Minor Victories “A Hundred Ropes” Single (2016)
Details: Rachel Goswell (Slowdive, Mojave 3, etc), Stuart Braithwaite (Mogwai), brothers James (Mastersystem) and Justin Lockey (Editors, Mastersystem, etc). Single from their debut album, white label, released in 2016 on Fat Possum. Paper sleeve has some wear along edge and cover. VG only.
Description: “The project unites Slowdive singer/guitarist Rachel Goswell, Mogwai guitarist Stuart Braithwaite, and Editors' guitarist Justin Lockey, plus his brother James Lockey. (According to a press release, the band "barely spent any time" in the same room collaborating). Their upcoming LP promises guest appearances by Mark Kozelek and the Twilight Sad's James Graham, but it's thrilling how the best of each member's better-known bands coheres all on their own on this first track, "A Hundred Ropes." Minor Victories' synth-pop is stylishly dusky, with lush orchestral touches, motorik persistence, and a closing guitar cacophony. "Here we are," Goswell murmurs, adding, "with no way to go back." Onward, then.”
Grade: VG (Sleeve) / NM (Record)
TRACK LISTING SIDE A:
A1. A Hundred Ropes
TRACK LISTING SIDE B:
B1. Scattered Ashes (Song For Richard)