Extra Life - Secular Works

Secular Works

Extra Life

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Extra Life - Secular Works

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Extra Life is a New York-based band led by guitarist/vocalist/composer Charlie Looker., a core member of the noise/chamber group Zs and collaborator for Dirty Projectors, John Zorn, William Parker and John Zorn. Formed in 2007, Extra Life combines elements of dark romantic pop a-la Bowie’s Berlin period, aggressive math rock a-la Slint,
Modern Classical Compositions and Medieval vocal music, which the album title, “Secular Works”, refers to.

Extra Life’s debut full-length CD “Secular Works” was released in 2008 on Planaria Recordings to wide critical acclaim, topping many Best and/or Strangest of ’08 lists from infl uential blogs such as Stereogum,
Dusted Magazine and Tinymixtapes.com.

The album will be released for the fi rst time in Europe in May 2009 to coincide Extra Life’s fi rst European tour that includes Primavera Sounds Festival along side My Bloody Valentine, Gang Gang Dance,
Spiritualized and The Vaselines. Previous US tours included a shared bill with the cream of the crop of American noise makers including Carla Bozulich, the Dead Science, Excepter, Magik Markers, These Are Powers, Kyp Malone (of TVOTR), Mary Halvorson, the OhSees and Ocrilim (Mick Barr).

“Secular Works” is without a doubt one of the most unique albums we’ve ever heard. It is challenging and rewarding, complex but melodic, intellectual but within reach. For fans of Xiu Xiu, Dirty Projectors, The Dead Science and Sun City Girls.

Reviews

“In Extra Life, [Looker] taps into a mesmerizing form of avant-rock raga, repeating words, and shifting into a windswept, entrancing post-punk throat singing… these are master works. The album itself is called Secular Works, but this stuff feels somehow religious in its fervour.” - Stereogum

“Every so often there’s a record so accomplished that it makes most albums of its type sound ridiculous, and Secular Works is one of those.... Remarkable for its scope, depth and technical accomplishment,
Secular Works is a devastating record that has the power to change minds, if only people hear it. Don’t miss out.”
- Charlie Wilmoth, Dusted

Tracklisting

CD Album (LOAF26)
  1. Extra Life - Blackmail Blues
  2. Extra Life - I Don't See It That Way
  3. Extra Life - I'll Burn
  4. Extra Life - The Refrain
  5. Extra Life - This Time
  6. Extra Life - See You At the Show
  7. Extra Life - Bled White
Download Album (LOAF26D)
  1. Extra Life - Blackmail Blues
  2. Extra Life - I Don't See It That Way
  3. Extra Life - I'll Burn
  4. Extra Life - The Refrain
  5. Extra Life - This Time
  6. Extra Life - See You At the Show
  7. Extra Life - Bled White