VARIOUS

UNDER THE BRIDGE 2 (SKEP WAX RECORDS)

VARIOUS - UNDER THE BRIDGE 2 162588
Format:
2 LP
Release:
05.04.2024
Label:
SKEP WAX RECORDS
Kat.-Nr.:
162588
Barcode:
5055869550048
Second Compilation Of New Music By Ex-Sarah Records Bands! Under The Bridge 2 is the sequel to the celebrated 2022 compilation album that reunited groups and songwriters who had once recorded for cult label Sarah Records.

The new album showcases the continuing creativity of a special group of musicians who have never rested on their laurels.

Bigger and more expansive than the first album, Under the Bridge 2 is a double LP, containing twenty brand new tracks.

There is a huge range of material here, from intense, dark chamber pop to dense shoegaze to out-and-out indiepop.

Exciting new groups are unveiled: The Gentle Spring (a new project by Michael Hiscock of The Field Mice); Vetchinsky Settings (a collaboration between Mark Tranmer and James Hackett of The Orchids); and Mystic Village (which features new songs by Robert Cooksey of The Sea Urchins).

You will also see familiar starry names like Even As We Speak, The Orchids and Secret Shine - bands whose line-ups have remained mostly unchanged since the 1990s.

And there are established bands who didn't appear on the first album but are now represented - bands like Action Painting! and The Hit Parade.

Most of the tracks are exclusive and unreleased: there's the first new song from The Catenary Wires since 2021, a brand new fizzbomb from Jetstream Pony, a haunting instrumental from GNAC.

The emphasis of Under The Bridge is on the new. The bands' shared history means they have a shared aesthetic, even a shared ethos - they all believe that the future is more important than the past.

They are as independent and as uncompromising as ever, but they are still uncynical - and still excited about what Pop Music can be.

Under The Bridge 2 is available as ltd vinyl double LP, CD and digital download. It will not be on streaming sites.

CDs and LPs include a 12 respectively 24-page illustrated colour booklet.
 
  • Tracklisting
  • 1.1. DODGE THE RAIN
  • THE GENTLE SPRING (PREVIOUSLY IN THE FIELD MICE)
  • 1.2. JUST WHO ARE THE COCKLESHELL HEROES?
  • ACTION PAINTING!
  • 1.3. ALONE TONIGHT
  • THE CATENARY WIRES (PREVIOUSLY IN HEAVENLY)
  • 1.4. APPLE TREE
  • THE HIT PARADE
  • 1.5. LOOK ALIVE!
  • JETSTREAM PONY (PREVIOUSLY IN ABERDEEN)
  • 1.6. EVERYTHING IS REAL
  • SOUNDWIRE (PREVIOUSLY IN THE SWEETEST ACHE)
  • 1.7. THE BRANCH LINE
  • LEAF MOSAIC (PREVIOUSLY IN THE SPRINGFIELDS)
  • 1.8. CAPTIVATE THIS BROKEN LOVE
  • SECRET SHINE
  • 1.9. BEAUTY, YOU WILL BREAK US ALL
  • 1.10. DOUBLE NINTH
  • GNAC (PREVIOUSLY IN ST CHRISTOPHER)
  • 2.1. CHEMISTRY
  • TUFTHUNTER (PREVIOUSLY IN HEAVENLY)
  • 2.2. IN THIS, THE...
  • USELESS USERS (PREVIOUSLY ACTION PAINTING/SECRET SHINE)
  • 2.3. A FINAL LOVE SONG
  • THE ORCHIDS
  • 2.4. WAKE THE SILVER DANCING WAVES
  • WANDERING SUMMER (PREVIOUSLY IN BOYRACER)
  • 2.5. OPEN YOUR EYES
  • MYSTIC VILLAGE (PREVIOUSLY IN THE SEA URCHINS)
  • 2.6. UNKNOWN FREQUENCIES
  • BOYRACER
  • 2.7. PAMELA
  • ROBERT SEKULA (PREVIOUSLY IN FOURTEEN ICED BEARS)
  • 2.8. LAUGH...
  • VETCHINSKY SETTINGS (PREVIOUSLY THE ORCHIDS/ST CHRISTOPHER)
  • 2.9. BURNOUT '23
  • ST CHRISTOPHER
  • 2.10. JUNE IN HER EYES
  • SEPIASOUND (PREVIOUSLY IN BLUEBOY)