The Clean’s Anthology gets reissued by Merge on quadruple vinyl… the album won’t stop multiplying!

The Clean's Anthology gets reissued by Merge on quadruple vinyl... the album won't stop multiplying!

You guys… this story is about a reissue of a sort-of-reissue, which is to say, it’s a reissue of an anthology. HOW FREAKIN’ META IS THAT?!?!?!?? Okay, maybe I’m stretching the boundaries of the concept of “meta” a bit. But whatever, because Merge is sending you on a one-way trip to Meta Island, baby, where hot strangers fret over the idea of breaking their commitment vows on national television and where The Clean’s 2003 Anthology gets a deluxe vinyl reissue as part of Merge’s 25th anniversary reissue series!!!

Anthology spans the seminal New Zealand band’s career, reaching all the way back to 1978 when brothers Hamish and David Kilgour first pieced together the “Dunedin Sound”. Later on, the merry two were joined by bass player Robert Scott, whom you might know from OTHER labels’ OTHER reissues of OTHER New Zealand bands. (He was in The Bats.) And now, this delightful collaboration of antipodean geniuses will be commemorated for all eternity (or till it goes out of print and must once again be reissued) on QUADRUPLE VINYL, due to hit stores July 15; preorder here. You get selections from full-length recordings like Vehicle (1989), Modern Rock (1994), and Unknown Country (1996), the band’s debut single “Tally Ho!”, EPs Boodle Boodle Boodle and Great Sounds Great, and a handful of even more precious and rare singles. What WILL they reissue next?!?!

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