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Listen: Two Tracks From Pumice's New Album Puny

Listen: Two Tracks From Pumice's New Album Puny

Friday 9th March, 2012 10:35AM

Pumice aka Stefan Neville has announced the release of a new album of aural adventures set for release in April via Soft Abuse. Titled Puny, the album is Neville's first full length in four years and you can sample it below via tracks 'Hey Crap Crab' and 'Covered in Spiders' (we sense a theme here...) which you can also download free...

Click here to download a copy of 'Hey Crap Crab' via soundcloud.

Also offered up for your listening pleasure is this cover of The Clovers 'Fool Fool Fool' which features on a free companion EP titled Phony.

Press Release:

"Everything Pumice owns is broken. Virgin audience members at his shows might think he is fucking up till half-way through when it becomes clear they are witnessing a perfect solo ballet of mini-cassettes, modified guitar, foot-pedal drum-kit & short-circuiting spring reverb croon. Deep into a genius career, Pumice still surprises with a subtle mastery of broke-down sounds, slowed-down Magic Band rhythms, crumbling chord organ hymns & tragic ballads that reach deep into the very soul of Flying Nun/Xpressway anti-pop pop music. PUNY is as difficult to fathom & as easy to love as all his best work." – Glenn Donaldson

Stefan Neville - the brains, heart & voice behind Pumice - has been relatively quiet of late. PUNY  is the first Pumice full-length album in four years, following an-album-a-year pace & life on the tour, abroad in years prior. Pumice has been mainly dormant during this time, aside from a split single with Grouper, and a few other EPs; instead Neville worked closely with others (as a member of Olympus, The Coolies, The Renderers, Chris Knox/The Nothing, and The Spunks & probably more), largely leaving alone his own music & visions.

As with all other recent Pumice outings, PUNY was recorded, conceived and performed by Neville himself. It's a melancholic, oft self-effacing work - even by his standards - yet not the product of an isolated soul. Pumice is still quiet raging along, beaming truly unique transmissions from his bedroom studio in Auckland, New Zealand.


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