Lightspeed Champion | 04/11/09

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Lightspeed Champion releases new album on 1st February 2010

We are very excited to announce that Lightspeed Champion has returned with his second album, Life is Sweet! Nice To Meet You. The follow-up to 2008’s Falling Off The Lavender Bridge is an epic collection of twelve pop songs, two instrumental intermissions and one piano étude, set for release on 1st February 2010.



Lightspeed’s early leaning towards American country dressings is traded here for a palette that draws on classical music and even musical theatre. Producer and mixer Ben Allen (Animal Collective, Gnarls Barkley) assembles the eclectic grab-bag of influences: joltingly ‘70s guitar and synth sounds, classical piano, Greek choruses shouting reprisals, and at least one ukelele-driven moment.


All tracks on Life is Sweet! Nice To Meet You were written and arranged by Dev Hynes.


Watch a sneak preview of the video for forthcoming single Marlene (25th January 2010) here:

Life Is Sweet! Nice To Meet You will be available on CD (WIGCD235), vinyl (WIGLP235) and via digital download (WIG235D). The tracklisting is as follows:

1 – Dead Head Blues                                       9 – Madame Van Damme

2 – Marlene                                                      10 – Smooth Day (At The Library)

3 – There’s Nothing Underwater                       11 – Intermission 2

4 – Intermission                                                12 – Sweetheart

5 – Faculty Of Fears                                         13 – Etude Op.3 ‘Goodnight Michalek’

6 – The Big Guns Of Highsmith                         14 – Middle Of The Dark

7 – Romart                                                       15 – A Bridge And A Goodbye

8 – I Don’t Want To Wake Up Alone