You only have to listen closely to celebrated contemporary bands like Wild Nothing, Minks and The Drums to realise that their sound is much in debt with old bands like The Wake. It should therefore be no surprise that Captured Tracks has decided to enter the field of reissues, focussing precisely in their direction. On the eve of Record Store Day, to be celebrated on 16th April, the New York label will launch a series of three 7”s dedicated to The Wake, a band from early eighties Glasgow who released their records –full of post-punk tension and darkness at first, getting poppier later on in their career– on two of the most mythical labels of the past thirty years: Factory and Sarah Records. While they work on the production of an anthology box set, the reissuing efforts of Captured Tracks will materialise in two singles, “On Our Honeymoon” and “Crush The Flowers”, to be accompanied by “Gruesome Flowers: A Tribute To The Wake”, a third 7” featuring cover versions of “Plastic Flowers” and “Gruesome Castle” by Beach Fossils y Wild Nothing.
The Wake - On Our Honeymoon
The Wake - Pale Spectre