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Rat Columns - Leaf LP

R.I.P Society

Includes digital download code.

Words from the label:

'Leaf' is the second full-length LP by Rat Columns, released on Sydney imprint RIP Society. It follows the 'Sceptre Hole' LP and a four-song 7" on San Francisco label Smartguy Records. David West started the band in Perth and took it to San Francisco for a couple of years and now totes it between San Francisco and Melbourne. The band includes Alex and Callum from Australia and Jon, Matt and Robert from America. Rat Columns is inspired by frosted jangle, sad pop, post-punk and soft fuzz. 'Leaf' was recorded in San Francisco, in a beautiful studio belonging to the beautiful man and musical artist Kelley Stoltz, on the Residents' old tape machine. It weaves into a rather pop slipstream at times with diversions into grey clang and bedroom disco dreams. It was mixed in San Francisco and on a farm in rural Western Australia. Along with the regular RC crew the record features contributions from Australian underground starlets Mikey Young and James Vinciguerra. David's Lace Curtain buddy Mikey co-wrote the Leaf track 'Fooling Around'.- R.I.P Society

Track list:

Side A

Straight To Hell

Another Day

Pink Mist

Walking Back


Fooling Around

Side B


Only Love Can Hurt You


Empty Lanes


Format:  12" vinyl record.  33rpm.  

Year of release:  2014

Label:  R.I.P Society (RIP042)

Country:  Australia