Buck The Trend - download single

by The Cathode Ray

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"Buck The Trend" is the second single to be lifted from The Cathode Ray’s highly acclaimed sophomore album "Infinite Variety". Singled out by critics as just one of many standout tracks on the album, “Buck The Trend” is part German motorik, part L.A. Woman, part Art Rock. If Talking Heads or Television had relocated to Berlin in 1978, they might have sounded something like this...

PRESS QUOTES FOR “BUCK THE TREND”

“The excellent ‘Buck The Trend’ is a song with a healthy breath of Tom Verlaine and Television to it. Keys and guitar spin a gorgeous eighties web for the rhythmic and vocal prowess of the song to pull this way and that, a combination sculpting another major highlight in the album.” – THE RINGMASTER REVIEW

“In the middle section of the album ‘Buck the Trend’ merges pulsating Krautrock electronica with jittering, funky Talking Heads guitars. A hyper Thoms advises, “Make a mess of everything/Go ahead and buck the trend/Try a little imperfection/Go ahead and buck the trend.” – PENNY BLACK MUSIC

“The whirring clockwork chime of ‘Buck the Trend’ introduces a welcome foray into Stranglers-esque prog-pop. Indeed, it’s easy to detect a Hugh Cornwell influence in the almost Beefheartian, atonal guitar bleats that provide a counter-point to the album’s pervasive sense of melody.” – LOUDER THAN WAR

“Anyone looking for the wired post punk guitars of the first record will still find them in abundance. Single ‘Resist’ owes as much to 70s Wire as to any New York influence whilst ‘Buck The Trend’ ploughs a similar furrow but adds a playful organ as the song picks up pace. ‘Buck The Trend’ would be one obvious choice as a follow-up single” – MANIC POP THRILLS

“Much of the fun of ‘Infinite Variety’ is to be had from identifying the echoes of song structures and sounds from fondly recalled discs of yesteryear: here a nod to XTC, there a soupcon of Elvis Costello And The Attractions. The Vox Continental organ that sweeps into the jerky joy of ‘Buck The Trend’ is a fine example. It is also rich in the clever word-play of Thoms’s lyrics.” – THE HERALD

lyrics

BUCK THE TREND

GOT TO GET YOURSELF OUT OF A RUT
GO AHEAD AND BUCK THE TREND
GET A LITTLE BIT OUT OF CONTROL
GO AHEAD AND BUCK THE TREND
SHAKE THINGS UP AND START AGAIN
GO AHEAD AND BUCK THE TREND
GET A LITTLE UNPREDICTABLE
GO AHEAD AND BUCK THE TREND

MAKE A MESS OF EVERYTHING
GO AHEAD AND BUCK THE TREND
TRY A LITTLE IMPERFECTION
GO AHEAD AND BUCK THE TREND
INVITE SOME CHAOS INTO YOUR LIFE
GO AHEAD AND BUCK THE TREND
IF THE ROUTINE IS GETTING YOU DOWN
GO AHEAD AND BUCK THE TREND

A VOLTE FACE
GO BACK
RETURN
REVERSE
RECONSIDER
A CHANGE OF PLAN
ABOUT TURN
RECOIL

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released June 1, 2015
Written & produced by Jeremy Thoms

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Stereogram Recordings Edinburgh, UK

STEREOGRAM RECORDINGS is an Edinburgh based record label run by musician/DJ JEREMY THOMS with press and PR by journalist INNES REEKIE.
Artist roster includes THE VINTAGE CALVINOS, THE CATHODE RAY, JAMES KING & THE LONEWOLVES, ROY MOLLER, ST.CHRISTOPHER MEDAL, THE FABULOUS ARTISANS, BAND OF HOLY JOY, LOLA IN SLACKS, NEW LEAF, MILTON STAR, THE EASTERN SWELL, STOOR and THOSE UNFORTUNATES
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