NEWS: Stereolab share alternative mix of 'Wow and Flutter'

NEWS: Stereolab share alternative mix of ‘Wow and Flutter’

 Stereolab have shared an alternative mix of ‘Wow And Flutter’, the second single from their 1994 album Mars Audiac Quintet. Also released as a self titled EP, with a limited press of 3000 7″ (and hand-painted covers) – the alternative mix was the beginning of a new phase for the band. As Tim Gane explains:

This is an earlier mix of the single edit of this track. It doesn’t differ that much from the released version, a few things were tweaked along the way for the later mix but I really like this version of the song and think it’s far superior to the LP version so I wanted it on the bonus disc…
In some ways I consider this the beginning of the 2nd phase of the Lab, it’s the kind of treatment we should have given “Outer Accelerator”, to get it to the next level. It’s definitely the approach that we would take on many of our later records. Many additional parts and sounds were added to make the track really complete – the LP version sounds like we’re just bashing it out in comparison”

May 3rd, 2019 sees the start of Stereolab’s 7 album reissue campaign when 1993’s Transient Random Noise-Bursts With Announcements and 1994’s Mars Audiac Quintet will be the first albums reissued, via Warp Records and Duophonic UHF Disks, as expanded and re-mastered editions on vinyl, compact disk and digital.

Each album has been re-mastered from the original 1/2″ tapes by Bo Kondren at Calyx Mastering and overseen by Tim Gane. Bonus material will include alternate takes, 4 track demos and unreleased mixes.

Expect reissues of Emperor Tomato Ketchup, Dots and Loops and Cobra and Phases Group Play Voltage in the Milky Night in August 2019 with Sound-Dust and Margerine Eclipse being released in November 2019.

Tour Dates:

May 30th | Brussels, BE – Botanique/Orangerie (sold out) 
May 31st | Hilvarenbeek, NL – Best Kept Secret
June 1st | Barcelona, ES – Primavera Sound
June 6th | Porto, PT – Primavera Sound
June 8th | Bordeaux, FR – Rock School Barbey
June 9th | Paris, FR – Vilette Sonique
June 11th | Brighton, UK – Concorde 2 (sold out)
June 12th | London, UK – O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire (sold out)
June 13th | London, UK – O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire
June 15th | Bristol, UK – SWX
June 16th | Birmingham, UK – O2 Institute 1
June 18th | Sheffield, UK – Leadmill
June 19th | Manchester, UK – Albert Hall
June 20th | Newcastle, UK – Boiler Shop
June 21st | Leeds, UK – Leeds Uni Stylus
June 22nd | Glasgow, UK – SWG3 Galvinisers
June 24th | Belfast, UK – Empire
June 25th | Dublin, IE – Vicar Street
Aug 5th | Katwoice, Poland – Off Festival 
Aug 9th | Gothenburg, Sweden – Way Out West Festival
Aug 10th | Oslo, NO – Oya Festival
Aug 11th | Helsinki, Finland – Flow Festival
Aug 15th | St Malo, France – La Route Du Rock Festival
Aug 15th-18th | Brecon Beacons, UK – Green Man Festival

Photo credit: Steve Double 

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