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CD Review: Tuxedomoon's 'Vapour Trails'

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Artist: Tuxedomoon
Album: Vapour Trails
Label: Crammed Discs
Release Date: 02/05/2008

Listen to "Kubrick":

It's hard to believe it's been thirty years since Tuxedomoon made their debut. They were part of San Francisco's weird music scene of the late 1970s and early 1980s. At a time when West Coast punk was in it's nascent stages, and there were plenty of hippie-era hangers-on, Tuxedomoon's mix of electronica, jazz, and rock found its place in both snobby couture salons as well as onstage as an opener for Devo. The band moved to Europe because obviously the US wasn't ready for them and they were right. They relocated to Belgium and after a few albums and lineup changes they semi-retired for a while until this release, recorded in Greece in 2006 but put out today by Belgian label Crammed Discs.