Here’s the conundrum. Â What if your band loves Joy Division AND New Order equally? Â Not to worry, Flaamingos. Â Interpol made it out alright, Â The Horrors managed, White Lies and many more have found their place in the post-Ian Curtis catalogue. Â There will always be a need for low-octave vocalists crooning over crunchy bass riffs and sweeping synths.
Flaamingos are part of Felte Sounds, which is owned byÂ Jeff Owens, also a manager of Ghostly International. Â Felte and Ghostly Int’l share a love of dark, atmospheric albums in the ambient and electronic genres, but occasionally pick up bands with more rock roots. Â Flaamingos is one of the rockier groups Felte has signed, and that’s a good thing. Â They encompass all of those elements I love from 1980s post-punk, but also embrace the modern electronic aesthetic.
The track below sounds uncannily like a lost Joy Division b-side. Â If you follow the buy-it link, you can hear an additional song from the album.
The vinyl includes a download card of the album. The vinyl weighs 160 grams inserted into an original art sleeve and black paper dust sleeve. The jacket is a 2-panel art sleeve printed jacket with a 3mm spine & a matte stock finish.
Pre-order includes immediate download of 2 tracks in your choice of high-quality MP3, FLAC, or other formats. A link to the complete album will be emailed to you the moment itâ€™s released.
Shipping out on or around 27 August 2013
Edition of 300
- Maybe Buy
- Not My Style
- Too Expensive