RIYL: Pete Shelley, Yazoo, The Human League, Gary Numan

Label: Matador Records

“I hear you’re buying a synthesizer and an arpeggiator and are throwing your computer out the window because you want to make something real. You want to make a Yaz record.”

Stephen Malkmus, frontman for Pavement and just about the darlingest indie darling of them all, is releasing his first solo record since 2005’s Face The Truth. That’s not the craziest part of this story though.  It’s an electronic album.  Think Pete Shelley’s Homosapien or the warm sounds of early Human League.  First single Viktor Borgia absolutely nails the tone and feel of an early Tubeway Army jam or Kraftwerk cut.  If the rest of the album is like this one, we’re in for a treat.

Even crazier, there’s only 150 copies of the limited white vinyl on Matador’s site.  An uber rare variant limited to just 25 copies (!!!) is already sold out.  Of course.  If you
You’d better get on this one if you even kinda sorta want the white vinyl.  You’re a damn fool if you think that won’t won’t sell out insanely quick.  A damn fool.

 

The Details

Ultra Limited Edition: Housed in a custom box and signed by Stephen Malkmus. Translucent red vinyl, numbered edition of 25. SOLD OUT
Limited Edition: Translucent vellum cover hand stamped with metallic red foil. White vinyl, hand numbered edition limited to 150.

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Price $29.99

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