Album artwork for Rain Before Seven... by Penguin Cafe
Album artwork for Rain Before Seven... by Penguin Cafe

A sense of optimism infuses Penguin Cafe’s fifth studio album Rain Before Seven… not the braggadocious, overconfident kind, but more a blithe, self-effacing optimism in keeping with the national character. Even when all signs point to the contrary, it operates within the certainty that things are going to be alright. Probably. The title comes from an old weather proverb with the rhyming prognostication — fine before eleven — hinting at a happy ending, irrespective of the science: “I found it in a book and I'd never heard it before,” says Arthur Jeffes, leader of Penguin Cafe. “It has faintly optimistic overtones and I quite like it. It's fallen out of usage recently but it does describe English weather patterns coming in off the Atlantic.”

Penguin Cafe

Rain Before Seven...

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Penguin Cafe

Rain Before Seven...

Erased Tapes
Album artwork for Rain Before Seven... by Penguin Cafe
LPx2

$24.99

Black
Includes download code
Released 07/07/2023Catalog Number

LP-ERATP-159

Album artwork for Rain Before Seven... by Penguin Cafe
LP +

$29.99

Clear
Includes download code
Released 07/07/2023Catalog Number

LP-ERATP-159C

Album artwork for Rain Before Seven... by Penguin Cafe
CD

$19.99

Released 07/14/2023Catalog Number

CD-ERATP-159

A sense of optimism infuses Penguin Cafe’s fifth studio album Rain Before Seven… not the braggadocious, overconfident kind, but more a blithe, self-effacing optimism in keeping with the national character. Even when all signs point to the contrary, it operates within the certainty that things are going to be alright. Probably. The title comes from an old weather proverb with the rhyming prognostication — fine before eleven — hinting at a happy ending, irrespective of the science: “I found it in a book and I'd never heard it before,” says Arthur Jeffes, leader of Penguin Cafe. “It has faintly optimistic overtones and I quite like it. It's fallen out of usage recently but it does describe English weather patterns coming in off the Atlantic.”