Dreamy vocals, loopy jangle and a retrospective box set. There is no time to Lloyd like the present.
When we got the note from Lloyd Cole’s people, asking if we could make mention of his upcoming Fall shows, the first words that came to mind were I’m your yes man, yes maam I’m your yes man.
The dreamy singer-songwriter, whose singular vocalizations are littered with gorgeous giant vowels and addictive romantic rasp, rocketed into indie-pop dreams in the mid-’80s with breathless jangly pop hits like “Perfect Skin”, “Rattlesnakes” and “My Bag,” and has kept on bringing the joy ever since. Now swinging through the Northeast, he brings his slinkily-angular pop confections to a select few venues to round out the end of the year.
Catch the man and his guitar at:
- City Winery Boston on November 15th (if they open in time?)
- City Winery New York on November 25th
- Sellersville Theatre in Sellersville PA on December 14th
Before he heads off to the UK in 2018.
If Cole’s legacy of pop perfection isn’t enough to coax you from the sofa to the show nearest you, consider the possibility of coming home with one of these beauties – a copy of this year’s Lloyd-trospective “LLOYD COLE IN NEW YORK: Collected recordings 1988-1996” (UMC/Polydor). Inside the limited edition 6CD box set are Cole’s 4 solo albums: ‘Lloyd Cole’, ‘Don’t Get Weird On Me Babe’, ‘Bad Vibes’ and ‘Love Story’ plus ‘Smile If You Want To’, the ‘unreleased’ fifth album (including one previously unreleased track), and ‘Demos ‘89-‘94’, 20 recordings from home and studio made public for this release AND a yummy looking book, poster & postcards. Om, nom, nom!
Word from Cole’s management is setlists will focus on pre-1996 tunes played acoustically as a one-man (or possibly two man w/ a younger Cole in tow) affair.
A good way to brush off the chill of fall, this sounds like a deep rich cup of hot cocoa for the soul.