Lightspeed Champion is back, back, back! You’ve been waiting for this, right? In all honesty, we really like his debut, Falling Off The Lavender Bridge, so this is actually pretty exciting. Not exciting, actually, more mildly diverting…
This is some of PR bumf:
Lightspeed’s early leaning towards American country dressings is traded here for a palette that draws on classical music and even musical theatre. Producer and mixer Ben Allen (Animal Collective, Gnarls Barkley) assembles the eclectic grab-bag of influences: joltingly ‘70s guitar and synth sounds, classical piano, Greek choruses shouting reprisals, and at least one ukelele-driven moment.
(The album is called Life is Sweet! Nice To Meet You, by the way).
This is the tracklisting:
1. Dead Head Blues
3. There’s Nothing Underwater
5. Faculty Of Fears
6. The Big Guns Of Highsmith
8. I Don’t Want To Wake Up Alone
9. Madame Van Damme
10. Smooth Day (At The Library)
11. Intermission 2
13. Etude Op. 3 ‘Goodnight Michalek’
14. Middle Of The Dark
15. A Bridge and a Goodbye
This is a teaser for the video for the first single, ‘Marlene’:
The album is out on the 1st February 2010.
nme.com eat your heart out!