Wednesday, October 17, 2012

-valis Pick of the Week

Hail Voyagers!

There was really no contest this week. None whatsoever. As I see it, (and the way you should as well, imho,) the very fact there's a new release unleashed on us by this week's Pick is cause for international celebration. Add to that the label which has chosen to release said music and you & I are doubly-blessed.

The Chemistry Set have just released a double-A side 7" single, coloured vinyl (!), on the Fruits De Mer subsidiary Regal Crabomophone this past Saturday, October 13th!

Compromised of two fantastic originals and an astonishing cover version, David Mclean and Paul Lake have once again demonstrated it ain't what you do, it's how you do it. And they do it very well. They belong in that pantheon which counts bands such as Plasticland, The Rain Parade, The Grip Weeds and Green Pajamas among their ranks. Venerated. Venerable. Valued.  
As I said, upon hearing a demo' version of Time to Breathe...."sounding like Sun, Moon, Stars-era Love & Rockets backed by The Rain instant classic............"

Add to that their updated remake/remodel of Tomorrow's Hallucinations, yet another in a line establishing they're true students and fans of the genre:

You should need no further convincing. Get to Fruits De Mer as this is another assured sold-out item. Also:
"To make the new single even more lovely, not only does it come in 2 colours of vinyl and a beautiful gatefold sleeve but 100 lucky people will get a glossy autographed postcard inside the single."


You can listen to the archived stream here; or, hear it this Friday, on The Dead Man's Turn Me On, Dead Man show on Live365, where it's heard every Friday at noon eastern time, as well as Mr. Atavist's Sunrise Ocean Bender show, heard every Monday from 1 to 3 am eastern, on WRIR in Richmond, VA.

1 comment:

platty21 said...

sadly only a mere handful of radio stations such as yours play the chem but they should be international like bands such as radiohead and the like truly peo[ple are missing out worldwide