The 10” transparent vinyl single, strictly limited to 500 copies, is a 4 track EP featuring the track Extravagance, taken from the acclaimed Folly album, their first long player in 19 years.
Extravagance was inspired by the life of the Marchesa Luisa Casati, and here’s the Kitchens very own Patrick Fitzgerald to explain:
“There are always those who live extraordinary lives providing inspiration for otherness in our own. This monstrous beast of music, a piece KOD originally messed about with in 1996 but which did not come to fruition, suggested that I document/honour the most extraordinary life. Enter the Marchesa Luisa Casati – wildly wealthy, wildly artful, a wild muse to Man Ray/Augustus John/Cecil Beaton etc. Look her up. Read the biography “Infinite Variety”. See her gravestone in Brompton Cemetery, London. There also exists an earlier version of this song, with a different tune and lyric. In this earlier version the extravagance moves from Luisa’s life in verse 1, to those of two gay men whose extravagances, like hers, is their downfall.”
The alternate version of Extravagance is one of the additional tracks on the release along with 2 stripped back versions of I Wish It Would Snow and Drive That Fast, the latter a reworking of their 1991 single.
Extravagance is in stores on Record Store Day, 19th April 2014, on 3 Loop Music.
A1: Extravagance (Album Version)
A2: I Wish It Would Snow (Live In Studio recorded for KEXP Radio)*
B1. Extravagance (Demo/Original Lyric Version) *
B2. Drive That Fast (Live In Studio recorded for KEXP Radio) *
* previously unreleased
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