This past Saturday, April 7, Murmrr Ballroom hosted the release of the newest 33 1/3 book, Jawbreaker’s 24 Hour Revenge Therapy. Jawbreaker's Blake Schwarzenbach (singer/guitarist) fielded questions and told stories about how the album came to be. He was joined by Tim Kinsella (Cap'n Jazz, Joan of Arc, Owls) and author Ronen Givony. Photographer Natalie Piserchio was on hand to grab some images from the evening. Check them out below!
If we're vitamin C deficient, that's okay: Mute is reissuing 14 Can LPs this fall to deliver us from scurvy. After being out of print in the format for 10+ years, each album will be available individually on 180-gram vinyl and remastered from the original tapes, with the reissue effort curated by Can keyboardist and composer Irmin Schmidt and Mute founder Daniel Miller. The first batch is due September 2 and consists of early Can monuments Monster Movie, Soundtracks, Tago Mago, and Ege Bamyasi. The rest will follow in October and November, including five volumes of 2012's sold-out archival release The Lost Tapes, previously only available as a box set.
This fresh pressing of the recorded output by Can's core-- Schmidt, Holger Czukay, Michael Karoli and Jaki Liebezeit, and featuring vocals from, most prominently, Damo Suzuki and Malcolm Mooney-- aligns with 2014's earlier announcement regarding “two [Can] books in one." We're talking about a biography by Wire editor Rob Young plus a symposium or collection of essays, to be published in 2016 by UK imprint Faber & Faber. This November, expect an entry in the 33 1/3 series featuring Scottish novelist and known Can devotee Alan Warner's commentary about Tago Mago. It's a banner season for the Can fan, and considering the wingspan of their avant-garde rock in terms of sonic, ethnic, global, and temporal reach, I imagine most of us are pretty psyched, as quality individual copies of the Can catalog have never been more accessible, or as comprehensive, as they are about to become.
Below, listen to "Serpentine" from the upcoming, first official release of Can's elusive tenth studio album Out of Reach since 1978. The vinyl reissue of Out of Reach drops October 21 on Mute.