bis – I Love bis Record Store Day Release

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Beloved electro-punk band bis return with a very special deluxe, limited edition (1000 copies worldwide), Record Store day double LP package on red vinyl, which combines all the early, hard-to-find EP’s, from 1994’s debut “Transmissions On The Teen-C Tip!” through to 1996’s “Bis vs. The DIY Corps” – a crazed journey through Riot Grrrl indebted Synth-Pop to the New-Wave poses of chart-bothering “Kandy Pop” and beyond.

bis’ very own Sci-Fi Steven offers his own statement about Record Store Day: “I’m proud to be part of Record Store Day as I still believe the initial concept revived the ailing music retail sector. I also firmly believe that the records bis have released as part of Record Store Day are in the mould of the original concept – either new unreleased material, hard-to-find back catalogue or deluxe vinyl editions with previously unreleased recordings.

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What has turned many against RSD is the pointless picture disc editions of songs released a million times that hammer at the hardcore collector’s lust for completion, usually released by one of the big labels stamping their boots all over the day. It should be independent music on independent labels for independent stores, not an overnight endurance test followed by disappointment and harrowing ebay discoveries. All we have done is put together a nice package of our old EP’s plus some unreleased demo’s and pressed as many copies as we think we could sell. That was surely the idea of the day in the first place.”

Inspired by Devo, Bikini Kill and XTC in equal measures, these are the sounds that inspired a devoted fan base and influenced a generation of bands. The LP includes the previously unreleased “Nation Go Yeah! (Home Demonstrations)” – a 24 minute medley, 4-track recordings from 1993-1996, a unique insight into the restless creators brains featuring lost classics and early versions.

Bis are currently writing and recording a new studio album.

Sci-Fi Steven has recorded material for his solo project Batteries. The track “Batteries” will be released imminently and is taken from the forthcoming album “Batteries”, due for release this summer.

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I Love bis – Track Listing:

Side A:
01. Kill Yr Boyfriend
02. Sci-Fi Superstar
03. Improved Neu! Formula
04. Public School Boy
05. Caustic Sofa
06. School Disco

Side B:
07. Plastik People
08. Conspiracy A-Go-Go
09. Pop Socks
10. Icky-Poo Air Raid
11. Kandy Pop
12. Secret Vampires

Side C:
13. Teen-C Power
14. Diska
15. Keroleen
16. Grand Royal With Cheese
17. This Is Fake D.I.Y
18. Burn The Suit
19. Dance To The Disco Beat

Side D:
20. Nation Go Yeah! (Home Demonstrations)

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