Good news, all 'ee fans of funny time signatures and trumpet-scorched post-rock fun: DiS Recordings has crossed the t's and dotted the i's on a deal with Oxford-based quintet Youthmovies.
Hopefully you're well aware of the band - they've been written about a lot on these pages - but if not, here's the band in a nutshell: you can't fit the band in a nutshell, that's just silly.
Visit their MySpace page here to hear the work of Al English (guitar/vocals), Graeme Murray (drums/vocals), Stephen Hammond (bass/keys), Andrew Mears (vocals/guitar) and Sam Scott (trumpet/flugelhorn/organ). Nice.
Formerly known as (the slightly more formal?) Youthmovie Soundtrack Strategies, the band are playing a series of dates soon with 65daysofstatic. Before that, though, they play for free at April's DiScover Club... details below.
12 Leeds Brudenell Social Club with Jeniferever, These Monsters, Paul Marshall
13 Hertford Marquee with Eugene McGuinness
14 London DiScover Club with Eugene McGuinness, Prego - full details
14 Oxford House Party with Jonquil, Meet Me In St Louis
16 Oxford Zodiac with 65daysofstatic, Cats And Cats And Cats
17 Cambridge with 65daysofstatic, Cats And Cats And Cats
18 Brighton Concorde 2 with 65daysofstatic, Cats And Cats And Cats
16 Sheffield Corporation
17 Brighton Great Escape (DiS Stage @ Zapp Club)
18 Minehead All Tomorrow's Parties
24 London Scala with Built To Spill
Says Al English of the band's deal: "DiS has supported us from the start and we're all happy that they've finally put their money where their mouths are. In all seriousness though, we're really happy and excited to be signing to a label who we've considered to be our friends for years."
The band's debut album is due for release later this year.
Photograph by Rob Queenin - website