29 Jul 2012
The end of the wait for The End of The Pier 
Occultation Records is now taking pre-orders for the long-awaited new album The End of the Pier by The Distractions.

The album is released on 180g vinyl and all copies ordered direct from Occultation come with free CD version for your extended listening pleasure and mp3 downloads to boot.

More details on the various permutations at Occultation.co.uk.

Meanwhile, don't forget that The Distractions play two dates at King's Arms in Salford in the form of their "End Of The Pier Shows" on 31 August and 1 September, alongside fellow Occultation acts Factory Star and The June Brides.

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Anonymous Occultation Recordings said...

Full details of ordering here: http://www.occultation.co.uk/Emails/occnews28-7-12.html

10/08/2012, 14:26


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