Published Apr 24, 2014Kepler haven't released an album since 2005's Attic Salt, and the no-longer-active Ottawa slowcore outfit are revisiting that swan song for a vinyl reissue. It will come out through German imparint Oscarson on May 6.
The album was recorded with producer Dave Draves (Kathleen Edwards, Jim Bryson), and it saw multi-instrumentalist Jeremy Gara — who has since joined Arcade Fire — taking on more responsibilities following the departure of drummer Mike Sheridan. Additionally, frontman Samir Khan handed over the mic to Jon George-kish Watt for one song, "Days of Begging."
Attic Salt was Kepler's third record. It found the band expanding their style, and a press release notes, "The performances documented aren't flashy, but they have a sense of craft and purpose — few indie bands attempted to swing quite like this."
This is the first time the collection has been pressed on vinyl. It comes with the bonus cut "Untrue," plus a book containing lyrics and pictures. It's limited to 1,000 copies and 50 special edition copies. It can be pre-ordered here.
1. Broken Bottles Blackened Hearts
2. Thoroughbred Gin
3. My Other
4. The Bedside Manner
5. You Must Admit
6. The National Epithet
7. Days of Beginning
8. Rented Limousine
9. Reward and Respite