The Districts - A Flourish And A Spoil album
Pennsylvania indie rock quartet The Districts gained plenty of buzz for their 2013 debut
A Flourish and a Spoil by The Districts, released 10 February 2015 1. 4th and Roebling 2. Peaches 3. Chlorine 4. Hounds 5. Sing the Song 6. Suburban Smell 7. Bold 8. Heavy Begs 9. Young Blood 10. 6 AM Whether they’re tearing it up in a basement, rocking a festival crowd or hard at work in a studio, The Districts are a band that exists in the moment. The Pennsylvania four-piece channels its long-forged bonds into visceral, explosive rock and roll. You’ll hear hints of Americana, moments of the blues and folk, but written into songs so expressive that those labels are transcended .
A Flourish and a Spoil's best moments sound refined instead of confined, and still leave plenty of room for their buildups and breakdowns. They expand on their endearingly scruffy rock on "Peaches" and "4th and Roebling," which has a rough-and-tumble jangle that echoes the New York-based bands of the early 2000s (making the title's reference to a Brooklyn intersection all the more apt)
A Flourish and a Spoil. A Flourish and a Spoil Tracklist. 1. 4th & Roebling Lyrics. A Flourish and a Spoil Q&A. Producer John Congleton. Producers John Congleton. More The Districts albums.
A great album that deserves a little more recognition. Just give a listen to Young Blood if you want to get a feel for it, or if you like The Strokes it should be right up your alley. The pressing is quite decent with medium to low surface noise with just a few pops that Im sure are just static from my copy. The album is distorted sounding by stylistic choice, specifically in the vocals and the sound is tailored perfectly to blend with that style while still keeping it detailed and clear in the soundstage. The mids are thankfully present as well but the bottom end bass seems a little too thinned out to my liking.
A Flourish and a Spoil is far from a sophomore slump; instead, it's a portrait of the Districts as they evolve from their freewheeling beginning. For every one of the album's fumbled subtleties, there are several moments when The Districts feint at being great. Enough to show they’re flailing in the right direction.
Album · 2015 · 10 Songs. A Flourish and a Spoil The Districts. Listen on Apple Music.
Ryan Farber/Courtesy of the artist. The Districts' new album, A Flourish And A Spoil, comes out Feb. 10. Ryan Farber/Courtesy of the artist. A Flourish And A Spoil. Still, A Flourish feels profoundly like an arrival.
A Flourish and a Spoil, which includes Rocking Chair from their previous album Telephone, will be released next Tuesday, February 10 by Fat Possum Records. The album is streaming on NPR until Tuesday. The band is finishing up a mini-tour today in Europe, and the North American leg of their tour commences next week. The Districts will then return to Europe for 3 weeks before returning to North America to hit the festival circuit. Tour dates are below.
The Districts released their debut album, Telephone, in 2012, although those who heard their name bantered around in 2014 can be forgiven for assuming that last years self titled EP was the band’s first recorded effort
|A1||4th And Roebling|
|A5||Sing The Song|
- Pressed By – Memphis Record Pressing – MRP0006
- Mastered By – J. Powell*
- Mixed By – Greg Calbi
- Producer – John Congleton
- Recorded By – Seedy
- Written-By – The Districts
NotesA limited edition run of "A Flourish and a Spoil" pressed on clear green vinyl.
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Barcode: 767981149769
- Matrix / Runout (Side A Etched): FP1497-1 SIDE A MRP0006 J. POWELL
- Matrix / Runout (Side B Etched): FP1497-1 SIDE B MRP0006 J. POWELL
|FP14978||The Districts||A Flourish And A Spoil (LP, Album, Ltd, Pur + CD, EP)||Fat Possum Records||FP14978||UK & Europe||2015|
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|FP1497-2||The Districts||A Flourish And A Spoil (2xCD, Album, Ltd)||Fat Possum Records||FP1497-2||UK||2015|
|HSE-60206||The Districts||A Flourish And A Spoil (CD, Album)||Hostess Entertainment Unlimited||HSE-60206||Japan||2015|
|FP1497-2||The Districts||A Flourish And A Spoil (CD, Album)||Fat Possum Records||FP1497-2||US||2015|