Take a look at the image above of Wingman and tell me, what isn’t there to like? You’ve got records, comics, skateboards, and pizza. It is all good stuff and makes its way into the list of the Leeds, UK group’s list of influences as well as the subject matter of their solidly catchy songs.
The trio is going to be releasing their first single this September as the kick-off release of Fear & Records‘s new collection of limited edition singles. The series of releases which will feature ten bands over the next six months doesn’t just focus on music, but photographers as well.
Each limited run of 100 CDs will include a cover focused on a photograph and some of the discs in the collection will include hand-numbered Polaroids with an exhibition featuring the photos slated to take place at the close of the project with live performances from the bands.
Leading up to their fifth studio album, Sour Notebook, Marmoset are releasing a new single “Doo Wop” with b-side “She’s Wearing Rings” on Joyful Noise Recordings. As should be clear based on the above image and post title, the single is going to be made available on cassette and will be available in a limited run of 100 copies hand-numbered by the band.
In addition to the cassette format, the two songs will be mad available digitally for free. In fact, we have both tracks available for you to download below and you can always get them directly from Joyful Noise.
The Charlatans will be releasing their 10-track album Who We Touch in North America on September 14 via The End Records. The UK quintet will be touring across the U.S. and Canada beginning on September 7th in support of the release.
09/07: Atlanta, GA @ The Loft
09/08: Chapel Hill, NC @ Cat’s Cradle
09/09: Washington, DC @ Black Cat
09/10: Boston, MA @ Royale
09/11: Hoboken, NJ @ Maxwell’s
09/13: New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
09/14: Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
09/15: Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s
09/16: Montreal, QC @ Cabaret
09/17: Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace
09/18: Chicago, IL @ Double Door
09/20: San Francisco, CA @ Bimbo’s
09/21: Costa Mesa, CA @ Detroit Bar
09/22: Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey
* w/ Via Audio
# w/ Hooray for Earth
& w/ AB & the Sea
^ w/ Elizabeth & the Catapult
08/06: Chicago, IL @ Lollapalooza BMI Stage
08/07: Chicago, IL @ Official Lollapalooza After-Party at Bottom Lounge
09/15: Boston, MA @ Great Scott *
09/16: Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg *
09/17: Baltimore, MD @ Sonar *
09/18: Charlottesville, VA- The Southern Cafe & Music Hall *
09/20: Louisville, KY @ The Vernon Club *#
09/21: St Louis, MO @ Cicero’s *#
09/22: Little Rock, AR @ Juanita’s Cantina Ballroom *#
09/23: Houston, TX @ House of Blues *#
09/24: Austin, TX @ The ND at 501 Studios *#
09/25: Frisco, TX @ Oysterfest *#
09/28: San Diego, CA @ The Loft UCSD #&
09/30: Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo #&
10/02: San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill #&
10/04: Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios #&
10/05: Seattle, WA @ High Dive #&
10/07: Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court #&
10/08: Denver, CO @ Hi Dive #&
10/09: Omaha, NE @ Slowdown Jr #
10/11: Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry ^
10/12: Milwaukee, WI @ The Cactus Club ^
10/14: Indianapolis, IN @ MOKB Presents @ Radio Radio ^
10/15: Pittsburgh, PA @ The Brillobox ^
10/16: Washington, DC @ The Black Cat ^
Leading up to the release date, an Arab Strap Reissue Twitter Contest is being held. By partaking in the contest you’ll get to watch videos featuring Arab Strap’s Aidan Moffat and have a chance to win an Arab Strap prize pack.
If you need a little bit more than the talk of social media to get you in the mood, here are some tracks for you to enjoy: