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The modern age is horrible. That’s a given. But there are some positive aspects to it.
Take being in a band for instance. You can now do it all for “nothing” and on your own terms. You can make believe and day dream and it’s all that little bit more “real”. Part of being in our band is trying to have all the good bits without any of the bits we don’t want. We can write as many songs as we want, record as many albums as we want, draw as many covers as we want, shoot our own videos, release stuff on our record label. We can play one show a year and pretend it’s Wembley.
To quote Robert Pollard (as is obligatory), what we do is
“count the days that we have wasted from the start speak the words and build a playground in [y]our head[s].”
We know we’ll never play Top of the Pops, we know our greatest success is probably behind us (thanks Gideon Coe), we know we’ll never actually be a successful band but we can pretend and we can dream.
So in that spirit we present what is perhaps the world’s first fan-fiction for an album, the one and only SOAP. Yes, it’s slash-fic for the 33 1/3 series, the Continuum series where a writer chooses a “classic” album and writes about it in depth. There’s been about 80 of these bad boys.
Max knew no one would write one about us so, in carrying on in our delusion, we prefer the term “building a playground in our heads”, he wrote one himself as a Christmas present to us all. Enjoy.
Have a look at out “interview” directed by Adam John Miller, shot by Birgy and conducted by Jake Sinetos.
Nordin grew up in Los Angeles. Her first release, the Airwalker EP appeared in 2007 courtesy of K Records. It included a cover of the Siouxsie and the Banshees song, “Lunar Camel.” The EP was described by Pitchfork Media as “cryptic, compelling short” with “half-crooned, half-spoken vocals into a bed of interlocking guitars, rigid beats, and analogue synths, creating an air of mystery out of disconnected images.”
Her first full-length, A Place Where We Could Go followed in 2008. In its review, Allmusic pictured her way of singing as a mix between Gene Vincent,Buddy Holly, Morrissey and Alan Vega.
In 2009, the singer released the critically acclaimed Slow Dance. To promote the release, she embarked on a tour throughout the year, including dates at the Primavera Festival.
In 2010, Nordin described her third album Splash as “Pavement meets Evol-era Sonic Youth played by Siouxsie Sioux.” Splash was released at the end of May : a tour was later cancelled due to health problems.
A Rachel Carnival Barker is a person who attempts to attract patrons to entertainment events, such as a circus or funfair, by exhorting passing public, describing attractions of show and emphasizing variety, novelty, beauty, or some other feature believed to incite listeners to attend entertainment. A Rachel Carnival Barker may conduct a brief free show, introducing performers and describing acts to be given at the feature performance. Professional Rachel Carnival Barkers strongly dislike the term and instead refer to themselves as “talkers.”
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