PASTELS AND TENNISCOATS, TWO SUNSETS COLLABORATION

Pastels and Tenniscoats | 06/25/09

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We are thrilled to announce that the long-awaited Pastels and Tenniscoats collaboration, Two Sunsets, is now ready for late September release.  It will be available on vinyl, cd and download on September 22nd.

Recorded in Glasgow over a two or three year period usually around Tenniscoats UK touring, the album started out casually from a simple idea of booking some studio time to see what happens.  Songs seemed to arrive as needed and a group mode was established, usually Saya and Ueno from Tenniscoats with Stephen, Katrina and Gerard Love from The Pastels with Tom Crossley, Alison Mitchell, and sometimes Norman Blake and Bill Wells dropping by.  The sound is sort of compact but not too earth-bound; it opens out with graceful notes, odd notes, the melodic clang of cars and trees in the summer, and birds, trees, slopes, adventures.  It's melodic, optimistic, brilliant.