LANTERN REC.                            ITALY

Distr.  : IT -
          US - Forced Exposure
Style   : indie /

LANR    6 LP    WEEKEND                 LA VARIETE                      LP      01.2022

Lantern Rec. present a reissue of Weekend's La Varieté, originally released in 1982.
Formed by Alison Statton of much-loved Welsh avant-garde/indie pioneers the Young
Marble Giants alongside guitarists Simon Booth and Spike, Weekend have been more
than a cult band during their short career. La Varieté was their 1982 debut album
a delicate collection of songs set against a jazz backdrop, switching across several
musical settings including samba, cabaret, Afrobeat and truly original contemporary
exotic pop. The album was originally released in 1982 on the Rough Trade label and
still deserve the status of a masterpiece. It was revered by critics on release as
a bold new departure from the prevailing post-punk ethos and served as a major
influence on future indie stars as Saint Etienne and Belle And Sebastian. Fully
remastered and licensed. Clear vinyl; edition of 500.