Weekly LP love: women s/t
This album and band has a particularly special place in our heart. There was a record store in the old town center in Prague, Czech Republic, that we frequented probably once a week when we lived there to cure our homesick blues. It was the only one we could find that carried music we loved as well as loads to be discovered (not to mention the owner was super cool and spoke very good English). This was a band we discovered in that store. We picked it up almost solely based on how much we liked the cover and the fact that it was put out on the record label Jagjaguwar. When we took it home to our tiny studio flat and played it on the cheap record player we had bought when we first moved there it was everything we had hoped it would be. That perfect mix of lo-fi, crashing noise, 50′s infectious pop sometimes laced with eerie vibrato guitars. It was recorded in a basement almost entirely using ghetto blasters and tape machines. It is a rare and beautiful moment when the record finds you at exactly the right moment in your life and that is precisely what this record did to us. I will also say that their follow up album Public Strain is equally as amazing and we were so fortunate to see them when they came through town (technically Clèmence’s first show as she was still in my belly) and before the unfortunate and tragic death of the guitarist, Chris Reimer, this past February. His memory will live on in their incredible music. Please do yourself a favor and check them out.
And here are my 5 LP Lovelies: