Thursday, February 18, 2010

The Lost Art of The 7"

Today we focus on a few vinyl only releases coming our way over the next several weeks. All of these releases come via(limited edition) 7" single. So dust off the old wheels of steel and set your turntables for 45 RPM.

Birmingham England's Calories have teemed up with London's William for a 4 song split single. Calories are easily the most addictive band I've heard in some time and the two songs they contribute to this single further prove that point. Much like their debut Adventuring, these tracks are over far too quickly, good thing Mortal Boys and Drink The Potion stand up to repeated listening. The Calories/William split single was released in the UK earlier this week and is available for ordering now.

Order the Calories/William Split 7" via Tough Love Records

[MP3/Stream] Calories- Mortal Boys

On March 1st Cymbals Eat Guitars will release a re-recorded version of Wind Phoenix, originally released on the bands debut Why There Are Mountains. This alone would not be all that exciting, if not for the excellent b-side. A cover of Elliott Smith's The Ballad of Big Nothing. The songs stays pretty true to the original albeit for some added instrumentation, but CEW manage to put their own unique stamp on it. The Wind Phoenix 7" single will be released by the London based Memphis Industries

Order the Wind Phoenix 7"

[MP3/Stream] Cymbals Eat Guitars - The Ballad of Big Nothing

As part of their just announced 5 part 7" single series, Japandroids are set release the 1st installment on April 2nd with Art Czars. Each single will feature an unreleased track from the Post-Nothing sessions and be accompanied by a cover. The B-side to the 1st single is a cover of Big Black's Racer X. Art Czars is pressed on clear vinyl and is limited to 2000 copies and comes with a download code. Japandroids 7" single series will be releases throughout 2010.

Pre-order Art Czars via Polyvinyl

[MP3/Stream] Japandroids - Art Czars

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