The Tindersticks to release Falling Down A Mountain

, Editor on January 25, 2010 | genre: rock

Released today, Falling Down A Mountain by Tindersticks is the first album release of 2010 for 4AD (available in North America on Constellation on download from today and on CD / Vinyl from 16 February).

 
Artist: The Tindersticks
Title: Falling Down A Mountain
Release date: 01/25/10
Label: 4AD Records
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The label debut from the band, Falling Down A Mountain is their eighth long-player and as the band readily admit, it shows them pushing themselves with a renewed purpose and hunger, highlighting a more colourful side and still able to spring a few surprises.

press quotes
"Quite an achievement... a feast: dense and opaque, but never sluggish or lacklustre." Mail On Sunday (5/5)

"Tindersticks remain at the top of their game and, better still, they seem to want to play." Record Collector (4/5)

"Stunning....exquisite....gorgeous." MOJO (4/5)

"Falling Down A Mountain is a subtly strong album, full of self-belief and always climbing, carrying you with it." Uncut (4/5)

"A band on top form." The Sunday Times (4/5)

"Rare evidence that reformed bands can make records that matter." The Word

"Another truly great Tindersticks record to add to your collection." Clash (8/10)

"The well never seems to run dry." Rock Sound (8/10)

"Like a vintage Bordeaux, it slips down a treat." NME

"Evident proof that Stuart Staples' creative palette is as vibrant and uncompromising as it ever has been, and for that alone we're sincerely and eternally grateful." Drowned In Sound

Tindersticks biography
After a five-year hiatus, Tindersticks returned in 2008 with a changed line-up, a new album (The Hungry Saw) and crucially, fully recharged and regenerated – “Tindersticks have proven themselves to be a rare exception to what feels like a general rule of let-down albums by reunited bands.” Under The Radar

The band have since become a more productive force with downtime between these records being non-existent; “From nervous beginnings, a new unity and sense of direction grew. Where once our touring days were spent hanging around, killing time, now we found ourselves cobbling together acoustic rehearsals for new ideas in dressing rooms and venue corridors. There was a growing need to make something new and we quickly started working in our studio in France.”

Falling Down A Mountain, their eighth long-player, came together in two studios (Le Chien Chanceux in France and ICP in Belgium) over three summer months in 2009. Very much a group effort, aided by the new ideas of fresh additions Earl Harvin and David Kitt and a rare guest vocal appearance by Mary Margaret O’Hara, it shows a colourful side to Tindersticks: “With hindsight, The Hungry Saw now seems like an album made within the confines of what we knew; Falling Down A Mountain sees those boundaries become irrelevant.”

The band will be back out touring in the New Year and will be announcing dates shortly. They have also finished their fifth soundtrack for a film, White Material, due also for release next year.

Tindersticks tour dates
February 3rd - Centro Cultural e de Congressos das Caldas da Rainha, Portugal
February 4th - Centro Cultural Vila Flor ? Guimaraes, Portugal (tickets)
February 5th - Centro Cultural Olga Cadaval ? Sintra, Portugal (tickets)
February 6th - Teatro Municipal da Guarda ? Guarda, Portugal (tickets)
February 7th - Cine Teatro de Estarreja ? Estarreja, Portugal (tickets)
February 28th - Zakk, Dusseldorf (tickets)
March 1st - Mousonturm, Frankfurt (tickets)
March 2nd - Postbahnhof, Berlin (tickets)
March 3rd - Trojan Horse, The Hague (tickets)
March 4th - MCV, Utrecht, Netherlands (tickets)
March 5th - Effenaar, Eindhoven, The Netherlands (tickets)
March 7th - Ubel & Gefaehrlich, Hamburg (tickets)
March 8th - KB, Malmo, Sweden (tickets)
March 9th - Tradgarn, Goteborg, Sweden (tickets)
March 10th - Vox Hall, Aarhus, Denmark (tickets)
March 11th - Vega, Copenhagen, Denmark (tickets)
March 12th - Tavastia, Helsinki, Finland(tickets)
March 14th - Debaser Medis, Stockholm, Sweden (tickets)
March 15th - Rockefeller, Oslo, Norway (tickets)
March 22nd - Queens Hall, Edinburgh (tickets)
March 23rd - Cathedral, Manchester (tickets)
March 24th - Shepherds Bush Empire, London (tickets)
April 30th - SOS 4.8 Festival - Recinto Ferial La Fica, Murcia (tickets)
May 3rd - Le Bataclan, 56 Boulevard Voltaire, Paris (tickets)
May 4th - Les Docks, Lausanne (tickets)
May 5th ? Kaufleuten, Zurich (Onstage 20.10 approx) (tickets)
May 8th - Kino SC, Zagreb, Croatia (On sale from Feb 1st)
May 9th - Kino Siska, Ljubljana, Slovenia (tickets)
May 10th - Orpheum, Graz, Austria (tickets)
May 12th - Paradiso, Amsterdam (tickets)
May 13th - Cirque Royal, Brussels

Falling Down A Mountain Tracklisting

1. Falling Down A Mountain
   2. Keep You Beautiful
   3. Harmony Around My Table
   4. Peanuts
   5. She Rode Me Down
   6. Hubbards Hill
   7. Black Smoke
   8. No Place So Alone
   9. Factory Girls
  10. Piano Music 



"Falling Down A Mountain" by The Tindersticks - release date: 01/25/10..


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