Song recorded this past March in Austin during SXSW. Pictured above: the whole freakin’ M5 family gathers for a picnic.
By Blurt Staff
We love us some Minus 5 around the BLURT schooner. He’ll we’d love ‘em even if they were just a Minus 4, 3, 2 or 1; can we get an “amen!” for brother Scott McCaughey?
So they are giving devoted fans a very special treat this Record Store Day (April 19). The band will release its latest album for Yep Roc, a box set consisting of five LPs of brand new material. Here’s a sonic teaser of them doing “Blue Rickenbacker” at SXSW:
Recorded primarily in the basement of mainman McCaughey, the material on the five albums are the product of sporadic spare moments of inspiration over the last two years. The subterranean studio, a/k/a The Dungeon of Horror, is a concrete cubicle walled off by shelves full of LPs, so as the McCaughey camp puts things, “It is only natural that this collection of songs will be released strictly on vinyl.”
No kiddin’. Can we get another “amen!” from y’all? One hundred of the 750-edition album set are pressed on colored vinyl that corresponds with the complex color-coded system of credits detailing the musical contributions of the many talented contributors to the project.
Well, all right then! See ya on April 19, M5 fans.
Photo credit: Vivian Johnson