It took moving to the UK for it happen but, with this debut release from new project Smokers Please, Ben Spiers (Glory Fckn Sun, Seen Through, Empty Mirror) has gotten over an aversion to overdubs and embraced the classic “New Zealand solo four-track thing” (think past collaborators A.M, 1/3 Octave Band and Birchville Cat Motel, along with the likes of Alastair Galbraith, early Lovely Midget, Chris Knox, RST, etc.). The A side is a hot blast of vicious/euphoric viola and massively distorted guitar while the B sets a stylophone melody and dreary/dreamy strum against argumentative noise guitar. 250 copies on black vinyl.
released July 30, 2009
Recorded in Witney, England, late Dec. 2008 & early Jan. 2009.
Ben Spiers - guitar, viola, stylophone