Blind Seagull To Release 10th Anniversary Compilation LP “Decade Of Effort”

On April 21, 2014, Kaliningrad, a small Russian enclave on the Baltic Sea between Poland and Lithuania, gave rise to a musical phenomenon known as Blind Seagull. With a name that suggests a peculiarly unfortunate bird, this trio ventured into the resonant realms of post-Sovietwave, exploring a frosty terrain of musical mystery as cryptic as a spy novel from the Cold War era, all while infusing their distinctive Baltic post-punk angst.

A decade into their journey, these musical stalwarts have defied the passage of time to produce an impressive nine full-length albums. These works previously had been lovingly immortalized on LPs, CDs, and tapes, turning into limited-edition treasures that are hard to come by. Yet, their music finds a new life digitally, frequently introduced in playlists with the enthusiastic endorsement, “I think you are going to love this band.”

In an effort to reintroduce these tracks, Blind Seagull, led by Denis Zarubin, has handpicked the best among their catalog for this new compilation, targeting the broader international post-punk/darkwave scene. These fifteen tracks, previously released by labels such as Detriti, Sierpien, and Pine Hill, showcase the band’s distinctive style of icy coldwave—a sound that manages to be both timelessly classic and refreshingly contemporary.

Tucked among these resurrected gems is an exclusive bonus track: a Eurodance remix of their underground banger Animals Die in the Scaffolding. Picture an assortment of goth teens causing mischief at a neon-lit carnival, and you’re halfway to grasping the sheer, delightful absurdity of it all. In doing so, Blind Seagull cranks the dial on their time machine both ways, blending the old-school with a dash of modern-day mayhem.

Decade Of Effort is due on April 21, 2024, through Avant! Records on white vinyl LP limited to 300 with fairy-tale artwork by the band enhanced by the magical lettering style of young Spanish artist Sara Fornés. All the songs are available now except for Animals Die in the Scaffolding [Trouble Concept Remix] which will drop as a single on April the 12th.

Pre-order and pre-save here.

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Alice Teeple is a photographer, multidisciplinary artist, and writer. She is not in Tin Machine.

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