James Arthur / Alicja Trout ‎– Go West Old Bastards / Close Ur Eyes

Spacecase Records ‎– SCR002
Vinyl, 7", 33 ⅓ RPM

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A James Arthur Go West Old Bastards
Drums, Bass, Bongos – Orville Bateman Neeley III*Guitar, Organ, Other [Thunder] – James ArthurRecorded By, Mixed By – Bryan Schmitz, JA*, OBNIII*
B Alicja Trout Close Ur Eyes
Written-By, Recorded By – Alicja Trout

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500 copies pressed.

"Go West Old Bastards" recorded in Texas, early 2012.
"Close Ur Eyes" recorded at the Tronic Graveyard, Memphis, Tennessee.

Pressing plant, vinyl mastering studio and engineer uncredited, identified by matrix etchings.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, hand-etched): SCR-002-A U-67145M A Ⓤ PCMJR
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, hand-etched): SCR-002-B U-67145M-B Ⓤ PCMJR



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October 15, 2012

“Go West Old Bastard/Close Ur Eyes” is the second single from Spacecase Records.

Texan James Arthur is a garage-rock mainstay with an impressive track record. James is an ex-member of Fireworks, Necessary Evils, CC Riders, New Memphis Legs and The Golden Boys. For the past few years, James has focused on his band, James Arthur’s Manhunt. Known for his guitar playing, James’ new material has been largely instrumental. “Go West Old Bastard”, with its repetitive drum pattern and atmospheric guitar playing, is influenced by Krautrock bands Neu! and Can. James is assisted on the track by Orville Neeley (Bad Sports, OBN III) and Bryan Schmitz (Golden Boys).

Memphian Alicja Trout’s track record is also impressive. Alicja played in The Clears, The Lost Sounds, CC Riders (with James Arthur and Jeffrey Evans) and Nervous Patterns; she’s currently in The River City Tanlines and releases solo material through her Alicja-Pop and Black Sunday projects. Alicja also ran Contaminated Records and with Jay Reatard mastered The Reigning Sound’s incredible LP, Too Much Guitar. Alicja played all the music on her side and provided the album’s cover art. Her track should appeal to fans of Black Sunday and Nervous Patterns.

-Ryan Leach (Spacecase Records)