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Spokes - Everyone I Ever Met - out on Counter Records



Spokes Everyone I Ever Met
Spokes - Everyone I Ever Met
(CD/Download) Counter Records COUNTCD033/COUNTDNL033, 2011-01-17

Euphoric, heartfelt and utterly beautiful, Spokes present Everyone I Ever Met, their first album for Counter Records. Effortlessly blending together elements of shoegaze, folk, post-rock and much more, its bittersweet joyfulness will purge your system of cynicism for weeks. This is an album that moves from the chamber shoegaze pop of title track Everyone I Ever Met, through heartfelt acoustic folk on Sun It Never Comes, slowly building piano balladry (Give It Up To The Night), spinning revellry on Torn Up In Praise, rural-psych in Happy Needs Colour and beautifully poised pop on closer When I Was A Daisy, When I Was A Tree. More than anything else, what strikes you listening to Spokes is their complete sincerity, their lack of any sideways glance at what their contemporaries are doing. They make beautiful, sad, celebratory, delirious, worshipful music because that’s how they feel and, in doing so, that’s how they make you feel, too.

Spokes Everyone I Ever Met
Spokes - Everyone I Ever Met
(CD/Download) Counter Records COUNTCD033/COUNTDNL033, 2011-01-17

We Can Make It Out (Radio Edit) by S P O K E S

Tracklisting:
01. 3 4 5
02. Everyone I Ever Met
03. Sun It Never Comes
04. Give It Up to The Night
05. Peace Racket
06. Torn Up In Praise
07. Canon Grant
08. Happy Needs Colour
09. Forever The Bridge
10. When I Was A Daisy, When I Was A Tree

Links:
Spokes :
Go download Torn Up In Praise on counterrecords.com/spokes
spokesmakemusic.blogspot.com
soundcloud.com/spokesband
myspace.com/spokessound
facebook.com/pages/Spokes/118723337803
twitter.com/Spokes_
Counter Records :
counterrecords.com
http://www.myspace.com/counterspace
facebook.com/group.php?gid=8648025398
youtube.com/user/counterrecords



Press Release:
Euphoric, heartfelt and utterly beautiful, Spokes present "Everyone I Ever Met," their first album for Counter Records. Effortlessly blending together elements of shoegaze, folk, post-rock and much more, its bittersweet joyfulness will purge your system of cynicism for weeks.

Spokes were formed in Preston and gained exposure in 2008 with the self released EP of "People Like People Like You" whilst living in Manchester. This album was recorded in the rolling hills of North East England, which perhaps explains the rustic feel of their reverb-soaked, violin-coated sound, one that has been compared to Arcade Fire. Its collective-choral vocals typify the anti-cynical energy and passion that makes the band unique.

This is an album that moves from the chamber shoegaze pop of title track "Everyone I Ever Met," through heartfelt acoustic folk on "Sun It Never Comes," slowly building piano balladry ("Give It Up To The Night"), spinning revellry on "Torn Up In Praise," rural-psych in "Happy Needs Colour" and beautifully poised pop on closer "When I Was A Daisy, When I Was A Tree."

More than anything else, what strikes you listening to Spokes is their complete sincerity, their lack of any sideways glance at what their contemporaries are doing. They make beautiful, sad, celebratory, delirious, worshipful music because that’s how they feel and, in doing so, that’s how they make you feel, too.

Press :
"Spokes are yet another band freeing Manchester from Courteenersitis and deal in pastoral indie with a post-rock veneer that builds to glorious climaxes." (NME)
"Great rewards surely await the angelic Spokes" (Clash Magazine)
"It’s incredibly easy to fall in love with an album when it takes in elements of slow-core, shoegaze, folk and pop music so effortlessly" (Boomkat)

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