Submarine Bells LP

The Chills


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Release Date November 6th 2020

Black 140g Vinyl, Standard Sleeve. The Chills’ second album from 1990 is their much-praised major label debut that includes the
effervescent, euphoric opener ‘Heavenly Pop Hit’. Back on vinyl for the first time in three decades, this much sought-after LP has finally
been reissued on Fire Records – a super sweet moment of ear candy, perfect for rediscovery. ‘Submarine Bells’ had folk-like rounds,
brusque punk swagger, psychedelic hues and Phillipps’ off-kilter vocal; all accent, all attitude, soft, then hard. It made for a magnificent
half hour plus, too good to transcend to the airwaves, so timeless it still simmers beautifully. A rich tapestry of sound with a nod to early
Teardrop Explodes and a host of indie pop legends. There’s the nagging, incessant ‘Familiarity Breeds Contempt’ midway through, and
the glorious baroque pop of the closing title track. It is music that became acclaimed as birthing the term ‘indie pop’, but it was so much
more than that.. “Utterly immaculate” Pitchfork // “The Chills distilled post-punk with the sweet delivery of Phillipps, making it sound like
The Fall paying homage to Prefab Sprout. Something that rare.” Perfect Sound Forever // “A lovely record indeed, a mere thirty-six
minutes and not a second wasted… such a fantastic release ” AllMusic // Tracklist Side A A1 Heavenly Pop Hit A2 Tied Up In Chain A3
The Oncoming Day A4 Part Past Part Fiction A5 Singing In My Sleep A6 I Soar Side B B1 Dead Web B2 Familiarity Breeds Contempt
B3 Don’t Be – Memory B4 Effloresce And Deliquesce B5 Sweet Times B6 Submarine Bells