Digital Music, Reunions — February 10, 2011 at 7:34 am

Stream: The Primitives’ ‘Never Kill a Secret’ — band’s first new music in 20 years

The Primitives, circa 2011

Reunited indie-pop combo The Primitives are back with their first new recordings in 20 years, and in case you didn’t catch “Never Kill a Secret” — the title track off the band’s forthcoming EP — on this week’s Slicing Up Eyeballs radio show, you can now stream the track in its entirety below.

In an e-mail, the band’s guitarist, Paul Court, explains that “Never Kill a Secret” is “not the main song” on the EP (the track “Rattle My Cage” will be promoted as the A-side; the photo above is from the video shoot), and that fans “probably expect to hear something a bit noisier.” He adds, “This track is us in folk mode.”

The band is eying a March 7 release for the four-track EP, which is expected to arrive as a 7-inch single and digital download via Fortuna Pop! The release will be the first new music from the Primitives — who scored big with its late-’80s jangle-pop classic “Crash” — since its third album Galore, released in 1991 shortly before the band’s breakup.

Stream the Primitives’ ‘Never Kill a Secret’ after the jump…

The Primitives, ‘Never Kill a Secret’ by Slicing Up Eyeballs


One Comment

  1. Wow, great song!
    I loved this band back in the day, even saw them open up for The Sugarcubes.
    Glad they’re making new music.

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