LISTEN: Mogwai, Slowdive, Editors Members’ Supergroup Minor Victories Offer You “A Hundred Ropes”

The group's self-titled debut drops June 3 on Fat Possum.

Back in July, Slowdive‘s Rachel Goswell announced that she and Mogwai’s Stuart Braithwaite, Editors’ Justin Lockey, and James Lockey of Hand Held Cine Club had formed a new group called Minor Victories—a group which, according to James Lockey, would be “sounding fucking class.”

Now we know what that charmingly English descriptor sounds like, thanks to the band’s debut single, “A Hundred Ropes.” Not surprisingly given the names involved, the track is a gauzy, slow-developing song that builds from a synthy opening into a high-sheen noir befitting a Bond theme. You can check out the video—which is the first in a series of clips created by the Lockey brothers—below. You can also see the album’s track list, which includes Goswell’s duet with (presumably the real) Mark Kozelek.

Minor Victories track list

“Give Up The Ghost”Print
“A Hundred Ropes”
“Breaking My Light”
“Scattered Ashes (Song for Richard)” (ft. James Graham)
“Folk Arp”
“For You Always” (ft. Mark Kozelek)
“Out To Sea”
“The Thief”
“Higher Hopes”

Minor Victories is out June 3 on Fat Possum.

(via Pitchfork)


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