Pale Saints "The Comforts of Madness (30th Anniversary Remasters)" LP
On the eve of a post-Thatcherite Britain, Pale Saints, alongside the likes of Lush, Ride, and Slowdive, were ushering in a new wave of British indie. Their debut album, The Comforts of Madness, didn’t disappoint, now standing as one of the best of its era. Pitchfork placed it in their Best 50 Shoegaze Albums Of All Time saying, “There’s a restless urgency, particularly when the volume swells and the rhythms intensify. That energy not only keeps (it) vital, it emphasizes Pale Saints’ inventiveness, how they channelled softness and rage into something distinctive.”
Nearly 30 years on and The Comforts of Madness is finally getting the reissue treatment. Having been remastered, a faithful LP repress on black vinyl is being released.