Slint ‘Spiderland’ Box Set and Documentary Coming This April

Posted on: February 11th, 2014 at 11:01 am by
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Post-rock enthusiasts, geek out! On April 15, Slint is set to drop a deluxe box set version of their landmark 1991 album, Spiderland, via Touch and Go Records.

This slick package—a hand numbered limited edition of 3,138 copies—sees Spiderland getting the remastered treatment and pressed on 180-gram vinyl. Plus, 14 previously unreleased outtakes and demos, handpicked by the influential Louisville-bred foursome, will land on two 180-gram vinyl albums.

Can’t get enough? A 104-page book featuring numerous never-before-seen snaps of Slint, lyrics and a special foreword by Will Oldham (a.k.a. Bonnie “Prince” Billy”) is in there, too. Eager fans and collectors can pre-order now via the Touch & Go website here.

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Slint’s ‘Spiderland’ (Remastered) Box Set

Another bonus is Breadcrumb Trail, a brand-new documentary from American filmmaker/documentarian Lance Bangs—who’s done videos for Nirvana, Green Day, Arcade Fire, The Shins, among many others. This 90-minute DVD captures interviews with guitarist/vocalist Brian McMahan, guitarist David Pajo, bassist Todd Brashear, and drummer/vocalist Britt Walford and how they came to create the epic collection that is Spiderland. Additional commentary from legendary producer Steve Albini (who produced the band’s 1989 debut, Tweez), James Murphy, Fugazi’s Ian MacKaye and The Jesus Lizard’s David Yow is also included.

You might want to act fast because any pre-orders made before March 8 will also get an exclusive free tee matching the silk-screen one the band made and sold during their two-week 1989 tour of the eastern U.S.

Here’s some Spiderland for your Tuesday, album closer “Good Morning, Captain.”

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