The American midwest was the bleeding heart of indie music in the mid to late 90s, and before there was a word to describe their sound, bands like Cap’n Jazz, Braid, Elliott and The Get Up Kids fashioned a melodic approach to the dissonant heart-on-sleeve assault of their forefathers in the 80s.  Unfortunately, once the music had a label, many of the bands were pigeonholed and swallowed up by the ensuing garage rock revival of the early 2000s.  Out of all of that emo wreckage, very few groups survived.  The Appleseed Cast was one of those bands that made it out alive, and were one of the microscopic minority that crossed over into indie rock’s vast landscape.  2001’s Low Level Owl is still considered to be one of the decade’s most ambitious works in rock music, and in between that full-length and its second volume released the following year, The Appleseed Cast put out Lost Songs.

The magnitude of Low Level Owl silhouetted Lost Songs, and it’s widely considered one of their most underrated albums by their loyal fan base.  Big School Records is releasing the full-length on vinyl for the first time ever, and are producing a small run of 500 black and blue split slabs of beautiful wax for your shivering, sweaty palms to hold and caress.  Listen to the full album below.

The Details

Vinyl limited to 500 copies on half black/half blue, 180gram vinyl. Each record will include a full-color insert as well as individual numbering via foil-stamping on the jacket.

Cassettes limited to 150 hand-numbered copies on blue tinted tape shells.

Both formats will ship in mid-July and arrive with digital download codes.

Price $20

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