It’s a good time to be a fan of Slowcore greats The American Analog Set. They recently released their first new album in 18 years and have a Numero Group box set on the way next year. They’ve just announced details of the box, which is titled New Drifters and will be out February 9 (preorder). It’s five vinyl LPs that includes the band’s first three albums — 1996’s The Fun Of Watching Fireworks, 1997’s From Our Living Room To Yours, and 1999 The Golden Band — remastered from the original analog tapes, along with two discs worth of period b-sides, outtakes and demos. There’s also a booklet with liner notes, lyrics, rare photos, flyers and other ephemera. You can watch an unboxing video below.
The band have shared one of those previously unreleased outtakes, “Queen of Her Own Parade,” and you can listen to that below as well.
In other news, the 2003 collaborative EP between AmAnSet’s Andrew Kenny and Death Cab for Cutie‘s Ben Gibbard, titled Home, has just been given its first-ever vinyl pressing. You can order that here.
THE AMERICAN ANALOG SET – NEW DRIFTERS 5xLP BOXSET
LP 1 – The Fun Of Watching Fireworks
SIDE A1 – Diana Slowburner II
SIDE A2 – On My Way
SIDE A3 – Gone to Earth
SIDE B4 – On the Run’s Where I’m From
SIDE B5 – Dim Stars (The Boy in My Arms)
SIDE B6 – Trespassers in the Stereo Field
SIDE B7 – Too Tired to Shine II
SIDE B8 – It’s Alright
LP 2 – From Our Living Room To Yours
SIDE C9 – Magnificent Seventies
SIDE C10 – Using the Hope Diamond as a Doorstop
SIDE C11 – Blue Chaise
SIDE C12 – Where Have All the Good Boys Gone
SIDE D13 – White House
SIDE D14 – Two Way Diamond I
SIDE D15 – Two Way Diamond II
SIDE D16 – Don’t Wake Me
LP 3 – The Golden Band
SIDE E17 – Weather Report
SIDE E18 – A Good Friend Is Always Around
SIDE E19 – It’s All About Us
SIDE E20 – A Schoolboy’s Charm
SIDE E21 – The Wait
SIDE F22 – New Drifters I
SIDE F23 – New Drifters II
SIDE F24 – New Drifters III
SIDE F25 – New Drifters IV
SIDE F26 – The Golden Band
SIDE F27 – I Must Soon Quit the Scene
SIDE F28 – Will the Real Danny Radnor Please Stand?
LP 4 – Nine Legend Road
SIDE G29 – Diana Slowburner II
SIDE G30 – High Fidelity Vs. Guy Fidelity
SIDE G31 – Magnificent Seventies
SIDE G32 – Waking Up Is Hard To Do
SIDE G33 – Dr. Pepper
SIDE H34 – The Only Living Boy Around
SIDE H35 – It’s All About Us
SIDE H36 – On My Way
SIDE H37 – Thin Fingers
SIDE H38 – Living Room Incidental #2 / The Corduroy Kid
LP 5 – Nine Legend Road
SIDE I39 – Where Did You Come From?
SIDE I40 – Too Tired To Shine I
SIDE I41 – Queen of Her Own Parade
SIDE J42 – Mellow Fellow
SIDE J43 – You Don’t Want Me To Arrive, Do You?
SIDE J44 – What Are We Going To Tell Guy?
SIDE J45 – Where Did You Come From (Reprise)