Amor de Días, the long-term collaboration between Alasdair MacLean (The Clientele) and Lupe Núñez-Fernández (Pipas), will release their sophomore album The House at Sea on January 29. Today, Chickfactor premiered "Jean's Waving," the first single from The House at Sea.
Recorded by Brian O’Shaughnessy (My Bloody Valentine, Primal Scream, Denim, Birdie) on 1970s valve equipment with a feeling for space and a deliberately limited palette, all the elements of which had to count,The House at Sea turned out to be anything but spartan. There are samba and flamenco rhythms rubbing up against Flying Nun-style pop and the mid-80s bossa of bands like Antena and Weekend, as well as melancholy film themes in waltz time and quiet folk tunes, sung in English and in Spanish.
Listen to "Jean's Waving" now at the Merge SoundCloud page
While their debut album Street of the Love of Days took three years to make, The House at Sea was recorded and mixed in only nine days. As a result, the sessions centered around a smaller band—the twin Spanish guitars and voices of Núñez-Fernández and MacLean, and an occasional rhythm section of James Hornsey and Howard Monk, both formerly of The Clientele.
Pre-order The House at Sea now in the Merge store. LP Preorders will include a free Merge Records LP slipmat and a poster. Preorders will ship to arrive on or around the release date of January 29, 2013. Don’t forget . . . the Merge Holiday Code works on pre-orders, too!