Published Nov 24, 2016Scrappy indie-pop lifers Comet Gain last left us with 2014's Paperback Ghosts, but the UK group will be working their way back into our hearts via a new pair of reissues.
On January 13, two of Comet Gain's most beloved albums, 2002's Réalistes and 2005 follow-up City Fallen Leaves, will be reissued on vinyl via M'lady's/Machu Picchu, marking the former's first pressing in 15 years and the first-ever vinyl edition of the latter.
Réalistes originally arrived via Milou Studios/Kill Rock Stars and found band leader David Feck and co. embracing a more fuzzy, punked-up sound. Along with now cult classics like "The Kids at the Club" and "She Never Understood," the album featured the Kathleen Hanna team-up "Ripped-Up Suit!"
The reissue has been remastered from the original tapes, and it is an exact reproduction of what the label (rightly) dubs a "mod punk classic," though it does promise new liner notes.
As for City Fallen Leaves, the sprawling album found the band toning things down a bit and getting more eloquent in the process. The reissue will come as a double-LP set, packing in Comet Gain classics like "The Ballad of a Mixtape" and the timeless "Fists in the Pocket."
Here's how the label describes the reissues:
"Each will come with new liner notes. Both will be mastered loud enough to make the leaves fall out the goddamn trees. Both are also limited edition, and available exclusively through M'lady's, so tell your mocker friends, this one is underground."
You can currently pre-order the records here at M'lady's. You can even grab both as a package that includes a "hyper-limited" 7-inch of "Fists in the Pocket" and a cover of Subway Sect's "Chain Smoking" that the label is pressing "bespoke at the request of Stephen Pastel."