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“I hope that you catch syphilis and die alone” begins “Stop,” the first song on The Scotland Yard Gospel Choir’s new album ... and the horse you rode in on. The opening lyric is a portent of heartbroken bitterness to come. Thankfully it’s washed down with tawdry sex, unrequited lust, and, um, the tearing down of opera houses.
After a romantic split sparked a breakup with the world at large, SYGC frontman Elia retreated to his family’s farmhouse in North Wales. Most of ... and the horse you rode in on was written during this time, and the 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 Orange Juice’s broken-hearted exuberance rise and fall over the fourteen songs.
PAST PRESS (PDFs)
Chicago New City (2007) - Cover feature
Chicago Sun-Times (2007) - Feature by Jim Derogatis
Alternative Press (2007) - Scotland Yard Gospel Choir CD review
Boston Globe (2007) - Scotland Yard Gospel Choir CD review
Village Voice (2007) - Scotland Yard Gospel Choir CD review
NPR Music (2007) - 13 Great Discoveries of 2007 by KEXP
SPIN.com (2007) - Artist of the Day feature