New Wave (The Auteurs album)

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New Wave
Studio album by The Auteurs
Released 22 February 1993 (1993-02-22)
Genre Alternative rock, indie pop
Length 43:41
Label Hut Records
Producer Phil Vinall, Luke Haines
The Auteurs chronology
New Wave
(1993)
Now I'm a Cowboy
(1994)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

New Wave is the 1993 debut album by British alternative rock band The Auteurs. In 2014, British independent record label 3 Loop Music re-released the album on 180gsm Vinyl and as a 2CD Expanded Edition which included b-sides, rarities, radio session tracks and the original 4-track demos that led to the band's signing with Hut Records.

The album was shortlisted for the 1993 Mercury Prize. It is now included in the 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die list.[2]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Luke Haines.

  • CD/LP (CDHUT7/HUTLP7)
  1. "Showgirl" - 4:06
  2. "Bailed Out" - 3:44
  3. "American Guitars" - 3:31
  4. "Junk Shop Clothes" - 2:42
  5. "Don't Trust the Stars" - 2:25
  6. "Starstruck" - 2:59
  7. "How Could I Be Wrong" - 3:53
  8. "Housebreaker" - 2:57
  9. "Valet Parking" - 2:55
  10. "Idiot Brother" - 5:45
  11. "Early Years" - 2:40
  12. "Home Again" - 3:24
  13. "Subculture" - 2:13 (hidden track; it follows 20 seconds of silence after the end of "Home Again")


  • Free 7" (HUTL2)
  1. "She Might Take a Train" - 1:38
  2. "Subculture (They Can't Find Him)" - 2:13


  • 2014 Expanded Edition Bonus Tracks (Disc 1)
  1. "Subculture (They Can't Find Him)"
  2. "She Might Take a Train"
  3. "Glad To Be Gone"
  4. "Staying Power"
  5. "Wedding Day"
  6. "High Diving Horses"


  • 2014 Expanded Edition Bonus Tracks (Disc 2)
  1. "Housebreaker (Rough Trade Singles Club 7”)"
  2. "Valet Parking (Rough Trade Singles Club 7”)"
  3. "Housebreaker (Acoustic Version)"
  4. "Junk Shop Clothes (Acoustic Version)"
  5. "Starstruck (Acoustic Version)"
  6. "Home Again (Acoustic Version)"
  7. "Junk Shop Clothes (1993 BBC Radio 1 Session)"
  8. "New French Junkshop (1993 BBC Radio 1 Session)"
  9. "Government Bookstore (1993 BBC Radio 1 Session)"
  10. "How Could I Be Wrong (1993 BBC Radio 1 Session)"
  11. "Bailed Out (Original 4-Track Demo)"
  12. "American Guitars (Original 4-Track Demo)"
  13. "Showgirl (Original 4-Track Demo)"
  14. "Glad to Be Gone (Original 4-Track Demo)"
  15. "Starstruck (Original 4-Track Demo)"
  16. "Early Years (Original 4-Track Demo)"


Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ New Wave (The Auteurs album) at AllMusic
  2. ^ "1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die". 1001 Before You Die. Quintessence Editions Ltd. Retrieved August 20, 2014.