The Dismemberment Plan Announce Reunion, Reissue Expanded Emergency & I

The Dismemberment Plan Announce Reunion, Reissue Expanded <i>Emergency & I</i>
Outside of a short-lived reunion in 2007, celebrated post-punks the Dismemberment Plan have been inactive since 2003. That's about to change, however, as the foursome have announced that they will reunite for a handful of shows in support of a reissue of their seminal LP, Emergency & I.

The reunion currently only includes five shows, all on the U.S. east coast in January, 2011. More shows aren't out of the question, however; bassist Eric Axelson told The Washington Post, "We're doing these shows and taking it day to day after that."

Although he emphasized that a new album isn't on the cards, the group will be releasing an expanded version of 1999's Emergency & I. A double LP, it will include the remastered twelve-song record plus four B-sides. It will come out via Barsuk Records on 180-gram vinyl with gatefold packaging and detailed liner notes.

This will be the first time the album has beenmade available on vinyl. It will hit shelves on January 11.

In a post on the band's official website, Axelson wrote, "The music was re-mastered from the original 1/2-inch tapes, keeping it analog every step of the way." He added, "We're very excited for everyone to hear the re-masters - they sound so good!"

See the tour dates below and the reissue tracklist below that.

Tour dates:

1/21 Washington, DC - Black Cat

1/22 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club

1/27 Philadelphia, PA - The Starlight Ballroom

1/28 Boston, MA - Paradise

1/29 New York, NY - Webster Hall

Emergency & I (expanded reissue):

1. "A Life of Possibilities"
2. "Memory Machine"
3. "What Do You Want Me to Say"
4. "Spider in the Snow"
5. "The Jitters"
6. "I Love a Magician"
7. "You Are Invited"
8. "Gyroscope"
9. "The City"
10. "Girl o' Clock"
11. "8 1/2 Minutes"
12. "Back and Forth"
13. "The Dismemberment Plan Gets Rich"
14. "Just Like You"
15. "Since You Died"
16. "The First Anniversary of Your Last Phone Call"