Teenage Fan club's MAN-MADE is August installment in the Merge Records 25th anniversary reissue series. Originally released in 2005, MAN-MADE is a classic Fan club record in tone and arrangement, and handsomely demonstrates the 'less is more' maxim-it is both airier and more light of touch than it's immediate predecessors. Teenage Fan club made the record in Chicago with John McEntire (Tortoise) at his Soma Electronic Music Studios. Though McEntire's production is subtle, his unique aesthetics are definitely apparent on Man-Made as odd keyboards and sundry other inevitably electronic apparatuses bubble and bleep just below the surface of fuzzed-out guitars, chugging basslines, and layered vocals.
Track List: 1.1 It's All in My Mind 1.2 Time Stops 1.3 Nowhere 1.4 Save 1.5 Slow Fade 1.6 Only with You 1.7 Cells 1.8 Feel 1.9 Fallen Leaves 1.10 Flowing 1.11 Born Under a Good Sign 1.12 Don't Hide