RIYL: Arctic Monkeys, Miles Kane, Paul Orwell

Label: Domino

In 2008, Alex Turner of the Arctic Monkeys was still riding the buzz of the group’s second full-length and Miles Kane was puttering out with The Little Flames and the The Rascals.  In need of a change of pace, they put together a one-off album called The Age of the Understatement.  Or so we thought.  8 years later, the band is back with another batch of vintage cool.

The Last Shadow Puppets’ brand of sultry James Bond guitar growls and sweeping Cool Britannia orchestration were an immediate cross-generational hit, equally exciting to the boomers of the first British Invasion as they were to the kids growing up amidst the 1990s hysteria of Brit Pop.  Their newest singles and general aesthetic show an appreciation for Americana culture.  Bad Habits could have easily been a hit for Nancy Sinatra, plump with Link Wray ax grinding and swooning violins and brass.  They’ve traded in their turtle necks and moleskin suits for greasy pompadours and leather jackets.  The album direction is still an unknown here, but it’s undoubtedly gonna be a different beast than their first.

Domino has a nice thick vinyl package for the fans this time around, complete with a bonus 7″ and a 32-page booklet.  Grab it after the ‘buy’ link.

The Details

Limited edition to one press.
Board mounted tip-on gatefold sleeve.
180 gms heavyweight vinyl.
32 page booklet containing exclusive photographs.
Bonus coloured vinyl ‘Bad Habits’ 7” exclusive to this product.
7” contains exclusive studio track ‘The Bourne Identity.’
Download card.

Bonus 7” (with Deluxe LP format)
A. Bad Habits
AA. The Bourne Identity

Thanks to Rob Connolly for the tip!

Price $28

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