Our ninth Record of the Month for 2023 is Sit Down For Dinner, the splendid and highly anticipated new LP from Blonde Redhead.
What a treat! NYC icons (they really are) Blonde Redhead return for the first new LP in seven years and the trio have evolved again. From their punk roots, through shoegaze and all sort else, they have always brought in lush timbres and styles to take their sound somewhere unique. Sit Down For Dinner is just so hypnotic.
Listen | "Before"
Many of the songs lock into grooves, seemingly fading in and out, like perfectly formed little dreams. Kazu Makino sounds amazing, hazy and alluring but still so direct with her voice. The brothers Pace weave around one another too, with complex and knotty layers; a multiplex of sounds made to sound like indie pop. That takes smarts!
We know that you all love a fact, so, the album is named after a quote from Joan Didion’s novel ‘The Year of Magical Thinking’, and album reflects on the importance of family dinner rituals and how they have been lost during the pandemic. Simone explains; “I know a lot of people eat and run, eat in front of their TV, or don’t care about it too much—and that’s OK—but we really do.”
Listen | "Melody Experiment"
Sit Down For Dinner is a brilliantly considered album. It is full of lush little hooks and sounds exactly like it was made by a trio who have been doing this since the mid nineties. Great stuff!
Available on limited "Yoghurt" White colour vinyl.
Sit Down For Dinner is the ninth release of 2023 for those of you signed up to the Drift Record of the Month Club.
Available in three, six or twelve month configurations, you can join the Drift Record of the Month Club and start adding to your amazing collection. Each month you will receive one new album on either vinyl or CD, based on your subscription type. The first delivery (whether CD or LP) will also include a complimentary Drift tote bag.
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Recent 'Record of the Month' albums at Drift have included; Bonnie "Prince" Billy, Georgia, Cory Hanson, Overmono, North Americans, H. Hawkline, Yo La Tengo, The Murder Capital, Goat Girl, Black Country, New Road, Jane Weaver, Dry Cleaning, Squid, White Flowers, Stephen Fretwell, Chubby and the Gang, Low, BADBADNOTGOOD, Damon Albarn, Geese, Silverbacks, Cate Le Bon, Huerco S., Daniel Rossen, Kevin Morby, Vintage Crop, Viagra Boys, The Lounge Society, Jockstrap, Trevor Beales, Aoife Nessa Frances and Sarathy Korwar.