Mexican Summer celebrated their five year anniversary this past fall and they’ve come leaps and bounds since their inception. To celebrate this, they’ve released a limited pressing of a hardcover book and 10″ with collaborations that involve Autre Ne Veut and Fennesz, Jorge Elbrecht and Ariel Pink (under the name Jorge Elbrose), Spiritualized, Soldiers of Fortune and Neil Hagerty (of Royal Trux), Quilt and Bobb Trimble and more. As for the book, it’s supposed to contain unseen photos, various items, and write-ups from a ton of Mexican Summer artists. This package deal comes out to a total of $80USD but to be fair, the book is quite large – 256 pages. Once this is gone, it’s gone. There’s no true digital preview of all the tracks, but I’ve linked the track Autre Ne Veut and Fennesz did below via YouTube called “Alive” and Jorge Elbrose’s “Called to Ring” via the Soundcloud stream. See what you think of them. Perhaps the book can serve as a great gift. Cheers!

The Details

Fall 2013 marks the five-year anniversary of Mexican Summer, and with this milestone comes Mexican Summer: Five Years, a 256-page, 11″x11” hard-cover book limited to a one-time edition of 1,000 copies. The book includes unique and unseen art and ephemera, photos and written contributions from a host of Mexican Summer artists.

Designed by longtime collaborator Dan Schechter, Mexican Summer: Five Years features an embossed cloth cover, craft paper wrap, three interior paper stocks and an integrated 10” sleeve.

The sleeve houses a 10″ record of unique collaborations from Bay Of Pigs (Spiritualized, Soldiers Of Fortune, and Neil Hagerty), Jorge Elbrose (Jorge Elbrecht and Ariel Pink), Autre Ne Veut and Fennesz, Quilt and Bobb Trimble, and The Lonely Sailor and Renée Mendoza Haran (members of Total Control, Lace Curtain & Ashrae Fax).

There is no digital component. The first — and last — pressing is only available with the book.



Mexican Summer: Five Years book with 10″ will ship in December.

Price $80



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