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To celebrate the 20th anniversary of their second and final album, Clayton Park, Halifax alt-rockers Thrush Hermit have announced a vinyl release and reunion tour. According to a tweet by Canadian broadcaster George Stroumboulopoulos, Thrush Hermit will be releasing Clayton Park on vinyl for the first time on April 13 for Record Store Day before embarking on a series of reunion shows in the fall.
Thrush Hermit formed in Halifax in 1992 by guitarists Joel Plaskett and Rob Benvie, bassist Ian McGettigan and drummer Michael Catano. Later lineups featured drummers Cliff Gibb and Benn Ross.
The band released a series of EPs followed by full-lengths Sweet Homewrecker in 1997 and Clayton Park in 1999, breaking up shortly after releasing Clayton Park. In 2010, the band released a retrospective box set and embarked on a reunion tour.
The second full-length album from Australian singer/songwriter Julia Jacklin, Crushing embodies every possible meaning of its title word. It’s an album formed from sheer intensity of feeling, an in-the-moment narrative of heartbreak and infatuation. And with her storytelling centered on bodies and crossed boundaries and smothering closeness, Crushing reveals how our physical experience of the world shapes and sometimes distorts our inner lives.
Produced by Burke Reid (Courtney Barnett, The Drones) and recorded at The Grove Studios (a bushland hideaway built by INXS’ Garry Gary Beers), Crushing sets Jacklin’s understated defiance against a raw yet luminous sonic backdrop. “In all the songs, you can hear every sound from every instrument; you can hear my throat and hear me breathing,” she says. “It was really important to me that you can hear everything for the whole record, without any studio tricks getting in the way.”
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On November 16, UMe/Anthem/ole label group continues its extensive Rush 40th anniversary album series with a new, expanded edition of the band’s groundbreaking 1978 release, Hemispheres.
Hemispheres, Rush’s sixth studio album, was originally released in October 1978, and it built upon the adventurous sonic template the band established on its acclaimed 1977 effort, A Farewell To Kings. The album’s first track, “Cygnus X-1 Book II: Hemispheres,” encompassed the entirety of Side 1 on the original release and was the logical, heady continuation of the epic album-ending Kings track, “Cygnus X-1.” Side 2 commenced with the hard-driving commentary on English culture “Circumstances,” followed by the socially aware and environmentally conscious FM radio hit “The Trees,” and concluded with the instrumental tour de force and longtime concert favorite, “La Villa Strangiato.”
“Hemispheres was one of our most challenging and demanding records to make,” says Rush guitarist Alex Lifeson. “From its inception in a Wales farmhouse where it was written over a 4 week span,” Lifeson continues, “to the very difficult mixing sessions in two London recording studios, it stands as a key transitional album in Rush’s long recording history.”
Hemispheres- 40th Anniversary will be available to fans in three distinct configurations, including the (1) Super Deluxe Edition, (2) two-CD Deluxe Edition, and (3) three-LP Deluxe Edition.