I was lucky enough to receive a bundle of four promos for Fruits de Mer's June releases in the post today and thought I'd share their contents with you.
As is the norm with this exceptional label, they're all 7" singles, the
format of kings, and they're due out in the next few weeks.
You can pre-order them at www.fruitsdemerrecords.com.
These releases are all very limited edition runs with no CDs or
downloads so don't dilly dally or you will miss out ( and we don't want
that ). There are generally less than a thousand copies of each title
pressed and it's not unusual for them to sell out as pre-orders before
the release date.
The b-side is an even bigger find - a newly surfaced acetate of a 1965 demo - "I Can Never Say". Lovely.
While you're at it check out "Sorrow's Children", a fabulous tribute to
the Pretty Thing's "S.F Sorrow" also on Fruits de Mer ( if you're lucky
enough to find a copy ).
It's psychedelia of a more modern vintage, fusing the drive of Spaceman 3
with the pleasing jangle of the Byrds. Extra points awarded for
infusing "Try a Little Sunshine" with enough of their own identity to
make it sound like one of their songs.
Thanks to Keith from Fruits de Mer Records for the promo goodies.