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The Saxophones

Eternity Bay

Full Time Hobby



cd (pre-order)

Expected Release: 14th Feb 2020

£11.99


lp (pre-order)

Expected Release: 14th Feb 2020

£19.99


limited orange lp (pre-order)

Expected Release: 14th Feb 2020

£21.99


The Saxophones, husband and wife duo Alexi Erenkov and Alison Alderdice, return with their second album “Eternity Bay”, which follows their debut album, 2018’s “Songs of the Saxophones”, and a string of sold-out 7” singles (“If You’re On the Water”, “Aloha” and “Singing Desperately Suite”), due for release on 14th February 2020.

Eternity Bay was recorded by Cameron Spies (Radiator Hospital) in Portland and mixed by Noah Georgeson (Joanna Newsom, Devendra Banhart) in California this summer, and today the band have shared the first piece of music from the album – “New Taboo.” Songwriter Alexi Erenkov spoke about the track’s hidden meanings and influences: "New Taboo" originated from a playful scenario I imagined in which Alison, my wife and bandmate, decides to leave me for the good life with a man who can provide the finer things (probably a lawyer?). The song was initially conceived as a comic duet between myself and Alison, but I ultimately found the song to be more interesting when I, alone, sang it from Alison's fictionalized perspective. I was listening to a lot of Randy Newman while working on this record, and I think his technique of singing and writing from ethically compromised points of view informed my choice to swap characters. Despite the comic nature of the original concept, I am attempting to seriously investigate the perspective of someone who is shameless in their enjoyment of privilege and looking to disrupt norms merely for the thrill of it. The song also flirts with themes of lust, novelty and estrangement. It's meant to be a hedonistic anthem that also makes people think twice.”

Eternity Bay

Tracklist

  1. Lamplighter
  2. New Taboo
  3. Forgot My Mantra
  4. Take My Fantasy
  5. Anymore
  6. Zendo
  7. Flower Spirit
  8. Living In Myth
  9. You Fool
  10. Eternity Bay