Few bands have released as influential music as Kentucky’s Slint. Their landmark album Spiderland is one of the highest rated releases of all time, and influenced pretty much everyone who heard it since it was released in 1991. After a remastered version of the album and a documentary titled Breadcrumb Trail, Touch and Go Records has announced two outtakes from the album ready for delivery on Record Store Day.
The two songs will are “dry” mixes originally mastered by Bob Weston at 45 rpm. Limited to 2500 copies, the clear 12 inch release is a glimpse into what the songs “Breadcrumb Trail” and “Good Morning, Captain” could have sounded like. It’s said to be more in your face than the album versions, though that’s on the listener who snags one of these limited copies on April 18.
The special edition also comes with a glow in the dark spider slipmat. These alternate mixes from almost thirty years ago have stood the test of time while giving us a reason to get in line for something truly special.
Record Store Day is April 18. For a list of participating record stores as well as a list of RSD exclusive releases, here here. Slint records can be purchased from Touch and Go Records. They can also be streamed on all platforms or purchased in all digital outlets. You can also purchase Slint merchandise here.
Image Credits: Photo by Will Oldham.