The original five-person lineup of Scottish indie-pop outfit Close Lobsters — immortalized on the NME’s genre-defining C86 compilation cassette — just wrapped up its three-date reunion, and is marking the occasion with a new, ultra-limited 7-inch single featuring two previously unreleased cuts dating back to 1989 and 1990.
The single, limited to 200 copies and featuring hand-made sleeves, was sold over the weekend during the band’s appearance at PopFest Berlin, and also can be ordered through the U.K.’s Rough Trade Shops. The single is being released by Germany’s Firestation Records, and features a 1990 demo called “Steel Love” and a 1989 live recording of a song called “Head Above Water.”
Now that the Close Lobsters’ three reunion dates are over, it’s not clear what’s next. On Saturday, the band tweeted, “Comeback 2012 complete, from @madridpopfest in March to @popfestberlin last night, via Glasgow in between. Thanks to everyonefor your tremendous and enthusiastic support, it’s been a blast. Open to suggestions to what happens next. C’mon then music fans!”
Below, you can stream one of the tracks on the new 7-inch.
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