When: Wed, 28 January 09
Doors open: 9:00 pm
Kings Arms Tavern, Auckland
Holy lord, Stereolab return!
Over the course of eleven albums Stereolab have refined their own distinctive sound via metronomic drums, loops, bleeps, retro keys and of course the distinctive French vocals of Laetitia Sadier. This is a sound that has found resonance for the UK band around the world – including New Zealand. In fact, they have played a couple of very memorable shows here and even had releases on Flying Nun.
For their latest album, Chemical Chords, Stereolab found a new lease of life and signed to legendary independent 4AD. For the album they wrote a batch of what founding member Tim Gane described as “purposely short, dense, fast pop songs”. Hailed as their best in years, Filter Magazine gave the album 86/100 and wrote “Chemical Chords is yet another kaleidoscope that hits you as ear candy upon first listen, but like most Stereolab records, further inspection reveal a playground for the mind” Others, including Drowned in Sound, Pitchfork and the All Music Guide have all equally given it the thumbs up.
Stereolab with special guest Bachelorette
Wednesday 28th January – The Kings Arms – Auckland
Thursday 29th January – San Francisco Bath House – Wellington