The duo’s second song cycle prods your ears with a variety of influences. ‘Context is Everything’ hints at Scritti Politti, ‘Down the Line’ could be Stan Ridgway, whilst ‘You and Who’s Army’ recalls the minimalist funk of Shriekback. Features Blaine L. Reininger from Tuxedomoon.
Flying Ant Day / Context is Everything / Feels so Good / And Those Same Mistakes / Hands, Two, Touch / On the Fingers of One Thumb / Bluff / You Know Me Better Than I Know Myself / She B.C
. / Down the Line / Golden Brown / Hurting the Ones You Love the Most / You and Who’s Army / Soft Skills
Comes in a hand-made sleeve.
Preview 'You Know Me Better Than I know Myself' - www.youtube.com/watch?v=wAqo4swBXXU
Preview 'Golden Brown' - www.youtube.com/watch?v=HKT5LTWzylU
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