Rob St. John & Ian Humberstone Split 7″

I mentioned this a few weeks ago when I told you about Ian Humberstone’s half of this gorgeous split 7″ single.  Well the vinyl itself comes out today, although those who pre-ordered theirs should already have them, so I thought I might take the opportunity to share Rob St. John‘s side with you as well.

Both the songs were recorded by Ian on a reel-to-reel tape recorder, and the artwork for the single itself uses photography by the two artists.  Ian and Rob have been friends and collaborators for years, so there’s something really nice about being able put out a release by the two of them.

For Rob, of course, this also serves as the first single from his forthcoming debut album Weald, which we are releasing on gatefold vinyl at the tail end of November.  For those who want a copy earlier than that, however, you can order a copy online or buy one at his album launch shows, which are as follows:

14th Oct London – King’s Place with Viking Moses and Birdengine
15th Oct Oxford – Modern Art Oxford with Viking Moses and Petrels
22nd Oct EdinburghPilrig St. Paul’s with Meursault, eagleowl & Viking Moses.

Tickets for the Edinburgh show can be bought at Avalanche Records in Edinburgh, or online at Brown Paper Tickets here.

And, after reading all that faff I suppose it’s only fair that I give some music, really.  So without further messing here are the two songs in question, along with videos composed of archive footage, all sourced from the Creative Commons licensed stuff at archive.org.

Rob St. John – Your Phantom Limb by Song, by Toad

Ian Humberstone – House On The Hill by Song, by Toad

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