SECRET BOYFRIEND - THIS IS ALWAYS WHERE YOU'VE LIVED (BLACKEST023 LP)
by Secret Boyfriend
£12.50 / On Sale
NB: This item is still in the manufacturing stages and is available for pre-order only. We plan to ship pre-ordered copies in early December 2013; but please be aware that shipping dates are liable to change at any time at the manufacturer's discretion - we will post the new shipping date if any such changes come into effect. Customers ordering two or more different items from the store simultaneously will have their package shipped to them only once all items are ready.
How can they be preserved? How can they prevail? They'll just walk away…
Blackest Ever Black's last release of 2013 comes from Secret Boyfriend, the solo project of North Carolina's Ryan Martin, who is also one half of Boyzone (not that Boyzone, more's the pity) and founder of the Hot Releases label - a catholic endeavour that has seen him release records from the cream of the contemporary N.C. underground as well as reissuing classic sides by the likes of Maurizio Bianchi, Ghedalia Tazartes and Ashrae Fax.
To date, Secret Boyfriend's presence has been felt largely in the shape of live performances and short-run cassette releases (among them Carved At Birth, Furnishing The Void and Skin On The Clock), as well as vinyl splits with Russian Tsarlag and Horaflora. This Is Always Where You've Lived is SB’s first LP release and unquestionably his most potent, fully realised work to date.
Twelve songs from under the floorboards. A heart-rending but hard-edged synthesis of downer folk, small hour tape experiments, noise etudes and basement-mildewed pop for edgeland fuck-ups, wanderers and malcontents. Hints of Peter Jefferies, Dave Bixby, Flaming Tunes, Storm Bugs, etc. Arguably comes closer than any previous BEB release to articulating the “mesmerised suburban daydreams of our youth".
Vinyl cut by Noel Summerville and housed in a full colour picture sleeve with printed insert.**ALL CUSTOMERS PRE-ORDERING DIRECT FROM BLACKEST EVER BLACK WILL RECEIVE A FREE DOWNLOAD CODE (MP3/FLAC) FOR THE ALBUM WHEN THEIR RECORD IS DISPATCHED.**
Tracklist: A1. Summer Wheels / Mysterious Fires A2. Silvering The Wing A3. Form Me A4. Flashback A5. Remarkable Fluids A6. Beyond The Darkness B1. Dream Scrape B2. Glint And Follow You B3. Have You Heard About This House? B4. Last Town B5. Deleted Hill B6. This Is Always Where You’ve Lived