Sunday, 7 September 2014

Track Of The Day: Mazes - 'Salford'

The British trio Mazes are releasing their third album, which is entitled 'Wooden Aquariam'. It's out tomorrow on September 8. They had quite an eventful time whilst recording the record in New York... "The studio was completely isolated; an idyllic place to make a record. Green, remote, backwatery, fewer distractions... but things made a turn for the worst the night we arrived," remembers singer and guitarist Jack Cooper. "Our van was broken into and gear stolen within an hour of being in New York. Then around three feet of snow fell over night. We had to shovel our way to the studio every morning. It was interesting being snowed in - you get busy and knuckle down."

Completed in just two weeks between the sub-zero conditions of commuter town Cornwall, New York and the heart of Brooklyn, Wooden Aquarium was recorded completely live and laid down entirely onto two-inch tape, and produced by Parquet Courts' producer Jonathan Schenke.  Featuring brilliant guitars, here's the lo-fi, rather Fall-esque post punk dazzler 'Salford'.



SEPTEMBER
12 Shacklewell Arms (release party + guests)
13 Wakefield, Long Division fest
20 Southsea, Southsea fest
21 Brighton, Bleach
23 York, The Basement
24 Birmingham, Bull's Head
25 Liverpool, Psych fest


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