Following the long-awaited release of The Early Years’ new album ‘II’ last week, we are excited to reveal that we have licensed their self-titled debut album for a special 10th anniversary vinyl reissue.
‘The Early Years’ will be released on November 11 as a limited-edition pressing of just 300 copies on transparent orange wax. It’s a brand new vinyl cut by Noel Summerville, who has previously worked on a number of My Bloody Valentine and Warp archive reissues.
Initial orders from the Sonic Cathedral Shop will come with a bonus CD replica of the band’s first demo, which they sent to us in 2005 and contains early versions of ‘All Ones And Zeros’, ‘Things’ and ‘High Times And Low Lives’.
‘The Early Years’ was originally released on Beggars Banquet on September 25, 2006 and includes the singles ‘All Ones And Zeros’ and ‘So Far Gone’. It also features the live staple ‘Simple Solution’, which closed the band’s incendiary set at Liverpool International Festival Of Psychedelia last weekend.
On its release, it received glowing reviews from the likes of NME, Uncut, The Fly (RIP), The Independent (RIP) and the standard mid-noughties withering 6.4 from Pitchfork. But, rather than sounding “like Coldplay on muscle relaxers”, we think it’s an underrated classic that will appeal to fans of ‘Sowiesoso’ and Spiritualized alike. It also comes with the seal of approval of Brian Eno, The Horrors and Damo Suzuki, among others, and we are incredibly proud to be making it available on vinyl for the first time in a decade.
The Early Years play the following tour dates in November:
Thursday, November 17 – London – MOTH Club – TICKETS – FACEBOOK EVENT
Thursday, November 24 – Leeds – Wharf Chambers – TICKETS – FACEBOOK EVENT
Friday, November 25 – Manchester – Aatma – TICKETS – FACEBOOK EVENT
Saturday, November 26 – Newcastle – Cumberland Arms – TICKETS – FACEBOOK EVENT