“E. G. Shining” by Cranes
It’s been 15 years since Cranes’ last release, their 2008 self-titled album on their own Dadaphonic label. Since then, the band — which enamored fans with their juxtaposition of harsh industrial sounds and Alison Shaw’s delicate, child-like vocals — has been effectively silent. That’s slowly changing, however.
On June 2, Cranes will release Peel Sessions 1989— 1990, which features seven songs taken from their appearances on John Peel’s seminal radio program. The first single and video is “E. G. Shining,” an ominous track that originally appeared on 1990’s Espero EP followed by the expanded edition of 1991’s Wings of Joy.
The band announced Peel Sessions 1989— 1990 on Facebook earlier this month, while also hinting at “even more news coming a little later in the year!” Cranes also launched their official Instagram account around the same time, where they’ve been posting old press photos and artwork.
In other Cranes-related news, their 1993 album Forever celebrates its 30th anniversary this April. To mark the occasion, the band is hosting a listening party via Tim’s Listening Party.