"Time Face" image on front of fold-out sleeve in classic FU 7" format...
|Band portrait on back panel - a nod to the epic FU 7" comps?|
Tracks - A: Our Work Is Done B: Total Eclipse (cover)
Label: Merge records
Matrix A: MRG 673-A J MB180 825 Dreaming in Place
Matrix B: MRG 673-B J MB180 825
Pressing Info:- First Press of 700:
- Black Vinyl - 295
- Mint Green Marble Vinyl - 250
- Tricolour Swirl Vinyl - 20 or so were auctioned
Three vinyl variants as above, the mint and tricolour ones come with sleeves signed by band members.
|Labels with light bulb designs. 'A' side is illuminated, with hand on switch (possibly the last man on earth turning lights out before leaving) 'B' side is lights out.|
“Our Work Is Done” is an imaginary conversation between the last two living residents of a hot and dying planet. Damian Abraham from the band Fucked Up lends his gravitas to the situation. “Total Eclipse” is a song about a different kind of holocaust, originally performed by Klaus Nomi. When I saw the film Urgh! A Music War, the Nomi clip blew my mind. I didn’t know what to make of him or the performance. Truly a unique artist trying to convey the urgency of several emergencies at once.
The news these days is overwhelming, and sometimes it’s hard to focus on the larger issues we are all collectively facing. Climate change is transforming the world in dangerous ways and requires immediate action. The proceeds from the single will go to Bill McKibben’s 350.org, and we stand by them as they build the global grassroots climate movement that can hold our leaders accountable to the realities of science and the principles of justice.
...the third in a series of Superchunk benefit 7-inches and follows “I Got Cut” and “Break the Glass” which were released in 2017.
Sleeve Notes & Dream Themes:
At first glance this looks like a Fucked Up record and at first listen it sounds more like a FU record than the equivalent first listen to half the tracks on DYD.
The ''Time Face" image was created by Ryan Travis Christian, an artist who focuses on the paradoxical relationship between childish cartoons and ominous messages, musing on the technological and material obsolescence of his inspiration.
|Epics in Minutes (2004) has the main songwriters tucked away at the back, hidden in the shadows.|
|Couple Tracks (2010) revisits image, the original pose is repeated, with the two shadowy figures at the back and new boy Ben tucked in on the side.|
|Superchunk are two members short of a six-piece, so they've adopted equivalent positions, increased the shadows and cropped the image to reflect DYD era FU. The enormous creative egos of the two main DYD song writers are removed altogether.|
|With altered perspective were are left with 4 people |
as they sacrifice
themselves without fuss
And lead us yet into contemplation
delivering dreams, not evil
For Ben Josh and Sandy
empowering the story.
for ever and ever.