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The Year Without A Summer

by Coltrane Motion

  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    Comes on colored vinyl, in a hand-numbered and beautifully screenprinted package. Includes immediate download of 4-track single (with bonus remixes by You, You're Awesome & Superaction80) in your choice of 320k mp3, FLAC, or just about any other format you could possibly desire.
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    Immediate download of 4-track single in your choice of 320k mp3, FLAC, or just about any other format you could possibly desire.

    Includes bonus remixes of "How To Be" & "Can't" by You, You're Awesome & Superaction80.
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if you don't want me i don't want you i'm happy on my own if you don't need me i don't need you i'd rather sleep alone i know we shouldn't be this cold feels like the year without a summer if you don't care i could but if you want me i could want you we've both been there before and if you need me i might need you i never closed the door god knows your body's here and warm feels like the year without a summer if you want me i could
Maya Blue 03:07
give me a look, give me something to sing about i'm tired of going out by myself our bodies are young / our bodies are understood let's start a fire, i could use a change maya blue red and marigold here with you this could be something there's a hand in my mouth, there's a blush to your cheeks your hair's a mess so guess we're friends salt on my tongue / sugary sweet we want what we want and we want it right now


The first 7" from Coltrane Motion, two-and-a-half minutes of frentic synth noise, backed with a thick, fuzzed out slab of shoegazer drone-pop. Farfisa, harmonium, and mellotron shimmer and swirl around a raucous mess of drum loops and guitar, smothering a couple pure pop gems in a sea of distortion. Michael and Matt fulfill their usual duties in this electronic duo, with GD Mills from Fuck Knights filling in on drums. On color vinyl with hand-numbered screenprinted jackets, and a high-quality MP3 download code for all four tracks.

CD version out on 75orLess Records, with two bonus remixes of tracks from Songs About Music by You, You're Awesome and Superaction80.


released March 24, 2009




Coltrane Motion Chicago

hey, let's make a dance record that sounds like what we dance to: girl groups and big beat and fuzzed-out indiepop / let's make a shoegaze laptop record out of drum breaks, guitar drone and broken synthesizers / yeh, let's call it rock n roll

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