Klang (album)

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Klang
Studio album by The Rakes
Released March 23, 2009
Recorded East German Government Center for Radio Broadcasting Services, Berlin
Genre Indie rock, Post-punk revival
Label V2
Producer Chris Zane, The Rakes
The Rakes chronology
Ten New Messages
(2007)
Klang
(2009)
Alternative cover
Bonus Track Edition cover
Singles from Klang
  1. "1989"
    Released: 16 March 2009
  2. "That's the Reason"
    Released: 1 June 2009
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars [1]
BBC (favourable) [2]
Clash (favourable) [3]
The Guardian 4/5 stars [4]
NME (7/10) [5]
Pitchfork Media (6.1/10) [6]
The Skinny 4/5 stars [7]
Spin 3/5 stars [8]
UNCUT 4/5 stars [9]
MusicOMH 2.5/5 stars [10]
Popmatters (6/10) [11]
This Is Fake DIY (6/10) [12]

Klang is the third and final studio album by the English indie rock band The Rakes, released on March 23, 2009. The album was preceded by the first single "1989" on March 16. The Rakes recorded the album with Chris Zane in Berlin, Germany, a decision that lead singer Alan Donohoe explained is because "The London music scene is so dull--it's like wading through a swamp of shit. We just wanted to be somewhere more inspiring."[13] Hence the name of the album which is the German word for 'sound'.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "You're in It"
  2. "That's the Reason"
  3. "The Loneliness of the Outdoor Smoker"
  4. "Bitchin' in the Kitchin'"
  5. "Woes of the Working Woman"
  6. "1989"
  7. "Shackleton"
  8. "The Light from Your Mac"
  9. "Muller's Ratchet"
  10. "The Final Hill"
  11. "Demons" (iTunes Bonus Track)

Singles[edit]

  • "1989" (March 16, 2009)
  • "That's the Reason" (June 1, 2009)

Personnel[edit]

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