On August 27th City Slang will have the great honour of releasing the third album by GET WELL SOON, the brainchild of “German Wunderkind” (NME) Konstantin Gropper. The album features 13 new, opulent songs and is catchily entitled ‘The Scarlet Beast O’ Seven Heads - La Bestia Scarlatta Con Sette Teste’. If this is too Italian for your liking, wait til you hear the music...
More info and tourdates after the jump... but for everyone who wasn't able to get the GWS 7" on RSD because they couldn't get to a RECORD STORE on Record Store Day, check out this link!! Includes preorder for the super limited coloured vinyl edition of the new album...
It’s in certain moments a colourful and beautiful nod to the genre we know as ‘Italian Genre Cinema Music’. Think Nino Rota, or even more, Dario Argento. Though these masters of the strange, wild and adventurous are just one of the 3,227 inspirations that went into the making of this new masterpiece, Gropper himself points out: “To my new album, the average billionaire trustfund kid can happily cruise around the mountains atop Largo di Garda in his convertible, complete with trophy girlfriend in the passenger seat. But if he feels like it, he can also get off his medication and just go crashing through the barriers.“
So ‘film’ is the theme here. Almost every song has some kind of cinematic connotation or point of reference. No wonder. The man has spent the last year scoring half a dozen films, scoring an entire French TV series and probably has spent more time in front of his computer screen, composing to pictures, than being on stage. That’s all going to change now, that this new album is in the can. Once the album is out, will be travelling all of Europe, starting in September. See the list of shows below.
In the meantime, we’d like to offer the album closer today as a free download and a taster of things to come. The strikingly entitled "You Cannot Cast Out The Demons (You Might As Well Dance)" A rousing epic, with disco beats, stretching over 6 minutes and a tribute to all the troubled women who ever played any role in an Alfred Hitchcock movie.
Record Store Day is this Saturday!
And as we mentioned earlier in the week, City Slang will be out in force, presenting limited vinyl editions of tracks from tindersticks, Get Well Soon, Tu Fawning and Dear Reader, available exclusively for Record Store Day! So get down to your local record store this weekend!
Support your local record store!
As you all know, April 21st, Record Store Day, is indie music's big day out. Here is a wee taster of what will be on offer from us, available from a retailer near you...
City Slang Exclusive RSD Releases:
Tindersticks - "Medicine" 10"
Tu Fawning - "Anchor (Hauschka Remix)" 7"
Get Well Soon / Dear Reader - "You Cannot Cast Out The Demons (You Might As Well Dance)" / "She's Hers He's His I'm Mine" Split 7" (Picture Disc)