Friendly Fires have released there Late Night Tales compilation today, marking the 30th edition of the compilation series which invites some of the world’s best artists to curate and create their ultimate “late night” selection.
As is to be expected, Friendly Fires’ choices for the compilation are an eclectic selection, including Ontario’s Junior Boys, ’80s Dutch proto-house by Renée, German neo-classical composer Nils Frahm and some of the freshest releases from 2012 in the form of Iron Galaxy ‘Attention Seeker’ and Melody Echo Chamber ‘Endless Shore’.
As is the tradition with all Late Night Tales releases, the album also includes a cover by the curators as well as a spoken word story to concluding things. For their release, Friendly Fires have recorded an exclusive cover version of the ’78 electronic classic ‘Why Don’t You Answer’ by Eberhard Schoener featuring Sting. For the closing chapter, the star of Sherlock and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy – and Friendly Fires fan – Benedict Cumberbatch has narrated the story Flat of Angles , the first part of which features on this record.
The album is available digitally, on CD and limited heavyweight double LP now through the Late Night Tales online store