The Boats

Static Clings

The Boats Archive BTSARCLP004
  • LP: Edition of 150 copies
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OK this one’s really special: technically Static Clings is the last record by The Boats; presenting material from their tour-only Typewriter [2006] CD and the Sleepy Insect Music [2010] compilation on vinyl for the first time, along with a great haul of unreleased outtakes and even a megamix of The Boats by Modern Love’s Miles Whittaker (Demdike Stare) and Gaz Howell (G.H.) in their lesser spotted Pendle Coven guise.

It’s essentially all outtakes c. 2004-2006 from their early releases for Moteer plus the aforementioned rarities, clutching 13 cuts which have been left to mature over the last decade or so, and now provide a slightly more scattered but ever-enduring overview of Andrew Hargreaves (Tape Loop Orchestra, The Mistys) and Craig Tattersall’s (The Remote Viewer, Hood) cherished time together in this vessel.

We absolutely have to highlight the sublime History Of Tape Hisses for what sounds like Instrumentals-era Arthur Russell jamming with Jan Jelinek, and likewise Why You Wanna Do This, but also the ghostly vignette Danny Norbury, dedicated to the cellist and another key member of their fold, and also for the salty kiss of their distorted hymn May Our Enemies Never Find Happiness (Version), the wobbly oddity of You Didn’t Expect Me To Care, and lastly the perfectly opaque pop of Pendle Coven’s remix, which uncannily recalls Uwe Schmidt’s Pop Artificielle output as LB.

Sad to say they might now have to decommission Craig’s crackle-box (actually an old B&H packet full of trapped woodlice, the evil b*stard) but it’s dead lovely to have this new slab of (old) material in our mitts and finally complete our full fleet of The Boats’ catalogue.

The Boats: Static Clings

Darren (Alternate Mix) The Boats
I Did Not Sleep So Soundly The Boats
History Of Tape Hisses The Boats
Why You Wanna Do This The Boats
Shlom Sonia and Conor The Boats
The Fell In The River The Boats
Birthdays The Boats
Danny Norbury The Boats
If Anything Should Happen The Boats
May Our Enemies Never Find Happiness (Version) The Boats
You Didn t Expect Me To Care The Boats
The List Of Our Mistakes (Version) The Boats
They Made It For Us Boats (Megamix By Pendle Coven) The Boats

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