don't you tell me how i feel.

lab work by v
October 11, 2010, 12:52 pm
Filed under: good for naps, Shit I Like, sort of new music

The image above is from a spectacular website called Married to the Sea that you should visit and love. It has essentially nothing to do with what I am about to tell you except that it also uses the word “lab.” And that is enough for me.


I’m very excited to report that there is action on the Stereolab front. The London-based group has been crafting dreamy, loungey, ’60s-pop-influenced soundscapes to nap by since 1990, but they sadly announced a hiatus last year, apparently because they have already kicked sufficient ass in their time together. Below is the note from manager Martin Pike:

“Hiatus / Sabbatical / Pause / Intermission / Breather

Dear All,

As we recently made #51 with Emperor Tomato Ketchup in the Amazon 100 Greatest Indie Rock Albums of all Time we feel that our work is done for the moment.

We have had to cancel the last two shows that we were scheduled to play, apologies to all that had bought tickets, and there are no plans to record new tracks.

Duophonic are working on the release of Chemical Chords 2, we also have plans for a new Switched On and remastering of the back catalogue.

We are are all going to have a bit of a rest now after nearly 19 years and work on a few other projects.

The website will still be updated and disks released but there won’t be any new Stereolab product for a while.



BUUUUUUT last week, our friends at RCRD LBL delivered unto us an mp3 of the song “Sun Demon” from Stereolab’s forthcoming album, Not Music, which was completed before the aforementioned hiatus and will be released in November. It’s unmistakably Stereolab, but here, we’ve caught them in a particularly upbeat mood.

And of course, the album art for the forthcoming album is as trippy as ever. Stereolab, they sound exactly what that thing at left looks like, I swear.


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