Petito from Palomica
We’ve been very excited to work with our new friends Math and Physics Club and our old friends at Matinee Recordings on this brand new compilation, gathering together 16 b-sides, rarities and unreleased treats from the band, all on vinyl for the very first time. Pre-orders have been brisk so we’ve only a handful of copies of this left, so don’t hang around if you’re keen to get a copy.
If you’re a MAPC fan in the USA and are hankering over a copy of the gatefold vinyl, ask your local record store to order you a copy in – RedEye are distributing it outside Europe so point them in the right direction! Matinee are looking after the CD version – we’re hoping to get a few copies to the UK in time for Indietracks, otherwise you can order it directly from them here.
“this collection of Math and Physics Club’s earliest work and some choice rarities works as a reminder of how good they were, how at their best they actually came quite close to being the next Lucksmiths or B&S”
“So far this is easily the best compilation album of the year and quite possibility the only one you’ll need in 2016.”
“there’s something stirring and anthemic in the best of these sweetly melodic, heartfelt and life-affirming songs that keeps you hooked on every word and chord change. It’s pop without cynicism, familiar in its sound but attractive all the same”
“Although it isn’t billed as a greatest hits album, it comes close to serving as one and should become a favorite album for old and new fans alike. I’ve had it on repeat for several days now, and it is like having a welcome old friend drop in for an extended stay.”
When You Motor Away
“this is your chance to fall in love with one of the greatest bands you might have overlooked”
Austin Town Hall
Petito is Palomica’s second full length album, and their first with Fika Recordings. Since 2013’s “Sometimes It’s A Struggle”, Nicol Parkinson has played with co-existing unrelated sounds, bringing tape manipulation, ambient recordings and electronic drones to his delicate pop songs. It was partially recorded in his childhood bedroom outside Brighton, with his childhood cats poking around, and finished in Bristol in late 2015 with a different cat poking around.
Petito is full of incidental outside sounds alongside tumbling words and occasional guitar flourishes: sometimes melodic, sometimes cacophonic. For fans of Real Estate, Belle & Sebastian and Tenniscoats.