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Trashcan Sinatras: 2016

Trashcan Sinatras at WFUV

Trashcan Sinatras at WFUV (photo by Sabrina Sitton)



Scotland’s Trashcan Sinatras mark their 30th anniversary in 2016 with a brand new album, Wild Pendulum. The release of their sixth album reflects the dedication of Trashcan Sinatras’ longtime admirers too—Wild Pendulum was a fan-financed project via Pledgemusic. It’s also the group’s first release since 2009’s In The Music.

Trashcan Sinatras’ debut album, 1990’s Cake, gave them their first hit, “Obscurity Knocks,” but over the last twenty years, the band hasn't had the best of luck when it came to record labels. Still, Trashcan Sinatras persevered via graceful, smart and beautifully arranged albums like 1993’s I’ve Seen Everything and 2004’s Weightlifting.

Wild Pendulum is a strong return for this cult favorite. Paul Livingston, Stephen Douglas, John Douglas and Frank Reader worked with producer Mike Mogis of Bright Eyes on the album in the hinterlands of Nebraska, far from Trashcan Sinatras' homebase of Glasgow and Los Angeles, where Reader now lives.

When Trashcan Sinatras visited Studio A, they had plenty to say about their long distance process, their mature perspective as a pop band, and the complicated emotional journey of Wild Pendulum. All of that—and two beautiful songs—on this edition of FUV Live.

[recorded: 5/20/16]