The Only Stars, 7" single, Out Now
Some still in stock, direct from us via Yield release on Bandcamp.
Emerging from our cave to produce this Velvets/ Beat Happening inspired clatter of medieval-folk-drone pop. Exciting additions to the band on this recording are: the amazing jazz-outsider Bill Wells (piano) and Sarah Martin (flute) and Mick Cooke (horn) from Belle and Sebastian. B-side: La Solara.
Listen and buy direct from National Park bandcamp.
Crunk into up, Japanese compilation
LD & K Records, Japan 156-LDKCD
National park doing The Only Stars is on the third volume of crunk, alongside Scatter, Lucky Luke, Music and Movement, Cari Anderson and more.
Liner notes by Gerry Love and Stevie Jackson, available from Amazon Japan.
Secret Songs 7"
Background Frequencies Freq 002
You do need darkness. Released June 2003, Secret Songs is the Park's latest psychogeographical piece.
On 7" vinyl with a live pre-lyric thump of No More Rides as the other side. E-mail, using our contact form, for details.
"Sparse, tingly and open, it breathes like a well-behaved
No More Rides Compilation UK/Rest of world
Geographic compilation for the world other than Japan. This one has an extra track by Nagisa Ni Te. In addition to National Park other bands featured are: Barbara Morgenstern, Empress, Directorsound and Jim and William Reid (under the guise of Sister Vanilla) and more (see below).
The promo cover is pictured.
Get it on iTunes.
No More Rides Compilation CD track
Trattoria/Polystar PSCR-5992 menu 239
From Geographic Records compilation CD You don't need darkness to do what you think is right released on Trattoria/Polystar from September 12 2001 in Japan and elsewhere on Domino/Geographic from the end of the year. It's in pretty good company alongside: The Pastels, Kevin Shields, Bill Wells, Future Pilot AKA, Telstar Ponies, Maher Shalal Hash Baz, Appendix Out, International Airport and more. Features the studio version of 'No More Rides'.
Get it on iTunes.
Norman Dolph's Money 7"
Earworm Records WORM SS4
Probably the nearest we'll ever get to a party
record. If there'd been a version of Green Onions on the Faust Tapes it
might have sounded a bit like this. Furthers the apocryphal myth that
Norman Dolph was a shoe salesmen who paid for the Velvet Underground's
Great Western 10"
Earworm Records WORM 30
"New comer from UK. I heard they even played with Belle & Sebastian. Reminds me Galaxie 500~Yo La Tengo, but more sentiment. Talk about the sound, the majority of songs in the record are instrumental, with the sense of acid rock. Comfortable!"
KOYABASHI, Beikoku-Ongaku Magazine, Japan.
Available from us via amazon.co.uk.
Sterling LP track
Sulphur SULCD001 (Beggars)
The second of two tracks recorded with "the
Pilot" after Sterling Morrison's death and we offer this in tribute.
Scott's piano playing on this is truly celestial. In another collaboration
I passed my test first time with Sushil's driving school, Autopilot last