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Marineville - Fowl Swoop lp (Last Visible Dog)


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FOWL SWOOP is the 3rd album from Wellington's MarineVille. Roaring out of the blocks with 6 minutes of psych-rock blast via 'The Birds in the Trees', FOWL SWOOP delivers a series of moody pop miniatures in the best tradition of post-punk and new wave. 

Released as a 12” LP by Los Angeles label Last Visible Dog, each copy of Fowl Swoop comes in a screen-printed cover handmade by the band. Rather than Side 1 or Side 2, the band have stamped one side of the vinyl FOWL and the other side SWOOP. Says guitarist Mark Williams: We couldn't agree collectively over what should be Side 1, so we decided not to have a Side 1. My preference for Side 1 would be FOWL but Greg our drummer prefers SWOOP...

FOWL SWOOP is MarineVille's 3rd album and founding member Mark Williams describes it as the bands best release. “We really worked hard on this LP, crafting the background, the spaces between things, adding lots of subtle instrumental shading. Producing a record like assembling a jigsaw – why doesn't this fit Does it fit Etc.”

Fowl Swoop was recorded over a period of three years. Williams says the length of time was due in part to the bands DIY ethic; the cover was designed by keyboard player Jeremy Coubrough and screenprinted in the bands practice room in Wellington, the blank LP covers were imported from Chicago, the LP's pressed in Los Angeles and the plastic sleeves imported from Melbourne. The complete LP was assembled at home. 

Williams also puts the long gestation of FOWL SWOOP down to the band members busy schedule playing with other acts. Drummer Greg Cairns recently toured New Zealand and Australia play drums for Will Oldham aka Bonnie Prince Billy. Guitarist Mark Williams released an album with Bad Statistics in Belgium, Keyboardist Jeremy Coubrough runs his own cassette label Rampant Runes and plays with Signer. Since the recording of Fowl Swoop the band has been joined on bass by Denise Roughan, who last year played reformation shows in the United States and Britain with the 3D's.

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This product was added to our catalog on Thursday 30 March, 2017.

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