Lafayette

by The Golden Dregs

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about

Hell it's been a long time coming, but boy was it worth the wait. Today we're delighted to be sharing news of the debut album from The Golden Dregs - the project of the magnificient Benjamin Woods.

Ben has spent the past four years filtering Falmouth life into his first full length album - Lafayette. What plays out is a rich representation of small town living; from the churn of the rumour mill to the assortment of intriguing characters that only seem to exist far away from motorways, itsu chains and the relative anonymonity afforded by city living.

With a musical approach inspired by 70’s Americana and jam bands - The Basement Tapes, The Grateful Dead and the Mussel Shoals scene - Lafayette is an album fit for longer evenings​ full of simpler decisions. It's jangly summer-summoning pop for the hours when the sun is dissappearing below the sea.

With contributions from some of the town's best musicians - the Cleave brothers (The Red Cords), Samuel Stacpoole (Holiday Ghosts), Jake Wilbourne (The Black Tambourines) and plenty more, the album was recorded at the now closed Troubador Studios in a converted warehouse space.

We're delighted to be teaming up with Cornwall based label Krautpop to be releasing the album on a lovely black 12" record (limited to 300 copies) as well as a small run of handmade CD packages. It's due out on Friday 25th May but you can pre-order the album right now. Anyone who orders in the first 7 days will receive an instant download of a Adaptation plus a (really good) Gorgeous Bully cover. Alongside the record we've also created a small booklet which comes with both the CD and vinyl versions of the album. All artwork was created in collaboration with Jay Harper, probably our favourite Falmouth artist.

credits

released May 25, 2018

Matthew Cleave plays drums.
Ryan Cleave plays bass.
Samuel Stacpoole plays lead guitar.
Jacob Wilbourne plays keys, rhythm guitar on tracks 3 and 11 and sings backing vocals.
Benjamin Woods sings and plays rhythm guitar and percussion.
Hannah Woods plays saxophone. Kath Williams plays cello.

Additional backing vocals are sung by Yoko Mizoguchi, Katja
Rackin, Michael Clark, Toby Mitchell and Louis Willbourne.

Produced by Benjamin Woods, with guidance from Christopher
Gray and Louisa Kimmins.

Mostly recorded May 11th - 13th 2015 at Troubador Studios,
Falmouth. Vocals recorded, re-recorded and re-re-recorded in U.K
bedrooms until October 10th 2017, when enough was enough.

Painting and illustrations by Jay Harper.

Released by Art is Hard Records and Krautpop!

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Art Is Hard Records UK

Small independent record label run by two friends, one of us works in an office and the other doesn't. The label was started by two friends influenced by the attitude and ethics of labels such as Factory, Wichita, Anticon and Dischord.

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