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Alan Vega  Alex Chilton  Ben Vaughn 

Cubist Blues

169 LEI

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2LP | NEW  | 2015

LIGHT IN THE ATTIC

Rock

The unlikely union of Suicide’s Alan Vega, Big Star’s Alex Chilton, and singer-songwriter Ben Vaughn happened in December 1994 in a fog of cigarette smoke at two barely-lit, all-night improv sessions at Dessau Studios in New York. What transpired was the group’s only release, a brilliant album called Cubist Blues. What transpired was the group’s only release, a brilliant album called Cubist Blues. Some kind of alchemy happened. The elements are disparate–Vega, known for Suicide’s grinding, pre-industrial drone, Chilton for his ultra-melodic FM rock, and Vaughn for his outsider art. Put together, what came out was something totally unexpected, a long, mesmeric incantation built on Elvis-meets-Ian Curtis vocals, rockabilly guitar, growling synths, and metronomic drums.

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Alan Vega  Alex Chilton  Ben Vaughn 

Live At Trans Musicales, Rennes, France, 7th December 1996

169 LEI

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2LP | NEW  | 2015

LIGHT IN THE ATTIC

Rock

Limited double vinyl LP pressing housed in a hand-numbered jacket. Includes download card for full Live at Trans Musicales concert as well as their only other show, Live At The Mercury Lounge. “Looking back, it was magic to work with those guys,” continues Vaughn. “Two nights in the studio, two live shows, and then it was over. That material was never performed again.”

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