"My blanket advice to people making music and seeking advice from me (for some reason): If you must, then do it. If there is no passion, if you aren’t compelled to express something, then skip it. You don’t need my (or anyone else’s) advice. Make the thing you want to hear. Use the tools you have to make the finest thing possible. Start your own record label, or whatever. Do it. Everything is available. You don’t have any money? It will be more challenging, but not impossible. You don’t need to get “signed”. Record labels are basically parasites anyway. But if your heart’s not in it, why struggle? Read a book or something."
“I am no rainbow, I am the man amongst us, you are the people, and we are together” - my flatmate (just then)
good win for boro yesterday against league leaders blackburn, steve keane will be crying into his kellogs. but back to business. over the last week and a half, a lot of things have been said by a lot of different people. some of the true, most of them true. all of them true.
Firstly, the album that i’ve been bangin’ on about is called Bos Taurus and is out on November 5th and the tracklisting looks a little something (exactly) like this:
- 1. Soda Scream
- 2. Condominium
- 3. Nothing But
- 4. Earwax
- 5. Portra
- 6. Bread Biscuit
- 7. E Z Coast
- 8. O, Weirdo
- 9. Or; Comfort
- 10. Golf World
- 11. Tooth Ache
Secondly, I’m going out on a very short, very broken up world tour, so far consisting of three shows. I’m playing 2 shows (so far) in New York for CMJ in October, then I’m going to Sweden to play with my super good friends Simian Ghost on November 16th.
Back to the first point again though, the first two tracks off of the album (and o weirdo, obviously) have been released in various forms and you can hear them below. Soda Scream is on the Artrocker site and Condominium is on The 405.
THIRDLY. we shot a video for Condominium the other day featuring punk rock heart throbs Playlounge and sad sassy gal Ides and it looks great, that’ll hopefully be out in the next 2 weeks or so.
ANYWAY I’M GOING TO LEEDS. everyone wish Sam a happy birthday @coozak and there’s some tour news soon. hope to see you OUT ON THE ROAD.
Hey look, I’m in this month’s issue of This Is Fake DIY. I talk to Jake May about how I’m scared of US customs and recording the album in Nashville. PLUS IT HAS JAMES MURPHY ON THE COVER!!! pick up a physical copy if you see one somewhere, it’s free and that!
LONDON - LAST SHOW IN THE UK FOR A WHILE - HERE’S THE EVENT » EVENT
MCR Scenewipe session
Here’s the session me and sam did in Fred Aldous art shop with MCR Scenewipe the other day. It looks really cool. if you guys like the single there’s still some 7” vinyl singles left at hesitorhitrecords.bigcartel.com xoxoxox
just did a live session for MCR Scenewipe in Fred Aldous art shop which will be out next week i think. for now here’s a picture of me and sam in there dressed as pandas
Hey everyone, here’s the poster for the O, Weirdo single launch party. Come along, it’s gonna be loads of fun and there’s loads of free stuff and stuff. stuff xoxoxox CLICK HERE FOR THE FACEBOOK EVENT
Hey! Here’s the video for O, Weirdo, it’s of me running around America on my own being an idiot and me running around the UK w/ Dolfinz all being idiots. You can pre order the 7” single over at http://heistorhitrecords.bigcartel.com/product/fantasy-rainbow-o-weirdo-paraparakeet-limited-edition-7-vinyl xxx
YOU CAN NOW PREORDER O WEIRDO
HEY EVERYONE YOU CAN NOW PREORDER THE 7” WHICH IS SUPER COOL SO IF YOU DID I COULD PROBABLY MAKE RENT THIS MONTH WHICH WOULD BE GREAT! HERE’S THE LINK http://heistorhitrecords.bigcartel.com/product/fantasy-rainbow-o-weirdo-paraparakeet-limited-edition-7-vinyl XOXOX
hey today the album got completely finished and this is the listening party i’m hosting with one other guest who is my manager. mint.
look here’s me and my girlfriend’s best friend Robin
Fantasy Rainbow - ‘O, Weirdo’
Manchester’s lo-fi bigwig-to-be Fantasy Rainbow is to release 300 special edition vinyl of his newest treasure ‘O, Weirdo’.
The track is a great bit of easy-going slacker pop that we think will really gets tongues wagging about Fantasy Rainbow. Numerous notable tongues have already wagged.
The single will be released by Heist or Hit Records on August 20th. All artwork on the vinyls will be hand-stamped by Oliver Catt (Fantasy Rainbow).
Fantasy Rainbow 是19歲紐約歌手 Oliver Catt 化名，移居到曼徹斯特並加入 Heist of Hit Records（近期發行了 Simian Ghost/I Am OAK 等），新單曲 O, Weirdo/ParaParakeet 找了好久不見的 The Answering Machine（同廠牌樂隊，已解散）主音 Martin Colclough 來製作，7吋兩首分別帶來 scuzzy 味道的 folk/garage pop，像是少點藍調多些清爽的曼城樂隊 Former Bullies，Fantasy Rainbow 首張專輯正在知名 Sputnik Sound 錄製。