Published Sep 18, 2013Though slightly delayed, the first-ever vinyl pressing of Halifax indie pop vets the Super Friendz's classic 1995 debut Mock Up, Scale Down is finally out and up for sale.
The record had been scheduled to be sold at last May's Murderecords 21st anniversary party during NXNE, featuring a performance from the Super Friendz, but copies didn't arrive in time for the concert. Fortunately, the LPs have now made their way to Sloan's webstore.
As previously reported, Mock Up, Scale Down is being presented in a gatefold jacket, but what we didn't know last spring was that the collection is given room to breathe on two separate slabs of 180-gram vinyl. Described in a press release as "the LP that crystallized and defined the East Coast underground pop sound of the mid-1990s," it includes iconic tracks like "10 lbs.," "Karate Man" and more.
The sheet adds that the trio of songwriters — guitarists Matthew Murphy and Drew Yamada and bassist Charles Austin — showcased "an abundance of melody that seemed to have been under prohibition in the grunge-ified post-Nirvana musical fallout."
The remastered vinyl edition also formally lists the original CD's hidden track "Length of Heart" and includes an unreleased version of "Boots" recorded during the Mock Up, Scale Down sessions.
Mock Up, Scale Down has been pressed up in a limited run of 500 copies, comes packaged with a digital download, and can be ordered over here. You'll find a trailer for the repress down below.