Split double B-side 7" vinyl
Record/Vinyl + Digital Album
"THE GREATEST CHRISTMAS SINGLE OF ALL TIME" - SoundsXP.com
Dean Sobers & Matt Kaufman as Language of Prairie Dogs made music from 1999 to 2008. During that time we recorded only one single: Lone Giant, which we released at Xmas 2008. Then we split up. We have re-released it every Xmas since then. In 2010 we wanted to put it on vinyl record but we only had the one side. We asked our friends The Loves to write the BB-side to our double B-side 7" single. They did, and then they split up, too.
Lone Giant release history:
Xmas 2008: digital download on Bandcamp only, plus silly music video from Adam Lewis.
Xmas 2009: the same, re-released.
Xmas 2010: ltd. 7" vinyl (run of 210), split double B-side with The Loves (feat. Knickers). Was available for sale in Rough Trade East (London), Pure Groove (London, R.I.P.) and Spillers (Cardiff).
Xmas 2011: I think we managed to get it on iTunes and Spotify by this point.
Xmas 2012: we wanted to make a more sensible music video but this never happened.
Xmas 2013: we considered an iPad app but this never happened either. By this time the streaming and digital versions had lapsed.
Xmas 2014: we paid our subs and it was available once more on all good digital platforms including iTunes, Google Play, Spotify and Deezer. Shazam and Siri were able to identify the songs if you asked them nicely. The music videos for both tracks (LG created in 2008; MF created in 2010) were on the Brown Dwarf Vimeo page but have since been hidden, pending aspect ratio issues. Despite being the fifth Xmas since the limited run of 210 7" vinyl records were created, there were still well over 50 available. To buy. For money.
Xmas 2015: got bored by this point; we simply tweeted about it. But it was there!
Xmas 2016: Elise Bramich crafted us a stunning geometric music video. Go watch on Vimeo now: bit.ly/No1XmasVimeo. Thanks, Elise!
Xmas 2017: Dean, Simon Love and I signed the final few remaining copies of the 7" which had been sold as rewards for certain tiers of the Kickstarter. These were posted out to backers on quite literally the last postage day before Xmas.
Xmas 2018: the 10th anniversary of the single release is a limited-edition red cassette tape which is available to buy HERE, NOW: prairiedogs.bandcamp.com/album/10-xmas-record
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There's people around, who'll screw you in the ground & woh-oh-woh
They cheat & they lie, but it’s OK cos God is on their side
When you're breaking in two...they know just what to do
Like a rat on a ship, when it sinks you know they'll split,
They laugh when you cry, & then they b*tch & wonder why
(everybody calls them) Mthrfckrs
Self righteous insane, & hopefully they'll die in screaming pain
They smile as you suffer, but of course they always love their
Mother, mother, mother, mthrfckrs
Yeah! Yeah! Yeah!
from #1 Xmas Record
released December 13, 2010
Written by Simon Stone (Copyright Control)
Produced by Giles Barrett at Soup, London 2010
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