UK IMPORT PRE-ORDER w/ AUTOGRAPH: Bas Jan "Baby U Know" LP (2022)
Details: UK import! This is a limited number *PRE-ORDER* of the Bas Jan second full-length album, Baby U Know, set to be released January, 28th, 2022 on Isle of Eigg (UK) label Lost Map Records (pressed on black vinyl). Each record comes with a unique autographed insert signed and sent directly from the band! Albums from this exclusive pre-order will be sent out the week of January 28th, 2022, directly from our store here in the US.
Description: "London-based ensemble Bas Jan return with a new expanded line-up, and news of their much-anticipated second album. Baby U Know is due for release on January 28, 2022, and is the follow-up to the critically acclaimed 2018 debut album Yes I Jan, which was hailed for its “messy majesty” (9/10, Uncut) and “beautifully fractured art-pop” (★★★★, Mojo).
Bas Jan was co-founded in 2015 by songwriter, vocalist, and multi-instrumentalist Serafina Steer. The band features Emma Smith (Jarv Is, Meilyr Jones, Seamus Fogarty, and founder member of the Elysian Quartet) on violin, bass, and electronics, Rachel Horwood (Trash Kit, Bamboo, Jenny Moore’s Mystic Business) on drums, and Charlie Stock on electric violin.
“Baby U Know marks a consolidation of Bas Jan as a four-piece,” says Serafina. “It was recorded at Cafe OTO in London over three days and then finished with Capitol K at the Total Refreshment Centre in London in September 2020. Getting the Arts Council Funding and making the album represented a coming together out of the solitudes of 2020, carving out the possibility of a future for the band at a time when Brexit and Everything cast all those things very much into doubt or, at best, made them a very low priority. The time constraints of having to finish the record before one of the band entered their third trimester of pregnancy, and with a winter lockdown pending, probably added a rawness to these recordings. It’s kind of a pragmatically hopeful record.”
Grade: M (new stock)
TRACK LISTING SIDE A:
A1. Progressive Causes
A2. Sex Cult
A3. All Forgotten
A4. My Incantations, Herbs & Art Have Abandoned Me
A5. Vision Of Change
TRACK LISTING SIDE B:
B1. Shopping In A New City
B2. You Have Bewitched Me
B3. Baby U Know
B4. Too Good To Be True
B5. Profile Picture (OTO Version)