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Devonté Hynes

New Album "Life Is Sweet! Nice To Meet You" Released 1st Febuary 2010.

Lightspeed Champion releases new album on 1st February 2010

We are very excited to announce that Lightspeed Champion has returned with his second album, Life is Sweet! Nice To Meet You. The follow-up to 2008’s Falling Off The Lavender Bridge is an epic collection of twelve pop songs, two instrumental intermissions and one piano étude, set for release on 1st February 2010.

Lightspeed’s early leaning towards American country dressings is traded here for a palette that draws on classical music and even musical theatre. Producer and mixer Ben Allen (Animal Collective, Gnarls Barkley) assembles the eclectic grab-bag of influences: joltingly ‘70s guitar and synth sounds, classical piano, Greek choruses shouting reprisals, and at least one ukelele-driven moment.

All tracks on Life is Sweet! Nice To Meet You were written and arranged by Dev Hynes.

Watch a sneak preview of the video for forthcoming single Marlene (25th January 2010) here:

Life Is Sweet! Nice To Meet You will be available on CD (WIGCD235), vinyl (WIGLP235) and via digital download (WIG235D). The tracklisting is as follows:

1 – Dead Head Blues

2 – Marlene

3 – There’s Nothing Underwater

4 – Intermission

5 – Faculty Of Fears

6 – The Big Guns Of Highsmith

7 – Romart 15 – A Bridge And A Goodbye

8 – I Don’t Want To Wake Up Alone

9 – Madame Van Damme

10 – Smooth Day (At The Library)

11 – Intermission 2

12 – Sweetheart

13 – Etude Op.3 ‘Goodnight Michalek’

14 – Middle Of The Dark

15 – A Bridge And A Goodbye

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Mark John Rochman Comment by Mark John Rochman on February 1, 2010 at 7:13pm
so i'm guessing it's been postponed?
Mitch Douglas Comment by Mitch Douglas on November 28, 2009 at 9:33am
IS that in fact the same smooth day as on 'album in a day 2' ? (redone, i assume, of course)
Rico Macias-Zepeda Comment by Rico Macias-Zepeda on November 17, 2009 at 2:22am
Hell Yes!!
ewalker41 Comment by ewalker41 on November 12, 2009 at 11:26pm
Fantastic! Can't wait to hear new stuff and see you tour. And you announced this on my birthday too...thanks! :)
james mansell Comment by james mansell on November 11, 2009 at 6:21pm
Really looking forward to this, i already know smooth day and maddame van damme like the back of my hand, hopefully you havnt changed them too much. is dead head blues the track you where playing on the 2008 may tour??
i remember a song that was called something blues, and i never heard anything else about it x
JakoDir Comment by JakoDir on November 8, 2009 at 11:28pm
JakoDir Comment by JakoDir on November 8, 2009 at 11:28pm
Kilian Comment by Kilian on November 8, 2009 at 12:56am
the trailer is epic :P love the rougher edge of the music, and the "classical influences" are very promising!
Kane Fenn Comment by Kane Fenn on November 7, 2009 at 4:59pm
I must admit, first found out about you on Nevermind the buzzcocks :D
Patrick Singer Comment by Patrick Singer on November 7, 2009 at 11:46am
Seriously can't wait. Falling Off The Lavender Bridge still sounds good even after hundreds of listens:).

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