Tuesday, February 01, 2005

oh, what a charmer!

So, I've got a bit of a special treat for you. Courtesy of My Mean Magpie, I've got the inside scoop on the Linger Effect.

Existing somewhere between New Order, Felt and Unrest, The Linger Effect have managed to capture a sound that isn't quite what you expect. Imagine if Factory Records where still around and you'd probably expect the Linger Effect to be on their roster. Kent Burt creates music that exists in a time of its own making. From the Internet Archive release page:

Kent Burt wouldn't deny the label of "New Wave" that is so easily attached to his music. Uninterested in exploring the political rhetoric or machimo he associated with the early 90's "punk scene" -- unrelated to punk as he understood it (Wire, Gang Of Four, the Fall) -- Kent settled into writing pop songs. If not apparent by the end of the album, Kent makes his influences quite clear with the inclusion of a cover of "Haystack" by obscure Factory Records recording artist Kevin Hewick.

This is the first internet only release for My Mean Magpie, and he's pretty excited about it.

So, without further ado, here's two tracks from the full length and an exclusive track as well, otherwise unreleased.

The Linger Effect - On Air
The Linger Effect - Proper Stranger
The Linger Effect - Charmer (Part II) EXCLUSIVE!

And be sure to head over to the Internet Archive for the full length release. And while you're there, My Mean Magpie has been archiving all of their releases as well, which is another scrumptious treat.

Be sure to take some time to head over to the official Linger Effect site as well. There's more music there as well.

Plus, if you head over here, there's another exclusive sneak peak for the Linger Effects next album.


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