Out Now: The Fall's Slates LP and The Ex's Dignity Of Labour November 19 2021
For the uninitiated, Slates is peak era Fall (originally released on Rough Trade in 1981) and features the dual guitar of Marc Riley and Craig Scanlon, the Hanley Bros. rhythm section, and the incomparable Mark E. Smith.
Dignity Of Labour is the third album by legendary Dutch group The Ex, originally released as a 7-inch box set and configured here as a single LP. In 1981, the band started squatting Villa Zuid in the village of Wormer and captured a haunting sense of space that is at once cavernous and decaying. (Tumult is coming soon, FYI.)