Ex-Ash guitarist and recent Bat For Lashes touring guitarist Charlotte Hatherley recorded her third solo album (and Minty Fresh US debut) New Worlds in a week in London without demos or overdubs. Fittingly, standout “Full Circle” looks emphatically at stripping away the extraneous. After speaking with Charlotte, we also learned it has something to do with Kandinsky’s color theory. As she put it: “I loved his quest for finding the truth hidden in nature, and his experiments with our instinctive and emotional response to shapes and colors.” Read the rest of her thoughts and try to remember what you learned in Art History while you take a listen.
In this week’s ‘Gum Drop we also offered the chance to win the last available copy of Tegan & Sara’s ON/IN/AT deluxe edition.
One winner gets a deluxe bundle which includes ON/IN/AT, new CD Sainthood (out 10/27 on Sire), and a limited edition, handmade, one of a kind Rorschach ink blot created and signed by Tegan and Sara. Some info on the books:
ON/IN/AT is a three-book set that chronicles different time periods over a year in the lives of Tegan and Sara with writing and photographs: the 2008 US national tour, a joint writing session in New Orleans in the fall of 2008 and their 2009 Australian headlining tour.
The deluxe edition with the Rorschach is sold out — Stereogum is giving away the very last one — but you can learn how to otherwise procure ON/IN/AT at teganandsara.com.
CONTEST ENDS 11/04/09 AT 12PM EST.