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    Cool Saint Etienne

    since I could not find another thread on Saint Etienne, here is one

    anyone else ordering A Glimpse Of Stocking ? I'm looking quite forward to it

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    I had not heard of it until you posted this.

    I am not a huge fan, but I do like them and might order this. I think it's really cool that they do things like this for their fans ... I wish more artists did similar things. It builds a sense of excitement around an artist or band that's harder to do in the MP3 era.

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    so, any thoughts here on the released track Goodnight ?

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    I'm excited about the new release. I had lost of track of them over the last few years but saw some twitter mentions of the free download of the new track so checked it out.

    For those that haven't heard it:



    I like.
    Maybe for once, someone will call me "Sir" without adding, "You're making a scene."

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    I like it too. Such a guilty pleasure bubblegum! The lyrics are actually pretty good. Looking forward to the new record. I think their albums tend to be quite uneven and have lots of filler but there's always some gems included.

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    I really like it!

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    A few Saint Etienne classics:


    Only Love Can Break Your Heart (Neil Young cover) (Their debut single)


    You're In A Bad Way


    He's On The Phone


    Nothing Can Stop Us


    Who do you think you are
    Maybe for once, someone will call me "Sir" without adding, "You're making a scene."

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    I've loved He's on the phone for years, and I am so happy with the new track, Tonight.
    Really looking forward to getting their new album

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    From official mailing list:

    Hello everybody,

    As we've got a new album coming, we would like to come and play it to
    you.
    We're heading off round the country in May and stopping off at the
    following places:

    Tuesday 22nd - Sheffield, Leadmill
    Wednesday 23rd - Glasgow, Oran Mor
    Thursday 24th - Liverpool, Kazemier
    All The News Thats Fit To Sing (p2 of 4)
    Friday 25th - Cardiff, Gate Theatre
    Saturday 26th - Leamington, Assembly Rooms
    Monday 28th - London, Palladium
    Tickets will go on sale to Saint Etienne database subscribers from
    9.00am this Friday 17th February. That's 3 days before going on sale to
    the general public. Links to buy will be sent to you on Friday morning
    between 8.00-8.30am, so watch this space.
    See you down the front!
    VIDEO GAMES
    The brand new video for the first single from the album, Tonight, will
    be premiered on Vevo. Head over to here on Friday to see it. The video,
    directed by long-standing Saint Etienne collaborator Paul Kelly,
    captures the anticipation and excitement of going to see your favourite
    group.
    I SHALL BE RELEASED
    The Tonight single will be coming out on 12" and 7" as well as a
    download EP for you modernists. More details soon, but there will be
    some exclusive mixes and b-sides.
    And we can also tell you that the new album will be called Words and
    Music by Saint Etienne. It's up for pre-order here:
    Standard Version Amazon HMV Play
    Deluxe Edition Amazon HMV Play
    We are working on a special boxset version of the album too, more
    information of that coming soon.
    See you soon
    Love,
    Sarah, Bob and Pete xxx
    I should be able to make the London or Leamington date.
    Maybe for once, someone will call me "Sir" without adding, "You're making a scene."

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    This Saint Etienne remix of Summer Camp's (check them out if you don't know them!) Losing My mind is pretty great.



    It made Track of the Day on The 405
    St. Etienne have turned the forthcoming new single from Summer Camp, 'Losing My Mind', into a sombre club hit - with Elizabeth Sankey's vocals colouring the subtle arrangement beautifully.

    The track is released on March 19th through Moshi Moshi Records.
    Tickets booked for London and Leamington.
    Maybe for once, someone will call me "Sir" without adding, "You're making a scene."

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    The video for Tonight is here here. Doesn't seem to want to let me embed so hit the link.
    Maybe for once, someone will call me "Sir" without adding, "You're making a scene."

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    Loved that remix of Losing my Mind!

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    Saint Etienne announce new album, 'Words and Music by Saint Etienne'
    Saint Etienne’s seemingly perpetual relationship with pop music began in the early 1990s, and since then their sound has travelled from what we heard in the eclectic debut album Foxbase Alpha to the dark, folk-influenced Tiger Bay, and even to the atmospheric, electronic grandeur from their album Sound of Water. It’s a journey that has now taken a personal turn as they announce the release their next LP, Words and Music By Saint Etienne.

    Saint Etienne member Bob Stanley has defined Words and Music By Saint Etienne as an album "about how music affects your life. How it defines the way you see the world as a child, how it can get you through bad times in unexpected ways, and how songs you’ve known all your life can suddenly develop a new attachment, and hurt every time you hear them. More than how it affects and reflects your life though, the album is about believing in music, living your life by its rules."

    This album will be released on May 21st, featuring all the tracks that are listed below. Saint Etienne’s new single ‘Tonight’ will also be released on the 5th March, along with remixes from 2 Bears, Club Clique and Richard X. Watch the video for ‘Tonight’ here:



    Tracklisting:

    1. Over the Border
    2. I’ve Got Your Music
    3. Heading For the Fair
    4. Last Days of Disco
    5. Tonight
    6. Answer Song
    7. Record Doctor
    8. Popular
    9. 25 Years
    10. DJ
    11. When I Was Seventeen
    12. I Threw it All Away
    13. Haunted Jukebox
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    Here's the cover of the new album.

    spoilered for size


    I love it!

    And some information from their record label.

    ‘Words and Music by Saint Etienne’ the new album, full details.
    SAINT ETIENNE
    “Words and Music by Saint Etienne”

    When Saint Etienne’s Bob Stanley talks about their forthcoming album “Words and Music by Saint Etienne”, he affectionately refers to the “strange magic” of pop. About the special alchemy that transmutes even the most mundane of experiences – walking home with the headphones on at night, sitting in a bedroom with your friends in the day, getting ready to go out on the weekend – into a lingering moment of seamless enchantment, one that resonates for the rest of your life.

    Saint Etienne, you see, are a band who have had an immutable and enduring relationship with pop music and that pristine pop moment. From the distinctly English sonic collages of their groundbreaking debut “Foxbase Alpha” through to the darker folk-inflected turns of “Tiger Bay” and even the glacial electronic landscapes of “Sound of Water”, the history of pop has clearly had a powerful impression on the trio of Pete Wiggs, Sarah Cracknell and Bob Stanley, with the result being that for this, their ninth studio album, they have assembled what constitutes a long form aural essay explicitly exploring the throughline of themes and memories triggered by music which has run through their entire body of work.

    As Stanley elaborates, “Words and Music by Saint Etienne” is an album about “how music affects your life. How it defines the way you see the world as a child, how it can get you through bad times in unexpected ways, and how songs you’ve known all your life can suddenly develop a new attachment, and hurt every time you hear them. More than how it affects and reflects your life though”, he sums up, “the album is about believing in music, living your life by its rules”.

    To that end, the album opens with “Over the Border”, a wry, moving spoken-word reflection with singer Sarah Cracknell ruminating on her first, tentative steps into a lifelong love affair with pop, beginning with her using “Top of the Pops as my world atlas” as a child, before mixtapes from first loves soundtrack her teenage years; finally she asks “when I was married, and when I had kids, would Marc Bolan still be so important?” It’s a powerful, emblematic introduction to the album, one that sees the unabashed, glitter strewn, delirious disco highs of “I’ve Got Your Music” and “DJ” sit comfortably alongside the gorgeous, plaintive laments of “I Threw it All Away” and “25 Years”. But from Cracknell calling for salvation through song in the gospel-tinged “Record Doctor” right through to her chanting “tonight when the lights are going down/ I will surrender to the sound” on taster single “Tonight”, the endlessly emotive, sometimes redemptive relationship between music and listener has never been so celebrated and revered, and through the LP there isn’t a moment when Saint Etienne break that pact.

    In the course of their work, Saint Etienne have always celebrated the greats of pop past – Stanley credits Goffin and King, Mann and Weil, Greenwich and Barry with helping him to understand relationships at a formative age, for instance – but with “Words and Music By Saint Etienne” they have made an album which sees them join that rich lineage, those writers of pop songs full of strange magic. Tracks such as “When I Was 17” and the aforementioned “Tonight” (produced by Girls Aloud lynchpin Tim Powell and mixed by Richard X) see the group as vital and fresh as ever. Surrender to the sound now; as the group say, there’s no turning back.
    Maybe for once, someone will call me "Sir" without adding, "You're making a scene."

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    Saint Etienne new single ‘Tonight’ ltd 7″ and 12″
    Hello everybody,

    The shiny new single Tonight is ready to hit the shops on 12″, 7″ and digital download on 12th March.

    The artwork follows in the grand tradition of the Specials’ Too Much Too Young EP. In fact, this picture was taken at a Specials gig too. See if you can spot who sang what (hope you’re enjoying this game — we are).

    On the twelve inch, the first excellent mix comes courtesy of our ursine mates 2 Bears — a real beauty this, you’re going to love it — and the second is from Manchester’s own remix machine Club Clique. One of these days, we’ll have to head up to the north west for one of their legendary do’s. If they’ll have us.

    Richard X has done an ‘old school’ (ie 1980s) extended mix of the song you already know and love.

    And, as an added bonus, the 12″ features an unreleased track from the soundtrack of our Finisterre movie.

    Manhattan is exclusive to the seven inch. We gave ourselves the task of taking one of Scott Walker’s latterday ‘difficult’ songs and tried to imagine how it might have sounded with a turn of the seventies Walkersound.

    The EP and the 7″ are limited to 1,000 copies of each, will be available here
    from Tuesday (6th March) at 5.00pm (GMT).

    And remember kids, once they are gone, they are gone!

    The tracklists are:
    12″ and DL
    A1. Tonight (Extended Version)
    A2. You Are Here
    B1. Tonight — 2 Bears Mix
    B2. Tonight — Club Clique Mix

    7″
    A. Tonight
    B. Manhattan

    WORDS AND MUSIC BY SAINT ETIENNE

    The LP and boxset will be coming soon!

    Love,
    Sarah, Bob and Pete xxx
    Maybe for once, someone will call me "Sir" without adding, "You're making a scene."

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