The New Romance (Reissue) (White Vinyl LP)

White Vinyl LP

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Much missed Seattle post-punk band Pretty Girls Make Graves have announced their classic Matador album The New Romance is getting a 20th anniversary reissue on white vinyl. Formed from the ashes of bands such as The Hookers, Murder City Devils and Area 51, Pretty Girls Make Graves were a high-energy outfit, with lead singer Andrea Vollo offering a welcome respite from the dude-heavy guitar band scene of the era. Pitchfork salivated over this one on its release, dubbing it an "utterly breathtaking" album, and AllMusic calling the record "a dramatic, thoughtful, emotional, imaginative, and hard-rocking effort". - Flying Out

Back in print on white vinyl for the first time since 2003: The New Romance by Pretty Girls Make Graves, the latest installment of Matador’s ongoing catalog series Revisionist History.

Pretty Girls Make Graves formed in Seattle in 2001, fused together out of the still glowing embers of nearly a dozen important groups. Andrea Zollo and Derek Fudesco had played together in Death Wish Kids and Area 51 along with Dann Gallucci, with whom Derek formed Murder City Devils. Shortly before the Murder City Devils called it quits, he and Andrea started Pretty Girls Make Graves with J. Clark (who was in Kill Sadie and Sharks Keep Moving) and Nick Dewitt and Nathan Thelen (both in Bee Hive Vaults).

Brilliantly produced by Phil Ek (Modest Mouse, Built To Spill, Les Savy Fav), The New Romance magnifies Pretty Girls Make Graves’ songcraft and technical prowess while letting some air into their songs and keeping things in crisp focus. Every song on ‘The New Romance’ is an anthem, yet without traditional verses and choruses. Tension builds and shifts without conventional release, as moments of glassy beauty and rousing aggression trade sides.


A1. Something Bigger, Something Brighter 
A2. The Grandmother Wolf
A3. Mr. Club
A4. All Medicated Geniuses
A5. Blue Light
A6. Chemical, Chemical 
B1. The Teeth Collector
B2. Holy Names
B3. The New Romance 
B4. This Is Our Emergency 
B5. A Certain Cemetery

Please note that The New Romance (Reissue) (White Vinyl LP) is currently not in store but is with our local supplier.

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