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Galaxie 500 Announce New Archival Album, Share Unreleased Tracks: “Shout You Down” and “I Wanna Live

Uncollected Noise New York ’88-’90 is due out on September 20 via Silver Current Records and 20/20/20

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Galaxie 500 have announced Uncollected Noise New York ’88-’90, which collects unreleased and rare archival material. Today, they have shared two never before heard tracks from the collection: “Shout You Down” and “I Wanna Live.” Uncollected Noise New York ’88-’90 is due out on September 20 via Silver Current Records and the band’s own 20/20/20 imprimt. Listen to today’s releases below and find also the record’s tracklist.

The 24 tracks make up the complete Noise New York studio recordings. The record traces the sound, history, time, and place that surround Galaxie 500 and Noise New York.

Galaxie 500’s drummer Damon Krukowski had this to say in a press release: “Opening up these tape boxes was like looking into an old journal or datebook. I had forgotten most of this happened at all, but it only took a few quick details to put me right back in the drum seat. There are songs from all the Galaxie 500 recording sessions included here.”

Bassit Naomi Yang adds: “There is a sweetness in hearing the progression of us finding our own sound, our own collective voice. The Proustian power of music. Listening to these early recordings I can hear myself figuring out how I wanted to play bass—finding my way up the neck to where the notes would cut through, where there could be a counter-melody to the singing. Making the bass my singing voice.”

Singer and guitartist Dean Wareham explains: “I can see why we left some of these songs in the vaults, but there is pleasure in hearing them today; they sound very alive, like Galaxie 500 playing in the brick-walled room that was Noise New York.”

Silver Current label owner Ethan Miller expands: “It isn’t just an ‘odds and sods’ collection, it is a secret history of the band told in music. It tells an untold story of the band in full as they move steadily across the arc of their growth and creative expansion. It reveals not so much an alternate history of the band, as a different perspective of their actual history, viewed from the other side of the mirror from beginning to end.”

Uncollected Noise New York ’88-’90 Tracklist:

(February 1988 session)

1. Shout You Down (previously unreleased)

2. See Through Glasses (previously unreleased)

3. On the Floor (Noise NY version) (previously unreleased)

4. Can’t Believe It’s Me (Ryko Box Set bonus CD, otherwise unreleased)

5. Oblivious (Ryko Box Set bonus CD, Chemical Imbalance fanzine 7-inch)

6. King of Spain (Today CD bonus track, Aurora Records 7-inch B-side)

(July 1988 session)

7. Jerome (Ryko Box Set bonus CD, otherwise unreleased)

8. Song in 3 (Ryko Box Set bonus CD, otherwise unreleased)

9. Crazy (Ryko Box Set bonus CD, European Today CD bonus track)

(February 1989 session)

10. I Wanna Live (previously unreleased)

11. I Will Walk (previously unreleased)

12. Cold Night (On Fire CD bonus track, Rough Trade BlueThunder EP)

13. Ceremony (On Fire CD bonus track, Rough Trade BlueThunder EP)

(August 1989 session)

14. Never Get to Heaven (previously unreleased)

15. Maracas Song (Ryko Box Set bonus CD, otherwise unreleased)

16. Victory Garden (On Fire CD bonus track, Rough Trade BlueThunder EP)

17. Blue Thunder (w/sax) (Ryko Box Set bonus CD, Rough Trade EP)

(June 1990 session)

18. Cheese and Onions (Ryko BoxSet bonus CD, Rutles Highway Revisited Shimmy Disc LP)

19. Fourth of July (video mix)

20. Cactus (previously unreleased)

21. Moonshot (previously unreleased)

22. Them (Ryko Box Set bonus CD, otherwise unreleased)

23.Final Day (Ryko Box Set bonus CD, otherwise unreleased)

24. Here She Comes Now (This Is Our Music CD bonus track, Rough Trade Fourth of July 12-inch B-side)

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