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Dances / Curses

by Hey Colossus

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  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    (if you're in US/Canada/Mexico/Brazil/etc please order from Learning Curve) This is the Indie Shop version. I've taken a few back from the distributor just to keep it in stock here. Transparent yellow / Black + Transparent Red / Black.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Dances / Curses via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 3 days

      £20 GBP or more 

     

  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Double CD in gatefold sleeve.

    Back in stock as of 24th Dec 2020. All orders placed from the 5th Dec will be shipped ASAP.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Dances / Curses via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 3 days

      £12 GBP or more 

     

  • Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    Purchasable with gift card

      £7 GBP  or more

     

  • Third press, orange vinyl.
    Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    The first press was transparent. The second press was also transparent. Both are identical. This third press is on orange vinyl. It was supposed to be for the band to take on the road but for now that road looks miles away, so here they are. The thirteenth HC album, 75 minutes, 2xLP. Cheers!

    Includes unlimited streaming of Dances / Curses via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

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  • Limited double vinyl
    Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    2xLP in gatefold sleeve, transparent vinyl.

    If you're in the US please order from Learning Curve Records. They have pressed a version especially for you.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Dances / Curses via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

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  • Test Press
    Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    Ltd edition of five. These are being sold to raise money for www.pbcfoundation.org.uk - Joe's wife Elisa has PBC. Earlier in the year of 2020 Elisa had to have a liver transplant. The PBC Foundation provided support and knowledge. It's a little known illness so gets little amounts of funding. Hopefully this will help in a small way.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Dances / Curses via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

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  • Black vinyl in Japanese style hardback gatefold sleeve - Fourth Press
    Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    This is the version the label wanted to make initially but the cost is silly. As with everything on Wrong Speed this is being made purely so Joe can own a copy. It will be a one off press, with this sleeve, of 300 copies. The price remains at £20.

    This is the 'New Order, Blue Monday' press of the album. Money will probably be lost on this version. Please don't feel pressured into buying this if you already have the transparent or orange vinyl. THE MUSIC IS THE SAME. The sleeve though, that's 850 gsm. It's a heavy, heavy sleeve for a hefty, hefty album.

    ***** Due end of January, early February ******

    Includes unlimited streaming of Dances / Curses via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

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Donkey Jaw 04:34
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Medal 03:04
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Nine Is Nine 03:06
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The Mirror 04:19
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U Cowboy 04:41
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about

The lucky thirteenth record by Hey Colossus is the work of six musicians in tune with the dualities of life as a loud rock band, fit to channel both the dances of aspiration and the curses of reality into a record that transcends all limitations in a blinding volley of incandescence.

When the band first began work their innate chemistry apparently took care of itself, and whatever sparks were spontaneously flying gave rise to enough material to make Dances/Curses a double record, running the gamut from the rhythmically-driven and infectious ‘Donkey Jaw’ and ‘Medal’ to the mightily motorik-powered and cinematic 15 minute travelogue that is ‘A Trembling Rose’,

Longterm Hey Colossus fan Mark Lanegan makes an appearance amidst the languid and sun-soaked denouement of ‘The Mirror’, the existential gravitas of his tones entirely at home in these revelatory surroundings.

Fittingly Dances/Curses is released on bassist Joe Thompson’s own Wrong Speed record, his latest such venture in a lifetime of steadfast belief in the DIY maxim, “It's 100% time for all bands to take control of their shit” he notes. All the tools are there to do it yourself. Back your own horse. It's practical. It's positive”

This serendipitous album marks something even these six musicians never necessarily intended - a work in the tradition of the double album that somehow changes itself every time it returns to the shelf. Somewhere on the great continuum between Unwound’s Leaves Turn Inside You and Stevie Wonder’s Journey Through "The Secret Life Of Plants", Hey Colossus have created their finest alchemical achievement to date.

credits

released November 6, 2020

Robert Davis
Rhys Llewellyn
Will Pearce
Chris Summerlin
Paul Sykes
Joe Thompson

Vocals on The Mirror by Mark Lanegan

Recorded and mixed with Ben Turner at J&J Studio, Bristol and Axe & Trap Studio in Wells

Mastered by Peter Fletcher at Black Bay Studio, Isle Of Lewis

Sleeve by David Hand

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Hey Colossus London, UK

Hey Colossus is an English rock band formed in London in 2003. Since its inception, the band has undergone several lineup changes, revolving around founding members Joe Thompson and Robert Davis.

The band is characterised by its ‘heavy’ sound, DIY ethic, prolific output, and stylistic experimentation.
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