Archive for April, 2017

OUR APOLOGIES

Our sincere apologies to everyone who missed out on purchasing a copy of ‘We Can’t Stop What’s Coming’ last night. Despite recently upgrading our website / server resources www.thethe.com crashed as thousands were attempting to access at the exact same time.
 
Our U.S. based hosts then swiftly took us offline for ‘suspicious activity’. They informed us we would be online again the next day after an internal investigation. Then, without warning, they put us online after 3 hours! Many loyal fans subsequently missed out.
 
We tried to give regular updates via Twitter and Facebook the moment we received information from our U.S. server hosts but obviously this did not help many people as we were also kept in the dark ourselves. Suffice to say we shall be overhauling our entire web presence.
 
We are a small, independent company with just a handful of staff. The single was intended as simple, limited edition tribute to the late Andy Dog. Demand has far exceeded everyone’s expectations. A digital and CD release will be forthcoming.
 
Our apologies again.

WE CAN’T STOP WHAT’S COMING

URGENT UPDATE: EXTRA COPIES OF ‘WE CAN’T STOP WHAT’S COMING’ ON SALE TODAY AT 18:00 GMT (7pm UK summer time)

THE THE announce details of the release of a new single, We Can’t Stop What’s Coming, as part of this year’s Record Store Day, which takes place on Saturday April 22nd 2017.

Released on Cineola (cat no. Cineola 101), it’s their first new song in 15 years and Matt Johnson is joined by former THE THE members Zeke Manyika on percussion, James Eller on bass and Johnny Marr on guitar in order to pay tribute to his late brother Andrew Johnson, aka Andy Dog, who designed many of the bands record sleeves.

Limited to 2000 copies and released as a one-sided 7”, it features etchings of images taken from the sketch books of Andy Dog on the sleeve and flipside of the disc.

The track is taken from The Inertia Variations, an 84-minute documentary film directed by Johanna St Michaels, which forms part of a wider multimedia project inspired by the poem of the same name by British-born, Los Angeles based poet John Tottenham.

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