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...hang the dj

...hang the dj is a music blog. Old school, shoegaze, psych, and darkwave are featured genres.

Legal disclaimer: This blog is my personal, independent website. It is not affiliated with Bell Media, nor does it represents the thoughts, opinions, desires, etc of Bell Media

For music submissions, press releases, or questions/concerns:

hangthedjmag (at) gmail.com

Or hit me up on Twitter: @CristinaRocks

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2012/12/11

James released a limited edition career-spanning box set The Gathering Sound yesterday. The collection includes 3 CDs, a DVD, a 12" vinyl LP, and 4 GB USB stick in a box with a 16 page booklet, scrapbook with rare photos, badges, replica backstage passes and more. The box is available to purchase through Amazon UK, Amazon US, and the Universal Store.

Contents of the box:

• Three CDs (disc each of live & studio rarities, + combo of The Morning After/The Night Before)
• Come Home DVD
• 12” vinyl record
• 8GB j-shaped USB stick featuring all the studio LPs + the band’s videos for transfer to your mobile device
• 16 page A5 booklet featuring personal contributions from each of the band
• Four button badges
• Four sticky satin replica backstage passes
• 44 page 12”x12” scrapbook featuring previously unseen and rare photos, memorabilia, cuttings and many other items straight out of James personal archives including a complete timeline of James’s career annotated by the band, and four art-cards

The full tracklisting for the Gathering Sound (including USB material) is posted here.

Meanwhile, James frontman Tim Booth revealed to The Independent that the band have been busy working on some new material in Scotland and so far the material is sad, yet uplifting:

"There’s been a lot of death in my life this year and it’s been very heartfelt and very touching and powerful and uplifting and sad and all of those things...they're actually very uplifting songs, but the vocals have sadness to them, en masse, that I'm quite surprised at. It seems to have seeped into my writing."

Booth also talked about almost getting choked to death in Morocco by a cobra after a snake charmer attempted to intimidate him to hand over some money:

"When the snake dropped the cafe I was in cleared around me and I was left there with this cobra round my neck. And I remember thinking ‘it smells like chicken’ and kept very still. The snake charmer ran back in and put a hood on it and took it away, and ran."

The cobra smelled like chicken! Read the full interview with Tim Booth at The Independent.

"Born Of Frustration"