Published Jan 16, 2014Nineties-bred screamo tacticians Grade haven't issued a proper album in over a decade, but the band are teaming up with Dine Alone Records this year to give their classic Separate the Magnets EP a deluxe vinyl reissue.
While an official street date has yet to arrive, the label confirms that it will be offering up the seven-song set in its first wax pressing since Second Nature delivered it back in 1997. Though Separate the Magnets originally arrived on 10-inch vinyl, the upcoming edition comes on 180-gram 12-inch vinyl mastered at 45 RPM.
Though it doesn't appear as if any extra material will appear on the platter, the deluxe package will feature "revamped artwork" from bassist Matt Jones (the original cover was laid out and designed by Jones, and featured illustration work from vocalist Kyle Bishop). Also included will extensive liner notes and previously unseen photography from the era. Apparently the band are still on the hunt for photos, having tweeted out a request for any era-appropriate images earlier this week.
You can see new cover above.
Separate the Magnets followed the band's landmark 1995 release ...And Such Is Progress. While exploring the same kind of melancholy introspection of their debut, it also had the band expanding into poppier territories. You can sample the spritely "Life Gets in the Way of Living" beneath the tracklisting.
Separate the Magnets:
1. Conceptualizing Theories In Motion
2. Symptoms Of Simplifying The Simplistic
3. The Adaptation Of Means
4. Life Gets In The Way Of Living
5. To Illustrate And Design Parameters
6. The Joy Of Stupidity
7. The Tie That Binds