The Boy Who Ran The Paisley Hotel

Chime School

The Boy Who Ran The Paisley Hotel

SLR 287 » released August 2024

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» $9.00
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1. The End 7. Say Hello
2. Why Don't You Come Out Tonight? 8. Desperate Days
3. Give Your Heart Away 9. (I Hate) the Summer Sun
4. Another Way Home 10. Negative Monday
5. Words You Say 11. Points of Light
6. Wandering Song  

Expected to ship on or before the August 23rd release date. If you order this along with other items we'll ship your order when everything is in stock.

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Guided by San Francisco musician Andy Pastalaniec, Chime School pays homage to the formative jangle of The Byrds by way of early Primal Scream and The Springfields; the production and pop sensibility of Biff Bang Pow! and The Razorcuts; and the spirit of great singles labels like Creation, Postcard and Sarah. Although it would have fit with any of those labels, Chime School found a natural home with Bay Area indie stalwart Slumberland Records, releasing a self-titled debut in 2021, and a follow-up 7” single in 2023, to broad acclaim.

The anticipated follow-up LP "The Boy Who Ran The Paisley Hotel" is as stellar as we could have hoped for — deeper, richer and evolved in every way. While still joyfully packed with janglepop gems, "Paisley Hotel" takes a turn toward the winsome melancholy of groups like East Village, The Go-Betweens, and The Loft, and represents a leap forward in production, composition and arrangement. "The first record was a bit manic. I was trying to stuff so many years of influences into thirty brisk minutes. With 'Paisley Hotel' I chose a more condensed palette, and I feel I'm getting closer to the sonic vision I had from the beginning."


First pressing LP on winter sky blue vinyl.

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