Posted in music | tour dates on December 7, 2011

by Bill Pearis

While I should figuring out my Best of 2011 list, this week I've been majorly distracted by an album that I can pretty much guarantee will make my list next year: Trailer Trash Tracys' shimmering debut, Ester, which is out February 7 on Domino. Dark, ethereal and shimmeringly beautiful, the album exists in a netherworld between late-'80s 4AD Records and the Twin Peaks soundtrack, but is not some retro-sounding throwback. Ester sounds 100% Now.

The band just released a double A-side 7" featuring the stunning "You Wish You Were Red" and the more gossamer-light "Englehardt's Arizona," both of which are on Esther. Both are streaming at the bottom of this post, along with the video for "Wish You Were Red," European tour dates and Ester's cover art which, furthering the 4AD connection, was created by onetime Ultra Vivid Scene-ster Kurt Ralske.

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Trailer Trash Tracys - You Wish You Were Red / Engelhardt's Arizona by DominoRecordCo

Trailer Trash Tracys - You Wish You Were Red (Ital's Remix) by Double Six

Ester

Trailer Trash Tracys - 2011 Tour Dates
12/14 - Amsterdam Paradiso (headline)
12/15 - Copenhagen VEGA (w Vaccines)
12/16 - Stockholm Debaser (w Vaccines)
12/18 - Berlin Postbahnhof (w Vaccines)
12/19 - Brussels AB (w Vaccines)

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Comments (37)

more like Trailer Trash Nancys

Posted by Anonymous | December 7, 2011 3:07 PM

STOP IT ALREADY!!!! I refuse to give this band a chance due to their HORRIBLE band name!!! Ugggghhhh!!!

Posted by Anonymous | December 7, 2011 3:12 PM

It's the White Gay Peas

Posted by Anonymous | December 7, 2011 3:22 PM

this is flavor of the week music...bill, you know better.

Posted by Anonymous | December 7, 2011 3:23 PM

Their name is almost as shitty as Bill Pearis.

Posted by Anonymous | December 7, 2011 3:23 PM

Heard the album. Its great. Don't be fooled by their silly word games and silly band name.

Posted by grape | December 7, 2011 3:52 PM

Which one is Fergie?

Posted by Anonymous | December 7, 2011 3:53 PM

pathetic.....referring a band because they are ethnically diverse.

Posted by fergie | December 7, 2011 4:01 PM

GREAT BAND>>>not a genius band name

Posted by harold | December 7, 2011 4:03 PM

sweet WHO rip off.

Posted by Anonymous | December 7, 2011 4:10 PM

Nice tune.

Posted by Anonymous | December 7, 2011 4:10 PM

Congratulations for the o its work

Posted by Criação de sites | December 7, 2011 4:11 PM

i get the feeling their band name is a middle finger to us good hard working Americans y'all?

Posted by Anonymous | December 7, 2011 4:13 PM

too god damn minimal for me billy

Posted by Anonymous | December 7, 2011 4:16 PM

No, no, no, no, no, no, no

Posted by Anonymous | December 7, 2011 4:26 PM

cool

Posted by Anonymous | December 7, 2011 4:27 PM

I think all bands should be named by a committee of BV commenters. That way, every name would include hummus and no one would complain.

Posted by Anonymous | December 7, 2011 4:36 PM

hmm...provocative

Posted by god | December 7, 2011 4:41 PM

WHY DID A BAND WITH GOOD SONGS HAVE TO BE CALLED THIS

Posted by Anonymous | December 7, 2011 4:46 PM

WTF???? ITS A GREAT NAME

Posted by Anonymous | December 7, 2011 4:52 PM

TWIN PEAKS

Posted by Anonymous | December 7, 2011 5:04 PM

almost as bad as a name as THE RACIST.

Posted by Anonymous | December 7, 2011 5:34 PM

should of releasd the album last year...either way, good stuff

Posted by Anonymous | December 7, 2011 6:52 PM

those poseurs are all, literally, posing

Posted by Anonymous | December 7, 2011 7:44 PM

SHUT the FUCK UP that is NOT your guitar riff

Posted by Anonymous | December 7, 2011 11:19 PM

@5:04 nailed it

Posted by Anonymous | December 8, 2011 2:29 AM

twin peaks? it the who baba oreily?

Posted by Anonymous | December 8, 2011 4:41 AM

Trailer Trash? So they ARE from Ohio and Illinois transplants, now living in Williamsburg

Posted by Anonymous | December 8, 2011 7:52 AM

Hey now. Ohio isn't that bad...

Now West Virginia....

Posted by Anonymous | December 8, 2011 8:15 AM

"@5:04 nailed it"

... and Twin Peaks is mentioned in the actual post.

Posted by Anonymous | December 8, 2011 9:27 AM

makes me wants to listen to old 4AD records, not this.

Posted by sc | December 8, 2011 9:42 AM

Yeah, David Lynch wishes he was from West Virginny. His shows and movies would have been vastly improved.

Posted by Anonymous | December 8, 2011 7:00 PM

SHUT the FUCK UP that is NOT your guitar riff

Posted by Myegy | February 7, 2012 1:51 PM

@Myegy ;its not our guitar riff, but it got us a record deal. LOSER.

Posted by TTT | February 12, 2012 4:09 AM

pathetic.....referring a band because they are ethnically diverse.

Posted by imtzdzhi | March 9, 2012 8:14 PM

super epic

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