Slow-core pioneers get re-issued

New York slow core pioneers Galaxie 500 are set to re-issue their entire studio back catalogue.

Formed from a group of exiles from the punk scene, Galaxie 500 were determined to try something a little different. The band took inspiration from The Velvet Underground and Jonathan Richman to form a down tempo form of psychedelia.

Determinedly lo-fi, Galaxie 500 specialised in deeply emotive soundscapes that pre-figured both shoegaze and post-rock. The band became cult heroes but reached greater prominence in the UK.

While the Stateside music scene was dominated by the emerging grunge scene, Galaxie 500 found refuge in the UK. With groups such as My Bloody Valentine and Ride emerging as the 90s dawned, Galaxie 500 were regarded both as an influence and as contemporaries.

Splitting up in 1991, Galaxie 500 could now receive their due after confirming details of an extensive re-issue campaign. All three of the band's albums will be re-issued with 'Today’, ‘This Is Our Music’ and ’On Fire’ expanded with a raft of bonus material.

Galaxie 500 will re-issue the original material alongside Peel Sessions, live takes and more. Early recordings will feature on seminal debut 'Today', while the group's other albums will contain some rare material.

'This Is Our Music' will come complete with 'Copenhagen' - a recording of Galaxie 500's last ever European show. Ending with a climactic version of the classic 'Don't Let Our Youth Go To Waste' it is a suitably forbidding final note for this seminal act.

Galaxie 500 are set to release their expanded studio albums 'Today’, ‘This Is Our Music’ and ’On Fire’ on March 22nd.

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