Published Sep 13, 2010Outside of a short-lived reunion in 2007, celebrated post-punks the Dismemberment Plan have been inactive since 2003. That's about to change, however, as the foursome have announced that they will reunite for a handful of shows in support of a reissue of their seminal LP, Emergency & I.
The reunion currently only includes five shows, all on the U.S. east coast in January, 2011. More shows aren't out of the question, however; bassist Eric Axelson told The Washington Post, "We're doing these shows and taking it day to day after that."
Although he emphasized that a new album isn't on the cards, the group will be releasing an expanded version of 1999's Emergency & I. A double LP, it will include the remastered twelve-song record plus four B-sides. It will come out via Barsuk Records on 180-gram vinyl with gatefold packaging and detailed liner notes.
This will be the first time the album has beenmade available on vinyl. It will hit shelves on January 11.
In a post on the band's official website, Axelson wrote, "The music was re-mastered from the original 1/2-inch tapes, keeping it analog every step of the way." He added, "We're very excited for everyone to hear the re-masters - they sound so good!"
See the tour dates below and the reissue tracklist below that.
1/21 Washington, DC - Black Cat
1/22 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
1/27 Philadelphia, PA - The Starlight Ballroom
1/28 Boston, MA - Paradise
1/29 New York, NY - Webster Hall
Emergency & I (expanded reissue):
1. "A Life of Possibilities"
2. "Memory Machine"
3. "What Do You Want Me to Say"
4. "Spider in the Snow"
5. "The Jitters"
6. "I Love a Magician"
7. "You Are Invited"
9. "The City"
10. "Girl o' Clock"
11. "8 1/2 Minutes"
12. "Back and Forth"
13. "The Dismemberment Plan Gets Rich"
14. "Just Like You"
15. "Since You Died"
16. "The First Anniversary of Your Last Phone Call"