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World’s Fair

Leisurely 12″ LP

Blue & White Splatter Vinyl | 100 copies

There is a notion within the realm of indie music that generally the energy captured from the impulse of youth far outweighs the results of a more mature pensiveness that can only come with time. Many artists go through this growth from being raucous, bottled lightning catching punks to being more thorough in mapping out their work, and speaking for myself as well as my friends in World’s Fair whom I have played in other bands with over the years this perhaps sums up our album “Leisurely”. Unlike our past bands we didn’t rush into playing shows, recording or heck, even naming the songs- we just let things unfold naturally. We laid down the tracks for the album in January of 2013 and over months and months we added layers, tinkered and such with an album that we felt that we would be happy with not just in a fleeting sense but something that can be looked upon with later on with no regrets. The pace we have moved at can be described as nothing other than “leisurely”, hence the name of the album. World’s Fair is an amalgamation of our prior works but churned out into something that feels fresh and exciting to us-not simply just treading familiar sonic territories. Culling influence from bands such as Sonic Youth, Polvo, Swirlies, Built to Spill and even contemporaries such as Yuck- World’s Fair hones its sound around distinct, swirling guitar driven indie rock that is centered around pulsating drums and over driven bass sounds. “Leisurely” is limited to an edition of 100 pieces of blue with white splatter vinyl pressed by our friends at Palomino Records. It is packaged inside a double silk screened chipboard jacket and includes a full color insert, download card, one inch button and sticker.

– Mike Andriani, World’s Fair / Rok Lok Records

Track List

  1. Come On Good Kitty Take Off And Go
  2. Karate Under Control Research Laboratories
  3. Selfish Ways (Many Worlds Apart)
  4. Ride The Cyclone
  5. 7:30 Mirror Mirror
  6. The First Could Be The Last
  7. Under The Stars Over The Maps
  8. The Punchline
  9. Rich Girl Gets The Pony