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Cat no. ARM47LP

A1 Iwan
A2 The Fathom Line
A3 All Is Forgotten
A4 In Shadows Under Trees
A5 If Ever There Is Gladness
B1 Beyond The Heath
B2 The Genesis
B3 (I'm) Telescoping
B4 Language Of Faint Theory
B5 Bellefield Moon

It's safe to say The Hazey Janes have undergone their fair share of globetrotting in their ten years together, all the while refining their zig-zag path from country to psych to power pop. They've headlined throughout the UK, played in support to the likes of Elbow, Idlewild and Snow Patrol, made two trips to the SXSW festival in Austin, Texas - where they showed their versatility by being able to open for both Susanna Hoffs and The Presidents of the United States of America. Since 2011's The Winter That Was, the group's third album, the quartet have undertaken some of their most rigorous and prestigious tours to date, opening as guests for Wilco on the European leg of their world tour and, more recently, Deacon Blue - the latter culminating with a sold out performance at London's Royal Albert Hall. Inspired and rejuvenated by their time in Spain, where their dates with Wilco concluded, the band ensconced themselves in the country's South-west to record fourth album, Language of Faint Theory, returning to El Puerto De Santa Maria to collaborate with Paco Loco (The Posies, The Sadies, Josh Rouse) and John Agnello (Kurt Vile, Sonic Youth, The Hold Steady), the team that produced and mixed their debut, 2006's critically lauded Hotel Radio. Engineering skills aside, one of the main the reasons we chose Paco's studio is the vast array of vintage recording equipment and weird and wonderful guitars and keyboards he collects. The whole session went down to two-inch tape via an old 1970s Cadac console from Scorpion Studios in London which was previously used by Queen, T-Rex, Supertramp and goodness knows how many other bands that swanned in through their doors. John then mixed down to quarter-inch tape, completing the album's warm analogue sound, which we had our hearts set on from the start says front-man, Andrew Mitchell. No matter how far the apple drops from the tree, home is where the heart is, and within lead single, The Fathom Line's chiming, saturated guitar-pop and euphoric vocals is a homage to their beloved hometown of Dundee. Mitchell explains; For many years Dundee's long and illustrious, if somewhat tumultuous, past has been the source of much debate and deliberation in both song and literature. While The Fathom Line continues that tradition, weaving through tragedy and triumph of the history that hangs in the air through the city by the Silvery Tay, it observes and celebrates the plight of the underdog. Bassist Matthew Marra elaborates, While the recording of the album may have been geographically detached from the East coast of Scotland, there's a strong narrative of our lives in Dundee running through Language of Faint Theory. The year leading up to the recording was a particularly emotional one for the four of us and that certainly infiltrated the writing process. All the songs depict events, people and places in and around the City of Dundee. ...cruising between REM, The Byrds, and The Beatles, awash in glistening three-part harmonies... Classic Rock