The record shivers with the possibility of alternate timelines where Kuepper didn’t leave The Saints––could “Red Aces”, which we’re premiering today, have been another classic joining the ranks of “Stranded” and “Know Your Product”, for example? and, although recorded over the past couple of years, could slot in easily next to classic Saints material. It feels like a blessing––after years decades craving material that stands up to The Saints in the late seventies, Church of Simultaneous Existence is finally doing it.” Noisey

Take a deep dive back to the late 70’s, when Fraser ruled Australia, disco & MOR ruled the world and a young guitarist named Ed Kuepper bucked all that and was churning out proto-punk classics that would resonate for decades to come, some would be released by his band The Saints, others by the Laughing Clowns and even more would bide their time,  aging like fine wine, waiting for their turn to sink into the ears of music lovers across the world.

The horn-driven Red Aces is one of those tracks. Originally mooted as the follow up to The Saints 1977 classic Know Your Product before circumstances lead to a change in direction, Red Aces exists now as the first single from The Aints! And the lead track from the forthcoming debut album The Church of Simultaneous Existence.

To accompany the release The Aints! have assembled a video using historical archival footage of Brisbane, Sydney & London as well as rare iconic performances of the young Kuepper himself. Check the clip that premiered on Noisey this morning below:

Made up from songs, musical elements and bits and prices that Sir Ed wrote from when he began high school in 1969 and started seriously fantasising about being in a band through to the Saints implosion

in 1978 and arranged by The Aints! over 2017-2018, The Church of Simultaneous Existence is an album 40 years in the making.

To celebrate this monumental release The Aints! will hit the road for an extensive national tour performing all your new faves from tracks from The Aints! plus a treasure trove of classics from The Saints (’73 -’78). Tickets on-sale now here.

The Church of Simultaneous Existence will be released September 21st on vinyl, CD and all digital services. The limited 2CD & vinyl releases will also include a bonus album The Church of Simultaneous Instrumentals. Watch the EPK here.

Produced by Ed Kuepper. Co-Produced by Peter Oxley and Tim Pittman.
Recorded at Electric Avenue Studios, Sydney. Engineered and mixed by Phil Punch.

Album Out Friday September 21st, 2018 through ABC Music, pre-order your copy here.

Australian Tour 2018 

Friday 26th October                 Coolangatta Hotel           Coolangatta             QLD   

Saturday 27th October            The Triffid                        Brisbane                   QLD 

Friday 2nd November              Caravan Music Club          Melbourne                VIC 

Saturday 3rd November          Theatre Royal                   Castlemaine              VIC

Monday 5th November            The Croxton Bandroom    Melbourne                 VIC 

Friday 9th November               The Factory Theatre         Sydney                     NSW 

Saturday 10th November        The Cambridge                  Newcastle                NSW 

Friday 23rd November             Rosemount Hotel              Perth                        WA 

Saturday 24th November        Settlers Tavern                  Margaret River        WA     

Sunday 25th November           Mojos Bar                           Fremantle               WA

Also appearing at:
Friday 7th December                Meredith Music Festival  Meredith                    VIC