Minor Victories (Members of Slowdive, Mogwai, Editors) Announce Debut Album, Share “A Hundred Ropes” | Under the Radar | Music Blog for the Indie Music Magazine
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Minor Victories (Members of Slowdive, Mogwai, Editors) Announce Debut Album, Share “A Hundred Ropes”

Minor Victories Due Out June 3 via Fat Possum, To Also Feature Mark Kozelek and The Twilight Sad's James Graham

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Minor Victories is a supergroup featuring Slowdive’s Rachel Goswell, Mogwai’s Stuart Braithwaite, Editors’ Justin Lockey, and Hand Held Cine Club’s James Lockey. The project was announced last year and now the band’s debut album has officially been announced and the group has shared their first single, “A Hundred Ropes,” via its video. The album also includes a previously announced duet between Goswell and Sun Kil Moon’s Mark Kozelek and a guest appearance from The Twilight Sad’s James Graham. The self-titled album is due out June 3 via Fat Possum in the U.S. (and [PIAS] in the rest of the world). Hand Held Cine Club (the Lockey brothers) directed the black & white video, which is an extremely slow motion shot of samurai charging towards the camera (it’s only 10 seconds of real time footage, slowed down to nearly four minutes). Below is the video, tracklist, and album cover.

Also read our 2014 print article on Slowdive’s recent reunion, our separate 2014 web-exclusive interview with Rachel Goswell about the reunion, and our 2014 web-exclusive article about the bands that influenced Slowdive. Plus read our 2014 interview with Stuart Braithwaite on Mogwai’s Rave Tapes album.

Minor Victories Tracklist:

01 Give Up The Ghost
02 A Hundred Ropes
03 Breaking My Light
04 Scattered Ashes (Song for Richard) [ft. James Graham]
05 Folk Arp
06 Cogs
07 For You Always [ft. Mark Kozelek]
08 Out To Sea
09 The Thief
10 Higher Hopes


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February 23rd 2016

I really like this album and the video is great done. My favorite song is For You Always [ft. Mark Kozelek]