STEREOLAB announce second batch of expanded album reissues, out Sept 13th

STEREOLAB announce second batch of expanded album reissues, out Sept 13th

On September 13th, 2019, Stereolab continue their year-long seven-album reissue campaign with the release of 1996’s Emperor Tomato Ketchup, 1997’s Dots and Loops and 1999’s Cobra and Phases Group Play Voltage in the Milky Night as expanded and remastered editions on vinyl, compact disk and digital via Warp Records and the band’s own Duophonic UHF Disks.

As with May’s reissues of Transient Random Noise-Bursts With Announcements and Mars Audiac Quintet, each album has been remastered from the original 1/2″ tapes by Bo Kondren at Calyx Mastering and overseen by Tim Gane. Bonus material will include alternate takes, 4 track demos and unreleased mixes.

The initial vinyl editions will be pressed onto triple clear vinyl with a poster/insert containing sleeve notes by Tim. They will also include a lottery-style scratch card – all winners will receive an exclusive Stereolab record at the end of 2019.

The band continue to produce super limited editions of 500 clear vinyl copies and 250 compact disks – each will have a numbered obi band made from 2″ 24 track Stereolab master tape. These will only be available via mail order from the website.

To coincide with the news of the second batch of reissues’ imminent arrival, the band today share ‘Freestyle Dumpling’, an outtake from the Emperor Tomato Ketchup sessions that until now had only seen release as part of a bonus 7″ with the Japanese edition of their Aluminum Tunes rarities collection. Something of a hidden gem within the Lab’s esteemed ouevre, it’s a pulsating number lathered in alto sax and layers of gnarled guitar.

Listen to ‘Freestyle Dumpling’ from the Emperor Tomato Ketchup reissue – BELOW:

Tour Dates:

July 19th | Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall
July 19th-21st | Chicago, IL – Pitchfork Music Festival
July 31st | Manchester, UK – Albert Hall
Aug 1st | Sheffield, UK – The Leadmill
Aug 2nd-4th | Katowice, PL – OFF Festival
Aug 6th-10th | Oslo, NO – Oya Festival
Aug 7th | Copenhagen, DK – Store Vega
Aug 9th-11th | Helsinki, FI – Flow Festival
Aug 15th-18th | Brecon Beacons, UK – Green Man Festival
Sept 16th | El Paso, TX – Lowbrow Palace
Sept 17th | Santa Fe, NM – Meow Wolf
Sept 19th | San Antonio, TX – Paper Tiger
Sept 20th | Austin, TX – Mohawk
Sept 21st | Dallas, TX – Granada Theatre
Sept 23rd | Atlanta, GA – Variety Playhouse
Sept 25th | Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
Sept 26th | Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
Sept 27th | Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Steel
Sept 28th | Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Steel
Sept 29th | Boston, MA – Royale
Oct 1st | Montreal, QC – Corona Theatre
Oct 2nd | Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall
Oct 3rd | Detroit, MI – Majestic Theatre
Oct 4th | Milwaukee, WI – Turner Hall
Oct 5th | Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
Oct 7th | Denver, CO – Gothic Theatre
Oct 8th | Salt Lake City, UT – Metro Music Hall
Oct 10th | Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom
Oct 11th | Joshua Tree, CA – Desert Daze
Oct 13th | Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom
Oct 14th | Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom
Oct 15th | Seattle, WA – The Showbox
Oct 17th | San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore
Oct 18th | San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore
Oct 19th | San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore
Nov 16th-17th | Berlin, DE – Synasthesie Festival

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