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.)
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