Friday, August 15, 2008

Absentee Ballot

London-based Absentee will return with its new album, Victory Shorts, available in the United States of America November 4th, 2008. The record will see release on Memphis Industries (current or former home to The Go! Team, The Pipettes, The Ruby Suns, and more).

Victory Shorts is the sound of a band whose time has come. Tackling themes of premature marriage proposals, adultery, lost property, love, and broken crockery, Absentee provide the soundtrack for every lost soul who took a wrong turn whilst looking for the right one. Born to the sounds of Barry Manilow and The Carpenters, raised on romantic comedies, and schooled in failed love and misfiring lust… Absentee emerge well-versed in the rigours of romance with their finest album to date, Victory Shorts.

Marked by the influence of Johnny Cash, Pavement, and The Velvet Underground, produced/engineered/mixed by Nick Terry (Klaxons, Libertines, Bernard Butler), and shot through with the originality and humour we’ve come to expect from Absentee, Victory Shorts stands alone as the band’s strongest, most honest record yet.

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