Published Feb 04, 2014Plans for this year's Record Store Day are beginning to take shape, with U.S. imprint Kanine having announced a handful of exclusives it will be issuing on April 19, including a vinyl repress of '90s Britpop players Elastica's self-titled LP.
Though details are slim, Brooklyn Vegan reports that Kanine will repress the 1995 debut from the band, which included former Suede members Justine Frischmann and Justin Welch. This will be the first time the album has arrived on wax since its original release.
Fuelled by peppy pop-rock singles like "Stutter" and "Connection," Elastica was a hit on both sides of the pond, though the latter track was also infamous for a court case that claimed one of its riff was nicked from '70s post-punk unit Wire's Pink Flag track "Three Girl Rhumba." The bands reached an out-of-court settlement over the controversy.
Also being served up for Record Store Day from Kanine will be the compilation Non Violent Femmes, which will feature contributions from female-fronted bands Speedy Ortiz, Eternal Summers, Bleeding Rainbow, Beach Day, Tashaki Miyaki, Is/Is, Beverly, TEEN, Joanna Gruesome, Flowers and Beaches. Though a tracklisting has yet to be offered up, 10 of the 11 songs on the record are said to be exclusives.
The label will also issue a limited colour variation of UK indie-pop outfit Fear of Men's forthcoming debut LP Loom, which will come pressed onto two-colour "starburst vinyl." The album proper, which follows the act's 2013 singles compendium Early Fragments, arrives on standard wax, CD and digitally on April 21. For now, you can sample the album's "Alta" and "Waterfall" in the player at the bottom of the page.
Finally, an alternate edition of Surfer Blood's Pythons will also make it to stores on Record Store Day. Apparently this version of the band's sophomore set was too "punky" for Warner Brothers, who co-released the finalized version of the LP in 2013.