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Captured Tracks reissues, pays tribute to The Wake

By March 14, 2011No Comments

VIDEO: The Wake – “On Our Honeymoon” Fan Video

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In celebration of record store day, Captured Tracks is releasing two classic, hard to find singles by highly influential Scottish post-punk band, The Wake. These two releases book-end the 80’s for the band, as their privately released On Our Honeymoon 7″ on Scan in 1982 was their first (and only) pre-Factory record, while Crush the Flowers 7″ is their final release in the 80’s (1989) and their first post-Factory record for the illustrious Sarah label.

In conjunction with those two releases, Captured Tracks is offer a tribute white vinyl 7″ featuring faithful and well-crafted Wake-approved covers of two classic songs by two Captured Tracks artists, Beach Fossils and Wild Nothing, available direct from the label’s site or participating stores. The bundle of all three 7″ records will come with reproduced buttons of The Wake.

The Wake
On Our Honeymoon 7″
(Captured Tracks)
Release Date: Apr. 16, 2011

1. On Our Honeymoon
2. Give Up

The Wake
Crush the Flowers 7″
(Captured Tracks)
Release Date: Apr. 16, 2011

1. Crush the Flowers
2. Carbrain

Beach Fossils / Wild Nothing
Gruesome Flowers: A Tribute to The Wake 7″
(Captured Tracks)
Street date: Apr. 26, 2011

1. Beach Fossils: “Plastic Flowers”
2. Wild Nothing: “Gruesome Castle”


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