British Sea Power Valhalla Dancehall

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Released 11 Jan. 2011
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Valhalla Dancehall MP3
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Valhalla Dancehall is the band’s fourth album proper, following the Mercury-nominated Do You Like Rock Music? in 2008 and the Man Of Aran soundtrack in 2009. With its title, Valhalla Dancehall invokes a wild-eyed internationalism, alluding to both the Norse mythos and Jamaican discos – to the Viking heaven and Caribbean goodtimes. BSP are maybe unlikely to be taking up residence in downtown Kingston, but the album title and the music it comes with are antidotes to limited horizons and parochial mindsets. BSP have recently played live inside the Arctic Circle and atop the Great Wall Of China. With its ambition and sense of wonder, the new album mirrors such globe-girdling scope. “We almost called the album Return Of The Gender Benders,” says BSP frontman Yan. “It was a fun title, but it also had a more serious side. The music we were recording made us want to link ourselves with people who aren’t afraid to stand out. Another working title was The Interstellar Sussex Downs – a mix of the near and the far. It’s our most ambitious record yet and there’s a bit of a party theme – the word 'party' features a few times. Lee Perry and Odin are both there, in Valhalla where the bar stays open for eternity. Four albums in and we're finally learning to enjoy ourselves...” The album was co-produced by BSP and Graham Sutton, who the band worked with on Do You Like Rock Music? and the Man Of Aran OST.
Orders include bonus 5 song CD of non-album tracks (Rough Trade Webstore EXCLUSIVE while supplies last) LPs contain MP3 download coupon. Valhalla Dancehall is the band's fourth album proper, following the Mercury-nominated Do You Like Rock Music? in 2008 and the Man Of Aran soundtrack in 2009. With its title, Valhalla Dancehall invokes a wild-eyed internationalism, alluding to both the Norse mythos and Jamaican discos to the Viking heaven and Caribbean goodtimes. British Sea Power are maybe unlikely to be taking up residence in downtown Kingston, but the album title and the music it comes with are antidotes to limited horizons and parochial mindsets. Oh, and it rocks HARD. Includes "Who's in Control?".
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Description Orders include bonus 5 song CD of non-album tracks (Rough Trade Webstore EXCLUSIVE while supplies last) LPs contain MP3 download coupon. Valhalla Dancehall is the band's fourth album proper, following the Mercury-nominated Do You Like Rock Music? in 2008 and the Man Of Aran soundtrack in 2009. With its title, Valhalla Dancehall invokes a wild-eyed internationalism, alluding to both the Norse mythos and Jamaican discos to the Viking heaven and Caribbean goodtimes. British Sea Power are maybe unlikely to be taking up residence in downtown Kingston, but the album title and the music it comes with are antidotes to limited horizons and parochial mindsets. Oh, and it rocks HARD. Includes "Who's in Control?".
Short Description Valhalla Dancehall is the band’s fourth album proper, following the Mercury-nominated Do You Like Rock Music? in 2008 and the Man Of Aran soundtrack in 2009. With its title, Valhalla Dancehall invokes a wild-eyed internationalism, alluding to both the Norse mythos and Jamaican discos – to the Viking heaven and Caribbean goodtimes. BSP are maybe unlikely to be taking up residence in downtown Kingston, but the album title and the music it comes with are antidotes to limited horizons and parochial mindsets. BSP have recently played live inside the Arctic Circle and atop the Great Wall Of China. With its ambition and sense of wonder, the new album mirrors such globe-girdling scope. “We almost called the album Return Of The Gender Benders,” says BSP frontman Yan. “It was a fun title, but it also had a more serious side. The music we were recording made us want to link ourselves with people who aren’t afraid to stand out. Another working title was The Interstellar Sussex Downs – a mix of the near and the far. It’s our most ambitious record yet and there’s a bit of a party theme – the word 'party' features a few times. Lee Perry and Odin are both there, in Valhalla where the bar stays open for eternity. Four albums in and we're finally learning to enjoy ourselves...” The album was co-produced by BSP and Graham Sutton, who the band worked with on Do You Like Rock Music? and the Man Of Aran OST.
Release Date Jan 10, 2011
Immediate Download No
Download Coupon No
Is this a BUNDLE? No
Export as Individual Orders? No
Artist British Sea Power
Label Rough Trade
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