Trophies
LUXURY

CD £11.99
  • SKU: APCD004
  • UPC: 0616892263449
  • Release Date: 14 June 2019

Description

Label Review.

2019 album also available on Vinyl.

Our Overview.

Luxury returns with ‘Trophies’, their first album since 2005 and it is certainly an outstanding return to form after a lengthy hiatus off the circuit. It is their fifth album and the first with three of the members as Orthodox Priests. ‘Trophies’ at times recalls Luxury’s early angular post punk while it is also at times lush and meditative.

The release of the album coincides with the release of the documentary ‘Parallel Love: The Story of a Band Called Luxury’ which documents, among other things, the making of the album.

As NPR Music reviewed of the documentary “What happens to a rock and roll band when three-fifths of its members become Eastern Orthodox priests? Find out in Parallel Love — take a journey with the small-town Georgia band Luxury, who, on the cusp of success, suffer a devastating touring wreck with long-term consequences. Premieres in theaters at New York's Roxy Cinema TriBeCa May 15-19.

In the years following the wreck, Luxury continues to make records and three members of the band become Eastern Orthodox priests. Through interviews and archival footage, Parallel Love: The Story of a Band Called Luxury tells the gripping and poignant story of Luxury and documents the making of a new record, now as priests. An eye opener."

The 5 member band, originally from Georgia: D. E. Lee Bozeman, James Bozeman, Chris Foley, Glenn Black & Matt Hinton - who live in different states and had extremely different occupations have delivered a blinding album, that resonates and hits all the spots you want from a new release. Lead singer Lee Bozeman’s vocals who sounds like Thom Yorke covering Morrissey but time has lent him both grit and subtlety, and his singing is all the better for it. Throughout the album certain themes seem rather prevalent. There are hints of spiritual struggles — not too surprising, given that three of Luxury’s members are Orthodox priests and another one a former theology professor. Love, too, is a recurring theme: protective love for families, the heady innocence of first love, love for unbelievers. Musically, ‘Trophies’ roars.