Don't Mention The War

by White Town

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From 2003 onwards, I took part in every major antiwar demonstration in London. Though this album is still love songs, it's framed by that experience. It's about the truth of love versus the stories we tell (and the songs we sing).

Although I didn't know it at the time, the fourteen-year relationship I had been in was coming to an end. Some of it, I guess I knew because it seeps into the songs here, the skirmishes and beach heads, separation and loneliness.

Of course, comparing love to war is nothing new. But it was to me.

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released October 1, 2006

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White Town Derby, UK

The "band" White Town consists of Jyoti Mishra, who writes and records the music almost entirely on his own, with occasional help from other musicians. Although best known for the fluke 1997 hit "Your Woman," White Town's mix of musical, political, and social influences makes Mishra one of the more intriguing, although frustratingly inconsistent, musicians in '90s indie pop. - Stewart Mason, AMG ... more

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