Shame ‎– Songs Of Praise - 2018 Indie Post Punk LP

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Shame ‎– Songs Of Praise

Label:
Dead Oceans ‎– DOC144
Format:
Vinyl, LP, Album
Country:
UK, Europe & US
Released:
12 Jan 2018
Genre:
Rock
Style:
Indie Rock, Post-Punk

Tracklist


A1 Dust On Trial
A2 Concrete

A3 One Rizla

A4 The Lick

A5 Tasteless

 

 

B1 Donk
B2 Gold Hole

B3 Friction

B4 Lampoon

B5 Angie

 

 

Companies, etc.
Copyright (c) – Dead Oceans, Inc.
Phonographic Copyright (p) – Dead Oceans, Inc.
Pressed By – GZ Media – 164025E
Recorded At – Rockfield Studios
Mastered At – Alchemy Mastering
Lacquer Cut At – Alchemy Mastering
Credits
Band [Shame], Bass Guitar – Josh Finerty
Band [Shame], Drums – Charlie Forbes
Band [Shame], Guitar – Eddie Green (12), Sean Coyle-Smith
Band [Shame], Lead Vocals – Charlie Steen
Design – Miles Johnson
Engineer [Assistant Engineers] – Joe Jones (5), Paul Carr (9)
Engineer [Recording Engineer] – Sean Genockey
Lacquer Cut By – Matt*
Mastered By – Matt Colton
Mixed By – Nathan Boddy
Photography By – Holly Whitaker (2)
Producer – Dan Foat, Nathan Boddy
Programmed By [Programming], Keyboards [Keys] – Dan Foat, Nathan Boddy
Notes
Released with a 2018 calendar of highlights (album release date and band member's birthdays), credits on the back and a download card.

Hype sticker on shrink:
Includes Digital
Download

On back and labels:
©&℗ 2018 Dead Oceans, Inc.

On calendar back:
Mastered by
[...] at Alchemy

Pressing plant is uncredited, derived from the runout stamps.

( pitchfork) ". “I hope that you’re hearing me,” he bawls eight times on “Concrete” but then self-lacerates one track later. “My voice ain’t the best you’ve heard/And you can choose to hate my words/But do I give a fuck?” he asks on the anthemic pop of “One Rizla.” He gives a fuck, but only about not giving a fuck. Shame don’t consider themselves special or important. Their sound isn’t all that inventive, their anger isn’t all that new. The latter, however, is as hot as a blue flame. It grows brighter as Steen repeats lyrical phrases again and again on almost every track until you’re forced to register his anguish.

If Shame belong to a generation of mobilizing British refuseniks teetering on an uprising, Songs of Praise is its soundtrack, whistling like a kettle coming to the boil. From beginning to end, its motorik riffs course through you the way a vat of dirty water journeys from a grimy cistern into an overrun toilet bowl. Steen’s knack for sordid imagery exalts him beyond his peers. Knowing the limitations of his gender and genre, he’s fine-tuned a charisma that hoodwinks you into listening to his enchanting tales from the underbelly. On “Gold Hole” (an indelicate descriptor for vagina), he tells the filthy story of a lecherous older man having an affair with a younger girl. “Sweat stains the wrinkles/Tongue touches the hole,” he roars, with a mix of Ian Dury cheek and the comical menace of Begbie from Trainspotting. “She feels so dirty, she knows that it’s wrong/But she feels so good in Louis Vuitton.” The luxury brand has never sounded less aspirational.

Steen is a playful vocalist. He spits in fits on “Lampoon” and “Tasteless,” he screams and pants nonsense on “Donk,” he narrates like a bored pervert on the standout “The Lick” (think Blur’s “Parklife” for a youth born too late to care what “Vorsprung durch technik” meant), and he laments tenderly on ballad “Angie,” an ode to a girl who committed suicide. "

More Information
Condition New
Format LP
Label Dead Oceans
Color Black