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Thrill Jockey to reissue Tortoise albums on limited coloured vinyl for release on 22nd January

October 22, 2015


Thrill Jockey to reissue Tortoise albums on limited coloured vinyl for release on 22nd January

Forthcoming new album “The Catastrophist” out on the same day

Full European tour in February

“Undoubtedly bridged the chasm between early-’90s grunge and the post-millennial guitar band renaissance” – Uncut

“Listening to this band is like turning on a lamp when it gets dark: it’s something you do” – Fact Magazine 

“Tortoise enabled the cross-pollination we take for granted today, drawing on dub, post-punk, weird folk, jazz-fusion, progressive rock and dance music to open a Pandora’s box of possibilities” – The Sunday Times 

Simply put, Tortoise has spent nearly 25 years making music that defies description. While the Chicago-based instrumental quintet has nodded to dub, progressive rock, jazz, electronica and minimalism throughout its revered and influential six-album discography, the resulting sounds have always been distinctly, even stubbornly their own.

To coincide with the release of their hotly anticipated new album “The Catastrophist” due out on 22nd January, Thrill Jockey Records will be reissuing their previous six highly acclaimed studio LPs on limited coloured vinyl. Currently available for pre-order via Thrill Jockey now (22nd January 2016 release). Details on each reissue below.

Forthcoming “The Catastrophist” is an album where moody, synth-swept jams like the opening title track cozy up next to hypnotic, bass-and-beat missives like “Shake Hands With Danger,” a downright strange cover of David Essex’s 1973 hit single “Rock On,” sung by U.S. Maple/Dead Rider’s Todd Rittmann, and the bittersweet, honest-to-goodness soul ballad “Yonder Blue,” sung by Yo La Tengo’s Georgia Hubley.

Listen to “Gesceap“, the brilliant first single to be taken from The Catastrophist here:

Tortoise will be on tour in European and North America this February and March. Full list of dates here: https://www.thrilljockey.com/tours

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