Man, talk about a return, this song is a stormer in the vein of Childhood Memories and The Spirit of St. Louis. Except where the guitars used like be like daggers, they’re more of a jangling chaos, but it’s no less anthemic. British Sea Power are back, what a total rush!
The 5 song Krankenhaus? is available for download on 8 October in the inferior mp3 format, and then you can upgrade to the cd on 20 November. The band will also be over here for a short east coast junket in October. Go see ’em if you have the chance, though there’s no Eamon anymore to march around stage in a soldier’s helmet and drum, brothers Yan and Hamilton are fully capable of a gonzo show.
Here are the dates:
15 OCTOBER Maxwell’s, Hoboken, NJ
16 OCTOBER Johnny Brenda’s, Philadelphia, PA
18 OCTOBER Bowery Ballroom, New York, NY (CMJ)
19 OCTOBER Black Cat, Washington DC
21 OCTOBER Middle East, Cambridge, MA