Fontaines D.C.

A Hero's Death

£19.99
  • Fontaines D.C. - A Hero's Death
31st July 2020 / CD & LP / Partisan Records
"The Dublin band deliver a difficult but powerful second album full of songwriting that stares life in the face"
★★★★★
 

Fontaines D.C.

A Hero's Death

£19.99
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As a whole it feels tense and loud and brash, but track to track there is a lot of intricacy in what they are doing, the builds are slow and careful, everything has a mood and the hazy spells never get broken.

A Hero's Death arrives battered and bruised, albeit beautiful - a heady and philosophical take on the modern World, and it's great uncertainty.

Deluxe 2LP : 45rpm cut Double LP on 180g black vinyl. Cut at Abbey Road Studios. Double gatefold LP. Comes with 12”x12” photo/lyric book.

+ Limited Edition Coloured  Single LP on Stormy Blue Vinyl.

+ Standard Edition on Single Black vinyl.

A Hero's Death is an intensely confident, patient, and complex follow up that follows their acclaimed debut album 'Dogrel' - released in April 2019, that earned  Dublin's Fontaines D.C. the Mercury Prize nomination and scored high on many End Of Year lists.  

'A Hero's Death' is the kind of second offering that makes you desperately hope & pray that this is just the beginning of a generation-defining catalogue. Although it's an intensely confident record, it is also much more subtle, patient & complex. It arrives battered, bruised & beautiful - a heady & philosophical take on the modern world, equally elating & heartbreaking - made all the more visecral & lucid once again by the hand of super producer Dan Carey.

The album artwork features the death of a hero, the statue of the mythic Celtic Irish hero Cú Chulainn, dead after tying himself to a tree to fight an entire rival army. The statue has long been on display in the General Post Office in Dublin, Fontaines D.C.'s hometown.

Deluxe 2LP:
A1 I Don't Belong
A2 Love Is The Main Thing
A3 Televised Mind
B1 A Lucid Dream
B2 You Said
B3 Oh Such A Spring
C1 A Hero's Death
C2 Living In America
C3 I Was Not Born
D1 Sunny
D2 No

LP: Standard Black Vinyl and Limited Blue Vinyl.
A1 I Don't Belong
A2 Love Is The Main Thing
A3 Televised Mind
A4 A Lucid Dream
A5 You Said
A6 Oh Such A Spring
B1 A Hero's Death
B2 Living In America
B3 I Was Not Born
B4 Sunny
B5 No

Format /CD & LP
Released /31st July 2020
Catalogue / PTKF2182-3
Barcode / 0720841218234
Artist / Fontaines D.C.
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