Shopping For Records #51: Isis Live Series...

It's been almost a year since post-metal band, ISIS, announced their break-up.  If you miss the idea of seeing new ISIS records to look forward to, the band is putting out a series of live recordings.  In addition, it looks as though the band is offloading some vintage items as well, possibly cleaning out the attic or emptying the storage unit.  All information and links come courtesy of Speakeasy PR.



Photo credit: Robin Laananen
LOS ANGELES, May 9, 2011 -- ISIS, who disbanded in May of last year, is set to release a series of five live albums that span the Los Angeles-by-way-of-Boston band's thirteen year career.

The digital releases begin with
ISIS Live I 9.23.03, a four-song, forty-minute recording from a performance at The Fillmore in San Francisco, which will be available on May 31. Each subsequent recording will be released at two week intervals with dates and album specifics listed below.

Pre-order packages bundling downloads of all five releases as well as long-out-of-print merch items including the popular "inaugural" t-shirt and hoodie, as well as the 2006
Clearing The Eye DVD are now available at Full package information and prices are listed below.

The former members of ISIS are busy working on new music with Mike Gallagher scoring films (most recently 22nd of May) and creating music under the MGR moniker, Aaron Turner working with Faith Coloccia on Mamiffer and House of Low Culture, Jeff Caxide creating CRONE with a release forthcoming, Clifford Meyer working on two new projects: Windmills By The Ocean and Taiga as well as continuing with Red Sparowes and Aaron Harris continuing his production career as he currently wraps up work on Lesser Key's upcoming album.

ISIS' final studio album was
Wavering Radiant, released by Ipecac Recordings in April 2009.

Upcoming ISIS live releases:

ISIS Live I 9.23.03
Release date: May 31, 2011
Recorded at The Fillmore (San Francisco)

Track list:

1. Carry
2. Weight
3. Hym
4. The Beginning and the End
ISIS Live II 03.19.03
Release date: June 14, 2011
Recorded in Stockholm, Sweden

Track list:

1. From Sinking
2. Glisten
3. Carry
4. Weight
5. The Beginning and the End
6. Celestial (Ext./Alt. Version)
ISIS Live III 12.17.04
Release date: June 28, 2011
Recorded at The Launchpad (Albuquerque)

Track list:

1. So Did We
2. Backlit
3. The Beginning and the End
4. In Fiction
5. Wills Dissolve
6. Grinning Mouths
7. Altered Course
ISIS Live IV Selections 2001 - 2005
Release date: July 12, 2011
Recorded: Various dates (2001, 2002 and 2005) at WMBR (Boston), The Troubadour (Los Angeles), CBGB's (New York), The Rotunda (Philadelphia) and The Middle East (Boston)

Track list:

1. Gentle Time
2. Glisten
3. CFT
4. Celestial
5. Improv 1 (Endless Nameless)
6. False Light
7. The Weight (Feat. Justin Chancellor and Troy Ziegler)
ISIS Live V 07.23.06
Release date: July 26, 2011
Recorded at Koko's (London)

Track list:

1. The Beginning and the End
2. The Other
3. False Light
4. Carry
5. -/Maritime
6. Weight
7. From Sinking
8. Hym

Pre-order packages available at

$5.99 - Digital download of each individual album

$20 - Digital download of all five albums
$36 - ISIS Inaugural t-shirt and digital download of all five albums
$51 - ISIS Inaugural t-shirt,
Clearing The Eye DVD and digital download of all five albums
$56 - ISIS Inaugural hoodie and digital download of all five albums
$71 - ISIS Inaugural hoodie,
Clearing The Eye DVD and digital download of all five albums

Redemption codes for each album purchase will be sent to purchaser on the respective album release date

ISIS' Wavering Radient was reviewed and well-received on No Ripcord.  You can find that review here.

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