Stereolab Hint at Reunion, Announce More Vinyl Reissues

The band will reissue seven albums next year
Stereolab Hint at Reunion, Announce More Vinyl Reissues
After reissuing a trio of early compilations on vinyl this summer, Stereolab have announced plans to keep the campaign rolling with reissues of seven studio albums.

The band made the announcement through their website, revealing that albums from 1993's Transient Random Noise-Bursts with Announcements through to 2004's Margerine Eclipse would come back to wax next year.

If that somehow wasn't enough, the group have also teased the possibility of a reunion, telling listeners to "keep 'em peeled for news of the live return of Stereolab."

Albums set to be reissued include the acclaimed 1996 album Emperor Tomato Ketchup and 1997's Dots and Loops, in addition to 1994's Mars Audiac Quintet, 1999's Cobra and Phases Group Play Voltage in the Milky Night and 2001's Sound-Dust.

Stereolab's studio albums for Elektra Records were given the reissue treatment in 2012, released through grey label 1972. However, the band and fans alike weren't happy with the quality. In 2014, vocalist Laetitia Sadier told BBC Radio 6 that the sound quality of those reissues was "terrible," encouraging fans to hold out for properly mastered releases.

"What I do know is we're going is that we're going to rerelease some records — all the Elektra records will be rereleased," Sadier said at the time. "Remastered and rereleased on properly made albums, vinyls, because there was an edition on a label called 1972 or something. They took the masters from the CDs, so of course it sounds terrible and people were complaining. So all we could say to people was, 'Don't buy them, do not buy that.'" 

Stereolab's last album was 2010's Not Music. Sadier last released Find Me Finding You as the Laetitia Sadier Source Ensemble last year.