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A double-whammy of Shrag news/music in one post, I can't think of a much better way to improve a rather grey and wet start to the week. Firstly, an overdue catch up with the latest single to be taken from on of my contender's for LP of the year Canines, "Devastating Bones" is out now on limited 7" (order from Norman Records) and to put it succinctly, is all kinds of awesome, with swaggering bass and a stomping drum beat the track is easily the best biology lesson you'll ever have, raw and exuberant "Devastating Bones", much like the album it is taken from, sizzles with melodious delight from start to finish.
Not content with one album in 2012, Shrag have contributed three exclusive tracks to their co-labels wiaiwya 7777777 singles club. A rather intriguing club with seven releases over 2012 including one by Standard Fare and later this year with Allo' Darlin',as well as a few new bands to me that instantly tick my boxes, namely The Werewandas and Eux Autres. Subscriptions come in at just £4 per 7" including postage and should definitely appeal to indie-pop collectors - or you can order individually too.
Shrag's 7" is available on the 7th October and you can stream the lead track "Unseasonal Thoughts" below, from the scuzzy basslines and skittling drums to the call and response boy/girl vocals and shimmering keys the track is every bit as good anything from Canines, though perhaps not quite the dance-floor filler of some of the bands earlier singles, the luscious layers of glossy synths makes for a mystical and wonderful single all them same. You can pre-order the 7" or digital single, and you'll want to do that, now via bandcamp.
Shrag play a handful of shows in early November, including a trip to London's Buffalo Bar on the 10th, you should go - dates.