The Pastels | 06/09/13

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We're really pleased to announce The Pastels participation in the inaugural Cassette Store Day, this Saturday, 7 September.  They've compiled a unique C60 cassette of some of their favourite Pastels music, and it's called Summer Rain after the track of the same name taken from current album Slow Summits.  The band are also due to play London’s Scala on November 8th and are thrilled to announce that Lightships have been added to the bill alongside Bill-Ryder Jones.

Here are some words from the group...

'When we started our group all those years ago, cassettes, like fanzines, were an immediate, easier way into things for us, and many others.  It was the perfect, accessible, outsider medium. We of course got lucky and Whaam!, Rough Trade and slightly later, Creation liked our music and wanted to release Pastels records.  But how did they first hear us?  On cassette of course. 


For Cassette Store Day we've tried to be faithful to the art form by compiling a speedy mix / comp in the way that you would for someone you wanted to turn onto a group that you like.  It's a Pastels comp, so Summer Rain is a C60 (with download card) of some of our favourite music we've made for Domino, starting around 1995 with Mobile Safari and ending with songs from the Slow Summits sessions.  The artwork is by Annabel Wright.'


Listen to ‘Summer Rain’.

Summer Rain is available this Saturday in participating Cassette Store Day shops and from next week via Domino Mart.

Summer Rain Tracklisting

Side one: Illuminum Song / Check My Instrumental / Summer Rain / Boats / Wilderness Theme / Everybody Is A Star / Frozen Wave / Mechanised

Side two: Worlds Of Possibility / Rough Riders / On The Way / Classic Lineup / Yoga / Flightpaths To Each Other / Love, It's Getting Better / Check My Heart

The Pastels will play the following UK date:

November 8th: LONDON, Scala (with Bill Ryder-Jones & Lightships) TICKETS