Thursday, May 29, 2014
Close Lobsters - Kunstwerk in Spacetime EP
And sometimes good things happen to those that wait. Via the good folks at Shelflife Records, the Close Lobsters are releasing their first new music in over two decades, Kunstwerk in Spacetime. Consisting of the "Now Time" and the jangling "New York City in Space", the record makes clear that the guys haven't lost any of their magic. Buoyed by a driving rhythm and classic guitar hooks, the lead track slides easily into the top tracks ever recorded by the Close Lobsters. B-side "New York City in Space" triumphantly plays in the dreamy, jangle pop playground that this band help define. You listen, you smile, you press repeat. Close Lobsters are still energetic, still melodic, still urgent -- there is nothing about this EP that suggests nostalgic reunion.
The digital downloads are available now, but the vinyl may not be read to ship for another couple of weeks. However, since the physical version is limited to 500 copies, I suggest that you not delay. These songs might be available on an album in the future, but given the 20 plus year wait, do you want to risk it?
Close Lobsters are Andrew Burnett, Stewart McFayden, Tom Donnelly, Graeme Wilmington, and Robert Burnett.
Shelflife Records page for pre-order