I’m a huge James Mercer fan so when this popped up for pre-order I jumped all over it!  The remastering of this album really cleans up the sound as well.  Listen to the drums on the YouTube video and them compare it to the remastered version that is up on Spotify and there’s a HUGE difference.

Unfortunately the number of orange vinyl Loser Editions has not been released.  It’s not entirely clear if the website will delineate when they are sold out and onto black vinyl.  Either way, this is sure to be a gem on vinyl.

The Details

-Pre-orders for the LP will receive the album on orange colored Loser edition vinyl, while supplies last

-All pre-orders receive an instant download of the track “Spanway Hits” and access to a full-album stream 1-month prior to street date!

James Mercer (The Shins, Broken Bells) formed Flake Music in Albuquerque, New Mexico in 1992 with Neal Langford on guitar, Phil Higgs and then Marty Crandall on bass and Jesse Sandoval on drums. Flake Music was a collaborative affair with each member contributing to the songwriting process. From 1992 to 1997, Flake Music released several singles before releasing When You Land Here… in 1997. Upon the album’s release, Flake Music began touring largely due to support from Modest Mouse, amongst others.

In 1996, Mercer started The Shins as an outlet for his songwriting, and the rest is well-known history.

Available on vinyl for the first time in over 15 years, the only full length from Flake Music has been remastered for this release, and includes a brand new interpretation on the original artwork by Seattle, WA artist Keith Negley.

Price $14

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