Shellac to release The End of Radio, a double BBC Radio Peel Sessions album, on Touch and Go, announce European dates

Shellac to release The End of Radio, a double BBC Radio Peel Sessions album, on Touch and Go, announce European dates

We don’t need to be bombarded with “Spring is the season of change!” twenty times a day on the tee-vee. We know, you genius ad writers! Let the seasons change, you stay the same. Or almost the same, if you’d prefer. Discordant noise-rock vets Shellac will release a double album of Peel Sessions in June, which, to paraphrase what John Peel himself used to say about his heroes The Fall, are “always different; always the same.”

Shellac will release The End of Radio on June 14 through Touch and Go. Consisting of two previously unreleased BBC Radio Peel Sessions, the double set contains a bunch of songs recorded at the Maida Vale studios ten years apart, in 1994 and 2004. Some of the tracks’ original airings pre-date official releases on albums like Terraform (1998) and Excellent Italian Greyhound (2007) by years, making this session comp another good way to get into Shellac. More a “primer” than a “final coat,” let’s say.

The raw power of Messrs. Albini, Trainer, and Weston can be experienced live in Europe in May and June with shows scheduled in Switzerland, France and Portugal. Check out the dates and the The End of Radio tracklisting below — then go here to pre-order the 2xLP or 2xCD, or bundle them with a Shellac Lomo Logo t-shirt.


The End of Radio (previously unreleased BBC Radio Peel Sessions) tracklisting:

01. Spoke #
02. Canada #
03. Crow #
04. Disgrace #
05. Ghosts $
06. The End of Radio $
07. Canada $
08. Paco $
09. Steady as She Goes $
10. Billiard Player Song $
11. Dog and Pony Show $
12. Il Porno Star $

# John Peel’s BBC Radio One show in July 1994, BBC Maida Vale Studio 3
$ 2004 “Live From Maida Vale” session recorded live to stereo in front of a small audience, BBC Maida Vale Studio 4

Shellac live in Europe:

05.26.19 - Zurich, Switzerland - Rote Fabrik ~
05.30.19 - Nîmes, France - This Is Not a Love Song Festival
06.03.19 - Bègles, France - Relache n°10, BT59 #
06.04.19 - Angers, France - Le Chabada $
06.05.19 - Paris, France - La Maroquinerie
06.07.19 - Porto, Portugal, Primavera Sound

~ Love in Elevator
# The Messthetics, Decibelles
$ Decibelles

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