I Was a Cub Scout
I Want You To Know That There Is Always Hope

  1 x LP   150grs   33⅓rpm     gatefold sleeve 

2008 EU issue on 150g LP-Luscious, epic & British are not words you would usually associate with an emo band but I Was A Cub Scout are not your ordinary emo outfit, they're two hardcore souls with passion & emotion dripping out of every pore; produc...

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Release date: 14-02-2008

2008 EU issue on 150g LP-Luscious, epic & British are not words you would usually associate with an emo band but I Was A Cub Scout are not your ordinary emo outfit, they're two hardcore souls with passion & emotion dripping out of every pore; produced by Hugh Padgham [The Police, Phil Collins], 'I Want You To Know That There Is Always Hope' is one of the most life affirming albums of 2008; including the singles 'Our Smallest Adventures', 'Pink Squares' & 'Echoes'

Tracks:
A1 Save Your Wishes
A2 Echoes
A3 Lucean
A4 Pink Squares
A5 Part iii
A6 We Were Made To Love (ii)

B1 Our Smallest Adventures
B2 Recomendations
B3 The Hunters Daughter
B4 P's & Q's (iv)
B5 A Step Too Far Behind (ender)

After a couple years' worth of singles and EPs that showed this young Nottingham duo growing up in public, I Was a Cub Scout finally make their full-length debut with the fine I Want You to Know That There Is Always Hope. With lyrics as winsome and slightly memo as both the band name and album title, Todd Marriott and William Bowerman fill their debut with 11 pieces of ultra-catchy synth pop pitched tonally somewhere between the post-Human League early-'80s pop hits in the style and later twee D.I.Y. acts such as White Town and the early Magnetic Fields who defiantly adopted the then-unfashionable style as their own. In other words, songs like "Save Your Wishes" and the breathless "The Hunter's Daughter" are twinkly and melodic, but in a delicate, almost offhand way. Even on the album's most immediately gripping tracks, such as the first single "Pink Squares" and the gliding, effervescent pop of "Echoes," Marriott's fairly adorable high-pitched vocals bear the regional accent and offhand, almost conversational delivery that's a trademark of diffident indie pop. Elsewhere, stylistically varied songs like the moderately intense indie rock of "Our Smallest Adventures" and the almost proggy instrumental explorations of "Ps and Qs" and "A Step Too Far" keep I Want You to Know That There Is Always Hope from sounding like the sonic equivalent of overdosing on bubblegum.-ALLMUSICGUIDE

Discs: 1
Drager(LP,EP,12,7,CD): LP
Qual(120grs,150grs,180grs): 150grs
Speed(33,45): 33
Extra info: gatefold sleeve
Label: XL Recordings
This release: 2008
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