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ARTIST
TITLE
Lease Of Youth
FORMAT
LP

LABEL
CATALOG #
LOC 012LP LOC 012LP
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RELEASE DATE
12/15/2017

Local Action presents the debut album by Erskine Lynas, Lease Of Youth. Although Erskine -- aka Thomas Emslie -- is a new name, he's a long-time ally of Local Action who was known for his acclaimed electronic work as T_A_M. Written and recorded in Aberdeen throughout Summer '16, Lease Of Youth is heavily inspired by the naive melodic synth-pop of bands like Tears For Fears, The Blue Nile, Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark, and Magnetic Fields, smeared against the grey skies and coastline of Emslie's hometown with an approach to after-effects and sampling that betrays his relationship with modern electronic music. Although the album's lyrics are downcast, they're paired against bright sounds in a bittersweet way. All vocals, production, and instrumentation are handled by Emslie himself, with a knack for hooks and ear-worms far beyond his years.