Shelflife presents the debut album from The Luxembourg Signal available October 21th on limited edition vinyl, cd and digital formats. The first 100 LP preorders will be availabe in electric blue vinyl.
The Luxembourg Signal, while being a brand new project, features members who have been playing together for years as part of the much adored Aberdeen (Sarah Records). Several years, several bands -- including most recently Fonda and Trembling Blue Stars -- and a few reunions later, Johnny Joyner, Beth Arzy, Brian Espinosa and Ginny Pitchford started The Luxembourg Signal. Piecing together almost ten years of ideas and nabbing any recording time possible with Beth when visiting Los Angeles from the UK, their debut LP is finally here.
The 10 track album, recorded by David Newton (The Mighty Lemon Drops) at Rollercoaster Recording and mixed by Mark Rains at Station House Studio, is filled with fantastic dreampop melodies, lovely sonic textures and soaring guitar drones that we can't get enough of. Those familiar with the lead 7" single Distant Drive (Shelflife, April 2014) will find more to love here. Tracks like "We Go On", "Heaven", "She Loves To Feel The Sun", "Wishing Pool" and "Let It Go" show the bands knack for writing perfect and developed pop songs. But this is not just a pure pop record -- the album also has a darker side. Tracks like "Dying Star", "Unphased", "First Light" (featuring vocals by Aberdeen's John Girgus), and "Drowning" (featuring The Melvins Dale Crover on drums) all show off their vintage shoegaze roots. All in all The Luxembourg Signal have created a spacier, noisier, and mature album that you'll find something new to love with every listen!
For fans of: Aberdeen, Trembling Blue Stars, Kendra Smith, Mojave 3, The Popguns, Spiritualized, The Sundays, early Magnetic Fields
Praise for The Luxembourg Signal:
"Prepare for shimmery, 90s-inspired guitars, a smattering of distortion, and a splash of sweetness."
- Under The Radar
"Energetic guitar and punchy drums with just enough early 90s shoegaze-inspired distortion to give the whole thing a squinting-in-the-desert-sun vibe."
- The Line of Best Fit
"Hopefully, the Phoenix has risen and the ashes of Aberdeen have ignited the brilliant flame of The Luxembourg Signal."
- Big Takeover
The touchstones of dream pop and C86 are evident, but based on the these tracks The Luxembourg Signal is a noisier, more muscular brand of guitar pop than fans of the members' other band might expect -- perhaps more Popguns that Trembling Blue Stars. And once you hear it, you will have no complaints whatsoever. This could well be one of your new favorite bands.
- When You Motor Away
"a jangling, slightly astral trip down Ennui Lane, the kind of thing no self-respecting dream-pop band would be ashamed to have in its arsenal."
"This evokes memories of late-era Sarah Records output, and the insistent drum track makes it all the more urgent. Meanwhile, crystalline guitars spider in and out, up and down, around and about to hypnotise you in the sweetest of ways. It's a might statement of intent."
- A Layer of Chips
"you're alredy in love with the band, and you haven't even heard them yet."
- Austin Town Hall
The Luxembourg Signal
The Luxembourg Signal
Catalogue number: LIFE113
LP Pressing: 300 copies
Artwork by: Michael Stickley
1. Dying Star
2. Distant Drive
4. She Loves To Feel The Sun
5. First Light
7. Wishing Pool
9. We Go On
10. Let It Go
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