With their split LP, 'Wedding Dress' now out, noisy dinge-poppers Fawn Spots have shared another track from the record, in the shape of the slow-building thrashathon, 'National Anthem'. The band have also added new UK tour dates to their diary, full details of which are below.
Fawn Spots and California weirdo scuzz renegades Cumstain release their split LP 'Wedding Dress' on February 18th worldwide. The release features four tracks by the recently expanded three-piece Fawn Spots, and six tracks by Cumstain. The cover artwork has been designed by Joe Prendergast of ex-Tubelord and now JOEY FOURR acclaim. Burger Records is releasing a cassette version of the LP, and Bad Paintings will be releasing it on 12" pink vinyl and download.
To say the LP is schizophrenic is an understatement. Fawn Spots' songs are laced with a deep seated love of the passionate college punk of Husker Du, driving rawness of Rites of Spring and the hook laden chants of early Buzzcocks; Cumstain's tunes are true Burger Records riffs and rhymes, playing a tongue-in-ass version of The Ramones that sits comfortably alongside Nobunny (coincidentally Burger is Cum Stain's spiritual home). Though the two bands are coming at Wedding Dress from two different directions, and continents, they're united in playing a unique blend of dissatisfied pop - there's a voyeuristic joy in Fawn Spots' anguished pop tunes and Cumstains' satirical relationship analysis.
Bad Paintings' staffers have been lifelong fans of Californian sunkist punk, the dingy desperation of East Coast Hardcore and British alt-pop a la Comet Gain and Television Personalities. To bring together a band from a backwater in the UK and a band from the shores of California that share a twisted pop sensibility made perfect sense for the label. Burger Records and their artists have been a great inspiration behind Bad Paintings attitude and ethos - to work with them on this release is a dream come true.
When pursued for a quote, Oliver, guitarist/singer in Fawn Spots, managed, 'most of all I want to thank God for his support.mate I have no idea.'
Sean, mastermind of Cumstain managed something slightly more coherent. 'I am more than excited to be releasing a record with these friendly fellows from across the sea! Keep it warm and sticky ya'll!'
28th February - Cockpit, Leeds (supporting FIDLAR)*
6th March - The Washington, Sheffield*
8th March - Acrobatic Society EP Launch at New Bridge Project, Newcastle*
6th April - No Fun, Newcastle*
20th April - Power Lunches, London (supporting NO)*
4th May - Live at Leeds*
5th May - YO1 Festival, York*
* Newly added
Listen to 'National Anthem' here: