I always think of Gruff Rhys as the gift that keeps on giving because that way I can link that video when we blog about him, but also because of all the SFA albums and the Neon Neon side projects and cetera. According to the Super Furry ones’ site, the band is presently working on more presents, cutting their ninth LP which is lacking a title but not availability dates: 3/16 digitally at superfurry.com, 4/13 in the UK via Rough Trade, 4/21 in the States. SFA would like you to know how it will sound:
Musically it’s based around riffs and grooves we’ve been playing around with over the last few years. We have enough now for a whole album so even though it’s still very melodic we thought we could leave off the acoustic ballads for the time being.
It’s recognisable as a melodic SFA record, but is very focused musically as a cohesive album. And no country rock as Daf has developed a pedal steel phobia. Which has confined the great Nashvillian instrument along with the Saxophone to the banned instrument directive of the SFA board. there’s only one slow number which isn’t slow at all.
Here’s a working tracklist because perhaps that will titillate you:
01 “The Very Best Of Neil Diamond”
02 “White Socks/Flip Flops”
03 “Inaugural Trams”
04 “Sounds Familiar”
05 “Cardiff In The sun”
06 “Where Do You Wanna Go?”
07 “LLiwiau LLachar”
09 “Moped eyes”
11 “Crazy Naked Girls”
SFA also promise “some more tricks up their sleeve” as the release approaches, so we’ll keep you looped. In the meantime, remind yourself of their recent glory with this “Neo Consumer” spin on Letterman.