Monday, April 12, 2010

Tracey Thorn

Most musicians, whether they want to admit it or not, would kill for an international #1 hit single that makes them tons of money. The downside, however, is that it can sometimes define your career and overshadow your other musical achievements.

In 1995, the remixed version of the song "Missing" by the pop duo Everything But The Girl was released and went on to achieve huge commercial success, but it was only one piece of the musical puzzle for EBTG's Tracey Thorn whose first band, Marine Girls, would adopt the DIY aesthetic of the early 80's post-punk era and create a lounge-y accoustic sound that was as unique then as it is today.

What does this all have to do with the present? Well, Tracey Thorn's latest album Love And Its Opposite will be released next month on Strange Feeling Records and if it comes anywhere close to Marine Girls or Thorne's hugely underrated first solo album A Distant Shore(1982), it will be worth listening to.

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