Thursday, April 17, 2008

The Last Shadow Puppets

The Last Shadow Puppets are Alex Turner (from Arctic Monkeys) and Miles Kane (from The Rascals). Firm friends ever since Arctic Monkeys toured with Kane’s previous group, The Little Flames, the pair were so inspired by listening to the likes of Scott Walker, early Bowie and David Axelrod, that they hatched a plan.

The result, The Age Of The Understatement, is an album of 12 full-blooded songs, bold and brassy, full of drama, wit and melody, that source the past but avoid falling into pastiche. Both Miles and Alex are 22, and this is a youthful record, full of life and the sheer pleasure of music making.

The Last Shadow Puppets recorded the songs at Black Box studios near Nantes, France in two weeks during the summer of 2007, with producer and drummer James Ford. The band then approached Owen Pallett to arrange and conduct the orchestration of the tracks, which were recorded by the 22 piece London Metropolitan Orchestra at British Grove studios in London over Christmas.

The album will be preceded by a single (7” and Digital), also titled “The Age Of The Understatement”, released Tuesday, April 15th. The Age Of The Understatement album will be available on CD, vinyl & digital download. Recommended!

The last Shadow Puppets - The Age Of Understatement
The Last Shadow Puppets - In The Heat Of The Morning
The Last Shadow Puppets @ MySpace

The Last Shadow Puppets - The Age of Understatement

The Last Shadow Puppets - My Mistakes Were Made For You

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Blogger Ziggy said...

Elbow - The Seldom Seen Kid (2008) !!!
The Besnard Lakes - Are The Dark Horse
+ The Shins, Wilco, Iron & Wine, Foo Fighters, Beirut

Fink - Albums
Bent - Albums
Charlotte Gainsbourg - 5:55
2raumwohnung - Melancholisch Schön
Telepopmusic - Angel Milk
Groovecatcher - After The Rain

Hammock - Raising Your Voice...Trying To Stop An Echo
Film School - Film School

Cut Copy - Bright Like Neon City
The Bravery - The Sun And The Moon
Chromeo - Fancy Footwork
Horace Andy - The Prime Of Horace Andy
Okkervil River - Black Sheep Boy + The Stage Names
Team Sleep - Team Sleep

The Decemberists - Picaresque
+ Tim Hecker, You And I, Circa Survive, etc.

Led Zeppellin - III
Boards Of Canada - Albums
Breaking And Entering OST

3:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

thanks ziggy! have heard of them before and love 'em!

3:19 PM  
Blogger paul said...

Ziggy - Iron and Wine - you are a king among men

11:45 PM  

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