... and the horse you rode in on
LP is a limited edition of 500 includes a digital download version of the album
Rock’s bread and butter is romantic tragedy. This album takes all that, crushes it up, and emerges with something new, crisp, compelling and incredibly intelligent. Sure, they rock, but they also read.
Boy meets girl. Boy loves girl. Girl loves boy. Crushing breakup inevitably ensues. Boy drops out of life, retreats to family’s farmhouse in Northern Wales. Boy—along with rest of band—makes great record, triumphs over adversity.
Rock’s bread and butter is romantic tragedy. … and the horse you rode in on, takes all that, crushes it up, and emerges with something new, crisp, compelling and incredibly intelligent. Sure, they rock, but they also read.
The whole record echoes Britain’s foremost purveyors of pity and poetry. Hints of Morrissey’s literate lamentations, Jarvis Cocker’s over-sexed swagger, and ballboy’s broken-hearted exuberance rise and fall over the fourteen songs. From the record’s opening line, “I hope that you catch syphilis and die,” there’s a portent of the heartbroken bitterness to come.
Guitarists Mary Ralph and Jay Santana, fiddler Ethan Adlesman, bassist Mark Yoshizumi make up the core of the SYGC, providing a rock solid foundation for Elia's tortured romantic soul's notebooks full of lyrics.
With cameos by Jon Langford (Mekons, Waco Brothers), Ezra Furman, Matt Kerstein and Sam Koentopp (Brighton MA), Matt Priest (Canasta) and Martin Atkins (PiL, Killing Joke, Pigface) and many others, there's loads of talent here. It gives the whole project a "let's hang out in the parking lot of the Punkin' Donuts and make a cool records that cool kids will like" vibe.
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