James Pants’ self-titled new album is set to drop on Stones Throw on April 19.

It’s his third album proper to date, following 2008’s Welcome and 2009’s Seven Seals. The latter record found Pants reaching for his guitar and charting choppier terrain than on his good times boogie debut, with an acknowledged debt to the sounds of minimal wave, post-punk and the fucked-up psychedelia of Bobby Beausoleil and Bruce Haack. It was absolutely brilliant, and had it been released in any month other than December it would have easily become the cult hit it richly deserved to be.

The new album picks up where Seven Seals left off and according to its maker was partly inspired by David Lynch’s Twin Peaks. You can download one of its tracks, ‘Alone’, here.

We’ve got a vinyl copy of James Pants to give away to one lucky FACT reader; to be entered into the draw to win it, simply e-mail your name and the words ‘James Pants’ to competitions@thevinylfactory.com. The winner will be notified on or before April 22.



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