Songs Of Consumption

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Toy follow-up their 4th album "Happy In The Hollow" with an 8 track album of cover versions.

The idea was originally birthed when the band recorded four covers for the bonus 7"s that came with the Dinked and Rough Trade versions of the last album. 3 of those songs feature here alongside 5 new recordings completed last month, which comprise tracks by Stooges, Amanda Lear, Nico, The Troggs, Serge Gainsbourg, Soft Cell, John Barry and Pet Shop Boys/Elvis/Willy Nelson (depending on how you know the song).

"Songs of Consumption" sonically is a continuation and development of the themes conceived on "Happy In The Hollow" and it will show people where we are going towards musically. The DIY approach was explored further utilising more of the electronic elements that we touched upon before. Drum machines, stripped down arrangements and rudimentary production give a primitive sound that we thought suited the choice of songs. Some of the songs have very big sounding production, so we wanted to experiment with them by going in a different direction.
1. Down On The Street (The Stooges)

2. Follow Me (Amanda Lear)

3. Sixty Forty (Nico)

4. Cousin Jane (The Troggs)

5. Fun City (Soft Cell)

6. Lemon Incest (Charlotte Gainsbourg & Serge Gainsbourg)

7. Always On My Mind (B.J. Thomas)

8. A Dolls House (John Barry)