by Bill Pearis
Is there another band who have lasted as long, gone through as many sweeping line-up changes, yet remained as relevant as The Fall? Now in their 33rd year of existence, the band are set to release Your Future Our Clutter, is the bands first for Domino Records and their 28th studio album next Tuesday, May 4.
That night Brooklyn Vegan is hosting a listening party at Coco 66 (66 Greenpoint Ave, Brooklyn). The party starts at 9PM with Domino DJs spinning, some free vodka, and then we'll play the new album in full. We'll also be giving away test pressings on the new album as well as a good chunk of The Fall's back catalogue (66.89% of it is what the flyer claims.)
Additionally, we're giving away a copy of the test pressing before the party. Details below.
This is the first Fall LP in two years. The last few albums from The Fall haven't been the most memorable but Mark E. Smith and company really have it together for their Domino debut. It's easily the most focused, best-sounding record the band has made since 2005's Fall Heads Roll. This is due in no small part to the most stable lineup The Fall has maintained since Steven Hanley and Craig Scanlon quit/were sacked at the end of the century. Frontman Mark E. Smith, who famously said "if it's me and your granny on bongos, it's still The Fall," claims this version of the band is "the best line-up I've ever had." Your Future Our Clutter is the second album with this incarnation of The Fall. You can listen to it online over at NPR.org.
With so many records, line-ups and sounds, becoming a new fan at this point can be a bit daunting. Hell, even for a longtime fan it can be overwhelming. (Though I'd say 76.45% of their official studio recordings are worth hearing.) The AV Club recently featured a nice overview in their ongoing "Gateway to Geekery" series. And you can watch Jeffrey Lewis' funny "Legend of the Fall" video at the bottom of this post, along with a couple classic Fall videos from throughout the Manchester band's long, awesome career. Plus, Hitler gets upset when he can't find a copy of The Fall's Record Store Day 2010 single. It's all below with the party flyer and contest details too...
The Fall - Your Future Our Clutter album partyTO WIN A TEST PRESSING NOW: Just send an email with the subject "Fall LP" to BVCONTESTS@HOTMAIL.COM and we'll pick a winner at random and ask them for their address so we can send the record.
Coco 66, 66 Greenpoint Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11222
Begins at 9pm with Domino DJs,
Free Vodka from 9-9:30
10pm we play the new album "Your Future Our Clutter"
Giving away vinyl test pressings of the new album & their back catalogue!
Jeffrey Lewis - The Legend of the Fall
Hitler Fails to Get Fall Record Store Day Single
The Fall - "Totally Wired" NYC 1981
The Fall - "Mr. Pharmacist"
The Fall - "New Big Prinz"
The Fall - "15 Ways"
The Fall - "Blindness" live on Jools Holland