Nov 202013
 
SECRET BOYFRIEND SHARES NEW TRACK & INTERVIEW VIA NOISEY
THIS IS ALWAYS WHERE YOU’VE LIVED LP OUT 12/9

                                                                                                                        photo courtesy of Jane Chardiet
Blackest Ever Black’s last release of 2013 comes from Secret Boyfriend, the solo project of North Carolina’s Ryan Martin, who is also one half of Boyzone (not that Boyzone, more’s the pity) and founder of the Hot Releases label – a catholic endeavour that has seen him release records from the cream of the contemporary N.C. underground as well as reissuing classic sides by the likes of Maurizio Bianchi, Ghedalia Tazartes and Ashrae Fax.
To date, Secret Boyfriend’s presence has been felt largely in the shape of live performances and short-run cassette releases (among them Carved At Birth, Furnishing The Void and Skin On The Clock), as well as vinyl splits with Russian Tsarlag and Horaflora. This Is Always Where You’ve Lived is SB’s first LP release and unquestionably his most potent, fully realised work to date.
Twelve songs from under the floorboards. A heart-rending but hard-edged synthesis of downer folk, small hour tape experiments, noise etudes and basement-mildewed pop for edgeland fuck-ups, wanderers and malcontents. Hints of Peter Jefferies, Dave Bixby, Flaming Tunes, Storm Bugs, etc. Arguably comes closer than any previous BEB release to articulating the “mesmerised suburban daydreams of our youth”.

You can hear a track from the record and read an interview with Ryan Martin below!

SECRET BOYFRIEND
THIS IS ALWAYS WHERE YOU’VE LIVED
BLACKEST EVER BLACK

12/9/13

A1. Summer Wheels / Mysterious Fires
A2. Silvering The Wing
A3. Form Me
A4. Flashback
A5. Remarkable Fluids
A6. Beyond The Darkness
B1. Dream Scrape
B2. Glint And Follow You
B3. Have You Heard About This House?
B4. Last Town
B5. Deleted Hill
B6. This Is Always Where You’ve Lived