Tindersticks Get "Hungry" In September

“… beautiful, tempered
melancholy and delicate irony…”

By Blurt Staff

 

 

Tindersticks’ first album in five years, The Hungry Saw, drops September 16
courtesy Canadian tastemaker label Constellation. (Import-bin trawlers may have
already spotted it earlier this year; it came out in April in Europe
on Beggars Banquet.)

 

We are advised that the album  finds original members Stuart Staples, David
Boulter and Neil Fraser augmented by the rhythm section of Thomas Belhom
(drums) and Dan McKinna (bass). A long list of guest players was also included
in the sessions, including Terry Edwards on horns and brass arrangements, and
Lucy Wilkins on lead violin and string arrangements. Recorded at Le Chien
Chanceux studio, The Hungry Saw sessions were unlike any the band had previously known. The bulk of the
recording came in a breakneck blast of just eight inspired days, with the
quality and quantity of songs making for some hard choices when it came to
whittle things down to a cohesive album.

 

“While cloaked in the inimitably beautiful, tempered
melancholy and delicate irony that has marked Tindersticks’ past oeuvre, The Hungry Saw bristles with renewed
energy, focus, experimentation and, yes, even playfulness. It is a welcome return
by one of the most interesting and literate English bands of the last two
decades. Constellation’s North American edition of The Hungry Saw features revised artwork printed on a cardstock CD
gatefold jacket, accompanied by a lyric booklet printed on fine artstock
recycled paper. The LP release is on 180 gram virgin vinyl with multiple
inserts. The album will also be available as a digital download this summer.”

 

Interestingly, the band’s been on hiatus since 2003’s Waiting for the Moon. During that time
Staples released two solo platters and did a film soundtrack. Then in 2006 the
band came back together to perform their eponymous 1995 album in its entirety
as part of ATP’s acclaimed “Don’t Look Back” series. The ad hoc reunion
clicked, and the Tindersticks were back on track, ultimately leading to this
new record.

 

Tracklisting:

 

 1.  Introduction

 2.  Yesterdays Tomorrows

 3.  The Flicker Of A Little Girl

 4.  Come Feel The Sun

 5.  E-Type

 6.  The Other Side Of The World

 7.  The Organist Entertains

 8.  The Hungry Saw

 9.  Mother Dear

10. Boobar Come Back To Me

11. All The Love

12. The Turns We Took

 

Tindersticks Tour
Dates:

 

Jul 20 2008      9:45P

            Latitude
Festival         Southwold, Suffolk

Aug 8 2008     9:30P

            Sudoeste
Festival        Zambujeira do Mar

Aug 14 2008   8:00P

            Route Du
Rock Festival         St Malo

Aug 15 2008   8:00P

            Pukkelpop
Festival      Hasselt-Kiewit

Aug 16 2008   8:00P

            Down On The
Farm    Gribsrod Gard, 1796 Kornsjo

Aug 29 2008   8:00P

            Electric
Picnic Festival (29/30/31 August) – tindersticks day tbc       Stradbally, Laois

Sep 11 2008    9:00P

            Nasa    Reykjavik

Sep 14 2008    8:00P

            End Of The
Road Festival      Dorset

 

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