Originally released in 2008 through Le Grande Magistery, PAS/CAL's I Was Raised On Matthew, Mark, Luke & Laura garnered critical acclaim from Pitchfork, Allmusic, Popmatters, and many others. Released in the Fall of 2020, we will make this album available as a limited release.
Since its inception, PAS/CAL fervently sought to spread the word according to their peculiar pop gospel. With their three EPs on Le Grande Magistery, two split singles on their own Romantic Air label, and a handful of appearances on compilations, the band showcased a particular mixture of sinister and sweet, perversity and prudence - all dressed up in deceptively catchy and incredibly meticulously arranged tunes with hooks that would make Johnny Marr jealous, turn Serge Gainsbourg's head, and get Marc Bolan out on the dance flood. I Was Raised On Matthew, Mark, Luke & Laura was the debut full-length and we are proud to be releasing it physically.
"I Was Raised On Matthew, Mark, Luke & Laura, does Electric Light Orchestra baroqueness, Of Montreal schizophrenia, and Belle & Sebastian to rival any of its short-playing predecessors. You could go out tonight, but every stitch you'd have to wear is sewn into the music's eccentric finery." - Pitchfork