TOY - Songs of Consumption

TOY - Songs of Consumption

£18.00 GBP was

Note re. vinyl edition
'Sea foam' green 180gm vinyl
Hand-numbered, limited to 300 copies

Release Date: 15th November

TOY's new record, Songs of Consumption, is an eight song collection of unique interpretations of songs that have directly inspired the band, and had some influence on their most recent record, the critically acclaimed Happy in the Hollow. Impressively, all eight songs were self-produced and recorded in home studios. 

Talking about the album, TOY said:

Songs of Consumption sonically is a continuation and development of the themes conceived on Happy In The Hollow and it will show people where we are going towards musically. The DIY approach was explored further utilising more of the electronic elements that we touched upon before. Drum machines, stripped down arrangements and rudimentary production give a primitive sound that we thought suited the choice of songs. Some of the songs have very big sounding production, so we wanted to experiment with them by going in a different direction. 

Music is consumed voraciously now whereas these songs came from a time when the song was of the most important thing and that's what was appreciated. Stripping them back to the essence of what they are was also something we wanted to explore. Also, we wanted to make a covers record with songs by people that influenced us in the past few years and it’s as much about the way they dealt with their ideas, and how they put themselves in uncomfortable situations in order to make something that in the end is simple. It’s a homage to the spirit of these people, that helped us to untangle ourselves from our inherent complicated nature and create a new space where we can exist.

 

Artwork by Collin Fletcher

Tracklist

  1. Down On The Street
  2. Follow Me
  3. Sixty Forty
  4. Cousin Jane
  5. Fun City
  6. Lemon Incest
  7. Always On My Mind
  8. A Doll's House

This is a pre-order and will be dispatched in line with the release date.