posted on January 18, 2009 at 8:44 pm

been listening to new church album
we gonna try n do some final fixes and stuff
it should all be finished soonish
can reveal names of songs
not necessarily in this order
hope the other churchmen dont mind me spilling the beans
(fuck em if they cant take a joke!)
this will be the opener for sure
weird chord progression
claustrophobic mood
loads of beautiful guitar solos
sample lyric:
motel bar the dirty sulky moon
turn my head up
let it all cocoon
i play a downwards guitar thing
marty plays a complicated up n down bass
tim weighs in at end with george harrison guitar solo
one of my faves anyway
sample lyric :
dealing out love n retribution
dealing out the deadmans hand
probably the closer of the album
i play piano
marty on bass
pete on string guitar
frankie k on whimsical 12 string
this is like a mini song cycle
i think this is a fucking cracker!
you gonna love it or else
sample lyric:
in summer time
picking up an insistent distant beat
beach comber come home now
come in from the heat
beatley melodic mellotrons
if there was a single
this would be it i suppose
sample lyric :
pangaea uh uh alright
pangaea uh ah together

this ones easy to love!
i dunno …pastoral or something
then marty starts singing too
and things become darker
like im in day
and hes in night
lots of weird noises on there
some lovely fuckedup guitar sounds
but still its very melodic
sample lyric:
marty : close your eyes in the dark
theyve opened up a door
you feel the energy arc…
me : when the honeyed days of love return
and the king is drunk upon his throne
a shorter strange little song
female mellotron vox
me doing a santana lead at the end (he hopes!)
sample lyric :
i ripped up my return ticket
n hurled it into the sky
i kneeled down n i kissed the ground
i knew then it was your turn to fly
ok this one rocks
its rocks raggedly n stumbling along
i play guitar
marty plays drums
i dunno
its got piano n organ n stuff too
it really doth rock, childe
sample lyric:
oh my little panda
i dont understand her
with her natural grandeur
and i cant let it go….
a cold and nasty song
about some ambiguous ‘orrible goings on
i play discordant guitar
peter on twin basses
cello too
sample lyric :
down at the docks
i was shocked not to be discovered..
downright weird dark little song
that changes all over the place
until before yer very eyes it turns into
a brief anthemic doo dah
sample lyric:
all that it was was a cannibal buzz
leading you on day on day
i play organ
frankie on bass
marty on disturbed guitar
a sad sad song
sample lyric:
i saw your brother during lunch
i knew at once that he was mad
he had
been standing in the rain
to catch some snow

overall this is a pretty impressive record
a different atmosphere from ultc by a long shot
there will also be an e.p.
so love may find us(the epic)
l.l.c. pk singing
insanity mwp singing

stay tuned

fin it

71 Responses to “new church album(straight from the panthers mouth)”

  1. avatar
    Brien Comerford | 18 January 2009 at 10:08 pm #

    This is very encouraging. It’s going to be all killer and no filler. I love the titles to Church songs. Always intersting and intriguing and never banal.

    Kilbey’s on a roll big time !

  2. avatar
    Thomas Thomsen, Denmark | 18 January 2009 at 10:08 pm #

    That’s not fair, Steve. I’m trying to be creative here myself, and now I can’t stop imagining what these songs sound like. Judging by your descriptions we have yet another excellent Church release to look forward to. Very exciting!

  3. avatar
    Hellbound Heart | 18 January 2009 at 10:11 pm #

    sounds like damn fine listening, steve….can’t wait to get my hands on them!!
    love always…

  4. avatar
    Anonymous | 18 January 2009 at 10:11 pm #

    please release this soon, meaning within months, please not years. i can easily imagine people loving Operetta…based on your description of course ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. avatar
    Anonymous | 18 January 2009 at 10:13 pm #

    Can’t wait to here this one


  6. avatar
    eek | 18 January 2009 at 10:20 pm #

    So exciting! It’s like I can hear these songs already!! I love having so many musical projects to look forward to hearing.

  7. avatar
    Anonymous | 18 January 2009 at 10:35 pm #

    Bloomin’ excellent news…this is very exciting!! But, Mister Kilbey, will this gem be ready in time for your East Brunswick Club gig on 7th March? I am just about to book tickets. Wheeeeeeeeeee!!!

    Any other Melbourne nobs out there…book thy tickets.

    Olde Amps

  8. avatar
    kat | 18 January 2009 at 10:43 pm #

    thanks for the 'lil tidbits of info on the up & coming. yay!

  9. avatar
    Anonymous | 18 January 2009 at 10:47 pm #

    excellent…what happened to the hounds of luv cover…i thought that was gonna be on the coffee hounds eep…maybe I dreamt the whole thing…fuckin’ reality….


  10. avatar
    Anonymous | 18 January 2009 at 10:54 pm #

    Yes, Coffee Hounds EP, I was thinking the same thing

  11. avatar
    fantasticandy | 19 January 2009 at 12:01 am #

    nah….. the ‘new’ ep sounds even better!!!!!!!!
    as does the album!
    yippie ky ay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    and i know there’s yet another album in the can too!
    2009….’tis a good ‘un folks…..

    only….where’s my fookin’ shriek?

  12. avatar
    steve kilbey | 19 January 2009 at 12:28 am #

    coffee hounds still coming folks
    down to the cardboard

  13. avatar
    Anonymous | 19 January 2009 at 12:37 am #

    You Bastard !

    Peter Koppes


  14. avatar
    Anonymous | 19 January 2009 at 12:47 am #

    There are schools of sacred sites artists
    Now yet ever and anon
    Uninterrupted generations of bleeding hearts
    Sempiternal propagators
    Diurnal devotees
    Disciples of mortal ordinariness
    Bled dry
    Over innumerable A & O boxes
    Times over
    However measured
    Eternally osfa
    As precessions of now minor details disappear
    Drop down
    Neutering iDNA
    All if just the outward appearances of Thee
    She or
    Fall into place
    A noble place for some
    A vacant gesture for others
    Nothingness for the ignoble
    Harrowing agony for the epigons
    Over and through and by again
    Those who tread too lightly upon anotherโ€™s grace
    And take without conceding
    Will bleed on the inside
    As they aim to bleed
    And once put down in blood
    The pain will never end
    As uninterrupted generations propagate it sempiternally

    Salvation lies in confession
    โ€˜Imitation is the sincerest form of flatteryโ€™
    Acknowledgement is the noblest gesture


  15. avatar
    veleska1970 | 19 January 2009 at 12:50 am #

    ooooooo i can’t wait!!!!!!

  16. avatar
    MEM | 19 January 2009 at 1:04 am #

    sehr gut

  17. avatar
    m.p.k | 19 January 2009 at 1:33 am #

    I can hardly wait. I drifted off to ULTC this afternoon, I love that recording. Have Dabble on right now. I can’t wait to get the Shriek cd. Steve, any chance of a San Francisco show with this new stuff? I’ve not yet seen the Church electric.

  18. avatar
    Anonymous | 19 January 2009 at 1:53 am #

    Exciting news!!!
    I just love the title “So love may find us”!

  19. avatar
    Anonymous | 19 January 2009 at 1:54 am #

    i may even put the new damned album down for awhile, now that the mother of all records (any new church release)has been unofficially announced. is it true about another in the can. love these double album excursions. you just can’t beat quality stuff like back with two beasts.

    love ya,
    r. (richard)

  20. avatar
    Lian | 19 January 2009 at 2:12 am #

    This is going to be a GREAT album; My sincerest congratulations.

    much love

  21. avatar
    Celticat | 19 January 2009 at 2:47 am #

    You bloody bewdy – can’t wait!


  22. avatar
    Freddie | 19 January 2009 at 2:53 am #

    This sounds so delightfully delicious that itโ€™s got me delirious!
    Canโ€™t wait!!

  23. avatar
    Kokky | 19 January 2009 at 3:43 am #

    whoo the way you are describing this Stevie K! It immediately produced this gut-feeling of the album having the same impact as Forget Yourself. Gonna have to be there when it is all let loose in concert.


  24. avatar
    Shawn El | 19 January 2009 at 3:51 am #

    So when’s it coming out? I can’t wait!

  25. avatar
    Kokky | 19 January 2009 at 3:58 am #

    Realised I enjoyed reading these descriptions the same way as the sleevenotes to Hindsight.

  26. avatar
    captain mission | 19 January 2009 at 5:55 am #

    im listening to ‘sometime anywhere’ at the moment on headphones, it’s like hearing it again for the first time.
    actually i’m absolutely loving revisiting all these church albums on headphones. especially on days like these when the sky is blue, the heat heavy and there’s a head full of memories leaking out.
    what a great band. fucking brilliant. i’m gonna smoke a number i’m so happy.

  27. avatar
    davem | 19 January 2009 at 7:28 am #

    That just made my Monday morning.

  28. avatar
    melissa | 19 January 2009 at 7:36 am #

    what’s this?? a gig at the East Brunswick?? ๐Ÿ˜€ !!

    Sooo looking forward to hearing the new album … it sounds like it’s gonna be wonderful. Love the sounds of Pangaea!

    all the best SK ๐Ÿ˜€


  29. avatar
    fandorin | 19 January 2009 at 7:38 am #

    descriptions trigger some unknown music playing in my head, however this all sounds like sweeping away the last limits of convention. i hope anchorage is not about sarah palin, talking about cold n’ nasty and when i read twin bass, something vaguely meddle-y starts playing, and mwp shouts ‘one of these days’

  30. avatar
    Anonymous | 19 January 2009 at 8:10 am #

    Steve…I see on the East Brunswick Hotel (vic, Oz) website that The Church is playing on the 7th of March…no mention on this blogg or ‘The Church’ official website…don’t you guys promote your shows anymore…I’m sure it will be a sellout, so maybe you don’t need to?

  31. avatar
    melissa | 19 January 2009 at 8:48 am #

    oops, I think I meant ‘Happenstance’ before ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Yes! The East Brunswick Club website says it’s a Church gig!!! I’m one very excited fan right now!


  32. avatar
    Thomas Thomsen, Denmark | 19 January 2009 at 9:35 am #

    Cobalt Blueprint and Deadmans Hand sound especially exciting and exhilerating to me.

  33. avatar
    Thomas Thomsen, Denmark | 19 January 2009 at 10:05 am #

    Yes, anon, I am in fact getting a tingling in my private parts. But I’ll let my lovely, swedish girlfriend take care of My Little Problem for me.

  34. avatar
    Leelinau | 19 January 2009 at 10:06 am #

    yay ^__^

  35. avatar
    Anonymous | 19 January 2009 at 10:10 am #

    There is not much else to do tommy in that frozen shitbox of a country you live in.

  36. avatar
    Thomas Thomsen, Denmark | 19 January 2009 at 10:13 am #

    That’s your comeback, anus?

  37. avatar
    Anonymous | 19 January 2009 at 10:21 am #

    Isn’t it about time that you took off in another tantrum tommy? Last time you took off for many months, it was quite nice without you chiming in your two cents every day.

  38. avatar
    Anonymous | 19 January 2009 at 10:52 am #

    Don’t bite back Thomas, just enjoy Steve’s blog!

    Let’s all make this annoying little twat disappear into his dark little cyber hole by completely ignoring him and his inappropriate remarks..

    Great news about that album Killer!!

  39. avatar
    Hellbound Heart | 19 January 2009 at 10:53 am #

    thomas, keep on hanging around….i for one enjoy your company….. ๐Ÿ™‚
    PEACE and love…..

  40. avatar
    Anonymous | 19 January 2009 at 11:00 am #

    Yeah Thomas make sure you hang around and we’ll all ignore the cyber rock spider..

  41. avatar
    catchow | 19 January 2009 at 12:09 pm #

    i love thinking a new CHURCH album’s coming !!!
    very anxious to hear…

  42. avatar
    lily was here | 19 January 2009 at 12:29 pm #

    I love downwards guitar things.. a gh guitar solo – deadman’s hand sounds like a potential favourite. hope to get to the sydney gig!


    anon 7:10 – they’re not allowed to advertise gigs without formal confirmation due to legalities, so the venues tend to get the news up before the bands can. It pays to check venue listings when rumours of gigs appear if you want early warning. I imagine there will be an official announcement soon.

  43. avatar
    Anonymous | 19 January 2009 at 12:30 pm #

    whats it called anyway???

  44. avatar
    matthew | 19 January 2009 at 12:58 pm #

    All sounds fantastic Steve, love the titles and of course the glimpses of brilliant lyrics, as ever. Great to hear the instrument-swapping continues too!

  45. avatar
    Affanayzheeus Purnaff | 19 January 2009 at 1:20 pm #

    the adjective essence of the new record:

    downwards complicated whimsical beatley melodic pastoral darker weird fuckedup melodic strange ragged stumbling cold nasty ambiguous horrible discordant icy weird dark anthemic indescribable disturbed sad pretty impressive


  46. avatar
    Anonymous | 19 January 2009 at 1:59 pm #

    ๐Ÿ™‚ best news yet so far in 2009…sounds f**kin awesome! ๐Ÿ™‚

  47. avatar
    Anonymous | 19 January 2009 at 2:06 pm #

    …and finally got my ‘Sometime Anywhere/Somewhere Else’ cds back from my mate the other week,along with Priest.. one of my fave albums esp the bonus disc…my friend and i are starting an indie/alternative night in the main club in town next month as theres a big demand for it and town has nowt but shit doof-doof music,the owner wants it to be commercial indie at first,but ‘Easy’ and ‘Cut in two’ are on the playlist already,will be adding more as we go… ๐Ÿ™‚

  48. avatar
    Anonymous | 19 January 2009 at 2:10 pm #

    ๐Ÿ™‚ I forgot to ask, how big is your penis Steve.. ๐Ÿ™‚

  49. avatar
    Anonymous | 19 January 2009 at 2:17 pm #

    so this little anon idiot is also gay! u got nowt better to do than take on other peoples names now? hehehe good job for your sake we will never meet.
    Gareth,Notts(the real one,unlike the above)

  50. avatar
    Anonymous | 19 January 2009 at 2:23 pm #

    although I am a little fascinated with your penis Steve. can’t wait for the new cd.
    Gareth,Notts (the real one)…:)

  51. avatar
    Anonymous | 19 January 2009 at 2:24 pm #


  52. avatar
    veleska1970 | 19 January 2009 at 2:40 pm #

    i enjoy your comments, too, thomas and missed you when you were gone. just ignore the asshole.

  53. avatar
    Anonymous | 19 January 2009 at 2:44 pm #

    hardly any experience in life matches the first words uttered from your mouth on a new release.


  54. avatar
    CSTCoach | 19 January 2009 at 4:24 pm #


  55. avatar
    daveoto | 19 January 2009 at 5:57 pm #

    As excited as i was 27 years ago when i got the first, eponymously titled album (over here in the uk, the one with the broken angel statue). I still have it, in mint condition, with lyric sheet!
    27 years!!! So much great music from you guys & especially SK, with all the solo/side projects.
    And much more to come! It warms the cockles of one's heart.
    Thank you.

  56. avatar
    davem | 19 January 2009 at 6:30 pm #

    And surely a tour is required to promote the album and ep’s????………………………………..

  57. avatar
    Anonymous | 19 January 2009 at 7:15 pm #

    “Pete on string guitar”;/ ;D cooooool! hee hee,xoxoxo

  58. avatar
    Michael K. Warren | 19 January 2009 at 8:22 pm #

    I just recieved Shriek a few days ago, and it’s pretty darn good (Ambergris is awfully funny/frightening), but sadly my copy is a bit defective with some weird pops ‘n’ stuff. I contacted the Heyday folks, though. Hopefully noone else has had any trouble.

    I’m ecstatic about the upcoming record! Just reading the descriptions put a grin on my face.

  59. avatar
    Anonymous | 19 January 2009 at 8:42 pm #

    “Weird chord progression” hehe love it! Like Caetano Veloso covering John Fahey?

  60. avatar
    Thomas Thomsen, Denmark | 19 January 2009 at 8:44 pm #

    Thanks, everyone!

    The anon doesn’t really bother me.
    He/she is rather boring, really.

  61. avatar
    fandorin | 19 January 2009 at 9:28 pm #

    > Like Caetano Veloso
    > covering John Fahey?

    that made my day…

  62. avatar
    CSTCoach | 19 January 2009 at 10:08 pm #

    I’ll say it again… YEAH!

    can’t wait to hear this latest masterpiece ๐Ÿ™‚

  63. avatar
    Anonymous | 19 January 2009 at 11:08 pm #

    I’ll just break my long silence to say….Yaaaaahooooooo!!!!!

  64. avatar
    Anonymous | 20 January 2009 at 9:20 am #


  65. avatar
    MEM | 22 January 2009 at 7:02 am #


  66. avatar
    Anonymous | 22 January 2009 at 12:34 pm #

    Hey SK,
    So excited about the news – it’s all good lately! Will be there on the 7th but am hoping you guys don’t decide to tour in mid-late April cos I’ll be OS to celebrate end of successful treatment (with complimentary medicine supplied by Painkiller).
    Very Big Smiles,

  67. avatar
    Jill | 3 April 2009 at 5:28 pm #

    Wanted to join the chorus…thank you for continuing on creating such potent music.
    Painkiller is a rich beauty, by the way.
    & here's a peep in favor of playing in Minneapolis.

  68. avatar
    wtbaucom | 18 April 2009 at 6:51 am #

    This a damn good record! ..But still no frackin free bird!!!

  69. avatar
    davem | 27 June 2009 at 8:46 am #

    I really enjoy revisiting this particular blog from time-to-time when listening to U#23. Smashing insight – truly brilliant album.
    June 27 2009.

  70. avatar
    Anonymous | 20 November 2009 at 8:26 am #

    It is certainly interesting for me to read that article. Thanx for it. I like such themes and anything that is connected to this matter. I definitely want to read a bit more on that blog soon.

  71. avatar
    Anonymous | 22 January 2010 at 3:14 pm #

    By the way, try Bluetooth blocker to disable all secret devices in your room or office.

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