The Wake > A Light Far Out (LTMCD 2550 / FBN 64)
LTM releases the first studio album in 15 years by ex-Factory/Sarah band The Wake. Entitled 'A Light Far Out' the recording is their first since the band reformed in 2009 to play selected live dates in Brussels, London, Paris and New York. Core duo Caesar (guitar, bass and vocals) and Carolyn Allen (keyboards and vocals) worked with Ian Catt (St Etienne), Duncan Cameron (Teenage Fanclub) and remixer Drew Diver of NYC-based duo Horse Shoes.
'A Light Far Out' is out 7 May 2012 on CD/Download.
"Really it's been a process of rediscovery," says Caesar. "After getting back together to play the Factory Night at Plan K in Brussels, then going on to play a few more gigs, we set about making a fifth album. Hopefully it combines elements from our past recordings with our more recent work as The Occasional Keepers - to create something that resonates in the present day."
Talk About the Past: Often described as the missing link between Postcard Records and Factory, The Wake formed in Glasgow in 1981 after Caesar quit pre-fame Altered Images. After two albums and a slew of singles for iconic Manchester label Factory Records, The Wake joined esteemed indiepop label Sarah for two more albums between 1991 and 1994, Caesar and Carolyn then deciding to focus on experimental theatre work as 12 Stars. The duo also recorded two albums as The Occasional Keepers in collaboration with Bobby Wratten of The Field Mice/Trembling Blue Stars, and were tickled pink by Nouvelle Vague's recent cover of O Pamela. Melancholy Man, another track from their 1985 album Here Comes Everybody, recently appeared on the Late Night Tales compilation curated by MGMT.
Record Store Day 2013 vinyl edition
Factory Benelux presents a strictly limited Factory Benelux (FBN 64) vinyl edition of A Light Far Out. It is a limited edition pressing of 500 copies and released to mark Record Store Day on Saturday 20 April 2013.