Published Nov 18, 2013Elephant 6 staple Bill Doss passed away last summer, but his band the Olivia Tremor Control aren't forgotten. Continuing on with a series of archival releases, the band's 1997 John Peel Session will now be reissued through Chunklet sometime in January next year.
The session was recorded in March 1997, as the band toured behind their 1996 album Music from the Unrealized Film Script: Dusk at Cubist Castle, and originally released on CD in 2000. Like the original version, this 12-inch reissue includes just three tracks, but two of these are ambitious suites that bring together multiple songs. Some of the material comes from Dusk at Cubist Castle, but an announcement notes that there are a couple of never-before-released songs.
The first 200 copies are on clear vinyl, while red vinyl is available exclusively through Chunklet's mail order. The records run at 45 rpm, and the recordings have been officially licensed through the BBC.
You can pre-order the release here.
Thanks to Pitchfork for the heads-up.
John Peel Session:
A1. I'm Not Feeling Human
A2. Suite One: Memories of Jacqueline 1906 / The Giant Day / Outer Themes / Green Typewriters
B1. Suite Two: Frosted Ambassador / Green Typewriters / The Princess Turns the Key to Cubist Castle / Looking for Meaning