Monday, June 3, 2013

Cian Nugent And The Cosmos - Hire Purchase 7"

Matador (2013)

There's a downside to singles clubs as well, and it's 7"s like this. I'm on record over and over touting my love for the singles club. The excitement of a new record every month or so. Getting to check out a new band you wouldn't otherwise buy. Exclusive records by bands you love. It's always a cool idea I think.

But then you get this 7" in the mail. Boring folky guitar instrumentals. These guys couldn't even be bothered to come up with 2 different names for the songs on the A and B side. It's just Hire Purchase (Part I) and Hire Purchase (Part 2). I'm not down on the Matador singles club because of this record; you can't expect every month to be amazing. But this is one boring 7".

Maybe it's just me, maybe I haven't evolved to the point where I can appreciate the musicianship of a record like this. I don't know, I think I'll just go play my Superchunk 7" again and keep checking the mailbox for the Royal Headache entry to the series.


  1. i was actually super-psyched for this to be part of the singles club. his solo album on vhf from a year or two back is two great side-long pieces:

    looking forward to seeing him at the hopscotch festival this year!