Teenage Fanclub Forthcoming Album “Shadows” Out June 8th

Posted on May 13, 2010 |

Teenage Fanclub
June 8, 2010
Merge Records


01. Sometimes I Don’t Need to Believe in Anything
02. Baby Lee
03. The Fall
04. Into the City
05. Dark Clouds
06. The Past
07. Shock and Awe
08. When I Still Have Thee
09. Live With the Seasons
10. Sweet Days Waiting
11. The Back of My Mind
12. Today Never Ends

Official Website

What kind of Power Pop aficionado can I claim to be when I forget to
write about one of the genres biggest band and their new release?

A lousy one that’s who.

Last month, it was announced that my favorite Glaswegians were
releasing their 9th studio album titled “Shadows” June 8th on
Merge Records. Album — > pre-order.

At the core of the group, partners in crime (the 3 Amigos if you will)
Norman Blake, Gerard Love and Raymond McGinley are back at it after
their last release 2005’s “Man-Made”.

I discovered The Fannies through their 5th and IMHO their best album
1995’s “Grand Prix” where this gem of a song appeared:

Teenage Fanclub - “Sparky’s Dream”

3 Minutes and 17 seconds.

Everything i love about them was encapsulated in that short spurt of
musical greatness. Jangly guitars, sweet harmonies and killer hooks.

Can’t say the follow up albums to “Grand Prix” have had quite the same
impact on me but they’ve always churned out quality music over quantity
and their songwriting skills have stayed pretty much intact throughout.

“Shadows” first single “Baby Lee” is being offered as a free download:

( MP3 ) Teenage Fanclub - “Baby Lee”

It will be available as a 7″ vinyl and download on May 24th. The vinyl’s
flipside will have a new Gerard Love song titled “Secret Heart”.

A tour of North America is in the works for September and should be
announced shortly.

The one and only time I had the pleasure of seeing them live was back
in 1997 when they opened for Radiohead on their OK Computer tour.

Suffice it to say that this show is in my all-time top 5.

I am praying to the mighty Power Pop gods that Montreal will
be on their schedule this time around.

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2 Responses to “Teenage Fanclub Forthcoming Album “Shadows” Out June 8th”

  1. Seedstar
    June 26th, 2010 @ 9:28 pm

    em. It’s “Glaswegians,” dear.

  2. PaulL
    June 26th, 2010 @ 9:30 pm


    I wasn’t even close was I now? :)

    Thx for the correction Seedstar.

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