Guards - Don’t Wake the Dead
I had downloaded the Guards EP recently because I saw that there was a track featuring Cults, and I can’t get enough/wait for their debut LP. So admittedly I hadn’t much listened to it excuse the Cults track, until now. Kitsuné sent out one of their many email blasts and lost among the clutter was the Guards EP. And yes the whole EP is quite outstanding far beyond that one track, excellent electro pop dance tunes for every occasion. Don’t Wake the Dead sounded so familiar, and I’m only just realizing now that it was on the last Kitsuné Maison Comp #10. Say what you will bashing Kitsuné, their mixes are still ahead (albeit slightly) of music trend curves.
What really caught my attention on this release was not the free download via bandcamp here, but the 200g 12inch Guards EP, Ltd to 500 copies. Do you realize how heavy 200 gram vinyl is?? Its like an inch thick, any thicker and your turntable slows to a turtle crawl under the weight. Its for people that just need to one up 180g vinyl. 3 Syllables Records is releasing this one here, a little pricy cause of the euro exchange deal, but nonetheless I’m surprised these aren’t already sold out. Guess the physical release is slipping under the radar, so get on it.