Cooper. UHF 12" + CD
FORMATS: Mini-LP 12" [Purple Colour Vinyl] [Numbered Limited Edition of 500 copies] + CD
It was already announced with that marvelous single “Los Veranos Son Para Soñar”, and now it’s here. “UHF” is COOPER’s new mini-LP, to be released on a fantastic limited-edition 12” vinyl + CD. This release brings a more luminous and vital Álex Diez back to us, with lyrics that look with sunny melancholy on those subtle stories that make our day-to-day lives richer.
And to start things off, “Ideal” shows just how in prime form he is. The exciting lyrics about chance meetings are home to 12-string guitars swaying with echoes of LOS PLANETAS, or, what is basically the same thing, the magical dialogue between sixties-pop and power-pop. “Entre Girasoles”, as we mentioned before, was already released as an advance 7” single, and is a summery song with a marvelous melody somewhere between LOS ÁNGELES and LA BUENA VIDA. “Bengalas” closes the first side with a rockier accent at a melancholic medium tempo that is, at the same time, full of electricity.
“Hipsters” opens the B-side, and it’s a direct connection with brit-pop from the 90s, with songs by BLUR or SLEEPER, with that explosiveness that reminds us of ELASTICA. “Hipsters” goes back to the energy levels of his more energized songs, like “Ruido” and “Rabia”. “Brick Lane” is full of his passion for London, starting with the reference itself to Brick Land and those guitar riffs, up to the mysterious and disenchanted ambiance, full of sadness and rain. It’s a journey. And don’t even think that the album would close with a crepuscular song. The exact opposite, in fact. “Nosotros” is a prodigious cover of JAVIER SUN, but it has all the spirit of the best of COOPER: an incredible, unforgettable chorus, a serene look back, utopian.
This mini-LP is, without a doubt, irrefutable proof of what COOPER is today. Effervescent, exciting, radiant, luminous, and energetic. Unstoppable.
released November 24, 2014