At the end of September, Blonde Redhead will be releasing Masculin Féminin, a 37-track compilation featuring the band's first two releases (s/t and La Mia Via Violenta) along with singles, demos, essays, and unseen photographs. Masculin Féminin is being released as part of the 200 Line series, a faction of Numero Group's archival endeavors that specializes in the forgotten recorded artifacts from the DIY era.
You can listen to the track below or check out the Black Book article.
There's also a trailer announcing the release.
Information and links were provided by Force Field PR.
Blonde Redhead shares rare early demo via Black Book ahead of Numero Group box set release
STREAM: "This is the number of times I said I will but didn't" (4 track demo) -
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VIDEO: Trailer Video -
Teeming with the energy and grit of pre-Giuliani Manhattan, Blonde Redhead's long out-of-print early recordings have finally crawled their way out of the '90s basement thanks to Numero Group who will issue a 4LP / 2CD set on Sept. 30. Weighing in at 37 tracks, Masculin Féminin compiles the band's first two albums for Steve Shelley's Smells Like Records (self-titled and La Mia Via Violenta), their period singles, extant demos, and radio performances across four LPs or two CDs. Dozens of previously unpublished photographs illustrate two lengthy essays on this essential New York band's formative years.
This is the latest installment in Numero Group's 200 Line series which has also included releases from Unwound, Bedhead, Codeine, White Zombie and The Scientists.
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Blonde RedheadMasculin Féminin
Street Date: Sept. 30, 2016
LP 1 - Self-titled
1. I Don't Want U
2. Sciuri Sciura
3. Astro Boy
4. Without Feathers
6. Mama Cita
7. Swing Pool
8. Girl Boy
LP 2 - 7"s and Bonus Material
10. Big Song
11. Inside You
13. Jet Star
14. This Is The Number Of Times I Said I Will But Didn't (4 Track Demo)
15. Instrumental (Live at Snacktime)
16. Slogan Attempt
17. Swing Pool Instrumental (Live at Snacktime)
18. Woody (4 Track Demo)
LP 1 - La Mia Vita Violenta
19. (I Am Taking Out My Eurotrash) I Still Get Rocks Off
20. Violent Life
22. I Am There While You Choke On Me
24. Down Under
26. Young Neil
27. 10 Feet High
LP 2 - 7"s and Bonus Material
29. Flying Douglas
30. Harmony (7" Version)
31. 10 Feet High (7" Version)
33. Not Too Late
34. (I Am Taking Out My Eurotrash) I Still Get Rocks Off (KCRW Session)
35. Pier Paolo (KCRW Session)
36. Country Song (La Mia Vita Violenta Outtake)
37. It Was All So Sudden (4 Track Demo)
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