Lots of news from diva-come-lately Tracey Thorn:
First, there is a new single in early June for the gorgeous Raise The Roof. The song's producer Tom Gandey did both club and dub mixes, and there is a mix by Beyond The Wizard's Sleeve that Tracey says is "flutes n beats, baby, it's the future." There's also a new video - she's not in it - with a theme of Internet dating. To add pleasure to the pleasure, the single will have 2 new b-sides, both Stephin Merritt (ne Magnetic Fields) covers. She says they are solo tracks, "just me, playing things like piano and omnichord and solina." One cover is The Book Of Love and the other is Smoke and Mirrors,
Tracey also posts this tale of woe:
I put my back out bending over to tie someone's shoelaces (I am 93, you know). Went to the osteopath, who manhandled me a bit, then told me to go home and drink plenty of water and rest. Instead of which I accidentally went out with Ben, drank lots of wine and ended up at the Figurines gig at the Enterprise down in Camden. Appropriately for my age, though, I sat on a stool throughout, and felt like the Grand Old Lady of Indie-Land.Note that the 3rd single will be the Temperamental-esque Grand Canyon!
Read Tracey's post here