The Lemonheads to release Hotel Sessions in early 2012

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On 9th January, 2012, the Lemonheads will release Hotel Sessions on Hall of Records – an intimate recording documenting a Sunday night that Evan Dando spent recording new songs with just an acoustic guitar (and some revealing commentary) in a hotel room in Bondi Beach, Australia. The 14 songs include some that never made it to an official Lemonheads album, but as Dando says, “the ‘Into Your Arms’ I did here is better than the one on the album…”

“I’ve always wanted to make an “Album ” for 53 dollars – Walkman 50 , tape 3 bucks – Oh to record live to cassette, master it and put it out … I have finally done it! I recorded this here biscuit in and around either December ’92, or Feb ’93. I remember it was a Sunday night in Bondi – the night the ‘car enthusiasts’ come out. I had just returned to Australia – my home away from home – from our first Japanese tour. Life was good. I made this tape for our Aussie agent of that time, Stephen Pavlovic. I am forever grateful to this man for introducing me to Australia and a grand gang of Australians!

This LP documents a lovely lull in the action. A Sunday night into morning, to collect myself and my songs. The songs that would be on our next album, some of these never made it, and the ‘Into Your Arms’ I did here is better than the one on the album (I like it anyway). So sit back, snort some NoDoz and listen for the tunes, the sea, the tape hiss (ahhh), the cars, the birds the trucks, and the killer motorcycle at the end of ‘Being Around’! Wherever you live, I’ll be back there soon, Inshallah!! Until then, let’s all make the most of the tail end of sex with furniture. Yours ever faithfully.” Evan G Dando.

Lemonheads – Its A Shame About Ray UK Tour :
November 30th Portsmouth/Wedgewood Rooms
December 1st Nottingham / Rescue Rooms
December 2nd Leeds/Cockpit
December 4th Newcastle/The Cluny
December 5th Glasgow/Oran Mor Auditorium
December 6th Manchester/Ritz
December 7th Liverpool/Academy 2
December 8th Sheffield/Plug
December 10th Birmingham/Academy 2
December 11th Cambridge/The Junction
December 12th London/Shepherd’s Bush Empire
December 13th Brighton/Concorde 2

Track Listing – 01.Big Gay Heart. 02.Great Big No. 03.Paid To Smile
04.It’s About Time. 05.Style. 06.I’ll Do It Anyway. 07.Rest Assured. 08.You Can Take It With You (prt.2). 09.Down About It. 10.Into Your Arms. 11.Superhero 12.And So The Story Goes. 13.Being Around. 14.You Can Take It With You (prt.1).

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