A Classic Education – Hey There Stranger (with exclusive remixes)


Gone To Sea by headphonesman

We Were Never Being Boring Collective and Lefse Records team up to bring you the vinyl version of A Classic Education‘s Hey There Stranger.  Originally released at the end of 2010 in digital and cd format, this EP is the bands first bold announcement to the world. As webzine The Line Of Best Fit puts it “you’re unlikely to find a more polished introduction to a band than Hey There Stranger– if a debut album can carry even half the substance, melodies and brains of this first work, it’ll come close to being a modern day, you guessed it, classic.”The EP is now expanded to include 5 remixes of artists loved by A Classic Education. Exclusive to this release are Banjo Or Freakout‘s minimal idm-warped take on Terrible Day, Visions Of Trees‘ spazz-electro-palm party I Lost Time, Crimea X and their cosmic kraut version of Devilish Coast Sway, Welcome Back Sailors gives the french touch to Gone To Sea while Death In Plains goes with the “destroys all barriers” approach.

“The brightness of their wonderful songs is hard to contain on any terrestrial plane”. – Altered Zones

“Classic is right. Songs so sturdy you’d swear you’ve heard ‘em before. You haven’t, but you will.” – SPIN

“I Lost Time feels like an epic single painstakingly assembled from discarded piles of sonic rubble. Truly impressive stuff.” – My Old Kentucky Blog

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We Were Never Being Boring Collective e Lefse Records uniscono le forze per portarvi il vinile di Hey There Stranger dei nostri A Classic Education. Uscito alla fine del 2010 in Cd e digitale, questo EP è la prima impressionante presentazione della band al mondo. The Line Of Best Fit ne dice “improbabile trovare una più efficace introduzione ad una band che questo Hey There Stranger. Se un album di debutto potesse trasmettere anche la metà della sostanza, melodie e affinatezza, di questa prima opera, si arriverebbe vicini a defininirlo appunto, un classico dei nostri giorni”. Nel vinile, l’EP si allarga ad includere 5 remix di artisti amati da A Classic Education. In esclusiva su questo album troviamo la versione minimal-distorta di  Banjo Or Freakout per Terrible Day, Visions Of Trees  rivisitano I Lost Time in versione electro-party, Crimea X trasforma Devilish Coast Sway con un buon cosmic kraut, Welcome Back Sailors donano un tocco francese a Gone To Sea mentre Death In Plains la reinterpreta alla “distruggiamo tutte le barriere”.

“La brillantezza delle loro magnifiche canzoni è difficile da contenere in alcun piano terrestre”. – Altered Zones

“Classic è giusto. Canzoni così forti che giureresti averle già sentite. E invece è la prima volta, ma non l’ultima ” – SPIN

I Lost Time sembra un singolo epico scrupolosamente assemblato da cumuli di macerie sonore. Materiale davvero impressionante.” – My Old Kentucky Blog

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A Classic Education – Hey There Stranger (with exclusive Remixes)

We Were Never Being Boring Collective and Lefse Records team up to bring you the vinyl version of A Classic Education‘s Hey There Stranger. Originally released at the end of 2010 in digital and cd format, this EP is the bands first bold announcement to the world. As webzine The Line Of Best Fit puts it “you’re unlikely to find a more polished introduction to a band than Hey There Stranger– if a debut album can carry even half the substance, melodies and brains of this first work, it’ll come close to being a modern day, you guessed it, classic.”The EP is now expanded to include 5 remixes of artists loved by A Classic Education. Exclusive to this release are Banjo Or Freakout‘s minimal idm-warped take on Terrible Day, Visions Of Trees‘ spazz-electro-palm party I Lost Time, Crimea X and their cosmic kraut version of Devilish Coast Sway, Welcome Back Sailors gives the french touch to Gone To Sea while Death In Plainsgoes with the “destroys all barriers” approach.”The brightness of their wonderful songs is hard to contain on any terrestrial plane”. – Altered Zones”Classic is right. Songs so sturdy you’d swear you’ve heard ‘em before. You haven’t, but you will.” – SPIN

I Lost Time feels like an epic single painstakingly assembled from discarded piles of sonic rubble. Truly impressive stuff.” – My Old Kentucky Blog


Terrible Day (Banjo or Freakout Remix) by headphonesman

title: Hey There Stranger (with exclusive Remixes)
band: a classic education / website / fb
format: vinyl 12″
Release Date:July 15th 2011
limited edition: 300 copies

tracklist:

SIDE A
1. Gone To Sea
2. Terrible Day
3. What My Life Could Have Been
4. Devilish Coast Sway
5. I Lost Time
6. Toi

SIDE B
1. Terrible Day (Banjo Or Freakout remix)
2. I Lost Time (Visions Of Trees remix)
3. Gone To Sea (Welcome Back Sailors remix)
4. Devilish Coast Sway (Crimea X remix)
5. Gone To Sea (Death In Plains remix)

A-B-C with many meanings

This will be a special day, to fly from all over the world to be there! It’s a concert, it’s a party, it’s a goodbye and it’s a welcome. On stage there will be A Classic Education, playing their last european concert before the 5 weeks US tour. There will be the freshly signed Be Forest, releasing their first album “Cold”. And there will be Calorifero playing the last concert for a long while, as their new projects are scattering them around, presenting the new Ep “Mind Warp”. Off-stage, Enzo “Polaroid” Baruffaldi will bring the party to the dance floor. Spread the word, put on your dress and move your legs!

WWNBB Collective Party #3


Abbiamo superato indenni l’estate e il primo anno di vita della nostra non etichetta discografica, tranquilli, non siappiamo nemmeno noi come abbiamo fatto. Ma dopo tutti i dischi che abbiamo pubblicato a luglio, avevamo proprio voglia di accendere gli amplificatori e farci una gita al mare.

Il 10 settembre, dalle 21 in poi, A CLASSIC EDUCATION + DEATH IN PLAINS + WELCOME BACK SAILORS. Hana-Bi, Spiaggia 72, Marina di Ravenna.
Qui l’evento di facebook, qui quello di last.fm