Published Aug 04, 2011Earlier this year, we reported that American post-punk group Bitch Magnet would break a 21-year absence from performing together to reunite for All Tomorrow's Parties in Minehead, UK this December. Now, the Bitch Magnet celebration continues with a series of deluxe reissues via Temporary Residence.
The label will issue the Bitch Magnet albums Star Booty, Umber and Ben Hur as a deluxe, limited-edition triple LP or triple CD. The reissues will include previously unreleased studio recordings that were mixed by John Congleton in October 2010, as well as other rarities. The albums were remastered from their original tapes.
In a statement, Temporary Residence label head Jeremy deVine expressed his love for Bitch Magnet, whose members went on to such groups as Seam, Bastro and Squirrel Bait, saying, "Bitch Magnet was a watershed band, both for me and for underground music of the 80's and '90's. They had a big hand in challenging and redefining punk rock at a very pivotal time, and laid the groundwork for a template that seems downright institutional at this point... It is an enormous honour to be a part of reintroducing these vital recordings to longtime fans and to the uninitiated."
The reissue of Star Booty, Umber and Ben Hur will be available on November 15. Bitch Magnet are also expected to expand on their All Tomorrow's Parties appearance with tour dates in Europe and Asia.