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Download: David Kilgour and the Heavy Eights - Diamond Mine

Download: David Kilgour and the Heavy Eights - Diamond Mine

Monday 28th February, 2011 11:56AM

The Clean's David Kilgour has announced a new album with his Heavy Eights combo. Titled Left By Soft the new album is out April 18th via Arch Hill in NZ and Merge in the US.

"Diamond Mine" is the first single from the new album you can download it below - first though, here's the goss behind the album...

Press Release:

The album was recorded in the Catlins, about two hours south of Dunedin, New Zealand, in an old lodge surrounded by native bush, birds, and the sea. David spent about a week down there with the Heavy Eights. Thomas Bell engineered and produced but also played bass and cooked the band awesome meals every night. After chilling out most mornings, the band would start recording mid afternoon into the night. Apart from a couple of overblown tracks, they kept overdubs to a minimum and when mixing left most takes as is - no cleaning up via Pro Tools editing, etc.

"To me, it sounds like the band on a good night, warts and all," says Kilgour. "It's probably the first real "band" LP I've made since Frozen Orange or the David Kilgour and the Heavy 8's LP from the mid '90s."

Left by Soft, his first album in four years with the Heavy Eights (Taane Tokona on drums, Tony de Raad on guitar and keyboards, and Thomas Bell on bass and keyboards), comes on the heels of the Clean's excellent 2009 outing, Mister Pop. You could say it's all part of a late-career renaissance, but that implies there's been some sort of valley in his 30 years of making music. This time, there are more of the elegantly chiming chords and beautifully drifting solos, all presented with Kilgour's sparkling pop sensibilities.

Track listing:

1. Left By Soft
2. Way Down Here
3. A Break in the Weather
4. Steel Arrow
5. Pop Song
6. Autumn Sun
7. Theme
8. Diamond Mine
9. I'll Walk Back Up That Hill
10. Could Be On My Way
11. Purple Balloon


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