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We're celebrating the 20th anniversary of the release of Good Humor with a tour of the US and Canada this September andtickets go on sale tomorrow.
We’ll be playing the album in it’s entirety, followed by a set of hits, old classics, and a brand new song or two.
Good Humorwas originally released in the US by Sub Pop in 1998, and was the first full album we'd made together since Tiger Bay in 1994. It became our best selling album in North America, with album tracks like Goodnight Jack, Mr Donut and Been So Long proving to be more popular there than anywhere else.
It had been recorded in Malmo, Sweden with producer Tore Johansson at the entirely analogue Tambourine studio, where he had previously helmed the Cardigans' Life and First Band On The Moon albums. We lived in an apartment in the city together for six weeks, and the spirit of bonhomie came across on such fan favourites as Sylvie, Lose That Girl and Split Screen.
Sarah: "I’m so looking forwarded to touring Good Humor this autumn with our fabulous live band! I think it’s the best live line up we’ve ever had. Drummer Mike, the amazing Bennett brothers, Gerard Johnson and of course Debsey will really bring the album to life and add a certain je ne sais quoi!"
Bob: "My memories of making Good Humor are all good, and that's not just looking back twenty years through rose-coloured glasses. Living in a flat in Malmo together for 6 weeks made it feel like we were the Monkees, and I think that spirit comes across on the album. It contained some of my favourite St Et songs, that wise owl Tore Johansson's production was exceptional, and I was thrilled when it went down so well in the States.”
We are planning just one UK Good Humor show in October. Please stay tuned for details.
Tickets for the US and Canadian dates can be purchased this Friday, 8th June, as follows but please be quick as we’re expecting most or all of these to sell out:
5 Sept New York NY - Bowery Ballroom https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1703267
6 Sept Brooklyn NY - Warsaw https://www.ticketweb.com/…/saint-etienne-celebrat…/8411895
7 Sept Washington DC - Union Stage https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1711097
9 Sept Boston MA - Brighton Music Hall https://www1.ticketmaster.com/event/010054AEF4109CB8
10 Sept Montreal QC - Thèâtre Fairmont http://theatrefairmount.tunestub.com/event.cfm?cart&id=282289
11 Sept Toronto ON CANADA - Mod Club https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1702139
13 Sept Chicago IL - Park West https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1710860
15 Sept San Francisco CA - The Chapel https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1711303
16 Sept Los Angeles CA - Fonda Theatre https://www.axs.com/events/354769/saint-etienne-tickets
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Rick Astley’s new album, ‘Beautiful Life’, is released July 20th on BMG with an iconic cover shot by Rankin. Each of the twelve tracks are written, produced and played by Rick Astley.
Highlights are many and include the Chic flavored title track, the evocative ‘Rise Up’, the insanely catchy ‘Try’ and the warm childhood memories of ‘The Good Old Days’. There’s no denying, Rick Astley is back and here to stay.
01. Beautiful Life 02. Chance to Dance 03. She Makes Me 04. Shivers 05. Last Night on Earth 06. Every Corner 07. I Need the Light 08. Better Together 09. Empty Heart 10. Rise Up 11. Try 12. The Good Old Days
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Tom Bailey ofThompson Twinsfame, will releaseScience Fiction, his first solo album in July.
After a couple of decades away from the music business, the songwriter and musician has spent the last few years playing Thompson Twins classics around the world (as ‘Thompson Twins’ Tom Bailey’), often at ’80s festivals. It seems that this has re-energised Bailey and he’s been writing and recording new material. He says he finds it “incredibly rewarding to be making pop music again” and that it is like “finding a long lost friend.”
You can hearFeels Like Love To Me, above. The album will be available as a special two-CD deluxe edition with a bonus disc of alternative versions and remixes, as well as the standard CD and black vinyl.
CD 1 1. Science Fiction 2. What Kind of World 3. Shooting Star 4. Feels Like Love to me 5. Blue 6. If You Need Someone 7. Ship of Fools 8. Work All Day 9. Bring Back Yesterday 10. Come So Far
CD 2 1. Feels Like Love To Me (Tom’s Dance Mix) 2. If You Need Someone (Tom’s Radio mix) 3. Science Fiction Tom’s Radio alt mix 4. What Kind of World (Original Mix) 5. Shooting Star International Observer Dub Mix 6. Science Fiction International Observer Dub Mix 7. Come So Far Dubstyle 8. Blue No Hands Dub