I just spent the past three days traveling to and from New York, so I’m catching up on some e-mail, the most intriguing of which is one from Sub Pop offering an mp3 from Retribution Gospel Choir’s forthcoming sophomore album 2, due for release on Jan. 26 (the same date for new Spoon … 2010 is gonna be good).
Led by Low frontman Alan Sparhawk, Retribution Gospel Choir also includes bassist Steve Garrington from Low and drummer Eric Pollard. But RGC is hardly the second coming of the slowcore stylings of Low. RGC is bigger and louder, an outlet for Sparhawk to push the volume and extend his range.
2 is available for pre-order on CD and LP at Sub Pop.
ALSO: We have winners in the Port O’Brien vinyl giveaway. They are: Hubert S., Shawn A., Kathryn M., Jeremy I. and Gabe S., all of whom have been contacted. Thanks to everyone else who entered.