Saturday, August 14, 2010

Shipping News - One Less Heartless to Fear

photo by Chris Higdon

Noise Pollution is honored and beyond stoked to announce that we, along with our pals at Karate Body Records will be releasing the U.S. version of the new SHIPPING NEWS album titled "One Less Heartless to Fear." The release date will be November 16th, but the first single "The Delicate" will be available as a digital download starting on August 16th. You can check it out in the video clip below. The album was recorded by our old friend and longtime Noise Pollution compatriot Brian Lueken along with Tim Iseler and Kevin Ratterman (the vinyl was plated by Bob Weston). Album and single artwork was created by the most excellent Dan McCarthy. The official press release is as follows:

Shipping News will release a new LP/CD called "One Less Heartless ToFear" on November 16th, 2010. It's their first new full length album since "Flies The Fields" (2005) and a helluva lot has happened in the last five years. Two weddings, fatherhood, serious illness, a presidential election, multiple wars, city moves, two Batman films and lots of time with friends playing songs. These things seem to have inspired the band to make their most aggressive and adolescent album to date. Shipping News has jettisoned the long songs (and glacial tempos) of the past and is concentrating on energetic blasts of noisy rock (with a little gallows humor thrown in). While slipping into a slightly more sympathetic mood once or twice, the new songs ares tripped down and pretty much nasty.

Working for the first time with the kind folks at Karate Body and Noise Pollution (and African Tape in Europe), this album marks the 14th year of the band's existence. "One Less Heartless To Fear" features seven brand new songs and two "oldies" recorded live on a digital multitrack system at the all-ages venue Skull Alley (Louisville) and The O-Nest (Tokyo). Please enjoy the first single "The Delicate"
here or by viewing the clip below.

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