The Vaselines are going to finally release another album, and so will surely hold the world record for the greatest length of time elapsed between first and second full-lengths. There can't be any competition? It's been over 20 years ferchrissakes!
So yes. Dum Dum came out in 1989 but the new slab o' indie-pop will see the light of day in in a few months' time. It's called Sex With An X and will 'hit' shelves on September 13 through Sub Pop. Ever since Eugene and Frances reformed for a few tours there had been talk of new material and a new LP, so here we are, at last!
The tracks featured on the album are:
- Sex With An X
- The Devil Inside Me
- Such a Fool
- Turning It On
- Overweight But Over You
- Poison Pen
- I Hate the 80's
- Mouth to Mouth
- My God's Bigger Than Your God
- Exit The Vaselines
12 tracks. I can't see the record being much over 30 minutes, nor should we really want it to be. You can download a single slice from it as a preview, though. It's 'I Hate The 80's' and can be obtained by sticking your e-mail address in the widget below. Simple. The song's quite fun because you can change the lyrics in the chorus to suit whatever you're feeling at the time: i.e "London is shi-i-it, London is shit" for you Northerners.
As well as Sex With An X, the band are playing these dates in the near-ish future, not forgetting their appearance at ATP's Bowlie 2 in December of this year.
15 - Edinburgh, Bongo Room
16 - Newcastle, Other Room
17 - Leeds, Brudenell Social Club
18 - Liverpool, Static Gallery
19 - Cardiff, Millennium Music Hall
20 - Nottingham, Rescue Rooms
21 - Bristol, Thekla
22 - London, The Scala
23 - Manchester, Deaf Institute
24 - Glasgow, Oran Mor