"...otherwise known as the rarities compilation."
'VAGRANTS_09_14' artwork

Relaxing on a Sunday afternoon? Looking for something to soundtrack the final hours of the week?

Well, Aidan Moffat may just have come to the rescue. The Scottish songwriter has just posted a new album on BandCamp, collecting a number of rarities and never before released material.

Titled ‘VAGRANTS_09_14’ it is introduced thus:

These are the vagrants, begging for change by the side of the superhighway, the abandoned hobos brushing off digital dust and leaping from the virtual shelf … otherwise known as the rarities compilation. Six are unleashed for the first time, while four of them have either popped up on vinyl somewhere or were floated online. There are three covers but the rest are all mine, and they’ve all been professionally remastered as a whole for your optimum aural delight, available exclusively in the form of a digital album.

Yes, sadly there will be no physical release of this album, though it was carefully considered – mainly because I really like the cover – but I just don’t want to make too much of a fuss over it, plus I haven’t really got the time to post out LPs. So apologies to all of you who quite rightly love vinyl and also, of course, to the real record shops who would normally stock my wares – I can assure you that my next album proper will be as tangible as they come.

Stream – or indeed purchase – ‘VAGRANTS_09_14’ below.

Aidan Moffat recently completed a whistle stop tour of Scotland, exploring the nation’s lesser heralded facets in an attempt to discern what being Scottish really means in this modern world of ours. Being the jovial chap he is, the songwriter sent Clash a series of hand-penned postcards – check those out HERE.

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