Thursday, April 10, 2014

Merge Records to reissue The Rock*A*Teens' 'Sweet Bird of Youth' on vinyl

Continuing the year of remastered reissues of albums from the label's back catalog celebrating their 25th anniversary, Merge Records next album up is The Rock*A*Teens 2000 album Sweet Bird of Youth.

The album will be reissued on vinyl as a double LP on June 3. The release will also include a bonus download of one of their last live shows before disbanding that was recorded at the Caledonia Lounge in Athens, GA on December 30, 2002. Check out the album track list as well as the live show track list below.

The Rock*A*Teens are reforming to play the Merge 25 Festival at the Cat's Cradle in Carrboro on Thursday, July 24. Superchunk and The Clientele are also confirmed for the bill that night. Tickets for that night are available via Ticketfly for $49.

The band have also scheduled some additional tour dates on either side of Merge 25. Check out the complete list of tour dates below.

Sweet Bird of Youth track list
1. Car and Driver
2. If I Wanted to Be Famous (I’d Have Shot Someone)
3. Please Don’t Go Downtown Tonight
4. Betwixt or Between
5. Make It New Again
6. Sun’s Up
7. It’s Destiny
8. Hwy R
9. If You Only Knew
10. I Hope You’ll Never See Me Like This
11. That Day Is Today
12. Ma, Look What the City Did To Me
13. Our Future Was Then
14. Lee Knows Every Raindrop
15. Put It Right Out of Your Mind
16. No Books About It
17. Pretty Thoughts Strike Down the Band

Live at The Caledonia Lounge, Athens, GA, 12/30/02 track list
1. I Could’ve Just Died
2. Tuesday’s Just as Bad
3. If You Only Knew
4. Lady Ben
5. Cherry Red Compilation
6. Car and Driver
7. Stranger Coming
8. Don’t Destroy This Night
9. Inseparable
10. Black Metal Stars
11. It’s Too Bad Luv He’s a Sad One
12. Betwixt or Between
13. I’m Your Puppet
14. These Starving Heartists
15. Arm in Arm, In the Golden Twilite, We Loitered On
16. Please Don’t Go Downtown Tonight

The Rock*A*Teens tour dates
05.16.14 - Charleston, SC - Royal American
05.17.14 - Charleston, SC - Tin Roof
06.06.14 - Atlanta, GA - The Earl
06.07.14 - Atlanta, GA - The Earl
07.12.14 - Athens, GA - 40 Watt [Tickets]
07.24.14 - Carrboro, NC - Merge 25 Festival @ Cat's Cradle [Tickets]
08.07.14 - Philadelphia, PA - Johnny Brenda's
08.08.14 - Boston, MA - Middle East Upstairs
08.09.14 - Brooklyn, NY - Glasslands
08.10.14 - New York, NY - Le Poisson Rouge

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