Card from a Multipack

by The Just Joans

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    Limited edition Scots Pine green 7" vinyl, printed inner slipcase, and one randomly selected postcard.

    The vinyl should be with us any day, so we'll get these sent out to you as soon as possible. We've got a keen eye on the final posting dates for Christmas - but if you're in Australia or East Asia you might not get it in time for Christmas, sorry. Europe, North America and the UK - we're still looking good... fingers crossed.

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  • Limited edition 7" vinyl with full set of 5 postcards
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    Limited edition Scots Pine green 7" vinyl, printed inner slipcase, and full set of 5 Christmas postcards.

    The vinyl should be with us any day, so we'll get these sent out to you as soon as possible. We've got a keen eye on the final posting dates for Christmas - but if you're in Australia or East Asia you might not get it in time for Christmas, sorry. Europe, North America and the UK - we're still looking good... fingers crossed.

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  • Set of 5 Christmas postcards from The Just Joans
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    Full set of 5 Christmas postcards plus a download of the single.

    Postcards shipping from 5th December.

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1.
Merry Christmas, have a happy new year I just got your card and I’m finding it hard to bear You no longer love me You no longer love me You no longer love me A festive gesture devoid of romance Purely perfunctory, purely perfunctory You no longer love me You no longer love me It’s clear Cos your card came from a multipack The kind of card that you give to a stranger Your card came from a multipack You only signed your name You only signed your name My hands are covered in glitter and glue I spent the last month designing my card for you ‘Cos I still want you back Oh, I still want you back Yeah, I still want you back Agonising over what I should write I used a quotation from a song that I know you like I can’t make it all alone I built my dreams Around you But your card came from a multipack The kind of card that you give to a stranger Your card came from a multipack You only signed your name You only signed your name Merry Christmas You only signed your name Merry Christmas You only signed your name Merry Christmas You only signed your name I thought that I still meant something to you I thought that I still meant something to you I thought that I still meant something to you
2.
The night above is dancing Stars like chandeliers The sky is filled with snowflakes But my eyes are full of tears I’ve just found out my true love’s Love isn’t quite so true Says that he loves someone else That me and him are through Christmas Teardrops neath mistletoe (Mistletoe) Christmas I just can’t face it on my own (On your own) He handed me a parcel And said he had to go I watched him till he disappeared Into the falling snow Took a walk to the Kingston Bridge To watch the Clyde roll by And wondered if I fell from here How quickly would I die? Christmas Slipknots neath mistletoe (Mistletoe) Christmas I just can’t face it on my own (On your own) Distant bells are ringing It must be Christmas day A parcel falls from Kingston Bridge And slowly drifts away

about

A special ten-year anniversary Christmas gift from The Just Joans.

The Just Joans return to their much-loved Seasonal Greet EP after a decade, many Christmases older but just as miserable and jaded as ever.

Enlisting the talents of cellist Maya Burman-Roy (Butcher Boy, God Help The Girl, Idlewild and Shrag), the band have re-recorded two festive tracks for a commemorative 7” single, headed by their cult classic ‘Card From A Multipack.’

Singer-songwriter David Pope said: “There’s a famous quote by T. S. Eliot about the world ending with a whimper rather than a bang. Similarly, relationships can finish, not with a bang, but an underwhelming Christmas card.

“‘Card From A Multipack’ was originally a throwaway B-side that I recorded myself in 2010 with just an acoustic guitar. Since then, however, it seems to have struck a chord with people, and we're frequently asked to play it live.

“Considering the year we've all had, we thought it would be fun to re-record this ode to lost love and mass-produced salutations as a full band with a string section in the hope that it can bring a little festive cheer.”

The limited-edition Christmas tree-green vinyl comes complete with a series of seasonal postcards (from a multipack) painted by the band’s other vocalist, renowned artist Katie Pope.

Tormented by love, rejection and everyday angst, The Just Joans were formed by David Pope in 2005. Linking up with his sister Katie, together they built a reputation on the indiepop scene by releasing a series of handmade EPs on Wee!POP Records including Hey Boy...You’re Oh So Sensitive, Love and Other Hideous Accidents, and The Just Joans’ Seasonal Greet.

Completing the journey from shambling two-piece to accomplished sextet following their move to Fika, the band continue to win fans with their mischievous lyrics and tender melodies. Embracing Scottish culture at every turn, The Just Joans were perhaps best described by Is This Music? as “the missing link between The Magnetic Fields and The Proclaimers.”

“There’s mischief in this miserablism.” – Mojo

“Siblings David and Katie Pope have been cranking out charmingly shambolic, twee-leaning but feisty indiepop since the mid-’00s and their biting sense of humour (and thick Glaswegian accents) make for easy comparisons to The Vaselines.” - Brooklyn Vegan


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released December 10, 2020

The Just Joans are David Pope, Katie Pope, Chris Elkin, Fraser Ford, Arion Xenos and Jason Sweeney.

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