***record store day 2013 exclusive – expected instore 20th april*** stock will be available instore on a 1st come 1st served basis, strictly 1 per customer - all remaining stock will be available online from 12:01 on Saturday 27th april.
***LIMITED TO 250 COPIES IN THE UK*** To mark Record Store Day 2013, Jesca Hoop brings out an exclusive 7" double A-side single, featuring previously unreleased track 'Phonograph' and 'Moon Rock Needle', both apt tales for a celebration of recorded sound. 'Phonograph' tells the story of a soldier taking with him to war the voice of his true love, through the medium of a cylinder recording. Hoop says of the song, "I imagine the empty yard of a war-torn military camp... dark, cold and empty. The wind is kicking up the dust... the shredded remains... and on that wind the voice of a young vibrant woman full of love is projected... as though to wash clean everything it touches. I imagine the soldier who for the first time in his life hears the recorded voice... the siren... and feels the very heavens open, his wounds heal, even there, in the dark." In contrast, 'Moon Rock Needle' is a playful number full of spunk and coolness with a strobe light built in. Hoop nods to Steve Martin and his Googlephonic Stereo stand up bit from where the lyric Moon Rock Needle is pulled. She further explains: "When I was a kid, I was obsessed with what kind of food my friends had at their houses. I would fantasise about the sourdough bread rolls that my best friend Sheila had at her house. I couldn't wait to get back to her house after school and stick those buns in the microwave and soak them in butter ... I can still taste them today... I'm a huge dork... I know... Lets go hang out at Sheila's house... she's got all the cool stuff " Disco, anyone? Both tracks were recorded during the sessions for Jesca Hoop’s critically acclaimed current album ‘The House That Jack Built ‘. Hear Hoop live in session for Marc Riley on BBC 6music April 10th, and catch her live in Manchester that night, or in London on April 11th, before she takes to the road supporting Shuggie Otis in the US.
- Moon Rock Needle