Canadian band Kepler ran for just under a decade prior to 2006, the point when band member Jeremy Gara switched out the group for Arcade Fire. Mind you, this lot don’t sound anything like Win & Regine’s Merrie Men - 2005 LP Attic Salt (Kepler’s third full-length) oscillates between coiled emo and sprawling, wistful slowcore. Now reissued by Oscarson, the new edition of Attic Salt comes with a bonus track and a nice little booklet hidden in the cover artwork.
Vinyl LP £7.99 osc no.03
Gatefold LP on Oscarson Records. Edition of 1000 copies.
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Stunning packaging on this luxury re-issue of forgotten gem from oh so many years ago from the same people who brought you that amazingly packaged Workhouse 10". Beautiful big, busty vinyl with lovely booklet attached featuring lyrics, photos etc. Ant had this to say way back when "kind of depressing but beautiful....similar to Red House Painters and have been described as Bedhead crossed with Wilco". The latter comparison is fairly spot on. I'd also add a healthy dose of Pernice Brothers/Scud Mountain Boys to that list. Its fully of beautifully produced heartfelt alt country with whispered romantic vocals and the odd steel guitar here and there to make you weep into your beer. Hints of Elliott Smith here and there but generally its lovingly made, lush melancholic country-ish beauty. If you dig that sort of thing you'll have much to enjoy here.
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