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Monday, Aug 23, 2010
by PopMatters Staff

Manchester’s Working for a Nuclear Free City recorded their sprawling new album The Jojo Burger Tempest in an English warehouse and a French cottage. Somehow that seems fitting as the band’s sound is both simultaneously expansive and intimate. The new record is a double set with 15 new tunes on the first disc and the single, lengthy 30-minute sonic exploration that is the title song taking up the second disc. The band has a documentarian’s impulse believing that, as guitarist Gary McLure says, “an album should be a document of what a band has been doing over a certain period of time. And almost everything should be included. Like it or not.” “Silent Times” is the new single from The Jojo Tempest Burger, which releases 12 October (full album details after the jump).



  

Working for a Nuclear Free City
The Jojo Tempest Burger
(Melodic)
Releasing: 12 October


SONG LIST
01 Do a Stunt
02 Silent Times
03 Autoblue
04 Alphaville
05 Pachinko
06 Faster Daniel Faster
07 A Black Square With Four Yellow Stars
08 Black Rivers
09 Float Bridges
10 The King and June
11 BARRY
12 Little Lenin
13 Inokashira Park
14 Low
15 Burning Drum
16 Brown Owl
17 Buildings
18 The Jojo Burger Tempest

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