Jeff Martin revisits his 2004 album Spoons with the help of David Pajo, Decal, Mice Parade, Jeniferever and The Dublin Guitar Quartet, among others.
‘Spoons’, the 2004 LP from Dubliner Jeff Martin, was one of the more interesting and ambitious, not to mention fine, releases of recent times. Here was a lad who obviously never got the memo about not daring to step above his station, and the results were a bona fide hit. Well, he’s upping the ambition stakes this week with the release of remix album, ‘Spoons – A Collection of Remixes, Collaborations & Interpretations", via Casino Gravity Records.
It’s a pretty stunning array of folks on deck, a cast of indie legends that I can certainly never imagine answering any calls from Thumped towers. Full list goes Minotaur Shock (4AD), Isan (Morr Music), Stephen Shannon (Halfset), John McEntire (Tortoise / The Sea & Cake), The High Llamas (V2 / Duophonic), David Pajo (Slint / Papa M / Tortoise/ Zwan), Mice Parade (Fat Cat), Decal (Planet Mu / Rotters Gold Club), Jeniferever (Drowned in Sound), Chequerboard (Lazybird), Dublin Guitar Quartet (Greyslate) and John Parish (PJ Harvey).
You can pick up it from Friday the 23rd nationwide, via RMG. Jeff and his pals in other project Halfset play a couple of dates in advance of their own impending 2nd LP, catch them with the Notwist at the Button Factory in Dublin on June 7th, and the Roisin Dubh in Galway on June 8th.
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