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Rusty and Got Dusty EP

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  • Poster/Print

    This item is 1 of 100 original handmade drawings measuring approximately 21 cms x 12 cms metric (around 8.5" x 4.5" in imperial). Each one is autographed by This Is The Kit's frontperson & primary songwriter Kate Stables.

    These are the "best" drawings used to make the band's "Magic Spell" video, though the only distinguishing bit is that they are signed by Kate.

    Note that your drawing will be randomly selected & unique. The pictures below are just examples of some of the drawings that will be for sale.

    We hope to mail these off before Christmas. Though we cannot guarantee delivery until January 2016.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Rusty and Got Dusty EP via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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     $25 USD or more

     

  • Poster/Print

    This item is an original handmade drawings measuring approximately 21 cms x 12 cms metric (around 8.5" x 4.5" in imperial).

    These are "nice" drawings used to make the band's "Magic Spell" video. Note that your drawing will be randomly selected & unique. The pictures below are just examples of some of the drawings that will be for sale.

    We hope to mail these off before Christmas. Though we cannot guarantee delivery until January 2016.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Rusty and Got Dusty EP via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 30 days

     $15 USD or more

     

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"'Magic Spell' is wee step in a more foot-tapping direction," says This Is The Kit's front person Kate Stables, by way of explaining their new EP. Containing 4 alternate versions of that track the EP is, indeed, intended less as a through-listen than as a portrait of a band exploring their creativity-and as a kind of 'choose your own adventure' for fans to decide which version is their favorite!

The EP's first three songs were recorded in what the band have dubbed the Paris Sessions-a months-long period of demoing that preceded their work in Brooklyn with Aaron Dessner, the producer of their recent full-length album. While all agree that the LP is the best encapsulation of where they are as a band, they also felt there was more worth sharing. Hence this EP which reveals some of the ideas that arose during the development period of their full-length.

The theme of evolving creativity also plays out in the painstakingly animated video for this version of "Magic Spell" released earlier this month. Directed & produced by long-time band acquaintance Sam Wisternoff, he will be selling some of the 3,000+ frames he drew while creating the video on Bandcamp as part of the release campaign. They'll be sold & shipped by Sam himself-with a limited number to be offered at the merch stand during the band's upcoming UK & European tour dates.

By all accounts it's been a banner year for This Is The Kit. Their album Bashed Out was named one of BBC 6 Music's Albums of the Year for 2015 and, indeed, it's been one of the station's most consistently played albums. The BBC also made a short documentary on the band which aired as part of the iPlayer series Guy Garvey's Music Box. The band have begun regularly selling out venues in the UK, and recently been announced as direct support on Jose Gonzalez's December 2015 tour of mainland Europe.

A video for the EP's French language song "Les Plus Beaux" will debut in early 2016.

Recent Press
"It's an understated yet absorbing work, full of delicate arrangements that are elegantly swept along by Stables' gloriously tender vocals" - Uncut 9/10

"This is Slow Music: patiently and carefully handcrafted, as though the process was just as important as the result" - Pitchfork

"It's hard to find fault with Bashed Out, timeless and completely modern all at once. It's as lucid a record as you'll hear all year" - The Line of Best Fit 8/10

"Bashed Out" is Stables fully realized, her talent refined in such a way that only the best - the very heart of her being - was pulled out from within." - Consequence of Sound

"Bashed Out takes TITK's traditional folk to the edge of the avant-garde" - NME

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released January 8, 2016

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This Is The Kit Paris, France

This Is The Kit is the musical project of Kate Stables and whoever joins her. You thought you didn’t like the banjo but you were wrong pal. Listen as Kate rips forward with her hypnotic twang pattern and a voice of rare, unaffected beauty.

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