4 Mar 2012
The Wake 'A Light Far Out' (LTMCD 2550) 
LTM releases the first studio album in 15 years by ex-Factory/Sarah band The Wake. Entitled 'A Light Far Out' the recording is their first since the band reformed in 2009 to play selected live dates in Brussels, London, Paris and New York. Core duo Caesar (guitar, bass and vocals) and Carolyn Allen (keyboards and vocals) worked with Ian Catt (St Etienne), Duncan Cameron (Teenage Fanclub) and remixer Drew Diver of NYC-based duo Horse Shoes.

'A Light Far Out' is out 7 May 2012 on CD/Download.

Tracklisting

Stockport
If the Ravens Leave
Methodist
The Back of Beyond
Starry Day
Faintness
A Light Far Out
The Sands

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1 Comments:

Anonymous stevomusicman said...

Couldn't believe it when heard this was coming out soon.

am well excited luckily enough to have seen them live over 10 times whilst on Factory Records (some strange venues too) - so some new gigs would be great

12/04/2012, 22:49

 

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"Manchester, 1978. In the beginning there were four: Jez Kerr (bass), Martin Moscrop (guitar/trumpet), Peter Terrel (guitar/effects) and Simon Topping (vocals/trumpet). Four thin boys with a name borrowed from a Brian Eno record, the intense, drummerless quartet initially drew influence from Wire, Eno, the Velvets and Kraftwerk, and gained a manager in Anthony Wilson of Factory Records.

"May 1979 saw the release of their first ACR single, the dark All Night Party, although the sound and musicianship of the band would be transformed by the arrival of funky drummer Donald Johnson (DoJo) in August. Over the next few months the band gigged widely, often with Joy Division as part of Factory packages, and recorded demos with producer Martin Hannett as well as a Peel session. Their support slot with Talking Heads on their UK tour in December 1979 set David Byrne on a new course, and provided the compelling live half of their chic cassette package The Graveyard and the Ballroom. Post-punk, ACR now reflected the influence of Funkadelic, George Clinton, Bootsy Collins, The Bar Kays and James Brown."

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