|Play It Again Sam
Release Date: 10 November 2014
Format: LP Vinyl
|Spookyland Rock and Roll Weakling Limited Vinyl LP
· “An enviable confidence that will hopefully carry him far and wide as a vocalist, producer and performer” - NME
· “An utterly magnetizing vulnerability” - Pitchfork
· Play It Again Sam are pleased to announce details of the UK debut from Sydney’s worst kept secret. Spookyland, the moniker for the folk infused rock and roll wunderkind endeavours of Marcus Gordon, mark their arrival with ‘Rock And Roll Weakling’.
· Meanwhile, having originally released the mini album through their home city label Monday Records earlier this year, Spookyland transverse the continents with the imminent release of their US debut single on Canvasclub - the imprint of Canvasback, previously home to the likes of The Strokes , Kings Of Leon, My Morning Jacket et al - US dates beckon alongside planned shows at New York’s annual CMJ convention.
· Featuring the mercurial talents of Gordon at the fore, Spookyland embark on a musical rollercoaster having attracted exhaustive comparisons - be it from Sydney’s media to bloggers further afield - seeing the band make an indelible impression, even at this early stage. The ‘Rock And Roll Weakling’ EP does nothing to dispel those plaudits.
· Gordon details the tracks “as coming from different times and cycles of fixation.” ‘Blood In The Rain’ and ‘Silly Fucking Thing’ come from when I was really young, self evident in their naivety and overblown audacity. ‘Adventure
Song’ comes from an abandoned conceptual folk album, whilst the title track was written for this release.
· Emotive, melancholia awash in ocean of poignant fragility, ‘Rock And Roll Weakling’ will be available on LP (the A and B sides feature the same four tracks) through Play It Again Sam.
· Currently playing shows in Australia, Spookyland will be trekking across the equator this Autumn when they arrive for their first shows in the UK.
Rock And Roll Weakling
Blood In The Rain
The Silly Fucking Thing