Incoming: New Wedding Present LP, Tour

 

Plus a very special
surprise for the tour, and an archival release.

 

By Fred Mills

 

David Gedge announced this week that the 8th studio
album from the Wedding Present will arrive in March. Titled Valentina, it will be accompanied by a
North American tour that kicks off March 13 in Austin at SXSW.

 

Also very cool: in addition to showcasing the new material
on the tour, the band will be performing their 1991 classic (and Steve
Albini-produced) Seamonsters in its
entirety.

 

And in other news, next week sees the release of a live 2CD
Wedding Present album titled Live 1990,
the seventh and eighth of the band’s live tapes originally sold on cassett by
the band through their fanzine. Live 1990 includes the group’s North American debut (it was a Maxwell’s, in Hoboken) and focuses
heavily on the then-current Bizarro while including a handful of tunes that would wind up on Seamonsters.

 

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