Label: Club AC30

Club AC30 just opened pre-orders on a third variant of this album, as the two first sold out pretty damn quick!

Gotta give it up for this label, they sure know how to come up with some gorgeous slabs. This is one lolly I’m gonna have a pretty hard time not attaching my tongue to.  If you wanna bypass the flippers on ebay and discogs, you know what to do..

Here’s what I had to say about the initial pressings a few weeks back;

2015 has been a great year for Shoegaze indeed! With reunions and albums by originators like Ride, Swervedriver, Flying Saucer Attack (+ news of a 2016 Lush reappearance) and new releases by contemporary masters Ringo Deathstarr and The Radio Dept. as well as tons of new acts surfacing, I’d say it’s pretty safe to say that the scene is as viral as ever since the glory days of the 90’s,

The most exciting new release for me this year however, came from St. Petersburg-based Pinkshinyultrablast with their debut-album “Everything Else Matters” via UK-based label Club AC30 back in January this year. This Russian bunch presented a take on the classic recipe of the genre without settling for the confinements of it, stretching the boundaries of both sound and structure with a fresh and exciting outcome.   Waves of guitars and layers of synth-wizardry gets thrown back and forth while playing with beats and basslines through complex (almost progressive) arrangements that opens up room for playing around in the compositions. All of this topped by etheric female vocals and rolled up in a most inspired way! This masterpiece gathered rave reviews all over and sold out 3 pressings on Vinyl in a jiffy..  Truly essential listening if you’re fond of shoegaze/dreampop/indie!

Club AC30 has now opened up pre-orders for their sophomore album “Grandfeathered”, which is due for release on February 26th.  Be sure to check out the two tracks available this far underneath!   Very, VERY excited about this one..

As always Club AC30 delivers the premium wax (180g) and sturdy, thick jackets! Trust me, this is a package you don’t wanna miss out on.

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The original post for the previous pressings it can be found HERE

NOTE! There’s still a few copies of the 7″-version of “The Cherry Pit” to be released on February 12th available (ships combined with the album for your convenience and savings)! 500 copies pressed on Half Aquamarine and Half Pink (Mermaid) Vinyl only! Get it HERE!

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The Details

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‘Grandfeathered’ is a more experimental listen compared with the debut album 'Everything Else Matters', it’s the sound of a band unafraid to try new things and embrace those fine lines between visceral noise and restrained subtlety. The band saying of the new sound “The new album has been recorded and mixed much faster than the previous one. The songs have more density to them and are generally more complex.”

Recent single ‘Kiddy Pool Dreams’ features on the album. Described by Stereogum as “A flashback to the glory days of ’90s alt-rock, which builds into thundering instrumental interludes. In between are trickling synths and echoing vocals backed by a rhythmic danceable guitar.”

If that single offers a glimpse of what to expect from the rest of the record, it’s only the smallest of hints – this is an album that consistently demonstrates diversity and eclectic ambition. Influences on this record certainly suggest a new direction for the band, Lyubov claiming “Hardcore, metal and afrobeat” were all instrumental in its formation.

The album is released on February 26th 2016, and all physical copies will ship approximately one week prior to this. Vinyl copies will also come with a download coupon & code, and will unlock on the release date.

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Price $22.5



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