Saturday 13 September 2014

New Music Saturday

Yesterday Dougie the postie arrived at the door with a record from the US which I thought was strange as I wasn't waiting for anything from there!

I opened it up and found a record by a band I had never heard of with a note.

"Hi There

You are receiving a copy of the new Lunchbox album titled "Lunchbox Loves You". courtesy of Jigsaw Records and Crashing through publicity. Due to the unorthodox practices of Jigsaw, we do not have a fancy press sheet to show you. Instead, we just have this great record and the links below. Thanks for your time!"

I was curious as I hadn't heard of the band before but Mike at Crashing Through Publicity had sent me the Luxembourg Signal single and a few other albums which I haven't gotten round to reviewing. So last night I put the bright red vinyl on the turntable and gave it a listen.

The music is nothing radical new but if you like lo-fi indie pop, especially of the mid 90s variety then this will be right up your street.

I decided to have a look further into the band and it appears that this is the duo of Tim Brown and Donna McKean's  second album  and first since 1999. Not sure what they have been doing for all of that time but for a part of it the formed a "fuzz-pop supergroup" with Mike Shulman of Slumberland Records and Stewart Anderson of Boyracer fame, called Hard Left.

You should give it a go. Here is the lead track off of the album

Lunchbox - Everybody Knows


Charity Chic said...

I suspect your postie must have a humphy back Drew!

drew said...

He does work hard for his Christmas bottle of Stoli.

Swiss Adam said...

Free vinyl is always a nice surprise

Brian said...

Hey Drew. Jigsaw is from my neck of the woods here in Seattle. Chris, the label founder, has a lot of great stuff going, and he seems to have a soft spot for jangle from days of yore too. Mike at CT Publicity is quite a fella in his own right. You want to be on his radar. He represents quite a roster.

drew said...

Thanks for that Brian