Hope Is For The Hopeless

The Golden Dregs

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Indie, Alternative
Funnel Music

Format: Vinyl (LP)

This title will be released on September 27, 2019
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?The Golden Dregs? ?Nobody Ever Got Rich? stirs with a lonesome soul and sense of mournful vulnerability that?ll give you chills? The 405.

"Brooding, honeyed vocal? capturing the atmosphere of Peckham after dark.? Clash Mag.

"A mellow journey through the dark side of nightlife? The Line of Best Fit.

?This tune is audio Absinthe.? Listen With Monger.

The Golden Dregs might be on the project of just one man, Benjamin Woods, but beyond that it?s a lot of different things. ?It?s adopted the guise of a bar-band, a lonely man with a piano, a singer with a backing band, and an awkward and insecure karaoke performance,? says Woods. ?I think of The Golden Dregs as a project as opposed to a group or a person. It?s a platform for me to explore different musical avenues.?

It makes sense that The Golden Dregs, which is led by the rich baritone croon and Americana-tinged tones (think Stephin Merritt of Magnetic Fields collaborating with David Berman of Silver Jews with Dan Michaelson making the brews) of Woods, would encompass so many things after a period of such instability and movement for him. Cornwall, Manchester, Cornwall, Germany, back to Cornwall and then onto London. Woods has spent the last several years ricocheting from place-to-place, shifting from a cockroach-infested place in Manchester to a failed relocation to Germany that resulted in him having to temporarily move back in with his parents - all the while searching for a place of stability to make his second album after 2018?s Lafayette. Yet for someone who has been such an itinerant in recent years, Woods has made a record with a distinct and coherent personality that radiates the feeling of someone who has finally found where they need to be and where they want to go.

Hope Is For the Hopeless is a record that emanates a profound subtlety; the arrangements can be as lush as they can tender with Woods understanding the need and importance of space, sometimes allowing the honey-drenched tones of his vocals to be enough or to take a step back and let piano tinkles, shuffling drums or the gentle fizz of a drum machine, and thoughtful melodies to lead the way.

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Key Value
Catalogue number GDFMLP005
Barcode 0192641066139
Number of items 1
Packaging type Slip Sleeve
Imported No
Weight 250g
Dimensions (LxWxH) 300mm x 5mm x 300mm

Disc 1

Track Listing — Disc 1

Song Title Time
1. Back down the Mountain -
2. Congratulations -
3. The Thirst of May -
4. Death of a Salesman -
5. Nobody Ever Got Rich (By Making People Sad) -
6. The Queen of Clubs -
7. Pathos -
8. Just Another Rock -
9. Clarksdale, MS -
10. Nancy and Lee -
11. Hope Is for the Hopeless -