STRANGE RANGER - REMEMBERING THE ROCKETS VINYL (SUPER LTD. ED. RED & ORANGE)
SUPER LIMITED EDITION RED & ORANGE VINYL IMPORT
Release Date: 26th July 2019
VENUS VINYL OF THE MONTH - JULY 2019
Super limited edition pressing of only 400! The band formerly known as Sioux Falls present their second album as Strange Ranger. Remembering The Rockets sees the band expanding their sound and scope once more to incorporate pretty much all strands of 80s, 90's and 00s indie-rock as well as an expanding lo-fi electronic undercurrent. There's something here for everyone, so make sure you remember the (Strange) Ranger!
FFO: Alex G, The Spirit of the Beehive, Wild Pink, Hovvdy
"On its third full-length Remembering The Rockets, Strange Ranger continues to excel at translating the way intimacy can feel so overwhelmingly gigantic. With a dozen releases across its 10 years as a band, the Philly-via-Portland-via-Montana group has traversed genres, moods and textures while maintaining one important throughline: an exploration of closeness. 2016s double-LP Rot Forever was a 72-minute freakout that paired Built To Spill grandiosity with early Modest Mouse intensity. On the 2017 follow-up Daymoon (Tiny Engines), Strange Ranger hung up the distortion pedals and traded caustic yelps for Alex G-esque croons. Frontman Isaac Eigers writing style reads like a loose assembly of quotes from conversations hes had with others spliced with his own, private introspections. He is a modern master of conveying the anxiety and uncertainty of growing older through a mixture of childhood nostalgia and interpersonal tidbits. For a topic as severe as ecological collapse affecting his own parental aspirationsas well as other melancholy ruminations on loneliness, the passing of time, and the complications of emotional intimacy Strange Ranger still ended up making the lushest, smoothest, and most pleasingly hypnotic album of its career."