RIYL: Goth, post punk, vampires

Label: Leaving Records

Post-punk legends Bauhaus’ are planning a slew of colored vinyl reissues this fall to celebrate the band’s 40th anniversary. The first of the releases is the 5-track The Bela Session, out November 28th (on Black Friday, of course.)

The Bela session compiles the band’s first studio recordings. “Bela Lugosi’s Dead” was the band’s first single, originally released in 1979 and inspiring a legion of sunlight-fearing goth kids ever since. The song ‘Harry’ was released a few years later on Beggars Banquet in 1982.

The other three tracks are being released here for the first time.

The Details

The Bela Session is a full release of Bauhaus' first studio session from January 26 1979, where the iconic "Bela Lugosi's Dead" was recorded. This is the first and only official reissue of "Bela Lugosi's Dead" on vinyl, and the first time 3 of the 5 tracks have been released. This EP has been produced directly by the band with Leaving Records, in advance of the band's 40th anniversary.

Bauhaus are a four-piece from Northampton, England, composed of Peter Murphy (vocals, occasional instruments), Daniel Ash (guitar), Kevin Haskins (drums), and David J (bass). Venerated and highly influential, the band emerged from the post-punk alternative music scene of the early 80s with a string of innovative albums and a powerfully dramatic live presentation. Their music embodies a minimalistic, disconsolate style of post-punk rock unlike any other.

Releases November 23, 2018

Price $22

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