Some albums just seem to spring fully formed out of the ether, with little to no antecedents, genres to hook into.
Life Without Buildings' debut – and, so far, only – album 'Any Other City' is one such example. Rooted in post-punk, the band took the era's fluid approach as a point of inspiration, rather than its sound.
A bewitching, beguiling, fascinating document which continues to puzzle almost fifteen years on, 'Any Other City' is set to be re-issued in time for Record Store Day.
Rough Trade will support the release, with 'Any Other City' gaining a new vinyl pressing on April 19th. First editions come with a repress of their debut 7 inch single, containing alternate recordings of album tracks 'The Leanover' and 'New Town'.
Here's 'New Town'.
'Any Other City' will be re-issued on Record Store Day (April 19th). Tracklisting:
1. PS Exclusive
2. Let’s Get Out
4. The Leanover
5. Young Offenders
8. 14 Days
9. New Town