Published Mar 08, 2011Quickly becoming the record nerd's version of Christmas, the annual Record Store Day celebration is right around the corner on April 16. Among the many exclusives prepared for the day are a trio of singles celebrating post-punk band and one-time Factory Records signees the Wake, courtesy of Brooklyn's Captured Tracks.
For the unfamiliar, the Wake were an Scottish band that existed from 1982 to 1994, before later reuniting in recent years, and counted Primal Scream main man Bobby Gillespie among their ever-changing roster. Along with being signed to Factory -- and often sounding a hell of a lot like Joy Division and New Order -- they later went on to join the seminal indie pop imprint Sarah Records.
Captured Tracks has prepared seven-inch reissues of the 1982 single "On Our Honeymoon" and the 1989 Sarah single "Crush the Flowers," which is easily one of the best tracks the Wake ever recorded, not to mention one of the strongest Sarah singles. Captured Tracks has also called on modern groups Beach Fossils and Wild Nothing, both who owe some of their sound to the Wake, to take on two of their songs for a third single. Beach Fossils' cover of "Plastic Flowers" is available to stream over at Pitchfork.
Keep an eye out for all three releases on Record Store Day.
"On Our Honeymoon" single:
1. "On Our Honeymoon"
2. "Give Up"
"Crush the Flowers" single:
1. "Crush the Flowers"
Gruesome Flowers: A Tribute to the Wake single:
1. Beach Fossils "Plastic Flowers"
2. Wild Nothing "Gruesome Castle"