Posted in music on July 1, 2014

by Bill Pearis

Roddy Frame

You may remember that Domino reissued Aztec Camera's classic 1984 debut, High Land Hard Rain, earlier this year. It's been a good year for fans as frontman Roddy Frame also released a new solo album, Seven Dials, which was his first in eight years. That voice of his remains in remarkable form and he still has a way with melody and a turn of phrase. And the production is nicely understated that will no doubt appeal to fans of High Land Hard Rain. There's more ties to the past too: the album was released by AED, the label started by Edwyn Collins, and it contains a song called "Postcard," which is also the name of the famed Scottish indie label that Orange Juice and Aztec Camera once called home. That song also has a flamenco-ish solo straight out of his old band's hit, "Oblivious." You can stream that song in this post.

Roddy's new album will get a US release on August 19 via AED. The press release says Roddy will "internationally tour later this year." Let's hope that includes North America.

Stream "Postcard" below...

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Aztec Camera - Oblivious

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Comments (7)

This is the best news since Poco came to Westbury with Pousette-Dart Band!

Posted by Anonymous | July 1, 2014 12:40 PM

Is that mark knopfler?

Posted by Anonymous | July 1, 2014 12:56 PM

Wow cool the guy from SAW released an album

Posted by Anonymous | July 1, 2014 12:59 PM

sorry he doesnt make music for girls wearing indian headdresses, i can't be bothered to learn about important music.

Posted by Anonymous | July 1, 2014 1:06 PM

^ butthurt

Posted by Anonymous | July 1, 2014 1:09 PM

Roddy Piper > Roddy Frame

Posted by Anonymous | July 1, 2014 1:10 PM

good he's still going! he was a fox back in the day and he's still cool now. props!

Posted by Anonymous | July 1, 2014 8:13 PM

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