa8
- preorder up now - due the end of June.
Odd Box Singles Club Six 7" singles for £24 plus postage.
The first three singles are shipping now. The first 200 come with a draw string bag, 4 badges, a sticker, 2 postcards and D/L code for all songs (and a bonus song from The Humms).
Batch 1 (shipping now): The Blanche Hudson Weekend / Horowitz / The Give It Ups / Santa Monica Swim and Dive Club / One Fathom Down / The Humms
Batch 2 (shipping October): The Hairs / The Medusa Snare / Gold-Bears / Bracelettes / The Ketamines / The Vignettes
BOX006 - Sarandon – Sarandon’s Age Of Reason CD/LP (released on Slumberland Records in the USA)
Musically Sarandon have moved their sound forward – Produced once again by the inimitable Anthony Chapman (Collapsed Lung, Bis, Klaxxons, Ten Benson), the sound is a more mature take on the angular agit-pop of their previous outings. The cheese-wire treble of the guitars remains, the bass thuds and booms and the drums clatter at light speed, but the songs contained in Sarandon’s Age Of Reason are more carefully crafted and arranged.
BOX008 Pocketbooks - Carousel CD
Officially due for release in September - we're hoping to have these beauties back in time for Indietracks (and the tour beforehand).
The second Pocketbooks album was recorded during the winter of 2010. The band gathered in the basement underneath a ukulele shop in east London’s Brick Lane, and played songs late into the night. It would have been a wintry record anyway, but the snow and the dark nights definitely played their part.
The album begins and finishes with a bleak, distant piano, but inbetween there’s a mix of bright harmonies, shimmering guitars and gorgeous strings. The band were joined by the violin section of A Little Orchestra (set up by The Pipettes’ maestro Monster Bobby) who added some warmth and sadness in equal measure.
And their will be a free digital single released on 18th July (the album will go on presale then, too). Promises, Promises will be available to download from iTunes, Amazon MP3 and other digital outlets. The song will also be available to download free at http://www.pocketbooks.org.uk
And also there could will be a top secret 7" by a band I can't name coming out in July (details under discussion at the moment)
Later in the year:
Albums: Proto Idiot, Boundary Jim, Radians (all on CD)
EPs: Anguish Sandwich, and more TBC. (again on CD)