Dntel to Reissue Album, Play Detroit Bar
But when it comes to reissues, we usually roll our eyes and yawn. There's something about the whole thing that reeks of a moneymaking marketing gimmick--do people really need to shell out hard-earned greenbacks for a collection of songs recorded in the post-millennial digital age only to be tweaked digitally a few years later? Sorry, but the potential of hearing "bonus material" -- such as outtakes featuring Gibbard asking the engineer if he can take the high end out of the mic -- just isn't an enticement.
But it appears Sub Pop will be throwing music fans at least one tasty little bone--the reissue will be available on vinyl, streched out over two 45 rpm albums -- the first time the release will be available in that format. Hey, it probably won't mean a big difference in the sound quality, but the collectibility variable will be in effect. Thank you, Sub Pop. You're too kind. While waiting for this gift from your Seattle masters, enjoy Dntel's collab with Gibbard.