Three additional Stereolab records will receive the vinyl reissue treatment this year: 1996’s Emperor Tomato Ketchup, 1997’s Dots and Loops, and 1999’s Cobra and Phases Group Play Voltage in the Milky Night.
Set to release on Sept. 13 via Warp Records and the band’s Duophonic UHF Disks imprint, the albums will arrive as expanded and remastered editions on vinyl, CD and digital download.
Each album has been remastered from the band’s original 1/2” tapes by Bo Kondren at Calyx Mastering, and will feature bonus material, including 4-track demos, alternate takes and unreleased mixes.
The initial vinyl editions will arrive on triple clear vinyl, and will include a poster and an insert containing sleeve notes by frontman Tim Gane. Each vinyl will also include a lottery-style scratch card, with its lucky winners set to receive an exclusive Stereolab record at the end of the year.
The band will also issue 500 limited editions of clear vinyl and 250 compact disks that include an exclusive numbered obi strip (yes, that band that comes wrapped around LPs in Japan) made from 2” 24-track Stereolab master tape.
In light of the reissue announcement, Stereolab have released an outtake from Emperor Tomato Ketchup titled “Freestyle Dumpling,” a screeching and wobbly alto-sax-heavy pop number. You can access the new track on multiple platforms here.
September’s reissues are the latest installments in the band’s seven-album reissue campaign, which began in May with the rerelease of 1993’s Transient Random Noise-Bursts With Announcements and 1994’s Mars Audiac Quintet. The band are expected to wrap up their reissues in November with 2001’s Sound-Dust and 2004’s Margerine Eclipse.
The band will play a number of headlining shows throughout North America during the coming months. You can check out the band’s full slate of tour dates below and preorder their reissues here.
Stereolab Tour Dates:
19 – Chicago, Ill. @ Thalia Hall
19-21 – Chicago, Ill. @ Pitchfork Music Festival
31 – Manchester, U.K. @ Albert Hall
01 – Sheffield, U.K. @ The Leadmill
02-04 – Katowice, Poland @ OFF Festival
06-10 – Oslo, Norway @ Oya Festival
07 – Copenhagen, Denmark @ Store Vega
09-11 – Helsinki, Finland @ Flow Festival
15-18 – Brecon Beacons, U.K. @ Green Man Festival
16 – El Paso, Texas @ Lowbrow Palace
17 – Santa Fe, N.M. @ Meow Wolf
19 – San Antonio, Texas @ Paper Tiger
20 – Austin, Texas @ Mohawk
21 – Dallas, Texas @ Granada Theatre
23 – Atlanta, Ga. @ Variety Playhouse
25 – Washington, D.C. @ 9:30 Club
26 – Philadelphia, Pa. @ Union Transfer
27 – Brooklyn, N.Y. @ Brooklyn Steel
28 – Brooklyn, N.Y. @ Brooklyn Steel
29 – Boston, Mass. @ Royale
01 – Montreal, Quebec @ Corona Theatre
02 – Toronto, Ontario @ Danforth Music Hall
03 – Detroit, Mich. @ Majestic Theatre
04 – Milwaukee, Wis. @ Turner Hall
05 – Minneapolis, Min. @ First Avenue
07 – Denver, Colo. @ Gothic Theatre
08 – Salt Lake City, Utah @ Metro Music Hall
10 – Phoenix, Ariz. @ Crescent Ballroom
11 – Joshua Tree, Calif. @ Desert Daze
13 – Portland, Ore. @ Wonder Ballroom
14 – Vancouver, British Columbia @ Commodore Ballroom
15 – Seattle, Wash. @ The Showbox
17 – San Francisco, Calif. @ The Fillmore
18 – San Francisco, Calif. @ The Fillmore
19 – San Francisco, Calif. @ The Fillmore
16-17 – Berlin, Germany @ Synasthesie Festival