We have two very exciting releases this week.
EUROS CHILDS – CHEER GONE
Cheer Gone, the new solo album from founder member and central songwriter of Gorkys Zygotic Mynci, Euros Childs, is physically released this week via Wichita Recordings.
Recorded in Nashville, Tennessee with fellow musicians Steven Black (bass), and Peter Richardson (drums), at their producer Mark Nevers home, the recording sessions lasted only 6 days; Euros believing that this was key to keeping the album sounding fresh. The album features a selection of Nashville musicians: Chris Scruggs playing lap steel and acoustic guitar, Jamey Lampkins on banjo, veteran session fiddle player Glen Duncan and Matt Swanson of Lambchop who played bass on one of the album tracks.
BLOC PARTY – INTIMACY
Bloc Partys third album Intimacy hits shops physically this week, after the shock announcement of its digital release back in August. Bloc Party alerted fans to Intimacy, as well as their ability to purchase the record instantly, when they hosted their first ever web chat on August 18.
The album produced by Paul Epworth (Silent Alarm) and Jacknife Lee (A Weekend in the City) was recorded in Kent and London. Some songs are Bloc Party at their most wildly experimental, while other tracks are simply classic Bloc Party, fitting in seamlessly amongst fan-favourites Helicopter, Banquet and So Here We Are.
The album, in addition to the 10 tracks made digitally available in August, includes three extra tracks, and access to the film Live and Intimate.
The film was shot in The Pool Studios and includes tracks from the new album as well as the oft-rapturous live favourite and classic Banquet. The performance was recorded and mixed by the albums mixer Alan Moulder.
The full tracklisting for this version of the album is:
05. Trojan Horse
07. One Month Off
10. Better Than Heaven
11. Ion Square
12. Letter To My Son
13. Your Visits Are Getting Shorter
Bloc Party have confirmed that Foals and Wet Paint will support them at both their 2009 London Olympia shows.