Tindersticks new song – “Slippin’ Shoes” (from the forthcoming album)

tindersticks – Slippin’ Shoes (taken from the forthcoming Album “The Something Rain”) by 247QM

http://soundcloud.com/247qm/tindersticks-slippin-shoes

from the CITY SLANG Press Release:
“”Making albums is a tricky thing; writing, arranging, playing, recording, mixing, all so important to get right. Then there is that other element which permeates everything; desire. If you have this, you can fuck up any or all of the above and still succeed in making something beautiful. We have experienced this many times.
What happens when you get all of those other elements right too? Something we have only felt once before.” (Stuart A. Staples)

Mit The Something Rain legen tindersticks (ja, klein geschrieben und ohne „die“) ihr neuntes Studio Album vor, und wie schon bei den letzten beiden Vorgängeralben The Hungry Saw und Falling Down A Mountain atmet diese Platte einen ganz besondereren Geist, den das britische Musikmagazin UNCUT folgendermaßen beschrieb: “a restored self-belief, again loving doing what they do and doing it better than anyone else”. Das Schöne an The Something Rain ist aber diesmal etwas anderes: die Band, ja ihre Ideen, sind diesmal ausformuliert, realisiert in einer Art und Weise, dass man meinen darf, die Band berührt hier zum ersten Mal den Punkt, den sie seit Ewigkeiten zu erreichen versucht.

Die jüngere Historie dieser Band ist eine Geschichte des langsamen aber stetigen Wiederaufbaus, nach einer Periode des totalen Zusammenbruchs (so um 2003). Was damals ein schmerzhafter Bruch war, stellt sich aus heutiger Sicht als Notwendigkeit und Befreiungsschlag dar. Und nicht nur das, es stellt sich ebenso als die richtige Entscheidung heraus. Die Musik der Band ist seither in komplett neue und andere Schattierungen und Formen gewachsen, eine Entwicklung, die unmöglich gewesen wäre, ohne die temporäre Auflösung der Band in 2003.
Seit dem Neuanfang aber hat diese Band niemals zurück geblickt, sondern immer nur nach vorn. Sehr schön auch zu erkennen, wenn man sich etwas intensiver mit den umfassenden Soundtrack-Arbeiten für all die Claire Denise Filme beschäftigt, die es neulich als Box zu kaufen gab, und den seither gespielten, hoch ambitionierten cinematischen Live Shows zu bewegten Bildern auf der großen Leinwand. Ja, die Band um den niemals still stehenden Frontmann Stuart A. Staples zog endlose Inspirationen aus dieser Film-Tour und fand völlig neue Freiheiten in der Umsetzung der Aufnahmen zu The Something Rain.

In 2012, dem Jahr in dem tindersticks ihr zwanzigstes Bandjubiläum begehen, präsentiert sich die Band als eine tighte, fünfköpfige Band, die quer durch alle Gattungen einen Sound neu definiert, der weniger von den früheren, manchmal schwülstigen Streichern dominiert wird, sondern stattdessen einem massiven Aufgebot an Saxophonen sehr viel Platz einräumt und so eine andere, spacigere Farbe als in den Anfängen der Band vorzeigt. Ständige Kollaborateure sind hier allen voran der uns noch gut bekannte (wir sagen nur Gallon Drunk!) Terry Edwards (Saxophon), sowie Andy Nice (Cello, Sopran Saxophon). Auf The Something Rain werden sie auch zusätzlich noch unterstützt von Thomas Bloch (crystal bachet), Gina Foster (vocals), Julian Siegel (bass clarinet, tenor saxophone) und Will Wilde (chromatic harmonica).

Stuart Staples sieht aber noch andere Gründe für die neu gewonnene Aufbruchsstimmung in seiner Band: „Ohne die Trennung von unserem letzten Label wäre dieses Album nie so entstanden und zu dem geworden was es ist. Diese Freiheit brauchten wir dringend, und sie hat uns hörbar gut getan.“

So haben tindersticks nun ihr eigenes Label (« Lucky Dog ») und wir hier bei City Slang sind froh, mit den Leuten, mit denen wir schon so viele Jahre befreundet sind, endlich richtig zusammen arbeiten zu können.

The Something Rain wurde in mehreren Schüben aufgenommen, in einem Zeitraum von etwas mehr als einem Jahr (von Mai 2010 bis August 2011), abgemischt wurde es schließlich im September/Oktober 2011. Es war eine Zeit des Experimentierens, des Suchens nach dem richtigen Sound und des Verfeinerns bis hin zum perfekten Gesamtergebnis. Von den ungefähr zwanzig Songideen, mit denen sie begannen, schafften es letztlich 9 Stücke auf das vorliegende Album:

1. Chocolate
2. Show Me Everything
3. This Fire Of Autumn
4. A Night So Still
5. Slippin’ Shoes
6. Medicine
7. Frozen
8. Come Inside
9. Goodbye Joe

“At the albums heart lies the memory of the people we have lost in these last two years, but we were in no mood to be maudlin. It’s to them. But it’s for us. We are still drinking, laughing, crying, fighting, fucking, making our music. They wouldn’t have wanted it any other way.”

The Something Rain erscheint am 17. Februar 2012 bei City Slang. Das Coverartwork stammt von Suzanne Osborne’s „Skies, September ’10 – September ’11“.”

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1st & 2nd album reissues on 29th August

http://www.plainrecordings.com/

It looks like Plain Recordings will rerelease the 1st & 2nd album on 180g Vinyl soon (29th August 2011). Though the band (‘s management) itself has no information about this (acc to the official phorum), it might be that is part of a licence deal of their ex-record label Universal with Plain Recordings.

 

 

you can pre-order e.g. here:

1st album: http://www.diversevinyl.com/item.php?id=c6b68eac158abe0a6383cb9b8f0770cc

2nd album http://www.diversevinyl.com/item.php?id=05ccfdb2d13e4f1c56020c97e09a57b1

 

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Claire Denis Film Scores 1996-2009 – Preorder Info

http://cstrecords.com/tindersticks-soundtracks/

source: website screenshot    

 

Also MP3 / Flac  Release made available on Release date 26th April:

http://cstrecords.com/store/categories/TINDERSTICKS/Claire-Denis-Film-Scores-1996-%252d-2009/

 

NOTE TO NEWSLETTER SUBSCRIBERS:
Special offer related to this and other new releases will be sent out this week: please stand by!

Links to pre-order partners in your region will become active during the week of March 14-21. Please be patient!

CONSTELLATION •  INSOUND (USA) •  NORMAN (UK)
DIFFER-ANT (FR)  •  GREEN HELL (DE)  •  FLIGHT 13 (DE)
GLITTERHOUSE (DE)  •  GOODFELLAS (IT)  •  TROST (AT)
KROESE (NL)

 

also available Soundcloud with promo-sampler (9 songs).

source: website screenshot  

Credits

Audio mastering for this collection by Harris Newman at Grey Market, Montreal, 2011.

White Material

Recorded at Le Chien Chanceux by Stuart A. Staples and at Kore Studios by Philip Bagenal, 2008.
Mixed at Le Chien Chanceux by Stuart A. Staples with Philip Bagenal, 2009.

David Boulter – Harmonium, electric guitar, glockenspiel, kalimba
Stuart A. Staples – Percussion
Dan McKinna – Bass and electric guitar
Neil Fraser – Electric guitar
Thomas Belhom – Drums, percussion
Andy Nice – Cello
Terry Edwards – Saxophone
Lucy Wilkins – Lead violin and string arrangements
Calina de la Mare – Violin
Alison Dods – Violin
Howard Gott – Violin

Written by David Boulter and Stuart A. Staples.

Bug Music Ltd 2011
Licensed from Lucky Dog Inc Ltd © 2011

35 Rhums

Recorded at Le Chien Chanceux by Stuart A. Staples, 2008.
Mixed at Le Chien Chanceux by Stuart A. Staples, 2008.

David Boulter – Fender Rhodes piano, melodica, string machine
Stuart A. Staples – Acoustic guitar, melodica
Dan McKinna – Bass guitar, Fender Rhodes piano
Neil Fraser – Electric guitar
Thomas Belhom – Drums, percussion
Christine Ott – Ondes Martenot

Written by David Boulter and Stuart A. Staples.

Bug Music Ltd 2011
Licensed from Lucky Dog Inc Ltd © 2011

L’Intrus

Recorded at Lucky Dog, London by Stuart A. Staples and at La Ferme, St Marie by Ian Caple, 2004.
Mixed at Lucky Dog by Stuart A. Staples, 2004.

Stuart A. Staples – Guitars, keyboards
Thomas Belhom – Drums
Terry Edwards – Trumpet
Written by Stuart A. Staples.

Bug Music Ltd 2004
Licensed from Lucky Dog Inc Ltd © 2011

Vendredi Soir

Recorded at Angel Studios, London by Steve Price, 2002.
Mixed at The Dairy and Eastcote Studios, London by Philip Bagenal, 2002.

Dickon Hinchliffe – Violin and keyboards
Lucy Wilkins – 1st Violin, conductor
1st Violins – Sarah Button, Howard Gott, Jackie Norrie, Brian Wright
2nd Violins – Christopher Koh, Calina de la Mare, Anna Morris
Cellos – Oliver Kraus, Andy Nice, Sarah Willson

Written by Dickon Hinchliffe.

Bug Music Ltd 2002
Licensed courtesy of Soudaine Compagnie © 2002

Trouble Every Day

Recorded at Angel Studios, London by Steve Price with Tom Jenkins, and Eastcote Studios, London by Simon Sheridan with Antti Uusimaki, 2000.
Mixed at The Pierce Rooms, London by Stuart A. Staples and Ian Caple with Chris Settele and Richard Wilkinson, 2000.
Original mastering at Metropolis, London by Tim Young.

David Boulter – Piano, claves, maracas
Dickon Hinchliffe – Violin, vocal
Stuart A. Staples – Vocal
Alistair Macaulay – Drums
Bongos – David Pattman
Harp – Fiona Hibbert
Trumpets – Steve Sidwell, Paul Spong
Trombone – Neil Sidwell
Violins – Vaughan Armon, Ben Cruft, Simon Fischer, Pete Hanson, Patrick Kiernan, Perry Montague-Mason,
Emlyn Singleton, Jonathan Strange, Cathy Thompson, Chris Tombling, Dave Woodcock, Gavyn Wright
Cellos – Paul Kegg, Melissa Phelps, Frank Schaefer
Contrebasse – Malcolm Moore

Written by David Boulter, Dickon Hinchliffe, Alistair Macaulay, Stuart Staples.
String arrangements by Dickon Hinchliffe.

Copyright Control
Under license from Beggars Banquet © 2001

Nénette et Boni

Recorded at Eastcote, London by Ian Caple, 1995.
Mixed at The Stone Room, London by Ian Caple and Tindersticks, 1995.
Original mastering at Metropolis, London by Tim Young.

David Boulter – Organ, piano, vibes, glockenspiel
Mark Colwill – Bass
Neil Fraser – Guitar, glockenspiel
Dickon Hinchliffe – Piano, violin
Alistair Macaulay – Drums
Stuart A. Staples – Vocal, electric guitar
Violins – Heather Broadbent, Vic Evans, Zillah Hawley, Suzanna Horne, Tanja Housten, Becky Leetch,
Caroline Luckhurst, Kate Mackenzie, Suzannah Marsden, Jeff Moore, Julie Nicholau, Louise Walters,
Amanda Westgarth, Lucy Wilkins
Violas – Hannah Biss, Maritza Bulcock, Ann Louise Child, Kate Fraser, Samie Pullman
Cellos – Clare Parkholm, Annabelle Simmons, Andrew Skrimshire, Sarah Willson

Strings conducted by Rosie Lindsell.
Written by Tindersticks.

Copyright Control
Licensed courtesy of Universal International Music BV © 1996

Claire Denis photo by Ruth Ehrmann. Tindersticks photo by Richard Dumas.

 

UPDATE:

“newsletter subscribers can take advantage of a 15% discount on the pre-shipping prices of all three of these new releases when you place an order for either the Tindersticks CD or LP Box Set.”

Code was emailed to the newsletter subscribers already.

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Constellation Records gives details on the Tindersticks film scores box set

http://cstrecords.com/tindersticks-film-scores-box-set-virtually-revealed/

source: website screenshot

source: website screenshot

Here are the official packaging notes on this:

The Tindersticks soundtracks set features 190 minutes of music across 5 CDs or 180gLPs.

Each disc is housed in 350gsm/18pt duotone print sleeves with silver spot inks (and silver varnished interiors for the CD wallets), inserted into a foil-embossed double-wall slip box with custom die-cut window, made from 550gsm/25pt all-black brushed-finish uncoated board.  All using 100% recycled papers.

Also includes a 64pp perfect-bound booklet with extensive colour film still reproductions and an essay by Michael Hill (in English and translated to French).

 

5×180gLP edition includes an additional 12″x12″ art card and 12″x24″ poster – limited to 1000 copies.

 

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Official Pre-Order Page for the Boxset expected in mid-March

Just posted on the (official) facebook page:

“An official pre-order page for the Claire Denis Film Scores box set is scheduled for mid-March. The official pre-order page will provide a wider set of choices and links to preferred partners in various countries (with non-import prices!)! We recommend you wait until this is unveiled to make the best choice about where to buy!

Tindersticks / Constellation”

 

To give you an indication here are Amazon’s initial pricings:

CD/Vinyl

Germany: 70/115 Euro
U.K.: 46/n.a. GBP
USA: 55/90 USD

 

So wait for the official Constellation Pre-order page next week before ordering.

Esp. Import Duties & Taxes from Importing from other  Retailers in the USA should be considered.

 

 

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Tindersticks announce 5CD/LP O.S.T. Boxset

Constellation Records (the US label) has today announced details about the forthcoming Claire Denis Boxset, see here for the original press release:

http://cstrecords.com/new-releasetindersticks-claire-denis-film-scores-1996-2009/

source: website screenshot  

Out 26 April 2011:

Tindersticks
Claire Denis Film Scores 1996-2009
CST077   5xCD / 5×180gLP / DL

This is an early warning systems announcement.

We are thrilled to be releasing a very special box set compiling all of the soundtracks that members of Tindersticks have created for the films of French director Claire Denis over the past 15 years.  This set will include six soundtracks in all (two of which are in the 23:00 range and will appear together on a single CD and on each side of an LP); four of the soundtracks are previously unreleased, including the score for her most recent and hugely acclaimed White Material (which has also received Criterion treatment).

The set will be housed in a custom window-cut slipcase made from deluxe black uncoated 18pt cardstock with foil embossing – as seen in the image above, sleeve cover images will shine through the window cut when inserted in the package.  Also included is a 48pp perfect-bound booklet with extensive colour plates of film stills and an essay (in English and in French translation) by renowned music writer Michael Hill (who has also contributed liner notes for collections by Lou Reed, Sam Cooke, The Replacements and others).

Audio preview and special pre-order offer will be available to newsletter subscribers next week – sign up to get the inside scoop.

Full list of soundtracks and running times after the jump.

 

WHITE MATERIAL (2009)
16 TRACKS, 37:57

35 RHUMS (2008)
12 TRACKS, 25:40

L’INTRUS (2004) – by Stuart A. Staples
10 TRACKS, 22:58

VENDREDI SOIR (2002) – by Dickon Hinchliffe
12 TRACKS, 23:40

TROUBLE EVERY DAY (2001)
14 TRACKS, 41:11

NENETTE ET BONI (1996)
14 TRACKS, 37:11

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