Villagers comeback show 3

I was very jealous that I couldn’t get my hands on Domino Records’ Smugglers Way FlexiZine that was specially made for Record Store Day 2012. It featured this Dirty Projectors track, this John Maus track, this Real Estate tune, and a Cass McCombs cover of Leonard Cohen. You can find out more about the flexizine here. The Villagers song above completes the collection. ‘Shards’ should have pointed to a much different sound that was to follow, a new direction for their next album. You can almost hear the fermenting of ‘The Waves’ in the background of ‘Shards’. And the end of the song even pre-empts how {Awayland} ends – not with a whimper but with a donkey’s whine. Can’t believe the track is only up online now. You can listen to Villagers’ new album {Awayland} on Spotify.