Modern Studies

The Weight of the Sun

£22.99
  • Modern Studies - The Weight of the Sun
8th May 2020 / CD & LP / Fire Records

Modern Studies

The Weight of the Sun

£22.99
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Dinked Edition No. 43

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• Limited to just 300 copies, world-wide
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'The Weight of the Sun' is the new album from kosmiche folk-rock quartet Modern Studies. A glorious compendium of haunted disco hallelujahs, mercurial krautrock chorales, cosmic pop adagios and euphoric, resilient, anthems. The album sees principal songwriters Emily Scott and Rob St John further their warm, esoteric field studies with Pete Harvey and Joe Smillie, as previously reconnoitred on ‘Swell To Great’ (2016) and ‘Welcome Strangers’ (2018). 

There is a strange familiarity, and a welcome strangeness, in the quiet alchemy of Modern Studies.

“The exact point where Fairport Convention meet Jim O’Rourke at a remote Scottish railway station.” Tim Burgess.

“Melancholic magic… recalls Johnny Marr’s hazier reveries and the febrile, electrified folk of Polly Harvey’s 'Let England Shake'.” UNCUT.

“Setting the standards for intelligent pop” Record Collector.

Side A
1. Photograph
2. Run for Cover
3. Heavy Water
4. She
5. Corridors
6. Signs of Use

Side B
7. Brother
8. The Blue of Distance
9. Back to the City
10. Jacqueline
11. Spaces
12. Shape of Light

Format /CD & LP
Released /8th May 2020
Catalogue / FIRELP598X
Barcode / 809236159878
Artist / Modern Studies
Label /Fire Records
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