The Cheaters Club | Tryst

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by The Cheaters Club

The Cheaters Club took their usual mix of Methadone Pop and added a bit more of the "pop" on this, their first full-length album. Still the same washes of found-sound samples and drumbeats along with a more danceable vibe and a whole lot more guitar.
Genre: Electronic: Down Tempo
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Saturn
2:30 album only
2. Anthony
3:29 album only
3. You've Been Happier
4:25 album only
4. Quite Alright
3:00 album only
5. We Could Be Anywhere
3:03 album only
6. Relatively Certain
3:33 album only
7. Everybody Here
1:46 album only
8. Interlude
2:41 album only
9. Clean Break
3:43 album only
10. After the First Time
2:52 album only
11. Summer Song
4:16 album only
12. In the End
3:03 album only


Album Notes
The Cheaters Club is a side project of the singer from the Northampton-based mope-rockers The F*cking Sparklies. Featuring signifigantly more electronics than the already-glitched-out Sparklies and the addition of the singer's ex-girlfriend Mariel (for whom most the songs are written) sharing vocal duties, The Cheaters Club breaks from previous molds to explore new territory, incorporating found-sound drumlines, sonic background washes, and somber melodies combined with catchy drumwork and samples galore. The vocals lean towards the soft-spoken narrative variety, while retaining prominence in the mix, and detail mostly small moments in failing relationships, those tiny but signifigant fragments that make up the whole picture.

"Tryst" is their first full length, also their last with the aforementioned lead-lady Mariel. It also features the addition of Steve Armstrong, who takes over guitar, bass, and some keyboard duties on what is their most upbeat release to date. The drumbeats are dancier, the tunes shorter, and there may even be a few major chords in there. Make no mistake, however, the Cheaters Club hasn't found their inner zen yet- this record features some of the most brutal and harsh lyrics that Eon has yet put to music. Sit back, pour a gin and tonic, and enjoy the new spring offering from your friends in The Cheaters Club. They haven't stabbed you in the back quite yet.

"On occasion I've been known to listen to some dark stuff, but this is by far the most intense pop album I may have ever heard."

"The Cheaters Club have created the most worthwhile DIY release to come my way in quite some time." -Splendid Zine

"...chain-gang folk guitar offset by electronics and minty-cool trip hop. By avoiding traditionally dark methods, he provides a contrast that proves even creepier, like that insincere smile on a so-called friend."

"It's amazing that Fontes-May has enough time to get so invested in his relationships to get to these pits of despair and to write songs about them, but thankfully he does." -Northeast Performer



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