The Mothmen Pay Attention! on LP + Download w/ Bonus Tracks
The Mothmen's 1981 LP Pay Attention!, the second ever album release on On-U Sound is being reissued for the first time complete with an accompanying download card featuring six bonus tracks, three of which have never been heard. The album has been remastered from the original tapes and features fully annotated sleevenotes by the band, plus photos and memorabilia.
The Mothmen emerged from the ashes of two legendary Manchester groups – comedy/satire band Alberto Y Lost Trios Paranoias, and the first line-up of Factory Records band The Durutti Column. They also contributed to the beginnings of long running dub collective Suns Of Arqa. Band members Chris Joyce and Tony Bowers went onto become the rhythm section in the classic 80s line-up of Simply Red, whilst multi-instrumentalist Bob Harding ran lauded reggae reissue label Blood & Fire.
"Pay Attention! is an angular, jittery pop record, with just enough weirdness to wander into the realm of psychedelia. Everybody from Liars to Battles to Deerhoof and the Dirty Projectors owe a great debt to the Mothmen's interlocking riffs and rhythms, whether they know it or not." – Vice