20 Feb 2015
The Wake - Clouds Disco [FBN 94] 
The Wake - Clouds Disco [FBN 94]

The brand new single by The Wake is Clouds Disco b/w The Sun Is a Star which will come in a special limited edition of 500 vinyl 7" on Record Store Day 2015 (18 April) via Factory Benelux.

Clouds Disco is taken from last year's Testament 'best of' and was produced by the group with Ian Catt (St Etienne, Field Mice).

"These recordings were made during sessions for the A Light Far Out album," says singer/guitarist Caesar. "Clouds Disco is about the burgeoning Glasgow music scene of the early 1980s and our perceived place within it. The idea was to capture a little bit of the atmosphere of the time for the present day, rather than be nostalgic. Clouds Disco was an actual venue, later renamed Satellite City, which in turn became the title of an early Orange Juice song."

B-Side The Sun Is a Star is exclusive to this 7" single, and will not be made available elsewhere.

The cover art for FBN 94 is based on an original design by Peter Saville for an unreleased Factory cassette box edition of Here Comes Everybody.

Tracklisting

1. Clouds Disco
2. The Sun is a Star

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1 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Actually, the typography is by Phill Pennington, to be accurate.

26/02/2015, 13:17

 

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