Published Oct 08, 2013In what's surely one of the most literal combinations of an album title and cover artwork we've ever seen, Vancouver garage-soul ensemble the Ballantynes have just announced plans to release their EP Liquor Store Gun Store Pawn Shop Church on October 29 through La-Ti-Da Records.
This six-song collection follows a string of 7-inch singles, which also came out through La-Ti-Da. It was recorded with local producer Felix Fung (Mode Moderne, Shimmering Stars, Chains of Love). A press release describes this as being "a record about falling in love with mixed results." Hear the peppy retro-soul cut "No Love" at the bottom of this page.
The EP will be available in a run of 1,000 copies on 45 rpm 12-inch vinyl. See the tracklist below. The aforementioned literal artwork — which shows a liquor store, gun store, pawn shop and church — is above.
The band will play a release show on October 25 at the Astoria in Vancouver with Skinny Kids.
Store Gun Store Pawn Shop Church:
1. No Love
4. Night Gospel
5. Black Magic
6. Let It Rain