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any fans of these guys? Hope and Adams was lovely.
Hope and Adams. Don't know much of their other stuff, although I hear there's a new album coming out quite soon.
Hope and Adams is a fucking astounding record.
I've heard the name before.
Bit Sparklehorse-y I guess..
like Pavement at their most mellow or perhaps the Wrens at their most wistful.
you'd be a fan, coloLOL. But then I imagine a lot of shite.
comparisons sound hopeful. I'll investigate.
Hope & Adams, saw them live a couple of times in 2000... are they still going?
I started a thread about their upcoming album
what I meant to say was - I started a thread on their upcoming album last month and NOBODY replied.
Their 1st album is also ace.
Hope & Adams was great but I also like 'Per Second...' which seems to be a lot less popular. I guess they went a bit more radio-friendly college rock with that album but it still has some great songs on it.
i guess i just caught the imagination of my fellow boardmates with this simple query regarding the band, Wheat.
Really do avoid Per Second.. as it is just awful 80's soft rock. They should be ashamed about re-doing Don't I Hold You.
The first album is almost as good as Hope and Adams.
I really hope the new album is good. Hope & Adams has earned one of my coveted 'top 5 favourite albums ever' slots.
Per Second has a couple of good songs on it, even if the production is slicker than Kojak's head.
I didn't think 'Per Second' was that bad, but nothing compared to 'Hope & Adams'. I also imported the self-titled lp, nothing great but happy to own it.
Some other lesser known light-indie albums of equal quality to 'Hope & Adams' I'd recommend are:
The Reindeer Seccion - Son of Evil Reindeer
Toad the Wet Sprocket - Fear
American Analog Set - Know By Heart
Kings of Conveniece - Quite is the New Loud
Very promising, if it is representative of the new album.
Probably their most experimental material yet, which is exciting news for this Wheat fan, who was everso slightly disappointed by Per Second.
Hope and Adams for £7 today
I didn't have enough $$$
Yeah, you would have needed about $16 to pick up that beauty, at the current exchange rate.
Seriously good record though, if you come accross it again. In my top twenty of all time, pop pickers.
EVER RECORDS is proud to announce that they have signed the magically cryptic WHEAT for the World excluding North America. Their long awaited new album, entitled EVERY DAY I SAID A PRAYER FOR KATHY AND MADE A ONE INCH SQUARE, will be released on May 27th, and will be preceded by a single, CLOSENESS, due out on May 20th.
EVERY DAY I SAID A PRAYER FOR KATHY AND MADE A ONE INCH SQUARE features eleven brand new tracks written by Scott Levesque and Brendan Harney. It sees the band pursue the intimacy of their debut album MEDEIROS coupled with the melodic brilliance of their second album HOPE & ADAMS. Produced and recorded by Levesque and Harney, with assistance from long time WHEAT associate Rick Lescault, it’s a brave, deliberately imperfect album. As Harney explains, “we wanted to challenge the idea of a professional record - everything today is made as perfectly as possible, and we wanted to have this feel as real and as human as possible.” The album’s title, Harney continues, is “about remembering through a ritual. We lose things we love sometimes in life - people turn corners, and things change, and we try to remember. We make art, but art becomes stylized. Then we decide to just make a square. Simply to remember, or hope.”
Rhode Island’s WHEAT first came to attention following the release of their debut single DEATH CAR, which was awarded NME’s coveted Single Of The Week slot. It was followed by the subdued but unforgettable debut MEDEIROS in 1998. A second album, HOPE & ADAMS, was released to even greater acclaim in 2000. Ill advised management decisions, however, saw their third album delayed after they moved to a new label which subsequently closed days later, leaving the record in legal limbo. By the time PER SECOND, PER SECOND, PER SECOND… EVERY SECOND was given a US release by Sony imprint Aware it was a pale shadow of its former self, remixed and partially re-recorded. The band were herded on to the major label treadmill of touring and TV appearances but the album remained unreleased elsewhere.
Following this demoralising experience second guitarist Ricky Brennan quit the band, while Levesque and Harney stepped away from music indefinitely, prompting rumours that the band no longer existed. When they did eventually reconvene it was not with the intention of recording, but it was probably this that enabled the magic to once again return. Approaching WHEAT as the sound art project that it started out as, Levesque and Harney have made the finest album of their career, proving that their spirit remains as indefatigable and precious as always.
The full tracklisting for EVERY DAY I SAID A PRAYER FOR KATHY AND MADE A ONE INCH SQUARE is:
Closeness / Little White Dove / Move=Move / I Had Angels Watching Over Me / Init.005 (formerly, a case of...) / Saint In Law / What You Got / To, As In Addressing the Grave / Round In the Corners / An Exhausted Fixer / Courting Ed Templeton
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were one of my favourite bands when i was 17 and still are 6 years on!
AND was so very excited to hear they have a new album HURRAH.
anyone who doesn't have it, BUY HOPE & ADAMS! NOW!