Published Nov 15, 2011Iconic Kiwi pop label Flying Nun Records is turning 30 this year, and the company is celebrating its legacy with a number of reissues and 30th anniversary celebrations. Among the re-releases that will be coming our way in the coming months is a much-needed pressing of Shocking Pinks' Dance, the Dance Electric.
This debut album was originally released in 2004 via Pinacolada Records, before Shocking Pinks inked a deal with Flying Nun and later DFA. The LP has since become damn near impossible to find, so this reissue is good news for fans of songwriter Nick Harte's melancholic lo-fi pop.
The reissue will be available on both vinyl and CD, and it will come with three unheard bonus tracks. There's no firm release date yet, but the press release says to expect the reissue in early 2012.
Another set of reissues that Kiwi pop fans will be excited to hear about is a trio of re-releases by the almighty Clean, whose Vehicle (1990), Oddities (1982) and Compilation (1986) are all set for reissues in early 2012 as well.
Other forthcoming 2012 releases include a pair of Flying Nun compilations: one that explores the label's early history (Time to Go Compilation: Psychedelic Moment 1981-1986) and one best-of (Tally Ho! Flying Nun's Greatest Bits). There will also be a reissue from High Dependency Unit (2008's Metamathics).
Of course, there will also be a previously announced new album and reissue from the Bats, whose Free All the Monsters is due out on November 22. On that same day, the 3Ds will reissue 1992's Hellzapoppin.
Along with all the reissue madness, tonight (November 15) Flying Nun will host an anniversary show at New York's Cake Shop with performances from the Jewish, Regal Degal, the Mad Scene, Joe Blossom, Liam Finn, Bob Bannister and Gemma Gracewood. This is just one of the many events the label will be hosting this month, so be sure to check its website for more details.