Listening to God Save the Clientele I keep thinking of how, through their first two albums, various EPs, and the godlike singles collection Suburban Light, the Clientele seemed defined by a certain kind of thoughtful stasis. They were the band that to casual observers sounded the same from track to track, employing a handful of production tricks and a slightly larger handful of lyrical themes to articulate a rich and complex world informed by magical realism, memory, and the ache of nostalgia. For good or ill, this uniformity seems to be slipping away . Fortunately, they're included in the album's liners. The song's tale is quintessential Clientele, telling of a tiny knight found in a back garden by a child.
They then recorded the album God Save The Clientele with producer Mark Nevers, known for his work with Merge labelmates Lambchop; the album again featured several Louis Philippe-composed string arrangements. God Save The Clientele was released in May 2007 in the United States. Bonfires on the Heath followed in October 2009, and Minotaur, a Mini-LP, was released on 17 July 2010. The band announced that it would reunite for a lone gig at The Bell House in Brooklyn on 21 March 2014.
God Save the Clientele was recorded in Nashville with Lambchop's Mark Nevers at the helm, and with help from Autumn Defense member Pat Sansone, one might expect a more Americanized sound, but with the exception of a pedal steel here and there, the band still magically conjures up autumn walks through rainy London back streets or, even better, languid late summer days. The addition of Mel Draisey on keyboards, violin, and backing vocals hasn't changed much for the group either, as she's only on about half the tracks and her contributions are pleasingly subtle. Apart from the talk of changes or lack thereof, what you get with God Save the Clientele is a stunning batch of songs that will break your heart, pump it back full of life, and send you off to dreamland with a warm feeling filling your soul.
God Save The Clientele by The Clientele, released 07 May 2007 1. Here Comes the Phantom 2. I Hope I Know You 3. Isn't Life Strange 4. The Dance of the Hours 5. From Brighton Beach to Santa Monica 6. Winter On Victoria Street 7. The Queen of Seville 8. These Days Nothing But Sunshine 9. Somebody Changed 10. No Dreams Last Night 11. Carnival On 7th Street 12. Bookshop Casanova 13. The Garden At Night 14. Dreams of Leaving. Got it. + add. album.
God Save The Clientele Tracklist. 1. Here Comes the Phantom Lyrics. 2. I Hope I Know You Lyrics. 3. Isn't Life Strange? Lyrics. The Garden at Night Lyrics. 14. Dreams of Leaving Lyrics. About God Save The Clientele. God Save The Clientele Q&A. Mixing Brian O'Shaughnessy. Recorded By Ken Baker, Mark Nevers & Brian O'Shaughnessy. Photography By Andy Willsher.
Album · 2007 · 14 Songs. Alone and Unreal: The Best of the Clientele (Deluxe).
Artists The Clientele God Save The Clientele. God Save The Clientele The Clientele. God Save The Clientele. This album has an average beat per minute of 134 BPM (slowest/fastest tempos: 96/185 BPM). See its BPM profile at the bottom of the page. Tracklist God Save The Clientele. Here Comes the Phantom.
And God Save The Clientele is further testimony to that. What you music lover actually really wants, is good music crafted with care, and an artistic statement that isn't just a cash in. And that's why we love The Clientele so much. Thanks to Alasdair and the guys (and girl).
Minotaur is a Mini-LP from The Clientele. As The World Rises and Falls" - 4:59. Paul Verlaine" - 3:00. Strange Town" - 1:40. The Green Man" - 5:07. Nothing Here Is What It Seems" - 2:58. One Hundred Leaves" - 4:08 (High Note version bonus track).