19 January 2013
Abecedarians, famous in Factory circles for their FAC 117 Smiling Monarch / Benway's Carnival 12" single have a major reissue/compilation out in a number of formats and special editions.

Over to Pylon Records for the full details:

On December 4th, 2012, Pylon Records will release, The Abecedarians Eureka album in its entirety for the first time on vinyl and CD. The band fronted by Chris Manecke, John Blake & Kevin Dolan, have roots in both post-punk and atmospheric 4AD pop, much like the Joy Division/New Order axis. They are also one of only two American bands to have a single on the legendary Factory Records.

This release collects all the songs from the Eureka era, including the demos, which were mixed down in the early 90s. Eureka will be a double vinyl, in a beautiful card stock gatefold jacket with a UV varnish of the memorable artwork, which has been restored, full lyric sheet and unseen photos of the band.

The first 300 copies of the Eureka album will be on blue colored vinyl, which will also come with a bonus CD, that will include rest of the Eureka era tracks. This will be only available from the Pylon website, the bonus cd will not be available with the commercial CD or the regular black vinyl version.

There will also be a very limited edition custom made Italian leather IPAD sleeves designed by our friends at Andrea Mercado and handmade in Los Angeles. Don't Sleep on this!!!

Lastly, no Abecedarian release can be complete without the legendary logo on beautiful dark blue and tan T-shirt, take your pick.



Beneath The City Of The Hedonistic Bohemians
I Glide
Mice & Coconut Tree
Misery Of Cities
Smiling Monarchs
Benway's Carnival
Other Side Of The Fence
They Said Tomorrow
John's Pop
Spaghetti Western

Eureka is available from the Pylon Store and other outlets.




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Post punk cult band The Names emerged in the winter of 1977-1978 as The Passengers, gathering immediate attention on the local Brussels scene. In 1979, after a series of successful gigs and a crucial step forward opening for Magazine, they recorded their first E.P. ("Spectators Of Life") and attracted the interest of prominent label Factory Records in Manchester.

Their first British studio session (at Stockport's Strawberry Studio) produced the single "Nightshift" / "I Wish I Could Speak Your Language (Fac 29). Receiving enthusiastic reviews in the UK and abroad, it marked the start of a long and fruitful collaboration with producer Martin Hannett. The album "Swimming" followed as well as more singles, including "Calcutta" and "The Astronaut".

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