THE BOOKS ANNOUNCE REMASTERED, REPACKAGED REISSUES OF ALL PREVIOUS ALBUMS
CDs AND LPs TO BE RELEASED WINTER 2011 ON TEMPORARY RESIDENCE LTD.
ALL TRACKS REMASTERED FROM ORIGINAL MIXES BY THE BOOKS’ NICK ZAMMUTO
Masterminds of found sound, the Books, have announced the reissue of their entire full length catalog. Re-mastered from the original mixes by Nick Zammuto of the Books, CD and LP version will be released on Temporary Residence Ltd. The albums will be released in chronological order starting with Thought for Food on January 25, continuing with The Lemon of Pink on February 22, and finishing with Lost and Safe on March 22. Each album will be packaged in completely new artwork and will include a book of lyrics for the first time.
The band has taken the last two months to rigorously tour North America in support of their latest album, The Way Out, filling auditoriums with meditative instrumentation and video installations that are both overwhelmingly beautiful and downright eerie. The sometimes bizarre and intense arrangements are complimented by videos of meticulously edited found footage often relating directly to the musical compositions. The Books have developed a clever and hypnotic live show that has captured the attention and imagination of increasingly large and broad audience, making these reissues ideal for new and old fans alike. Most recently selling out Carnegie Hall’s renowned Zankel Hall in New York City, the band conclude their North American tour this week with dates on the west coast, supported by The Black Heart Procession. After Christmas, the Books will return to the stage with their largest Australian tour yet.
“Nobody else really makes music like this.”- PITCHFORK
“The Books’ new album The Way Out stays true to form by sculpting formless arrangements and once again capturing the imagination.” – NPR
“Yet another masterwork.” – THE BOSTON GLOBE
THE BOOKS WEST COAST TOUR 2010
11/29 Los Angeles, CA Music Box at The Henry Fonda Theater
11/30 San Francisco, CA Palace of Fine Arts
12/3 Portland, OR Aladdin Theater
12/4 Seattle, WA Moore Theater
12/5 Vancouver, BC Vogue Theater
THE BOOKS AUSTRALIAN TOUR 2011
2/16 Perth, AU Perth Festival
2/18 Sydney, AU Seymour Center
2/19 Brisbane, AU The Zoo
2/20 Melbourne, AU Thornbury Theatre
2/21 Melbourne, AU Thornbury Theatre
2/25 Wellington, NZ Kings Arms Tavern
2/26 Auckland, NZ San Francisco Bath House