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Spiral Stairs

We Wanna Be Hyp-No-Tized


Released: 22nd March 2019

LP£18.99Out of Stock
CD£9.99 Buy Now In Stock. Dispatched on Monday.

For his feelgood third solo album We Wanna BeHyp-No-Tized, Pavement
co-founder Scott Kannberg best known to the musical world as Spiral Stairs
concocted some of the most fun and accessible music of his storied career

by expanding his musical repertoire.

We Wanna Be Hyp-No-Tized is fun, infectious and musically compelling, while
still managing to cover some hefty topics like the current rambunctious political
climate. Reuniting the bulk of the dream team who assisted him on Doris &
The Daggers album, bassist Matthew Harris (Oranger, The Posies), multi
instrumentalist Tim Regan and good friend Kelley Stoltz, as well as former
touring Preston School Of Industry drummer Jim Lindsay, We Wanna Be
Hyp-No-Tized is the most fully rendered encapsulation to date of Spiral Stairs
nimitable aesthetic.
“To me We Wanna Be Hyp-No-Tized feels like the records I’ve been listening
to and the records I’ve been digging and aspire to sound like,” Spiral offers. “In
my early-twenties I felt like I knew everything – I always knew about new bands
before everyone else – but that kind of closed off a lot of bands that I didn’t
give much credence to, and now I’m a bit older and it’s, like, ‘Wow, how did I
miss that?’
“I’m talking things like the first two Nick Lowe records – I’m obsessed by that
shit, they’re beautiful, beautiful songs on those records. Then he led me to this
guy Jim Ford who’s like a weird country-soul singer, he’s so good. And I’ve really
got into Van Morrison way deeper than I’ve ever got into Van Morrison before.
“So I got into that 1973 album Veedon Fleece, and then of course Roxy Music
stuff and Brian Ferry. But I think the influences on this are definitely Nick Lowe
and Van Morrison – I even tried to sing like Van Morrison on a lot of the songs,
like how he repeats himself a lot. Those are the kind of bands I would never
have liked in 1984... or 1994... or 2004 really.”