Now, I did write about this over at God Is In The TV, but it’s such a great track that I had to share it here as well.
George McFall has announced that he will release his new album XIV: Surrounder (sic)on February 1 next year. His last album God Save The Clean was released in 2012. It will be released on Tenement Records, who have also released acclaimed records by the likes of Aberfeldy and Dominic Waxing Lyrical.
Ahead of the album’s release, the first track to be made available is ‘Autumn.’
‘Autumn’ is a wonderfully dark single, fitting in perfectly as the nights seem to get ever longer, and fitting in with the peculiarly Scottish melancholia of the likes of Mogwai and Twilight Sad, and processed through the post-punk electric sounds of the likes of Gary Numan and John Foxx-era Ultravox. It has been described as a soundtrack to youthful oblivion; a moving reflection on age, death, rebirth and the passage of time. This is perfectly encapsulated by the video. The single is released on November 30.
The album was written and recorded by George at his Tottenham studio and Ali Moniak‘s Arcadia Audio studio in Edinburgh, and drums were played by Murray Briggs (Oi Polloi, Aberfeldy) and Ali Moniack (Kling Klang). The album was mixed by Aaron Cupples (the Drones, Civil Civic, Kirin j Callinan).
Amongst the titles unveiled so far for the album are covers of the main theme from the Incredible String Band‘s ‘A Very Cellular Song‘ and Dominic Waxing Lyrical’s ‘Change,’ ‘Practice,’ ‘Nargo‘ and album-closer ‘Norman.’