Paste Magazine - 09/07/2009
Paste is running a nice cover story about Stuart and God Help The Girl in the current edition of the magazine. The print edition is in the shops in the USA – for everyone else, the story can be accessed “here”:http://bit.ly/1amd4O while the full digital edition of the magazine’s international edition can be found “here”:http://bit.ly/12Sw27
Funny Little Frog video - 29/06/2009
Here’s the video for the second single, ‘Funny Little Frog,’ compiled and directed by Marisa Privitera in Glasgow, with some additional filming by Dave Crampton in Olympia. Hope you like it!
Stuart on Radcliffe and Maconie - 29/06/2009
Stuart is on the radio tomorrow, talking about ‘God Help The Girl’ and playing a couple of songs from the album on Mark Radcliffe and Stuart Maconie’s Radio Two Show. If you are in the UK, the show is on between 8pm and 10pm, if you want to catch up with it later, you will find links from “here”:http://bit.ly/MVO67
Album out now - 24/06/2009
The album is now in the shops worldwide and available digitally via iTunes and other digital retailers.
Vinyl lovers have the option of the tasty gatefold edition, while there are two CD editions in circulation – a standard jewel case and the hardback edition, which is available primarily in the UK and to subscribers. You can also stream the album from “Spotify”:spotify:user:eardrums:playlist:1itYdLDywVYkmN1OvhVyPD and “Spinner”:http://www.spinner.com/new-releases#/6
The album has also won further critical plaudits from a range of publications including Pitchfork (_”a spirited expansion of some of Murdoch’s best ideas”_), Popmatters (_”a set of perfect pop songs. It’s almost too lovely, but lovely’s great sometimes too”_), The Onion (_”literate, wry, autumnal, a little bit twee and whole lot melancholy”_) and The Guardian (_”the tunes are uniformly fantastic and the arrangements are charming”_).
You can read these reviews (and others) in full “here”:http://bit.ly/9rVmg and “here”:http://bit.ly/4uBLgH
The Guardian - final episode - 24/06/2009
All good things have to come to an end, and this week is the last of Stuart’s four blogs for the Guardian, discussing the marketing of the album. Marisa’s accompanying clip focuses on Catherine . . .Both can be found “here”:http://bit.ly/46gE1o