Secret Machines

Secret Machines - 2023 Reissue

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Originally released in 2008, Secret Machines highly acclaimed self-titled third album has been remastered by Simon Scott (Slowdive) and is released on their TSM Recordings imprint. The album includes a revamped version of "The Fire Is Waiting," featuring Tony Visconti on recorder.

Speaking on "The Fire Is Waiting," Brandon Curtis wrote: "When we recorded the demo for this song, everyone told us it was too long. We decided it wasn't long enough. Sometimes you wait for the fire. Sometimes the fire waits for you."

Secret Machines helped define the rock sound of the 00's, alongside contemporaries Interpol, Spiritualized, and TV on the Radio. Their 2006 release Ten Silver Drops won them further critic love and the attention of David Bowie, who became a serious fan. With sprawling arrangements occasionally pushing the 9 minute mark, their grandiose sound was alternately labelled as prog, space rock, and occasionally shoegaze. In 2010 their unreleased fourth LP was put on pause, and as time marched on, with no official breakup announcement, fans were left wondering if they'd ever hear from the band again. What should have been their follow up to this 2008 s/t, "The Moth The Lizard & The Secret Machines" is also being released for the first time simultaneously.


Disc: 1
1 The Fire Is Waiting
2 Last Believer, Drop Dead
3 Have I Run Out
4 Underneath The Concrete
Disc: 2
1 Now You're Gone
2 Atomic Heels
3 The Walls Are Starting To Crack
4 I Never Thought To Ask

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