There's a new Amor de Dias record out on Merge Records
And half the Clientele are on it! James Hornsey plays some lovely bass for us and Howard Monk, who drummed for us for a short while around the time of Suburban Light, is the drummer. When we rehearsed it, we worked out that Howard and I hadn't played together in a room for about 14 years, which a. makes us shockingly old and b. is a tragedy as Howard is one of my favourite drummers.
Suburban Light is still carrying on, finding new twists and turns and new chapters. After 13 years it's becoming an epic.
The cover of the record is a photograph of a cracked mirror in Calle Huertas in Madrid. But with its blue filter it reminds me of sails on the sea. Some of my words were inspired by Ian Hamilton Finlay, a poet that I think would have appreciated the accidental sea/mirror/sail imagery.
Forever Changes.' And I'm back where I begun.
Our record comes out on January 29th in the US, and February 18th in Europe.