New Music from Lightships

It’s been a solid year so far for Gerrad Love, having released his latest Lighsthips album, Electric Cables, earlier this year to great fan fare.  But, that’s what you’d expect from a member of Teenage Fanclub, at least what I expect.  He’s back already with some brand new tunes featured on the Fear and Doubt EP, which includes three tracks that didn’t make it on the album, including this new gem. Love just floats in with his vocals here, letting them playfully rest atop the track, while the instrumentation is steady, yet chilled out.  Can’t say enough good things about this dude and the tunes he’s writing in 2012.

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Beautiful Pop from Lightships (Gerard of Teenage Fanclub)

If you’re a fan of 90s indie pop/rock, what have you, then you’re surely geeking out already about Lightships, the new project from Gerard Love of Teenage Fanclub.  The line-up includes members from TF (past and present) as well as Belle and Sebastian and the Pastels; that alone is enough to make anyone swoon.  Lightships will be releasing Electric Cables on April 2nd, but they just dropped off this wonderful new single this week. It’s exactly what I expected it to sound like: beautiful.  I cannot wait to get my hands on this one.

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