Compilation of The Rocks’ first three singles on ScratchyThe Rocks were part of a vibrant early noughties live music scene in London energised by the tidal wave of new music from the States that included The Strokes, White Stripes, Interpol and Yeah Yeah Yeahs. Their gigs would elasticate from chaos to genius sometimes within a single song.. if they managed to get to the end of it. Given their appetite for destruction maybe it was inevitable that their debut album proper ‘Asking For Trouble’ would end up in the shadow of their myth - this early snapshot however captures a band who were having too much fun to care what the future might hold..
1. Everybody In The Place
2. We Got It
4. I Won't Need You When You're Dead
5. Save The Wolf
7. The Bomb
Release date: April 2004 (previously only available in Europe)
Entrance Records & Tapes
Release Date: 05/02/2021
What if Rimbaud met Roy Orbison, on acid in a room full of synthesizers, after a late night wander through the haunted streets of New Orleans? Is getting lost the only way to ever be found? At what point does the hero’s journey become a fool’s errand?
Nearly two decades into a lifer’s voyage of shapeshifting through shadowy realms of the American underground, Guy Blakeslee, poses these and other conundrums on his dramatic new album, Postcards From The Edge (Entrance Records).
Recorded in New Orleans at the house studio of Preservation Hall Jazz Band, with former Sonic Ranch engineer and producer, Enrique Tena Padilla (Oh Sees, Wand), and featuring appearances from singers Lael Neale, Hale May, Rachel Fannan, and drummer Derek James of The Entrance Band,
Postcards From The Edge is electrified by the spirit of sonic experimentation, and the fervent desire to chart a map into unknown territory. Across the record’s seven tracks, Blakeslee’s questing lyrics teem with stormy emotion, his plaintive voice finding succor in richly-textured melodies that soar over lushly-produced soundscapes, always on the verge of collapse.
Release Date: 04/12/2020
“Ginger gave me two instructions: “Loud guitars and loud crowd”….I didn’t have a choice in either as that’s what was captured during the recording” - Live album producer Dave Draper