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Album Stream: Dan Michaelson & The Coastguards – Distance [Best Fit Premiere]

15 August 2014, 13:48 | Written by Thomas Hannan

”Distance is an album about moving further away from one place to get closer to another”, says Dan Michaelson of his new record with The Coastguards. “It was written over a long period inspired by some beautiful places where you see huge changes in the simplest things, but recorded quickly and spontaneously in just a handful of days. Although it doesn’t always sound like it, I had the best time recording this album with some of my favourite people… Laurie Earle, Horse, Henry Spenner, Gabriel Stebbing, Romeo Stodart and Johnny Flynn. I really can’t think of six men I’d rather be locked in a room with.”

And we struggle to think of many records we’d rather be kept in isolation with either. Our current Album of the Week, distance is a bleak but beautiful, tender and funny album from one of the country’s most quietly excellent songwriters.

You can take an exclusive listen to the album below, before its release on Monday (18th August). Pre-order the album here.

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