Monday, June 18, 2012
The Eastern release Hope & Wire Double LP
As soon as the boxes arrived, the immensity of what they'd done became obvious to the Eastern. Making a double album suddenly seemed heavy. Like half a tonne heavy. Ordering and shipping a chunk of records from the Americas seemed like a great idea until they realised a double album meant double the shipping. If only the EMI NZ vinyl pressing equipment hadn't been pushed into the sea a couple of decades back. It's why we love The Eastern: their bold schemes and grand ideas make for results such as this glorious record. The Eastern's Hope & Wire is out and about now on double vinyl.