Published May 31, 2013While yesterday (May 30), we learned that Sloan are headlining a show at Toronto's Great Hall as part of NXNE, the band have now gone on to explain that the concert will act as the 21st anniversary party for their Murderecords imprint.
As previously reported, the June 14 concert features Sloan, as well as label vets the Super Friendz and Mike O'Neill of the Inbreds, plus a DJ set from former Local Rabbits member Ben Gunning. Sloan guitarist Jay Ferguson explained today (May 31) in a post on their website that the concert will salute the milestone a few ways.
First up, Sloan will perform their Peppermint EP, which was the first release on Murderecords, in its entirety, which is pretty awesome.
The label will also toast itself with a couple of limited-edition releases. Ferguson noted that he and Sloan bassist Chris Murphy have prepped a book that serves to celebrate the first 12 7-inch singles the label issued in the '90s, as well as the photography of Catherine Stockhausen's that captured the bands at the time.
The book will come with a digitally remastered download of all 28 songs from the singles, including material from Sloan, Eric's Trip, Local Rabbits, the Inbreds, Stinkin' Rich, the Hardship Post, Jale, Thrush Hermit and Zumpano. The book also comes with a previously unreleased 7-inch from the Certain Someones, a supergroup featuring Murphy, Super Friendz' Matthew Murphy and Jale's Jennifer Pierce. The package is being pressed in a run of 500.
Also up for grabs at the event will be the first-ever vinyl pressing of the Super Friendz's 1995 debut LP Mock Up, Scale Down, which is being presented on 180-gram vinyl and with gatefold artwork. It too is being pressed in a limited run of 500 copies and adds an unreleased version of "Boots" to the tracklisting.