"I believe you should allow the
songs to be boss, and the songs
were saying, 'You need to make
a rock record.'"
It's been 30 years since Lloyd Cole appeared
on the radar of music fans with his band,
The Commotions, and their Gold-selling debut,
Rattlesnakes. Cole has kept busy, releasing solo
albums since 1990, and Omnivore Recordings is
proud to present his latest, Standards.
Originally released in 2013, Standards was only
available overseas. Omnivore is correcting that
by offering the title here on LP.
Recruiting band members from his self-titled
debut - including drummer Fred Maher
and Matthew Sweet on bass, as well as former Commotion Blair Cowan on keyboards - Standards features 10 Cole-penned originals, plus a
cover of John Hartford's "California Earthquake."
Recorded in Los Angeles, Easthampton, and
New York, Standards is prime Lloyd Cole. With
a nod to the past, but always an eye toward the
future, Standards will take its place a mong Cole's
1. California Earthquake
2. Women's Studies
3. Period Piece
4. Myrtle And Rose
5. No Truck
6. Blue Like Mars
7. Opposites Day
8. Silver Lake
9. It's Late
10. Kids Today
11. Diminished Ex