MODERN STUDIES

THE WEIGHT OF THE SUN (FIRE RECORDS)

MODERN STUDIES - THE WEIGHT OF THE SUN 140386
Format:
1 CD
Release:
22.05.2020
Label:
FIRE RECORDS
Kat.-Nr.:
140386
Barcode:
0809236159823
New album from kosmiche folk-rock quartet Modern Studies. A glorious compendium of haunted disco hallelujahs, mercurial krautrock chorales, cosmic pop adagios and euphoric, resilient, anthems.

"The Weight of the Sun" sees principal songwriters Emily Scott and Rob St John further their warm, esoteric field studies with Pete Harvey and Joe Smillie, as previously reconnoitred on "Swell To Great" (2016) and "Welcome Strangers" (2018).

There is a strange familiarity, and a welcome strangeness, in the quiet alchemy of Modern Studies.

"The exact point where Fairport Convention meet Jim O'Rourke at a remote Scottish railway station." - Tim Burgess "Melancholic magic.

recalls Johnny Marr's hazier reveries and the febrile, electrified folk of Polly Harvey's Let England Shake." - UNCUT "Setting the standards for intelligent pop" - Record Collector
 
  • Tracklisting
  • 1.1. PHOTOGRAPH
  • 1.2. RUN FOR COVER
  • 1.3. HEAVY WATER
  • 1.4. SHE
  • 1.5. CORRIDORS
  • 1.6. SIGNS OF USE
  • 1.7. BROTHER
  • 1.8. THE BLUE OF DISTANCE
  • 1.9. BACK TO THE CITY
  • 1.10. JACQUELINE
  • 1.11. SPACES
  • 1.12. SHAPE OF LIGHT