Merge to Reissue Volcano Suns

 

 

 

Boston band’s first
two LPs for Homestead—never before on CD—due in January.

By Randy Harward

 

Merge Records has announced they’ll reissue the first two
albums by Boston’s Volcano Suns—the first time either will be available on CD. Each
will feature “loads of bonus tracks including radio sessions and other
rarities.”

 

Volcano Suns was founded by Mission of Burma drummer Peter
Prescott in 1983. Their first platter, The
Bright Orange Years
, was released two years later, with All Night Lotus Party coming in 1986.
Both were issued on Homestead Records. From the press release:

 

 

The Bright Orange
Years
is so chockful of catchy songs that it could be any other band’s
greatest hits album. The opening track, “Jak,” is an addictive head-nodder from
its opening bass line to its chiming chords and lyrics. By contrast, All Night Lotus Party is a heavier and
darker record, with more distorted guitars and bass-heavy production.”

 

Look for them on January 27, 2009.

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