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The Secret Service Limited Vinyl LP

The Hoosiers

Label: Crab Race Ltd
Release Date: 30 October 2015
Format: LP Vinyl

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The Hoosiers The Secret Service Limited Vinyl LP

The Hoosiers plan to release new music as it was recorded on a series of EPs throughout 2015 was thwarted by virtue of asking the fans if they liked the idea. The near-unanimous, and unexpectedly surprising response was “We want an album!” – so the band have recently returned to the studio to th finish up the upcoming now-full-length, fan-mandated album The Secret Service, due out 9 October. Engaging directly with fans in a continual online dialogue since the lead-up to their 3rd album The News From Nowhere has enriched and evitalised the band, not least because of the (amicable) departure of long-time bass player Martin Skarendahl but it has also served to vindicate their decision to set up their own business and label for self-releasing. The multi-platinum success of their 2007 debut album, “The Trick to Life”, and singles such as “Worried About Ray” and “Goodbye Mr. A”, raised huge expectations for its follow-up, not least at The Hoosiers' record label. The prophetically titled “The Illusion of Safety” was, all the band agree, a troubled project from the start. Irwin suggests, “The word 'hit' is substituted for 'good'. There's an art to writing under those conditions, but it wasn't one that worked for us. It exacts a toll on too many writers. You give up too much if you do that.” Shattering their previous run of an album every three to four years, this autumn's LP release – only a year after their third album – reveals a band hitting their stride through a purple patch; improving as they discover they have more to say than ever.

Featured Tracks:
1. The Wheels Fell Off
2. Up to No Good
3. Pristine
4. The Secret of Happiness
5. Runs In The Family
6. (My) Secret Service
7. I Will Be King
8. (You've Got To Feel For) Mr. Moon
9. The Most Peculiar Day of Your Life
10. Secrets I Can't Keep
11. Dancers In The Dark
12. Wearing Down the Carpet
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