Bowery Electric

Bowery Electric: CD


Release Date: 20 October, 2023

Reissue of debut album from 1995, now including their 1994 Drop EP. First time available on vinyl in nearly two decades. On Pitchfork’s Best Shoegaze Albums Of All Time list. Included in Andrew Earles’s Gimme Indie Rock: 500 Essential American Underground Rock Albums 1981-1996.

This new double LP version restores the track “Deep Sky Objects” to the original running order of the album as it was left off of the original single LP version due to side length restraints. This is the first time this album has been available on vinyl in almost two decades, and the first time the Drop EP has been available in any format since original release in 1994.

At the same time, Kranky is making the CD version available once again for the first time in many years, with the Drop EP tracks also included.

The debut album from New York City’s Bowery Electric was released by Kranky in late summer 1995 after they came to the label’s attention via their self-released 2x7-inch Drop EP from the year previous. The first in a trio of albums released by the core duo of Lawrence Chandler and Martha Schwendener finds them in their most raw form.

“The perfect realization of their aesthetic, each word and chord tuned and focused for maximum impact.” — Pitchfork
“Genuinely hypnotic.” —The Wire

1. Sounds in Motion.
2. Next to Nothing.
3. Long Way Down.
4. Another Road
5. Over and Over.
6. Deep Sky Objects.
7. Slow Thrills
8. Out of Phase
9. Drift Away
10. Drop.
11. Let Me Down.
12. Head on Fire.
13. Only Sometimes

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