February seems to be a very post-punk month for Systems of Romance thus far. With that in mind here's an excellent LP from the UK which I discovered in a local record bin for just a few dollars. A random purchase, selected on the strength of the cover and a quick turntable preview. Some awesome sounds here, reminiscent of Southern/Death Cult, but with clear, catchy synth lines on a handful of the tracks. Fans of bands such as Play Dead, Into A Circle, Snake Corps, and the Situation Two sound should really enjoy this one.
This appears to be the band's only full length LP, though three singles were released around the same time. While there isn't a lot of information about the band themselves, many gigographies include shows with the band over the years. Most notably, member Roman Remeynes sparked some controversy when calling in about the Ukranian John Peel Sessions performed by The Wedding Present. Fluent in Ukranian, Remeynes playfully stated that the band was 'bastardizing the music.' He was then invited to join in for the second peel session!
Here's the info:
Hang the Dance- Ghost Bloody Country LP 1. Enfold 2. On the Waterfront 3. Babysitter 4. Horseflesh 5. Ghost Bloody Country 6. Host 7. Mahogany Day 8. Slate Detail 9. Look At Heaven 10. Some Sacred Ground
*download it here*
Apologies for the crummy sleeve scan. Haven't had the chance to take my own photo. Will rectify this asap!