HTRK has been wooing our ears for almost a decade now, finding homes in labels like Blast First and Ghostly International, and despite the tragic death of founding member Sean Stewart, they’ve voyaged on as a duo. ¬†The music here is exactly how you’d picture it with a title like ‘body lotion’…velvety, silky and buttery. ¬†Jonnine Standish’s vocal melts into your pores like a tub of Aveeno, and Nigel Yang’s dreamy¬†downtempo arrangement is sexier than¬†Jonnine lounging in a tub of Aveeno. ¬†Dig the title track below.

 

You can also grab the 12” on Ghostly International HERE, but it’s a few dollars more. ¬†Shipping costs, though, could even it out, so try both sites and see where you end up. ¬†Either way, you’re paying a premium for the collectible nature of the vinyl, and despite its cost, it’ll still sell out. ¬†HTRK fans are rabid, and their skin is so smooth. ¬†Check out the lovely etching on side 2 of this thing:

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The Details

**One-sided 180g pressing w/ etching to rear. Edition of 350 copies only** Jonnine Standish and Nigel Yang aka HTRK return with this highly collectible '12" for the finely-curated Sleeperhold Publications. It's the post-coital tristesse to the tantric ravishment of 'Psychic 9-5 Club', which was arguably one of our most listened to albums in 2014. A near-perfect trio of songs uncurl and laze across the front, from the bittered bass guitar bite and snare spikes rolled around Jonnine's heavy-lidded vocal in 'Sugar', thru the gorgeous, lolling stroke of 'Punch' with its diaphanous synth/guitar plumes, to the pensile gothic ambience and shivering drum machine of 'Body Lotion' proper. A total must-have, no messing.

Price $21.1

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