For Fans Of: The Essex Green, Apples In Stereo, The Clientele, Jens Lekman.
The new album from legendary Brooklyn-based pop collective The Ladybug Transistor following on from their critically acclaimed self-titled release, Can’t Wait Another Day is set to confirm the band’s standing as some of the finest purveyors of lush, formalist pop music this side of the East River.
Ladybug Transistor went on to craft the trilogy of The Albemarle Sound (1999), Argyle Heir (2001), and The Ladybug Transistor (2003). During this period The Ladybug Transistor developed and honed their trademark sound - a distillation of classic pop, characterized by a precise melodicism that is anchored by the restrained baritone of Olson.
As Marlborough Farms has become a gathering place for the musicians that Ladybug has befriended over the years, the band took advantage of this situation by recruiting many of them to contribute to their latest full length Can’t Wait Another Day. The album features spirited contributions from members of Aislers Set, Architecture in Helsinki, The Clientele, Jens Lekman, Kevin Barker (Currituck Co., Vetiver), Heather McIntosh (Circulatory System, Instruments), Roy Nathanson (Lounge Lizards/Jazz Passengers) and others.
The first fruits of these sessions were heard on 2006’s Here Comes The Rain EP, which also introduced two new members to the family, with Kyle Forester and Ben Crum of Great Lakes enhancing the Ladybug sound by adding inspired keyboards and guitar. Tragically though, drummer San Fadyl, a beloved figure in the indie rock community, passed away in April of this year due to complications from severe asthma. In addition to their own album, The Ladybug Transistor have recently worked with Soft Machine legend Kevin Ayers on his long-awaited new album Unfairground (Lomax Records).
1. Always On The Telephone
2. I'm Not Mad Enough
3. Here Comes The Rain
5. This Old Chase
6. For No Other
7. Three Days From Now
9. So Blind
10. Broken Links
11. California Stopover
12. Lord, Don't Pass Me By