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Nova Scotia

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    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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  • CD (limited to 20)
    Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    We have some CDs left after doing the promo for this release, so we thought we'd offer them. They contain the same three tracks as on the vinyl and come in a clear wallet.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Nova Scotia via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

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  • Super Limited Handmade Test Pressing 7 " of 'NOVA SCOTIA'
    Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    4 handmade sleeves by Mr Ben, with signed copies of the test pressings of 'Nova Scotia'

    Includes unlimited streaming of Nova Scotia via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

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  • Nova Scotia ltd. 7"
    Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    Limited edition 7" including live favourites Nova Scotia and Valley of Moons. Vinyl version also includes bonus track, Postgrad Family, which is only available on the physical format.

    The 7" comes as an orange vinyl in a clear sleeve decorated with stickers designed by Mr Ben himself. The package also includes an 8 page zine, downloads of the music, art and a set of stickers (pictured, not to scale) to put wherever you like.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Nova Scotia via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

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Ben says:

“The tracks were recorded over a four-day holiday in Margate at PRAH Studios. We arranged the songs as a live unit and recorded them in the same way. We used loads of percussion and old analogue synths; going for a new wave sort of sound inspired by power pop and Elvis Costello.

“Nova Scotia is about finding footage on YouTube of a festival called Pop Explosion. It takes place in Halifax, Nova Scotia and is still going. I saw videos of the festival from the 90s and it seemed like a real destination for alternative art and music with people travelling from all over the world to be there.

“I love the idea of fringe places becoming the centre of something, so I guess that song is about learning about that, but also about being able to do it from the comfort of my bedroom in this information age.

“Valley of Moons is about the Lune Valley where I am from. The etymology of the place name has its roots in the lunar cycles. The song is written from the perspective of somebody living in the small town I grew up in planning to murder their boss on the full moon, but eventually bottling it.”

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released April 19, 2019

Copyright Bingo Records

Music written and performed by Ben Hall
with Tom Diffenthal (guitar, keys), LP (bass) and Zac Barfoot (drums).

Mixed and mastered by Kane Whitelam.

Artwork by Ben Hall.

Zine by Lloyd

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Mr. Ben & the Bens Lancaster, UK

Born as a recording project in a barn in Lancashire in 2012, Ben Hall recorded and self released 7 albums under Mr Ben. Now a complete outfit Mr Ben & the Bens sound like they were baptised in water from the church of indie classics, the songs of the Lancaster Polymath echo Belle & Sebastian, Teleman, Gorkys Zygotic Mynci and a bit of Bill Ryder-Jones his genuinely great modern songwriting
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