‘Flap Your Crazy Wings’ by The Heart Strings

The new album by The Heart Strings – ‘Flap Your Crazy Wings’ (Produced/Mixed/Engineered by Julian Simmons) – will be available as a very limited edition digipak exclusively through Rough Trade Shops (in store and via mailorder) from 30 January 2012 for £7.99 (+p&p). Pre-order a copy now or buy from 30 January via Rough Trade here.

‘Flap Your Crazy Wings’ is also available as a name your price digital download here. The download comes as 320k MP3 as standard and a variety of high quality alternative formats. The digital album will be available for a limited time only.


Debut album ‘Try Fly Blue Sky’ is available to download direct for £5 via the link on the right hand side, and on iTunes. You can also grab a mailorder cd (digipak) of ‘Try Fly Blue Sky’ (£8+p&p) by going here.

If you’d like any more info regarding any of the heart strings releases please email Grandpa Stan Records at info@grandpastan.com

Listening With Your Friends On Facebook …

We’re not sure we are ever going to do this, but it undoubtedly beats playing cure songs down the telephone via your walkman headphones (link)

‘Life Just Is’ Film Premier at Bafta

‘Life Just Is’, the debut feature directed by Alex Barrett, premiers tonight at Bafta. Music Supervision for the film is by James McWilliam and the soundtrack to the movie features tracks by The High Wire (A Future Ending) and The Heart Strings (Gravy and Good Times Are Coming For To Get You).

Check out the info on the film and the soundtrack here.

NB We heartily recommend grabbing the free download of ‘Drunk Love’ by Emma McGlynn & The Monorails that’s being offered on the site while it’s available. It’s a lost gem. (Stream below, download here). http://soundcloud.com/grandpastan/drunk-love-by-emma-mcglynn

The Kernel – 2012 In Music Technology

Nice summary of some of the current developments in online music tech by Ryan Sommer @ The Kernel (link here)

‘Noah’s Ark’ by The Shutes

Debut EP by The Shutes as produced and mixed by Julian Simmons at din sound newly completed and soon to be mastered. Check out the vid for their previous single Noah’s Ark

‘The Sun Always Shines’ (Hooded Claw Mix) by Paul Cook & The Chronicles

Paul Cook & The Chronicles cover A-Ha
Remixed by Hooded Claw