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New Stereolab Reissues Coming Soon

Posted by Amoebite, September 18, 2018 02:23pm | Post a Comment

Stereolab reissues

Thoroughly entrancing English/French electronic band Stereolab's career lasted almost two decades and yet it still seems like they left us too soon. Fusing elements of '60s French pop, lounge, and krautrock music, the band won over a legion of fans through their avant-pop take on swinging sounds and propulsive Motorik beats with the vocals of Lætitia Sadier and the late Mary Hansen weaving a gorgeous, spellbinding sense of atmosphere. The band went on hiatus in 2009 but their influence on such disparate genres as post-rock, electronic, indie, and hip-hop can still be felt today. Luckily for fans, Duophonic is releasing a series of reissues on September 28th. You can pre-order them now on Amoeba.com or visit our stores on 9/28 to snag them in person.

Here's what to watch for in each.

Switched On

Switched On [Clear Vinyl] (1992)

The first of three remastered clear vinyl LPs, this early career compilation includes the group's first three releases. The name is a nod to Switched-On Bach and other synth-heavy '70s era easy listening comps.

Refried Ectoplasm

Refried Ectoplasm: Switched On, Vol. 2 [Clear Vinyl] (1995)

Vol. 2 in the series features rarities and singles from Stereolab's sometimes-hard-to-find 1992 and 1993 releases. A must-have for fans, this LP includes collaborations between Stereolab and Nurse with Wound.

Aluminum Tunes

Aluminum Tunes: Switched On, Vol. 3 [Clear Vinyl] (1998)

The final installment in Stereolab's '90s era compilation series, Vol. 3 features EPs and rarities over the course of 3 LPs. Includes tracks from the band's splits with Tortoise and Yo La Tengo, among others. 

Switched On Vols 1-3

Switched On, Volumes 1-3 [CD Box Set] (2018)

All the goodness of the vinyl reissues comes in a remastered 4-CD pack featuring individual sleeves for each disc. Three and a half hours of Stereolab's fascinating early work, rarities and all.

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