We've updated our Terms of Use. You can review the changes here.

Tender Is the Nightshift: Part 1

by My Favorite

/
  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    also available from hhbtm.bandcamp.com/music (will be cheaper for postage within the US)

    Includes unlimited streaming of Tender Is the Nightshift: Part 1 via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 14 days
    Purchasable with gift card

      £14 GBP or more 

     

  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    also available from hhbtm.bandcamp.com/music (will be cheaper for postage within the US)

    Includes unlimited streaming of Tender Is the Nightshift: Part 1 via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 14 days
    Purchasable with gift card

      £12 GBP or more 

     

  • Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    Purchasable with gift card

      £6 GBP  or more

     

  • Full Digital Discography

    Get all 221 wiaiwya releases available on Bandcamp and save 90%.

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality downloads of Tender Is the Nightshift: Part 1, Sweet Juice, Getting Stranger By The Month EP, Smudge / Ryan O'Neal In The Driver, Silver Discs, Parallel World / Think Again, Silver Discs #4, Lido remixes, and 213 more. , and , .

    Purchasable with gift card

      £92.73 GBP or more (90% OFF)

     

1.
2.
3.
4.
5.

about

Indiepop’s acclaimed NY cult artists return with the first of three evening-hued EPs of imperious new wave and plastic soul—glassine surfaces as two way mirrors on loneliness, trauma and growing old in the ruins of dreams. With their first extended play release in nearly 20 years, My Favorite scavenge the digital debris of the 20th Century to fashion a pre-apocalyptic soundtrack for a millennium’s malaise, a “hard rain in a soft cell.” As sequencers and saxophones swirl, songwriter Michael Grace Jr uses the tragic totems of James Dean, Princess Diana and Major Tom to explore love and loss— remaking/remodeling the dim neon corridors of the memory into bright passages forward.

Barely out of their teens in 1994 when their debut single was spun by John Peel, the group went on to release two lauded genre-bending records in 1999 and 2003. Equally adored and obscured, My Favorite have been championed by members of Belle & Sebastian, The Magnetic Fields, The Drums, The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart and dream-pop upstarts Choir Boy. Even Morrissey included them in his pre-concert music. Fans have stenciled lyrics beneath overpasses and on the sides of 7-Elevens. Their return is that of the prodigal cosmonauts. The beautiful losers.

Featuring The Roots’ guitarist “Captain'' Kirk Douglas on the sprawling Bowie-eque disco of “Dean’s 7th Dream,” the group breaks all the rules for a single— crafting an 8 minute pop opera from funk to funky, before dissolving it in ghostly ambience. “Blues For Planet X '' explores the dark reverberations of inner worlds, of space odysseys which fail to launch. The ballad “Princess Diana Awaiting Ambulance'' is the anti- “Candle In The Wind.” Its gated gauze about neither Ms. Spencer nor her death, but rather all the illusions that ultimately consume our hearts. The EP ends with “Second Empire (Second Arrangement)” which melds ‘Madchester’ dance with what Grace calls his Xeroxy Muzak— a lush, Orphean glance back at paradises lost. Pleasures unreproducible.

credits

released September 23, 2022

license

all rights reserved

tags

about

wiaiwya London, UK

contact / help

Contact wiaiwya

Streaming and
Download help

Redeem code

Report this album or account

If you like Tender Is the Nightshift: Part 1, you may also like: