VARIOUS

HANGOVER LOUNGE EP VOL. 3 (HANGOVER LOUNGE)

VARIOUS - HANGOVER LOUNGE EP VOL. 3 54136
Format:
1 EP
Release:
21.04.2012
Label:
HANGOVER LOUNGE
Kat.-Nr.:
54136
Barcode:
5055300348227
Limited edition 6 track 10"ep in hand made sleeve. The third in a series of EPs features an acoustic version of "Darth Vader" which was recorded especially for the third Hangover Lounge ep by STANDARD FARE before they "cut" their latest (wonderful) album "Out Of Sight, Out Of Town" which features an electric "Darth Vader".

Ahead of the release of their second album "I'm Across, I'm Ashore" NAT JOHNSON AND THE FIGUREHEADS present the exclusive acoustic lullaby of "Wifery".

As lovely as it's lonely, "Wifery" matches the haunting pastoralism of English folk music with sharp-eyed domestic heartbreak.

THE WOULD-BE-GOODS play "No More Tear-Stained Make Up". what a brave choice of cover version! Martha Reeves and the Vandellas' "No More Tear-Stained Make Up" is one of the key songs of Motown's golden age.

As you might expect from THE WOULD-BE-GOODS, they steal a win by stripping the song back to its bare bones, matching Jessica?s raw emotional vocal delivery with Peter?s pared - and spare - electric rhythm guitar.

This is a quiet triumph. "Window" is a modern folk classic which finds RACHAEL DADD at the top of her game.

Brittle guitars tumble, hopes are raised, love is commemorated and the folk tradition burns anew.

Did someone mention Shirley Collins? Truly in that league. In this brand new version of "Window", one of the stand out songs from last year's superb "Bite The Mountain" album, Rachael is joined by ICHI on steel pan.

Gentleman, scholar and multi-instrumentalist LOUIS PHILIPPE adds to his rich and varied career with this stunning interpretation of The Beach Boys? classic "Don't Talk".

Such is the versatility and adventure of this arrangement, you hardly know it?s a cover; the soft desperation of the vocal, the sturm und drang of the strings, and the subtle increase in sonic and emotional pressure surely demand that Louis gets co-writing credit with Brian Wilson for this version.: A distinctly odd song given a distinctly atmospheric treatment by FOX, aka WORLD OF FOX, aka LONESOME FOX (we call him ,Simon?).

Galaxie 500's early song "Flowers" sounds just as haunting in FOX's hands, only different.

Ethereal, shifting and built on sand, "Flowers" sounds like nothing else. The lyrics remain unchanged, of course, and we?re still left scratching our heads at "Feeling a plastic mood/Buildings have got to change/Cos baby you're a lunatic".
 
  • Tracklisting
  • 1.1. (ACOUSTIC) DARTH VADER
  • 1.2. WIFERY
  • 1.3. NO MORE TEAR-STAINED MAKE UP
  • 1.4. WINDOW
  • 1.5. DON'T TALK
  • 1.6. FLOWERS