After last year’s reissue of their debut album, Celestial, the attention has been turned to ISIS’s third full-length release, Panopticon - due for an April 29th release in the US on Ipecac. This is a top opportunity to revisit (or indeed, discover) an album which showcases the legendary band at their most confident. Ground-breaking in both interpretations of the word, you would be hard-pushed to find a stronger, more impactful record released in the first five years of the millennium than Panopticon.
IN UTERO, IN TRIBUTE, IN ENTIRETY (2014)
01. Pygmy Lush – Serve the Servants
02. Circa Survive – Scentless Apprentice
03. These Arms are Snakes – Heart Shaped Box
04. Thursday – Rape Me
05. Jay Reatard – Frances Farmer Will Have Her Revenge On Seattle
06. Young Widows – Dumb
07. Mean Jeans – Very Ape
08. Thou – Milk It
09. Whirr – Pennyroyal Tea
10. Daughters – Radio Friendly Unit Shifter
11. Ceremony – Tourette’s
12. Black Math Horseman – All Apologies
2014 Record Store Day release. Comes with large poster and limited to 1,000 copies.
In Utero, in Tribute, in Entirety is a tribute album to Nirvana’s 1993 third and final album, In Utero, by various artists. The album will be released through Robotic Empire on April 15, 2014, and an exclusive version will be released for Record Store Day on April 19, 2014. The compilation, which represents Robotic Empire’s 100th release overall and 15th anniversary as a business, took over 7 years to make because of “extended delays and legal wrangling.” In the time it took to make the album, Jay Reatard died and These Arms Are Snakes, Thursday and Daughters disbanded (though the latter reformed shortly before the release), making their contributions some of the last music they recorded. An unmastered version of Jay Reatard’s “Frances Farmer Will Have Her Revenge on Seattle” leaked online a few years prior to the official release of the album.
About the release and the history of the label, Robotic Empire’s head Andy Low said: “It has been a privilege to introduce so many unique bands to like-minded freaks over the past 15 years. Looking back at what’s transpired almost seems unreal, and even with a shameful carbon footprint of many thousand plastic circles — I can safely say that it has been an honor to work with the artists we have, and a hearty thank you is due to all who’ve listened thus far. I genuinely hope you’ll enjoy this tribute to one of the bands who first showed me the strange side of music. Nirvana was truly one of the greats, and we’ve done our best to craft an appropriate homage to so many people’s all-time favorite band.”
All songs written and composed by Kurt Cobain, except where noted.
Going backwards to recover that which was left Behind