Assassins / Butterfly Child - rave, plus C/D

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Did a search and didn't find a thread devoted exclusively to BC, so here 'tis.

Thought that buying the new Assassins EP via their website would be rewarding, given the love for Joe Cassidy's Butterfly Child, but this is lighting all my bells in wholly unexpected ways. While waiting for new BC, discovered Stars, and particularly loved the sound of the female vocals playing against Torquil's. This Assassins EP takes all the "damn, when is Cassidy going to release something new?" hope, adds the Stars love, and exceeds my expectations. "Yesterday's Feeling" in particular, can't recommend enough. Without sounding street team (though sign me up NOW!), this is incredibly appealing.

As for the C/D, anyone else have an opinion? BC are one of the bands I feel a little "zing!" for, when browsing used record bins. I don't want to see multiple _Soft Explosives_ copies. I'd rather see them listed in a name-dropping cred sense.

Chris Hill (Chris Hill), Saturday, 18 September 2004 03:37 (sixteen years ago) link

As for the C/D, anyone else have an opinion?

Oh yes, my friend. Oh yes. I've been waiting for something from Mr. Cassidy for a while -- so this Assassins is some new project? And what's the website?

Ned Raggett (Ned), Saturday, 18 September 2004 04:07 (sixteen years ago) link

I like that song "Mad Bird" - does anyone know if it's in any way inspired by Liz Fraser?

"Beautiful Girls" is prob one of the most AR Kane -like vocals I've heard
I need to d/l Eucalyptus since Ned esteems it so high

I finally found Papa Sprain - May EP, on CD not vinyl :( and unfortunately it has a slight skip on the delectable "Bathtime"

Paul (scifisoul), Saturday, 18 September 2004 05:43 (sixteen years ago) link

Assassins website. It's a new band project, Joe Cassidy and a handful of others I'm not familiar with. At one time I had an article bookmark that listed the other members' previous bands, but have lost it. Definitely an EP that would inspire folk to work backwards to previous outfits.

I have that May EP, Paul, if you want a burn. Gorgeous stuff. And all the BC EPs are fantastic. I'm partial to the Ghetto Speak and Flaming Burlesque EPs.

Don't know about the Liz Fraser connection, but the idea that she inspired that song makes me smile.

Chris Hill (Chris Hill), Saturday, 18 September 2004 14:37 (sixteen years ago) link

There are a slew of BC and PS things I'd love a burn of, as I pretty much just have the three albums and Eucalyptus, so might I ask to be included in whatever comes about...?

Ned Raggett (Ned), Saturday, 18 September 2004 14:42 (sixteen years ago) link

It's a shame that he was on an utterly incompetant record label in the states. As I've mentioned before, their label mates Sardina, who ruled, were totally ignored as well.

frankE (frankE), Saturday, 18 September 2004 16:40 (sixteen years ago) link

Do y'all mean HitIt? I've talked with the guy there before, he seemed all right to me. I was bemused by his war with Chris Connelly, though.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Saturday, 18 September 2004 16:47 (sixteen years ago) link

yeah. nice enough. really talks a great game. somehow, though...not much to show for it.

frankE (frankE), Saturday, 18 September 2004 16:52 (sixteen years ago) link

fifteen years pass...

News on the BC / Papa Sprain collaboration from BC post on FB: the butterfly child/ papa sprain collaboration known as My Bus release the album ‘our life in the desert’ january 31st 2020 on vinyl, cd and all the usual online services. keep an eye out for random street art in london. . My Bus FB page is

Wish Assassins would issue a follow-up disc.

the body of a spider... (scampering alpaca), Tuesday, 7 January 2020 19:27 (one year ago) link

what? new Papa Sprain? did not expect that!

the girl from spirea x (f. hazel), Tuesday, 7 January 2020 20:13 (one year ago) link

Now there's a name I never thought I'd see again!

henry s, Tuesday, 7 January 2020 21:12 (one year ago) link

Having been enjoying Onomatopoeia recently though I think the Ghetto Speak EP is my favourite by them. Looking forward to hearing My Bus properly.

djh, Tuesday, 7 January 2020 21:19 (one year ago) link

I've been listening to the Futures album lot lately, the one that came out of the blue a few years ago.

henry s, Wednesday, 8 January 2020 00:05 (one year ago) link

I've been friends with Joe Cassidy on FB for a while now -- very gently affable fellow, I'd say. Highly looking forward to this of course!

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 8 January 2020 00:46 (one year ago) link

three weeks pass...
four months pass...

Searched Assassins today, and did find this note - On September 23rd 2016, NØISE (Shepard Fairey, Joe Cassidy, Merritt Lear and John Goff) released the single Little Lions/ Automatic on Obey Records along with a double 12" of remixes by the likes of Moby, The Crystal Method and Phil Hartnoll (Orbital).

So maybe under a different name? (and now I have to search out that release, 4 years on. GRR.) Merritt's voice with Joe's gives me the same sparks that Emily Haines did on the first Stars ep.

the body of a spider... (scampering alpaca), Thursday, 18 June 2020 19:55 (eight months ago) link

Almost disappointed at the easy search - Thought I'd have to check ASCII code for NØISE.

the body of a spider... (scampering alpaca), Thursday, 18 June 2020 20:01 (eight months ago) link

three weeks pass...

Utterly love lots of the My Bus album. In my head, I'd banged on about it already but seemingly not really.

This is probably my favourite song from the album:

djh, Monday, 13 July 2020 20:24 (seven months ago) link

seven months pass...

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