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Shortly After Takeoff


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Shortly After Takeoff is the highly anticipated final chapter of what Brian Christinzio – BC Camplight to you and I – christened the “Manchester Trilogy”, alongside 2015’s How To Die In The North and 2018’s masterpiece Deportation Blues; all three albums created in Manchester following the native Philadelphian’s move to the British north-west. The trilogy has focussed on Christinzio’s uprooting, alcohol abuse and enduring struggles with mental illness. Nevertheless, bleak muses are turned on their head through Christinzio’s fearless lyricism and wryly glum self-examination. And that’s before we even get to the music itself, where shifting layers of warped synth-pop meet jiving indie rock.

Released: April 2020
Cat: BELLA1019
Label: Bella Union



1. I Only Drink When I'm Drunk
2. Ghosthunting
3. Back To Work
4. Cemetery Lifestyle
5. I Want To Be In The Mafia
6. Shortly After Takeoff
7. Arm Around Your Sadness
8. Born To Cruise
9. Angelo