UNITED NATIONS ANNOUNCES CONTROVERSIAL REISSUE
MAY 19, 2015
Originally released in 2008, United Nations' eponymous debut album was destined for commercial controversy from the moment it was announced. The anticipation surrounding its release was at a fever pitch as rumors circulated that the enigmatic band's all-star lineup included members of Thursday,Glassjaw, and Converge. When the album finally dropped, its lawsuit-baiting artwork — essentially the originally cover of The Beatles' Abbey Road album, with all of the Beatles engulfed in flames — immediately forced at least one major mall retail chain (rhymes with Not Tropic) to destroy all of the several thousands of copies it had ordered. The album's entire pressing was then recalled, destroyed, and repackaged with artwork presumably less offensive to Sir Paul and Co. The vinyl has been out of print ever since, and that original artwork has become more myth than material. United Nations has been remastered for this special deluxe vinyl edition, and includes an infinite bonus track. The original "banned" artwork has been restored to its litigious glory, now expanded to include the previously unreleased panels to complete the original triptych — all printed on a massive 12x36" full-color foldout poster. Not content to merely flirt with fire, we have housed this infamous, inflammatory artwork inside a custom embossed, numbered old-style gatefold jacket that is curiously reminiscent of the original Beatles' White Album jacket. Each album is stamped with a sequential number, in a limited edition of however many it takes for United Nations to get sued. Again.
ENVY RETURN WITH LONG-AWAITED NEW ALBUM
MAY 10, 2015
By now Envy's influence on various strains of underground music has been cemented – and reiterated by artists as varied as Thursday, Mogwai, Deafheaven, MONO, and Touché Amoré. With legacy comes expectation, and expectation often breeds complacency. It takes only 20 seconds into opener "Blue Moonlight" for Envy to dispose of the gentle, lilting guitar figures that have marked much of their past couple albums. So begins the journey that is Atheist's Cornea, their first album in five years. It is the purest, most distilled example of Envy's brand of brilliance, and it's already being hailed by many as their best since their classic A Dead Sinking Story. Get the two different limited edition colored vinyl variants while supplies last!
WILLIAM BASINSKI UNVEILS NEW ALBUM 'THE DELUGE'
MARCH 30, 2015
After several years of beautifully packaged, deluxe remastered reissues of some of his most seminal works, we are delighted to announce the first brand new William Basinski album to be released on vinyl in over a decade! His previous album, Nocturnes (2013), was only available on CD/Digital as the extended track lengths made it impossible for vinyl format. For his new album, Cascade, Basinski made a special vinyl-only version that includes a different mix of "Cascade", plus two additional tracks that only appear on the vinyl. This special vinyl release is called The Deluge. It is pressed onto 180 gram white colored vinyl, and packaged inside a heavyweight, full-color cardboard jacket. This limited edition vinyl-only release will not stick around forever! You can pre-order it here: shop.temporaryresidence.com/trr258
BONNIE 'PRINCE' BILLY + WATTER = BONNIE STILLWATTER
MARCH 9, 2015
Bonnie Stillwatter is a conceptual collaboration of artistry and friendship between Will Oldham (aka Bonnie 'Prince' Billy), experimental rock group Watter (featuring a member of Grails), and Stillwater Artisanal, a nomadic brewer that mixes equal parts art and alcohol. This collaboration is an inspired one, the roots of which are a mutual respect and love, and the fruits of which are two side-long trips into dark cinematic folk-rock determined to find the light at the end of the tunnel. While supplies last, we have THREE different color variants available, each hand-picked by a different member of the group!
RACHEL GRIMES (RACHEL'S) ANNOUNCES NEW ALBUM
MARCH 2, 2015
Rachel Grimes is a pianist, composer, and arranger based in Kentucky – most renowned for her work in Rachel's, the groundbreaking chamber-rock ensemble that introduced an entire generation of underground rock fans to the unexpected similarities and appeal of neoclassical music. A decade after the final Rachel's record dropped, we are truly honored and delighted to bring Rachel Grimes' new solo album into the world – though "solo" might be a bit deceiving, as it is in fact a full-scale collaboration with ambient composer, loscil, and a talented ensemble featuring other members of Rachel's, Shipping News, Amsterdam Sinfonietta, Helen Money, and more. It's an absolutely gorgeous, unique, DEEP record.