Cobra Snake Necktie/Love & Theft are proud to announce the debut album
from heavy pop troubadours Closet Straights (formerly known as Alex & the Shy
Lashlies). Comprising of members of Loose Tooth, Bad Family and Pure
Moods, this young, scrappy team of talented pop legends from Melbourne are
consummately anchored by frontman Alex Lashlie's affable vocals and easy-
Musically, Closet Straights cover a bit of ground, from the far out regions of The
Velvet Underground's Loaded era jangle-pop to the vast plains of true-country
ramblers such as Sonny Smith and Cass McCombs. Nonetheless, this record
is melded together in a nonchalant, warm fashion that ensures these songs swim
around your head for a long time to come.
Recent singles Zadie and Eight Days, offered a taste of a sensitive reflections of
Lashlie's songwriting nouse, sympathetically sweetened by the band's rhythm
section and Etta Curry's bouyant backing vocals. Both singles were very warmly
received, quickly becoming staples on community radio stations RRR, PBS and
Closet Straights was recorded at A Secret Location studios alongside acclaimed
engineer Nick Treweek and producer John Guscott (Wagons).