Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Trashcan Sinatras - In The Music

01. People
02. Easy On The Eye
03. In The Music
04. I Hung My Harp Upon The Willows
05. Prisons
06. Should I Pray
07. Morning Star
08. Oranges & Apples
09. The Engine
10. I Wish You'd Met Her

The Trash Can Sinatras, now generally known as Trashcan Sinatras, are a Scottish band who began in Irvine, Scotland in 1987. Their largest hit single was “Obscurity Knocks” taken from their first album Cake. The follow-up I’ve Seen Everything was released in the UK, USA and Japan in 1993, followed in 1996 by the UK-only album A Happy Pocket. (Note: The single “Hayfever” (1993) from I’ve Seen Everything may be considered a bigger hit than “Obscurity Knocks.” ) After their record company Go! Discs folded, the band continued to record and play live, issuing various CD’s and demos via their website to a small but devoted band of followers. They finally returned in 2004 with Weightlifting which was warmly received by critics, and the band completed a 25 date US tour in October/November 2004. They had follow up U.S. tours in December 2004 and in April and May 2005, while also extensively touring Scotland, England, Ireland, Japan and Australia during 2004-2006.

They are currently working on their fifth album titled In The Music. The band expects the album to be released in early 2009. A single, “Oranges and Apples”, was released as a download-only single on 13 October 2008. The song was inspired by Syd Barrett, one of the founding members of Pink Floyd. The single was released in connection with The City Wakes, a festival which took place in Cambridge and London in October 2008. The festival is a tribute to Barrett and intended to raise funds and awareness for mental health issues and the arts. The band is donating proceeds from the download to the Syd Barrett charitable trust.

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