Seminal band SLINT is about to release a deluxe set version of “Spiderland”. Via Touch and Go the set includes all kinds of goodies and unreleased material.
The package includes Slint’s 1991 album “Spiderland” in a remastered version (from the original master types) as well as 14 previously unreleased demos and outtakes, all in 180 gram vinyl bliss as well as CD fromats.
It also includes a 104 book which documents Slint’s entire history through over 100 never-seen pictures, lyrics of “Spiderland” and a foreword by Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy himself, also known as Will Oldham, responsible for the original black-and-white cover photo of “Spiderland” above.
Furthermore, the set includes a brand new 90 minute DVD documentary about the band and the making-of “Spiderland”, directed by Lance Bangs (Nirvana, Arcade Fire, Belle & Sebastian and on and on…) the video features extensive interviews with Slint’s members as well as Steve Albini, James Murphy, David Yow, Ian Mackaye and Matt Sweeny.
The release date is set for April 15 and the box Set is available for pre-order directly from Touch and Go Records’ site.
SLINT Box Set Track Listing:
01. Breadcumb Trail (remastered)
02. Nosferatu Man (remastered)
03. Don, aman (remastered)
01. Washer (remastered)
02. For dinner (remastered)
03. Good morning, captain (remastered)
01. Nosferatu Man (basement practice)
02. Washer (basement practice)
03. Good morning, captain (demo)
01. Pam (rough mix, Spiderland outtake)
02. Glenn (Spiderland outtake)
03. Todd’s Song (post-Spiderland song in progress)
01. Brian’s Song (post-Spiderland demo)
02. Cortez The Killer (live Chicago 1989)
01. Washer (4 track vocal demo)
02. Nosferatu Man (4 track vocal demo)
03. Pam (4 track vocal demo)
04. Good morning, captain (Evanston riff tape)
05. Nosferatu Man (Evanston riff tape)
06. Pam (Evanston riff tape)
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Formed in 1986, the Louisville band has transformed the sound of a generation for almost three decades. After their first and second releases “Tweez” (1989) and “Spiderland” (1991) Slint shaped the sound of what’s frequently called Post-Rock. Shortly before releasing “Spiderland” Slint broke up and their members became part of different musical projects, Tortoise, the Breeders, Palace, The For Carnation, Papa M, Evergreen.. oh and Interpol and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, ring a bell?
In 2005 Slint reunited after two decades to perform in the All Tomorrow’s Parties festival in Camber Sands, England. followed by an eighteen date tour, in 2007 they performed a series of European shows as well as Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago and in 2013 the iconic band co-headlined the final All Tomorrow’s Parties weekend. . The band prepares to perform as part of the amazing line-up of this year’s Primavera Sound Festival in Barcelona alongside titans Nine Inch Nails, Queens of the Stone Age and Arcade Fire among others.