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Graham Parker & The Rumour Bound by “Mystery Glue”

Graham Parker and the RumourGraham Parker and the Rumour has continued to build on its 2011 reunion with the release of Mystery Glue.

The band, in its original lineup, includes bassist Andrew Bodnar, known for his years of work with Parker and on recordings like Elvis Costello’s “Watching the Detectives.”

What is the mystery glue of the title? Parker explains: “When Swiss astrophysicist Fritz Zwicky described Dark Matter in the 1930’s, he got the name wrong. It is of course ‘Mystery Glue’ that holds the Universe together. As always, when I present new songs to the Rumour they work feverishly to make sense of them, often starting out with wildly disparate and alarmingly wrong diversions. Then, seemingly out of nowhere, everything falls into place, as if by dint of some ‘Mystery Glue’ that holds us all together.”

Here’s a taste of the sound — check out “Railroad Spikes” from Mystery Glue:

Mystery Glue is available on CD, vinyl and as a digital download (iTunes and Amazon MP3).

Mystery Glue Track List:

  1. Transit Of Venus
  2. Going There
  3. Wall Of Grace
  4. Swing State
  5. Slow News Day
  6. Railroad Spikes
  7. Flying Into London
  8. Pub Crawl
  9. I’ve Done Bad Things
  10. Fast Crowd
  11. Long Shot
  12. My Life In Movieland