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The Weight of the Sun (2021 reissue)

fire records

love record stores edition - limited indies only yellow lp + BONUS Fire Records Compilation CD + download (500 only)

Released: 29th Jan 2021


New album from kosmiche folk-rock quartet Modern Studies on LTD edition Yellow vinyl.

A glorious compendium of haunted disco hallelujahs, mercurial krautrock chorales, cosmic pop adagios and euphoric, resilient, anthems. ‘The Weight of the Sun’ sees principal songwriters Emily Scott and Rob St John further their warm, esoteric field studies with Pete Harvey and Joe Smillie, as previously reconnoitred on ‘Swell To Great’ (2016) and ‘Welcome Strangers’ (2018). “The exact point where Fairport Convention meet Jim O’Rourke at a remote Scottish railway station.” Tim Burgess “Their best yet” ★★★★ Record Collector There is a strange familiarity, and a welcome strangeness, in the quiet alchemy of Modern Studies. Norman Records - Album Of The Week “Beguiling” ★★★★ Uncut “Their strongest album yet” ★★★★ Louder Than War ★★★★★ The Vinyl District ★★★★★ Narc ★★★★½ Norman Records ★★★★ The Scotsman ★★★★ Music OMH

The Weight of the Sun (2021 reissue)


  1. Photograph
  2. Run for Cover
  3. Heavy Water
  4. She
  5. Corridors
  6. Signs of Use
  7. Brother
  8. The Blue of Distance
  9. Back to the City
  10. Jacqueline
  11. Spaces
  12. Shape of Light