Tuesday, March 29, 2011

a blog of many things good.

first, in a deck clearing way, people asked us to do this so we did:

a complete 21 song collection of b-sides and remixes and otherwise unavailable stuffs, with loads of arts by lewes and relevant lyrics and linernotes. if you buy it, we'll have money to make more shirts, thus keeping the product cycle going and inadvertently aiding the death of humanity by encouraging investment and emotional attachments to material possessions. but, you still should buy it cos there's some good songs, like.


hello. good news then (for you)

might as well just show you the press release:
johnny foreigner and alcopop are proud to present "certain songs are cursed", a four song frisbee-ep, available 18th April. these songs are the first fruits from 2 months of writing and recording in our home town for our third proper album. It's going pretty great thanks, we think we're nearly done.

One of the most cool and weirdly fulfilling things about being in a band is hearing stories from strangers about how your music has soundtracked various important moments in their lives; how your sounds are forever intimately tied into someone else's most awesome memories; their perfect summers, legendary roadtrips, first kisses with future lovers. We're flattered by both chance and choice. It's these happy stories of synchronicity that are sure to warm our hearts long after we lose whatever skillsets we have and the bayliffs kick the door in. Certain songs tho, are forever cursed. Think of your own; perhaps by chance it spoilt an otherwise perfect moment 10 years ago and still repeatedly pops up to remind you. Maybe you selected it yourself, to frame an event that never transpired. Maybe it just pure shits on your ears, and every radio play, or advert sync, or mentions by random girls about how the way he sings is like, so sexy tho, feels like god laughing as he punches you in the face. Whatever, calm down. you'd never select it again but it's out there, public property for ever, and permanently fused to that kiss that didn't, or that night you shouldn't have, or that awful time you...
of course, such hippy talk is entirely personal and subjective, which is why we can say with 100% confidence, that none of these four songs are in anyway cursed, hex'd, star-crossed or otherwise bedeviled, and any displeasure you encounter whilst listening is entirely your own problem. good luck!

for this release, us and alcopop have chosen to eschew standard packaging in favour of a more practical, if less catalogable design we firmly believe will revolutionise the upcoming summer, where, as everyone knows, there's never a frisbee around when you need one. our artwork, as always, is drawn by lewes herriot.

certain songs are cursed:

1. what drummers get
2. twin sisterzz
3. johnny foreigner vs you (cursed version)
4. certain songs

we would also like it to be known that, despite having no luck so far, our campaign to get wil wheaton to write and perform a minute long monologue will continue until we at least get a ghost written "no" in reply. The sampled voice on "certain songs" was sent anonymously to us, if it's you, then thank you.


frisbee-ep. frisbeep: we'll have a superltd amount to sell on tour, so best pre-order your frisbeep from alcopop right here. frisbeep. + other rad deals from our label involving other rad bands. rad/rad/frisbeep. anyway, thats enough talky, listen up these:

What Drummers Get by johnny foreigner Johnny Foreigner Vs You (Cursed Version) by johnny foreigner

we hope you like them and go buy our frisbeep and are all like, shit i cannot wait for this album. back soon, with news of actual european discos. that we're playing. gigs. at.


Squallmuzza said...

So uhm, this is all sounding pretty fucking amazing. Words can't express the happiness of knowing this comes out just after payday.

Shatners_Basoon said...

Looking forward to this - is the 'curse song' thing a Phonogram reference, by any chance?

Lirpa Olof said...

Hi guys,

Quick question: your song 'Robert Scargill Wins First Prize', how did you come up with that title?

The thing is this, I have a friend with that very same name and, as it is not that common a name, I was wondering if we're "sharing" the same guy!


Lirpa Olof

tom said...

ahoy there, which of the songs on the frisbeep are going on the album? just curious.

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