Two very different, but equally seminal rock bands will see their classic albums get the vinyl re-issue treatment this year.
Lead by folk icon and vaguely tortured soul Jeff Mangum, Neutral Milk Hotel‘s 1998 full-length In The Aeroplane Over The Sea is all-but-indisputably the best album to come from the thriving Athens indie scene of the nineties that centered around the Elephant 6 collective of bands and artists (Olivia Tremor Control, Beulah, Apples in Stereo et al), and remains revered in most circles with half an interest in guitars and obscurity.
Domino already re-released the album on CD a few years back, but on November 3, US indie staples Merge will give fans the chance to own both Aeroplane and 1996’s On Avery Island on 180 gram vinyl. Both records come with download codes, so you can also get the albums as 320 bitrate mp3s.
Meanwhile, Mudhoney, poster boys of the late 80s/early 90s grunge movement, and "the first real Sub Pop success story", paving the way for Nirvana et al to flourish, will celebrate turning 21 (that’s right, they’re still going) with deluxe, remastered re-issues of Superfuzz Bigmuff, Mudhoney and Every Good Boy Deserves Fudge on coloured vinyl via Sub Pop on October 5.
On top of that, "each release has been remastered from the original tapes, with Superfuzz Bigmuff and Mudhoney both including posters. Every Good Boy Deserves Fudge will include two paintings that accompany the cover art."