The Pastels

Friday 8th November 2013

Eat Your Own Ears Presents

The Pastels

6:30 pm until 10:00 pm



Status: Tickets available (Updated on 9/8/2013)

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Doors open at 6:30 PM – Event ends at 10:00 PM

Age: You must be 18 years of age or more to attend this event (with or without a guardian) | Photo ID – Please bring ID if you are 25 years of age or less or appear so. | | Access – Standing. There are no seats assigned. The venue is arranged on several floors with many stairs and no lift. Find out more about accessiblity.

About The Pastels

Following the release of their album Slow Summits earlier this year and performances at this year’s Indietracks and Green Man Festivals, The Pastels come to Scala to play a headline gig.

Slow Summits is the culmination of all the music they’ve been engaged in since their 1997 set, Illumination. Not quite as shadowy a presence as sometimes suggested, their music has continued to grow by way of other activities; a well regarded film soundtrack (The Last Great Wilderness, Geographic, 2003), some theatre pieces (for 12 Stars) and a collaboration with Japan’s Tenniscoats (Two Sunsets, Geographic, 2009). Slow Summits gathers on all these works but moves off in newer and older ways too with its flowing montage of autumn instrumentals, pop songs, slow motion build ups and suddenly optimistic melody lines.

Recorded in Glasgow by John McEntire and Bal Cooke, and mixed in Chicago by McEntire, Slow Summits features the core Pastels lineup of Stephen McRobbie, Katrina Mitchell, Tom Crossley, Gerard Love, Alison Mitchell and John Hogarty. Guests include original member Annabel Wright (Aggi) and Norman Blake. Two-thirds of To Rococo Rot (Stefan Schneider and Ronald Lippok) contribute and Tenniscoats too. Kicking Leaves features a memorable string arrangement from Craig Armstrong, the Glasgow-based composer. the Glasgow-based composer. It features a two drum sets approach to music, a love of elongated jams and the turnaround.

We’re sure that Slow Summits is going to leave a deep impression on 2013 and can’t wait to bring it to you.

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