Friday, 22 August 2008

Kids' stuff

It seems like forever since sublime electro-twee types Suburban Kids With Biblical Names released the fantastic #3 album - although it was actually "only" 2005. But still, three years is a long time in pop. An awful long time. I'd been checking their MySpace page in vain for possible info of a new release for what seemed like aeons; and finally, tonight, some good news! A brand new SKWBN song, God Save Roger Nichols, is up for the world and his wife to hear. Give it a listen here.

Alas it seems that this track is a one-off for the time being, and isn't a preview for a new studio album (the release date of which seems to get pushed back further and further - Spring '09 is the latest estimate). Instead it'll be appearing on the OIB Split Series Volume 2 seven-inch, which is due for release sometime in October, and which you'll be able to order from the OIB Store when the time comes, I shouldn't wonder.

By the way, if you've no idea who this Roger Nichols chappie that ver Kids sing about is, he's a recording engineer who pioneered the technique of "digital drum replacement" by inventing the Wendel sampling computer, in 1978, a technology which is now commonplace in music production around the world. I didn't actually know any of that until consulting my good friend Mr W. K. Pedia, by the way, just in case anyone thought I had a clue what I was talking about there. (like that's ever going to happen.)


alex said...

yay! thank you so much for this! oh, the anticipation for the new album.

Anonymous said...

Great track, indeed, God Bless Roger Nichols!