Reunions, Single News, Video — May 27, 2014 at 4:08 pm

Video premiere: Close Lobsters, ‘New York City in Space’ — C86 vets’ first new music in 25 years

Close Lobsters

The reunited original lineup of Scottish indie-pop outfit Close Lobsters — immortalized on the NME’s genre-defining C86 compilation cassette — today released a brand-new EP that marks the band’s first recordings in a quarter century, and we’re thrilled to premiere the video for one of the tracks, “New York City in Space,” here on Slicing Up Eyeballs (see below).

The Kuntswerk in Spacetime EP was released by Shelflife Records in a five-track digital format, with two new songs, “Now Time” and “New York City in Space,” plus three additional mixes. A 7-inch featuring the two songs will follow on June 17, having been delayed by some issues with the sleeve art.

The Close Lobsters reunited in 2012 for a handful of dates, and have played sporadically since, including an appearance in New York City last year.

During their original 1985-to-1989 run, the Close Lobsters put out a number of singles and two albums, 1987′s Foxheads Stalk This Land and 1989′s Headache Rhetoric. In 2009, the group released a best-of set called Forever, Until Victory! The Singles Collection, featuring, among other standouts, “Firestation Towers,” the group’s inclusion on the C86 tape.

In 2012, the band released a super-limited 7-inch single featuring a pair of previously unreleased cut: a 1990 demo called “Steel Love” and a 1989 live recording of a song called “Head Above Water.”

Below, check out the EP tracklist and the video for the brand-new track “New York City in Space.”


Video: Close Lobsters, “New York City in Space”


Tracklist: Close Lobsters, Kuntswerk in Spacetime EP

1. “Now Time”
2. “New York City in Space”
3. “New York City in Space” (Standing Stone Mix) *
4. “Now Time Meander” (Studio Monkey Mix) *
5. “Now Time” (Spontaneous Pattern Formation Mix) *

* Digital release only






  1. Fantastic single!

  2. LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE this band so much. I am so very glad I got to see them in NYC last year, it was a dream come true for me.

  3. Very nice indeed. Hopefully they will play here in Portland someday!

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