catalogue

ERSKINE LYNAS

LEASE OF YOUTH (LOCAL ACTION)

ERSKINE LYNAS - LEASE OF YOUTH 120307
format:
1 LP
release:
15.12.2017
label:
LOCAL ACTION
genre:
Rock
item ID:
120307
barcode:
5055300395542
Local Action is proud to present the debut album by Erskine Lynas, Lease of Youth. Although Erskine - aka Thomas Emslie - is a new name, he's a long-time ally of Local Action who was known for his acclaimed electronic work as T_A_M.

Written and recorded in Aberdeen throughout Summer '16, Lease of Youth is heavily inspired by the naive melodic synth-pop of bands like Tears for Fears, The Blue Nile, OMD and Magnetic Fields, smeared against the grey skies and coastline of Emslie's hometown with an approach to after-effects and sampling that betrays his relationship with modern electronic music.

Although the album's lyrics are downcast, they're paired against bright sounds in a bittersweet way.

All vocals, production and instrumentation is handled by Emslie himself, with a knack for hooks and ear-worms far beyond his years.
 
  • Tracklisting
  • 1.1. FEATHER FALL
  • 1.2. CRAIG CAUGHT THE SLEEPER
  • 1.3. NEW CONCRETE
  • 1.4. 20 YEARS
  • 1.5. MADRIGAL MORNING
  • 1.6. FOREVER RAIN
  • 1.7. HUMID THOUGHT
  • 1.8. RUN AWAY/THERE'S NO FACE IN THE STR
  • 1.9. EASE OF YOUTH
  • 1.10. ACCORD