Liz Phair Announces 30th Anniversary “Exile in Guyville” Vinyl Reissue Due October 20th via Matador & Shares Unreleased Outtake “Miss Lucy”

June 26, 2023

Liz Phair Announces 30th Anniversary “Exile in Guyville” Vinyl Reissue

Due October 20th via Matador

& Shares Unreleased Outtake “Miss Lucy”

US Tour Performing The Album In Its Entirety

Having just celebrated the day that marks the official 30th anniversary of Liz Phair’s iconic debut album, ‘Exile In Guyville’, a record whose impact and resonance has only grown more profound over the last three decades.

To celebrate, Matador Records have made a long-lost studio outtake available to stream. “Miss Lucy” was recorded with Brad Wood during sessions for ‘Exile in Guyville’ but left off the album in favor of including “Flower.” Listen below, An early demo version of the song was made available previously as part of the Girly-Sound tapes.

Phair’s distinct and damning vocal notes not only immediately command your full attention, but they also bring this emotion to the forefront of the release. That emotion connects to the listener and provides this moving commitment.

This fall, Matador will also reissue ‘Exile in Guyville’ on limited-edition purple vinyl. The 2xLP is available for pre-order now and will be out October 20th. Pre-order HERE.

In November, Phair will celebrate the record by launching a full band US tour and performing ‘Exile In Guyville’ in its entirety (along with some additional hits) at some of the largest venues of her career. Blondshell will open all dates.

An 18-track double album loosely framed as a song-by-song reply to The Rolling Stones’ ‘Exile on Main St.’, ‘Exile In Guyville’ was dubbed a classic upon arrival. The album’s profile has only risen in the ensuing years. It is now regarded as an iconic work and a feminist landmark, recently cracking the top ten of Pitchfork’s “Best 150 Albums of the 1990s” (#4) and the top 100 of Rolling Stone’s “Best 500 Albums of All Time” (#56). 

In the years following ‘Exile In Guyville’, Phair has continued to defy expectations and break barriers. She has released five albums, sold over five million records, composed music for television, and received two GRAMMY nominations. In 2019, she published a memoir, Horror Stories (Random House), which the LA Times called “a raw look at fame, motherhood and aging with all the unbridled honesty of the songs that put the singer in the spotlight in the first place.” On her most recent full-length, ‘Soberish’ (2021), Phair reunited with ‘Exile in Guyville’ producer Brad Wood. Variety called the album, “A superior work.” The New Yorker invoked her debut, writing “It often feels just as spontaneous and elemental.” 

In 2018, Matador Records reissued ‘Exile in Guyville’ and released a deluxe box set titled ‘Girly-Sound to Guyville’, which included the remastered original album and the first official restored audio of 1991’s Girly-Sound tapes – early Phair works that were self-released on cassette. “‘Exile’ remains a kind of sanctified codex for girls: The map that pointed us toward adulthood, or something like it,” wrote Pitchfork assigning the collection a perfect 10.0. 

Now, three decades after the release of her debut, Phair’s influence in contemporary music – and particularly over female voices – resonates more strongly than ever.


Nov. 7 — El Cajon, CA @ The Magnolia

Nov. 8 — Tucson, AZ @ Rialto Theatre

Nov. 10 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern

Nov. 11 – San Francisco, CA @ The Masonic

Nov. 13 – Portland, OR @ Revolution Hall

Nov. 14 – Seattle, WA @ Moore Theatre

Nov. 17 – St. Paul, MN @ Palace Theatre

Nov. 18 – Chicago, IL @ Chicago Theatre

Nov. 19 – Detroit, MI @ Masonic Temple – Cathedral Theatre

Nov. 21 – Boston, MA @ Roadrunner

Nov. 22 – Philadelphia, PA @ Franklin Music Hall

Nov. 24 – Brooklyn, NY @ Kings Theatre

Nov. 25 – Washington, DC @ The Anthem

Nov. 27 – Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium

Nov. 28 – Atlanta, GA @ Atlanta Symphony Hall

Nov. 30 – New Orleans, LA @ Orpheum Theater

Dec. 1 – Austin, TX @ ACL Live at the Moody Theater

Dec. 3 – Dallas, TX @ Majestic Theatre

All dates w/ Blondshell

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