Published Sep 29, 2010In 2009, a little-known experimental trio called Emeralds issued a collection of improvised jams called What Happened as a limited CD through No Fun. Since then, their brand of textural synth-and-guitar meanderings has earned them worldwide acclaim thanks to the breakthrough success of their 2010 effort Does It Look Like I'm Here? As such, Editions Mego has announced a double-vinyl reissue of What Happened.
As the label explains, it is "chuffed to release these vintage synth-guitar improvisation jams recorded straight to tape 2007-2008," adding that the release "serves as archival insight into the development of their sound over the last years."
While they haven't clarified how many will be pressed in total, the label did reveal that the first 300 copies of What Happened will come on yellow vinyl. The release will be available on November 5.
As previously reported, Emeralds are recently touring across Canada in support of Caribou. The run of shows brings them to Edmonton tonight (September 30) with Calgary and Vancouver shows taking place this weekend. All dates are below.
1. "Alive in the Sea of Information"
2. "Up in the Air"
3. "Damaged Kids"
4. "Living Room"
5. "Disappearing Ink"
10/1 Calgary, AB - Republik #
10/3 Vancouver, BV - Vogue #
10/4 Seattle, WA - Showbox #
10/5 Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom #
10/6 San Francisco, CA - Regency #
10/8 Los Angeles, CA - Music Box #
10/11 Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge
10/12 Boulder, CO - Fox Theatre #
# with Caribou