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The Golden Dregs
Art is Hard
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Release Date
May 25, 2018

Hell it's been a long time coming, but boy was it worth the wait. Today we're delighted to be sharing news of the debut album from The Golden Dregs - the project of the magnificient Benjamin Woods.

Ben has spent the past four years filtering Falmouth life into his first full length album - Lafayette. What plays out is a rich representation of small town living; from the churn of the rumour mill to the assortment of intriguing characters that only seem to exist far away from motorways, itsu chains and the relative anonymonity afforded by city living.

With a musical approach inspired by 70’s Americana and jam bands - The Basement Tapes, The Grateful Dead and the Mussel Shoals scene - Lafayette is an album fit for longer evenings​ full of simpler decisions. It's jangly summer-summoning pop for the hours when the sun is dissappearing below the sea.

With contributions from some of the town's best musicians - the Cleave brothers (The Red Cords), Samuel Stacpoole (Holiday Ghosts), Jake Wilbourne (The Black Tambourines) and plenty more, the album was recorded at the now closed Troubador Studios in a converted warehouse space.

We're delighted to be teaming up with Cornwall based label Krautpop to be releasing the album on a lovely black 12" record (limited to 300 copies) as well as a small run of handmade CD packages. It's due out on Friday 25th May but you can pre-order the album right now. Anyone who orders in the first 7 days will receive an instant download of a Adaptation plus a (really good) Gorgeous Bully cover. Alongside the record we've also created a small booklet which comes with both the CD and vinyl versions of the album. All artwork was created in collaboration with Jay Harper, probably our favourite Falmouth artist.

Art is Hard

Digital Tracklist

  1. 1 The House I Live In 3:31 Buy

    The House I Live In

  2. 2 2 Up 2 Down 3:37 Buy

    2 Up 2 Down

  3. 3 What a Life/What a Waste 3:50 Buy

    What a Life/What a Waste

  4. 4 Lafayette 2:54 Buy


  5. 5 Cleopatra 2:15 Buy


  6. 6 Adaptation 4:39 Buy


  7. 7 Teen Tango 3:10 Buy

    Teen Tango

  8. 8 George on Jane 3:18 Buy

    George on Jane

  9. 9 Life Aquatic 2:49 Buy

    Life Aquatic

  10. 10 Compadré 2:31 Buy


  11. 11 Heartbreak Hotel (Revisited) 6:26 Buy

    Heartbreak Hotel (Revisited)

  12. 12 Cast (bonus track) 6:04 Buy

    Cast (bonus track)

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