Published Jul 18, 2014Save for the occasional reunion show, '90s-bred twee pop unit the Aislers Set have been basically inactive since 2004. They've now announced, however, that they're picking up where they left off a decade ago via a series of reissues, concert dates and plans to put out a new record in 2015.
The reunited pop group will deliver tweaked-up versions of 1998's Terrible Things Happen, 2000's The Last Match and 2003's How I Learned to Write Backwards this fall. The first two albums will be delivered September 23 through Suicide Squeeze/Slumberland in "eco-friendly CD packaging" and on vinyl, while How I Learned to Write Backwards drops October 14.
Terrible Things Happen introduced the outfit, led by songwriter Amy Linton. The album featured "classic pop past filtered through a totally '90s aesthetic," with older touchstones including the Kinks, Phil Spector-produced pop and Brian Wilson. The repress arrives on red and white swirl vinyl and comes with a download.
The Last Match broadened the band's approach, adding more orchestral touches and vintage keyboards to the mix, along with influences like the Bee Gees. The repress arrives on blue and white swirl. As for the then-final LP, How I Learned to Write Backwards, the set is said to revel in "the history of great pop, spiking [the Aisler Set's] classicist '60s-tinged tunes with pure post-punk energy." It appears on translucent green wax and the reissue apparently is resequenced.
Details on the band's next platter are scant, but it will apparently contain a collection of singles and rarities. In the meantime, they'll be playing a series of West Coast shows this fall. They're U.S. only, but you can check the schedule out down below.
09/22 Seattle, WA - Neumos
09/23 Portland, OR - Holocene
09/26 Los Angeles, CA - Echoplex
09/28 San Francisco, CA - The Chapel