Caught Beverly kinda last minute this past Friday night at Rough Trade in the city. Awesome venue, my first time there, and I’ll definitely be keeping a closer eye on shows I wanna see there. Pretty much my ideally sized venue. Beverly was fucking dynamite live! I’ve seen Frankie Rose a few times in the past, and I dig the Beverly album on Kanine, but neither prepared me for how excellent they would be live. These guys are just one of those bands that sound leagues different (and better!!) live vs their studio album. The debut record sounds way more tame, kinda more bubblegum pop…but live they have this raw harsher sound. Only bummer is that the audio on my videos is pretty bad, guess I was too close to the monitors or something, but it doesn’t do them justice at all. Besides that minor tech difficulty, I couldn’t have been more pleased for their show, and I’ll definitely be seeing them again.
Cocteau Twins Vinyl Represses: Heaven Or Las Vegas & Blue Bell Knoll
Maybe the best ’90s album of all time, Heaven Or Las Vegas by the Cocteau Twins is getting its first repress since release in 1990 on heavyweight black vinyl, and its even being cut from brand-new HD 96/24 masters.
Don’t think I need to say more? I grew up listening to a cassette of this, and I’m looking forward to upgrading my physical copy.
Cocteau Twins -Heaven Or Las Vegas LP on heavyweight 180g vinyl is available from 4AD to pre-order now. Originally due out at the beginning of June, production delays have pushed it back to late August.
Definitely one of my most anticipated albums of 2014. The long awaited (for me at least) sophomore followup to their 2012 debut Tender Oppositeswill finally be upon us in about a month. The followup, Picture You Staring does not disappoint in the slightest, and I’m counting down the days till I can truly enjoy it on some wax. Arbutus also updated the store page for the album to indicate that pre-orders will come on limited coke bottle clear vinyl and a huge party scene poster!
Even more reason to be excited. Glad to see this release is getting a little something special from Arbutus, it deserves it.