Monday 12th May 2008 sees the release of the long awaited fourth full length album from Scottish independent rock band Stapleton. Rest and Be Thankfulâ€š is the band’s first musical output since 2005’s critically acclaimed J. Robbins produced masterpiece Hug The Coastâ€š (Gravity DIP) and it looks set to remind us all just what a special band Stapleton are.
To celebrate, Xtra Mile Recordings are giving away the first track from the album, From Wood To Ridgeâ€š for free via Myspace just visit
Recorded by Robin Sutherland (Tellison, Avast!, Jacobs Stories etc) in a remote Scottish barn, Rest and Be Thankfulâ€š features ten brand new and previously unreleased tracks, as well as a stunning new version of fans favourite Chez Chef.
Since forming in April of 1997, Stapleton have released three albums, two EPs and toured with everybody from Idlewild to The Get Up Kids to Hundred Reasons. In addition to that, they’ve shared stages with pretty much a “who’s who” of indie rock’s elite, such as The Dismemberment Plan, The Weakerthans and Burning Airlines. Members of Stapleton also play in Metronomes, Avast!, Elements Of The Seventies and Black Gold.
Although considered criminally under-rated by some, their influence on many of the UKâ€šs latest up and coming bands canâ€št be underestimated with the likes of Get Cape Wear Cape Fly, Tellison, The Xcerts, Johnny Foreigner and Dartz all citing the Scottish four piece as one of their biggest sources of inspiration.
One listen to Rest and Be Thankfulâ€š simply emphasises that when it comes to intelligently crafted, heartfelt indie-rock, there’s few better bands than Stapleton.
“Long kings of the Glasgow music scene, it’s still very surprising they’re not much bigger… It’s magical at the best of times, enchanting at the worst. 8/10” Drowned In Sound
“If you’re a newcomer, but have a warm, inviting spot in yourheart for any band that morphs from Superchunk to Braidthrough Built To Spill and Pavement, whilst soundingevery bit and yet nothing like them, let Stapletonestablish a permanent residency. Rock Sound
Release date: Monday 12th May 2008 CD and Digital Download Xtra Mile Recordings