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The Vaselines announce new album, V for Vaselines, stream “One Lost Year”

on June 16, 2014, 3:00pm

In 2010, Scottish indie-pop outfit The Vaselines ended a 20-year hiatus with the release of their third studio album, Sex With An X. Since then, they’ve made a rather fluid transition back to the promotional cycle, touring the world and playing a bevy of festival gigs. The reunion train rolls on with the announcement of their latest album, V for Vaselines, due out September 29th via Rosary Music.

The band self-produced the 10-track effort at Mogwai’s studio, the awesomely-named Castle of Doom, in Glasgow. According to a press release, The Vaselines recruited a number of their other fellow countrymen to make various cameos, including Stevie Jackson (Belle & Sebastian), Frank Macdonald (Teenage Fanclub), and members of Olympic Swimmers, 1990s, Mandrake Shepherd, and Sons & Daughters.

The press release adds that V for Vaselines was inspired by both The Ramones and guitarist Eugene Kelly’s need to “write some really short punk rock songs, just get into people’s ear really straight away, and then get out of there really quickly.”

As our first taste, the band’s unveiled “One Lost Year”. If nothing else, the track readily achieves Kelly’s punk-inspired goal: spanning three minutes, “One Lost Year” is a hyperactive cannon shot of fuzzy guitars, chunky percussion, and spirited, multi-person harmonies. Its infectious hooks and rousing energy will stick to you tighter than actual Vaseline.

Listen in below:

V for Vaselines Tracklist:
01. High Tide Low Tide
02. The Lonely L.P.
03. Inky Lies
04. Crazy Lady
05. Single Spies
06. One Lost Year
07. Earth Is Speeding
08. False Heaven
09. Number One Crush
10. Last Half Hour

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