The band were often compared to The Smiths and the success of Cake in the United States, where it spent three months in the Billboard , led to extensive touring in both the UK and North America in support of the album. The follow-up record, I've Seen Everything was released in The band's third album A Happy Pocket followed in Their record label, Go!
Discs, had made a successful short film for the band Portishead and greenlit the production of Spooktime , a film of stories based on characters from The Trashcans' lyrics.
The minute film was to be shown in cinemas before screenings of Terry Gilliam's 12 Monkeys. After their record company Go! Discs was acquired by Universal in , the band was dropped from the label, and subsequently forced to sell their Shabby Road recording studio and declare bankruptcy. The Trashcans kept a low profile in the following years, not playing any concerts until early in Japan and Ireland.
The Japanese concerts occurred at the same time the band was recording a new single, "Snow" a cover of the Randy Newman song , which was released by Sony Japan in December In March , the band set up camp in Hartford , Connecticut to record their fourth album. Between March and June, the band recorded around a dozen songs and played a handful of shows in the northeastern United States, their first shows in America since After returning to Scotland, the band decided to scrap the album as too dark and sombre a reflection of their struggles over the previous few years , also feeling that the song writing was not really finished.
The band only performed four concerts in the UK in , instead focusing on writing additional songs and recording demos for their fourth album. In March , recording began at Riverside Studios in Glasgow.
The band recorded a dozen songs on and off over the course of a year. In , the band started to raise its profile by playing concerts and festivals in Scotland. They hired New York City based record producer and musician Andy Chase of the band Ivy to mix the new album tracks, which was completed by the end of the year. With a new album ready for release, the Trashcans stepped up their activity in They appeared on the Morning Becomes Eclectic radio show with Nic Harcourt in March, the day of their sold out show at the Troubadour in Los Angeles California their first appearance on the west coast of the U.
From there, the band headed off to Austin , Texas for five appearances at the South by Southwest music festival. The Trashcan Sinatras finally released their fourth album in August I'm Immortal 7. I've Seen Everything 8. Iceberg 9. Killing The Cabinet One At A Time Orange Fell Send For Henny The Hairy Years The Perfect Reminder Cheeeek that out dude. Lead RIFFs:. Bad selection. Save Cancel. They were writing great songs.
On its release, Tim Harrison of the Ealing Leader described I've Seen Everything as a "melodic, velvety concoction" with "a lot of subject matter" and "strong echoes of The Housemartins ". He concluded: " I've Seen Everything [is] an economic, restrained and sensitive collection well worth listening to. Whereas before they tended to sit back and admire their pretty chord structures, they're now audibly relishing the opportunity to get stuck in to the material.
Brent Ainsworth of the Santa Cruz Sentinel felt the album was "abundant [with] luscious, flowing pop", with the "softer songs" being best. While Cake was a bouncy album, I've Seen Everything is a notch more somber. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch considered the album to "combine sweet tunes and acoustic settings with melancholy speculations about the could-be's, the would-be's and the stinging bees of life".
This album has a greater depth than you'd expect from just jangly guitars. Peter Holmes of The Sydney Morning Herald described the album as "an inspired recording", which "jumps confidently from uneasy acoustic pop through chunky guitar revs and slow note picking". Read more. Got together, got drunk, tried to make a decent sound, got a record deal, obsessively made "Cake", toured with a bad attitude, came to some conclusions, confidently made "I've Seen Everything", toured with a better attitude, wondered how to make another album, desperately made "A Happy Pocket", went bust, worried, got drunk, got angry, got over it, cautiously made "Weightlifting", toured in a great mood, happily made "In The Music", toured a bunch , wonkily made "Wild Pendulum", toured once , came to some conclusions, stripped it all right back to basics Your Email Address.
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