Published Apr 18, 2013Earlier this year, Captured Tracks and Flying Nun Records teamed up for a reissue campaign, and now we've got news of some more classic New Zealand pop that will receive a fresh release. The Clean's 1990 album Vehicle and the Bird Nest Roys' compilation Me Want Me Get Me Need Me Have Me Love will both be out on June 25.
Vehicle was the Clean's first proper album, although it was released almost a decade after their single "Tally Ho!" brought Flying Nun to relative prominence. The group disbanded during the '80s, and Vehicle came together after they reunited. Pitchfork notes that Vehicle comes with a bonus live album, In-A-Live, which dates back to the same era.
As for the Bird Nest Roys, they existed briefly in the mid-'80s. The band issued a self-titled album in 1987, plus a small handful of short-form releases. Me Want Me Get Me Need Me Have Me Love brings together their entire discography, along with unreleased live recordings and goodies like posters and flyers.
Both albums will be available on double-vinyl, CD and as a digital download.
The Clean - Vehicle:
1. Draw(in)g to a (W)hole
2 I Wait Around
3 Bye Bye
4 The Blue
8 Diamond Shine
9 Getting to You
10 Big Soft Punch
11 Big Cat
12 I Can See
14. Fish (In-A-Live)
15. Anything Could Happen (In-A-Live)
16. Flowers (In-A-Live)
17. Point That Thing Somewhere Else (In-A-Live)
18. Whatever I Do Is Right (In-A-Live)
Bird Nest Roys - Me Want Me Get Me Need Me Have Me Love:
1. Five Weet-bix and Toast
3. Loving Time
4. Jaffa Boy
7. Me And Me Get Me Need Me Have Me Love
8. Michael Jones
9. Who Is the Silliest Rossi?
11. Wads of Pork Fat
12. Ain't Mutatin' (bonus track)
13. Batcave (bonus track)
14. Severed Days (bonus track)
15. Cresta (bonus track)
16. Womcat Stones (bonus track)