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Foxy Lady
March 19, 2010, 4:31 pm
Filed under: 2008-2010 In The Music | Tags: , , , , ,

– “…I is a lover, you is a tiger…we could have such a good time…”

Now there’s a chat up line for you.

The new Trashcans e.p. ‘Town Foxes’ is a collaboration with long-time friends and touring partners in Japan, Sunny Day Service.

They joined forces recently for this 2 track Japanese only e.p. on Rose Records. The A-side is the Trashcans recorded demo verison of the song whilst the B-side is a Japanese version “Yume iro no machide”, sung by Keiichi Sokabe over the TCS backing track.

Limited to 500 copies it was made available at the recent Japanese shows on 1-4 March 2010.

There are no credits on the sleeve, but the photography looks like the work of Mr John Douglas.

March 2010 Rose Records ROSE104 (Japan)



My Kind Of People
November 6, 2009, 9:36 pm
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Released on Monday 9 November, here’s the promo CD of ‘People’ – the second single from 5th album ‘In The Music’.

When ITM was released, ‘People’ appeared to be much maligned and wasn’t the most popular among you Trashcan fans (if you read the official forum you’ll know where I’m coming from) – but I think it’s a belter.

If you haven’t heard it and your mibbee doon in the dumps, then you could do worse than getting yourself over to YouTube and watchin’ the video, shot by none other than Mr John Douglas himself.

It’ll put a smile on yer face.

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Why so serious…?

9 Nov 2009 Lo-Five Records L05009



One-off Promotion
October 3, 2009, 7:52 am
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Here’s a promo of ‘In The Music’ issued to various press and radio stations by Manilla PR, who have a host of artists on their roster – most of which I’ve never heard of.

This promo doesn’t have a cover or any promo labels  – just the plain old CD I’m afraid.

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Live Series Radio Sessions Vol.1
August 15, 2009, 11:16 am
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Featuring 15 acoustic tracks, this CD of radio session performances was recorded during the 2004-2005 ‘Weightlifting’ world tours.

The CD comes in a simple cardboard sleeve and includes at least one song from each of the band’s 5 studio albums, including two tracks from their recent long player ‘In The Music’.

It originally included two more songs from ‘Cake’, but these were omitted from the final cut. Booooo!

Get your copy here.

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Paper Bag Writers
August 5, 2009, 9:13 pm
Filed under: 2008-2010 In The Music | Tags: , , ,

Limited to 2,000 copies, the deluxe edition of ‘In The Music’ is quite stunning.

The packaging is different from the regular release – it comes in a hand stamped paper bag (Led Zeppelin’s ‘In Through The Out Door’ springs to mind.)

A card collector’s box houses the CD and includes a 52 page numbered booklet of photos, lyrics and the names of over 900 loyal fans who have given their support to the band over the years.

As an extra bonus, 250 lucky souls had their copy autographed by the band.

The booklet includes notes from the band explaining how the album developed. Andy Chase explains how he came to produce the album and Emlyn Firth gives a detailed account of the background to the design of the packaging – which adds a real personal touch to the album.

Two extra tracks – ‘I Can’t Stand Tomorrow’ and ‘I Just Don’t Know How’ – are also included, in what has to be the band’s best long player to date.

Get In(to) The Music – you’ll like it.

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We’d like to thank you, you, you, you, you, you, you, you, you, you, you, you, you, you, you, you – oh, and not forgetting you!

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