My Sad Captains return to the fray with a new song available as a free download in conjunction with Saatchi Online and featuring exclusive new artwork by the band.
The dreamy kraut-folk of the ‘The Homefront Pt II’ is released by Stolen Recordings (Pete and the Pirates, Bo Ningen, JEFF the Brotherhood) and eschews the more traditional, pop song structures of their debut album, gradually building as sounds and melodies weave in and out of an uninterrupted, motorik groove. The band decamped to an isolated barn in Cornwall to record the new material, which was mixed by Tape Op magazine founder Larry Crane (Elliott Smith, Stephen Malkmus, Quasi) at Jackpot! in Portland, OR.
The artwork is by MSC guitarist Nick Goss, who is a painter and previously exhibited in ‘Newspeak’ at the Saatchi Gallery. The band will host an evening of live performances at the Saatchi Gallery later this summer, as part of an ongoing series of gigs in art spaces. Having previously played at the Josh Lilley Gallery, the band will play ‘Primitive Accumulation’ at the Fold Gallery in London Fields on May 30th, a show curated by Captains bassist Dan Davis that also features Goss. They will also perform at the opening of Richard T Walker’s show at Spike Island, Bristol in July.
The song is now released digitally after initially only being available on ‘Stolen 6’, the very limited Stolen Recordings Record Store Day compilation.