Tag Archives: Captured Tracks

This Widowspeak record should really have gotten more love. It’s filled with great songs. This one almost made my year end list but I had to go with “Borrowed World”. I love that they are on Captured Tracks but sound nothing like the rest of the label.

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The Wake

Captured Tracks restocked their beautiful reissue of The Wake’s seminal¬† LP Here Comes Everybody and I immediately placed an order. This is how you treat a record of this stature – remastered sound, 180 gram vinyl, a beautiful gate fold cover and even original artwork on the sleeves. I wish all the reissues followed this blueprint. It makes the $30 price tag much easier to swallow.

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the servantsAnother recent discovery that Captured Tracks got to first = The Servants, a band that were part of the infamous NME C86 compilation and certainly owe a great debt to The Smiths and other guitar based groups of the era. Strangely enough the singer reminds me more of Stephen Malkmus than Morrissey but either way this is a nice collection of songs with more than a few gems like “Afterglow” and “Rings on Her Fingers”.¬† Stuart Murdoch from Belle & Sebastian was a huge fan and their influence is easy to trace back on everything from sound to cover art.

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Beach-Fossils-Clash-The-TruthThis record seems to be getting dismissed too quickly for sounding so similar to their other work. They obviously have a formula but it’s one that works for me and there are details throughout that make this an interesting listen and one of my favorites of 2013 thus far.

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DIIV - OshinOne of my favorite records last year was the debut album by DIIV on Brooklyn’s Captured Tracks. It’s one of those rare LP’s (especially these days) that you can play back to front. I got a copy on vinyl recently and wasn’t surprised to find it sounded even better warmed up a bit in analog. Check out the album if you haven’t already and/or this great live session they did for Brooklyn’s Newtown Radio.

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