Published Feb 24, 2009Despite Comet Gain being one of the longest running indie pop bands going, they've sure had a quiet couple of years. In fact, this disorderly bunch of Brits haven't released a proper full-length since their Exclaim!-approved City Fallen Leaves, and that was back in 2006. Well, maybe they've started to feel guilty for the silence because according the band's head popster, David Feck, Comet Gain have not one but two studio full-lengths lined up for this year, not to mention an upcoming odds'n'sods comp.
In a recent interview with Exclaim!, Feck revealed the group's new release plans, saying Comet Gain have loads of material in the wings and plan to divide it up into two separate and very different full-lengths.
"I think we are going to have two albums of new stuff out this year," Feck said. "One of them is going to be really slow and sad, and meant to be played late at night when you're not feeling great. I've always like those 'mood records.' You know, when you are in a particular mood you can play a whole record of similar material, rather than having a couple of sad songs and then a punk song or something. If it's late at night and you aren't feeling too crazy and you want a whole record that has a feeling or ambience to it, this thing will be that."
As for the other album of new material, Feck explained it is going to be "more of a pop record of pop songs," and that both should be out before the end of 2009, or at least "if we can get our thumbs out of our mouths long enough." He was still unsure, however, about which label would release the yet-untitled albums and said he did not know if they would be handled by Kill Rock Stars, the imprint behind the band's more recent full-lengths.
And while it still may be a while before these albums see the light of day, Comet Gain have confirmed their collection Broken Record Prayers will soon get a domestic release here in North America. As previously reported, the 20-track collection will be out March 24 courtesy of What's Your Rupture?, who will release this compilation of "A & B sides, new songs, session tracks and stray dogs" from 1998 onwards both on CD and double vinyl.
This spring, Comet Gain are also making their first trek to North American in years and have a few live dates lined up in the U.S. (Sorry, none in Canada.)
Here are the dates so far:
4/8 Washington, DC - Black Cat Backstage *
4/9 Philadelphia, PA - Kung Fu Necktie *
4/12 Brooklyn, NY - Music hall of Williamsburg *
* with Cold Cave
Comet Gain "Love Without Lies"