News: Mondo Releasing LP Of Federale - All Colours Of The Dark

LP fans rejoice, Mondo is releasing a new album from the Portland based Federale on their Death Waltz Originals imprint.

The official press release with cover images, additional information, and a sample audio clip are provided below.
Those of you who picked up our A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night soundtrack will remember Federale, who were highlighted on five tracks dominating both the soundtrack and film. Their brand new album All The Colours of the Dark takes the blueprint of those songs and brings it to a whole new level, adding vocals into their Morricone-esque spaghetti-infused sound, helping create huge anthemic multi layered songs. The title track is also featured in the forthcoming sophomore film from Girl Walks' director Ana Lilly Amipour, The Bad Batch, which we saw last week at Fantastic Fest and completely blew our minds.

All the Colours of the Dar
k sees its official release on CD, digital and vinyl in November, but we are releasing a limited number of colored vinyl copies this week for fans of the band to get their hands on early.

As always, new music releases go on sale Wednesdays at NOON (CST).
all the colours of the dark
Federale - All The Colours of the Dark LP. Pressed on 180 Gram Translucent Red with Solid Red Color-in-Color vinyl and housed inside a 425gsm gatefold sleeve. Contains Digital Download card. $25.
Spearheaded by longtime Brian Jonestown Massacre bassist Collin Hegna, Federale was conceived as an outlet to channel inspiration from 60’s & 70’s European soundtracks, particularly those from Italy made famous by the Spaghetti Western & Giallo genres.

Their fourth album, All the Colours of the Dark, finds Federale entering new territory. Though the new record contains cinematic instrumentals that the band is known for, it also sees Federale expanding its vision to narrative songs in the baritone driven style of heroes Lee Hazelwood, Scott Walker & Nick Cave. Murder, revenge, regret, power and corruption are the lyrical themes of this collection. Artwork by Ryan Overhauser.

Listen to the sample here.

Also Available
Federale - The Blood Flowed Like Wine 2XLP. Pressed on heavyweight black vinyl. Contains Digital Download Code. $30

 "It’s been a while since a solid, non-pretentious concept album has come around, but Federale’s managed to concoct the ideal balance between scene-setting filler and song-length singles. From the opening track, “Juarez Wedding,” there is no mistaking where this train is headed: straight back to the 1800s in all its cowboy glory.

Picking out a single track to laud is difficult due to the album’s demand that you take it as a collective work rather than an assembly individual pieces, but suffice it to say the final track, “FINE,” is a forceful, summarizing ending to a cathartic trip courtesy of Federale." - Charles Trowbridge
A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night 2XLP. Die-cut jacket with two interchangeable sleeves. 
Pressed on heavyweight black vinyl. $35

Despite not being scored, the music selected by the director nevertheless bears heavy influence from the film music world; particularly the electronically ethereal work of Tangerine Dream and the inescapable Western sounds of Ennio Morricone (courtesy of Portland-based Federale). The eclectic nature of the soundtrack is immediately noticeable with the traditional accordion and Iranian crooning of Kiosk's 'Charkesh E Pooch', a clear opposite of Radio Tehran's punky and irreverent 'Tatilat'. White Lies' 'Death' gives off a new wave melodic vibe, while Farah's ambient 'Dancing Girls' does its best to seduce you with its spoken word vocals.

Both creepy and eerie and fun and energetic with its mixing of traditional and alternative musical genres, A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night is an instant classic.

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