Wednesday 28th January 2009
Ben Butler and Mousepad
Pagan Wander Lu
VENUE: Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff
COST: £5 adv - tickets available from Spillers Records and www.ticketweb.co.uk £8 on door
For the last few years (as well as remixing bands such as Franz Ferdinand, Pet Shop Boys, The Futureheads, Tunng and Von Südenfed), Max Tundra has been working on his third album for Domino. This record has been completed, is called "Parallax Error Beheads You", and is scheduled for an October 2008 release. Six years have passed since the release of his previous LP. During this time many bands have formed, recorded albums, and split up. In a time when groups are encouraged to bang out new records two or three times a year, it is almost quaint to encounter a project which took the best part of a decade to record. Despite the attention to detail in the densely layered programming, these new songs are Max's catchiest, brightest and most memorable yet, and make much of his earlier work sound home-made and clunky. Now that it's finished he can leave the house once more. Max Tundra's warm, emotive, uplifting songs will capture your spirit, pour it over ice, and serve it back to you at the best disco in town (where you won't get turned away for liking both Destiny's Child and Frank Zappa). Incidentally, there's no dress code either.