Snow Patrol to release Late Night Tales
Pop quiz. What do Arthur Russell, TV on the Radio and Tribe Called Quest have in common? Stumped yet? If you guessed something along the lines of, they’re each one of the incredibly surprising picks on Snow Patrol’s Late Night Tales DJ mix, the 22nd edition of the Uncut Mag jock disc, we think you’re probably cheating.
Artist: Snow Patrol
Title: Late Night Tales
Release date: 11/3/09
Single: New Sensation
Buy at: Amazon
But seriously, the boys who’ve built a reputation for soaring balladry and immaculately written rock dramas (we still sing the chorus to “Chasing Cars” in the shower), apparently have a madcap DJ side.
Who’d a thunk it? And considering the amount of turntable theatrics we’re subjected to here at the MuseBox, the fact that we’re really, really excited about this release should say something. Careening from Beefheart to Bobby Gentry, from Miracle Fortress to Field Music, the 19-tracker is a crash course not in dancefloor glitziness, but rather a startlingly comprehensive record collection, one that can flex its obscurest muscle right along with its INXS covers. The latter is the comp’s treat: a freshly recorded rendition of the rollicking “New Sensation.”
Release stateside on November 3rd, the laboriously compiled mix bears the fingerprints of Patrolers Gary Lightbody and Tom Simpson, and should please Snow fans and newbies alike. Get converted or reaffirm your love when you check out the below video, a clip shot in the BBC Radio 1 studios of Snow Patrol plowing through the cover in question with unmistakable style and panache.
“A stunning DJ mix with scope and appeal. Narrated with a wit and a knowledge of musical styles, this is a great addition to an impressive collection” – MUSIC WEEK
“A superbly educated selection… will satisfy your ears in a variety of moods.” – FUTURE MUSIC
“A quality headphone session” – CLASH MAGAZINE
“Inventive mixing… perfect for late nights” – MIXMAG
Late Night Tales Tracklisting
1. "Observatory Crest" Captain Beefheart
2. "Midnight" A Tribe Called Quest
3. "Dark Lady" DJ Food
4. "I Walk the Earth" King Biscuit Time
5. "Canal Song" Iain Archer
6. "Ordinary Joe" Terry Callier
7. "It's All Gone Quiet" The Week That Was and Field Music
8. "Last Train" Allen Toussaint
9. "Fancy" Bobby Gentry
10. "That's Us/Wild Combination" Arthur Russell
11. "Eanie Meany" Jim Noir
12. "Half Asleep" School of Seven Bells
13. "Family Tree" TV on the Radio
14. "Hold On" Holy Ghost!
15. "Download" Super Furry Animals
16. "New Sensation" (INXS cover) Snow Patrol
17. "Next Train" Miracle Fortress
18. "Sweet Little Mystery" John Martyn
19. "The Happy Detective (Part 2)" Will Self
"Late Night Tales" by Snow Patrol - release date: 11/3/09..