The Shortwave Set - Replica Sun Machine
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- Glitches 'n' Bugs
- House of Lies
- Now 'Til 69
- Distant Daze
- No Social
- Yesterdays to Come
- I Know
- Sun Machine
- The Downer Song
Gnarls Barkley man will work on the Londoners' third album
The super-producer gets to work with Shortwave Set
The Shortwave Set - Replica Sun Machine: Wikipedia Album Entry
Replica Sun Machine is the second album by The Shortwave Set.
Work began on the album shortly after the release of The Debt Collection, their debut album; and the majority of the new songs were written and even recorded. In an interview for swedish television, singer and songwriter Andrew Pettitt said that by Feb 2007 the album was completed as far as they were concerned. However, around this time, Danger Mouse heard they were working on a new album, and offered to produce it for them. This led to The Shortwave Set delaying release of the album in order to accommodate Danger Mouse's busy schedule.
Production with Danger Mouse began in May 2007. The group kept in touch with their fan base during this time in LA via a series of blogs on their myspace page. Their return in July was followed by a long 'radio silence', during which time they left their then current record label Independiente Records, and signed with Wall Of Sound to produce Replica Sun Machine.
Initially, it was announced the album would be released 28th April, preceded by single No Social on the 14th. However, for unknown reasons, the released date was officially pushed back for both: the 5th May and 25th April for the album and single respectively. Despite this, as of 16th April, London-based Rough Trade have been distributing the album via their online website. This has since been confirmed as a mistake by the Shortwave Set and presumably Rough Trade have ceased distribution.
As of 28th April, their myspace website and blog were reporting the CD/Vinyl versions of the album would not be released until 12th May, although digital downloads would still go ahead from 5th May.
The album was released with an exclusive bonus disc via Rough Trade. The disc included alternative versions of some songs, and a movie entitled The Shortwave Set Go To Hollywood. This, along with the title of the bonus disc, From Deptford To Hollywood, reference how the band, which began in Deptford, London, ended up working with Danger Mouse (of Gnarls Barkley fame) to produce Replica Sun Machine.
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