What's (Re)New? — Brainiac's Electro-Shock for President and Hissing Prigs in Static Couture
Touch and Go Records continues its reissue streak, announcing today that there are plans for two new Brainiac reissues: the Electro-Shock for President EP and Hissing Prigs in Static Couture LP. Both are limited edition color variants with bundle options that include a t-shirt. And, there's news of a documentary as well.
The release info and links below were provided by Touch and Go Records.
To coincide with Eric Mahoney's upcoming 2019 Brainiac documentary, Transmissions After Zero, we are excited to announce these limited edition reissues of Electro-shock for President EP on white vinyl and Hissing Prigs in Static Couture full-length on blue swirl vinyl.
From now until February 11th, you can bundle your pre-order for Electro-shock for President white vinyl or both Electro-shock for President white vinyl and Hissing Prigs in Static Couture blue swirl vinyl with a NEW limited edition Brainiac t-shirt. The limited edition t-shirt will not be available for purchase in the Touch and Go store after February 11th.
Orders will ship to arrive on or before March 8, 2019.
About BRAINIAC: Brainiac began in 1992 as the basement experiments of Dayton, OH natives Tim Taylor (vocals, synth), and Juan Monasterio (bass), who first met playing cello in fifth grade. Upon completing the lineup with Michelle Bodine (guitar) and Tyler Trent (drums), they released two full-lengths and toured vigorously, establishing themselves as the latest peg in Ohio’s diverse musical timeline. In 1994, Michelle left the band and was replaced by John Schmersal. After recording a 7” with Steve Albini for Sup Pop, the band recorded a handful of songs with Kim Deal (of The Pixies), which became their Touch and Go debut single Internationale.
1996 saw the release of their Touch and Go full-length debut, Hissing Prigs in Static Couture. Like their two previous full-lengths, this was also produced by Eli Janney, and saw the band use less Moog and more random electronic gadgets and noisemakers. Jim O’Rourke produced 1997’s Electroshock for President EP, in which Brainiac continued their transition into a more electronic rock band. On May 23, 1997, however, only weeks after the EP’s release and the band’s return from a European tour supporting Beck, Tim lost his life in a car accident in his hometown of Dayton, Ohio. He was 28.
About the documentary Transmissions After Zero: In the mid 90's the Dayton, OH music scene became a hot spot generating world wide buzz from the influential indie rock being produced there (The Breeders, Guided by Voices). Arguably the most innovative of them all was the band Brainiac, led by musical genius and insanely charismatic front man Tim Taylor, who was tragically killed in a bizarre auto accident leaving his family and friends to pick up the pieces.
The film explores the band's music, legacy, massive influence on modern musicians and how people survive and cope with the loss of loved ones. Directed by Dayton native and Brooklyn based filmmaker Eric Mahoney (Madly) and edited by musician Ian Jacobs (Monograms), the project (the first from Prod Co Hotshot Robot) will feature interviews from the surviving band members, the Taylor family and a slew of musicians including: Fred Armisen, Steve Albini, Stuart Braithewaite, Buzz Osbourne, Cedric Bixler-Zavala, David Yow, Eli Janney, Melissa Auf Der Maur, Matt Berninger, Gregg Foreman, Scott McCloud and many more… https://www.facebook.com/brainiacdocumentary/
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