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Supreme Dicks “Breathing and Not Breathing” OUT TODAY

Supreme Dicks entire catalog is now available from Jagjaguwar! There’s the 4 CD boxset, Breathing and Not Breathing, which includes both of the band’s studio albums, The Unexamined Life and The Emotional PlagueWorkingman’s Dick, a collection of early archival recordings; and the EP This Is Not A Dick, which has additional rare and unreleased tracks; as well as 2xLP editions of The Unexamined Life and The Emotional Plague. All for order right here.

The Stranger calls Breathing and Not Breathing “a glorious four-CD box set spanning one of Massachusetts’s gloomiest-ever bodies of work. Listen to ‘Jack-O-Lantern’ and try to deny it doesn’t rival Pavement in the birth of that sound.” Matt Fiander at Prefix explains what makes the Dicks so special: “They sound honest. In all this weirdness, there’s not a shred of pretension to it…If being underground is about not being exposed (as De La Soul put it so well) then Supreme Dicks were as underground as they could be. They didn’t rise to the surface to greet us, they summoned us to dig to them. And, in the end, we thanked them for the dirt under our nails…My recommendation: Get it all.

Supreme Dicks Pre-Order + New MP3 Available

The Supreme Dicks discography reissue, Breathing and Not Breathing, is available for pre-order from SC Distro today. To celebrate, Jagjaguwar has premiered the track “Jack Smith” on the Village Voice Sound of the City blog. “Jack Smith” is a track from the Dicks’ album, The Unexamined Life, and was originally released on Homestead Recordings, home to Dicks contemporaries Big Black, Sonic Youth, Sebadoh and Dinosaur Jr. You can listen “Jack Smith” right now! The Voice calls it “a languorous tune that starts off with delicate finger-picked guitar and eventually crashes into chaos with shards of guitar chords, fall-to-the-floor drumming, and moans.”

Breathing and Not Breathing is a reissue of the complete recordings of the Supreme Dicks as a 4 CD box set. This will include both of the band’s studio albums, The Unexamined Life and The Emotional PlagueWorkingman’s Dick, a collection of early archival recordings; and the EP This Is Not A Dick, which has been fleshed out with rare and unreleased tracks. Also available are 2xLP editions of The Unexamined Life and The Emotional Plague. Pre-order while the gettin’s good.

 

Supreme Dicks Reissue Complete Recordings on Jagjaguwar

Jagjaguwar is thrilled to announce the reissue of the complete Supreme Dicks catalog on October 18 (October 17 UK). Rising out of the Amherst, MA scene that produced Dinosaur Jr, Supreme Dicks were vital contributors to the lo-fi and avant garde genres. The band’s constantly revolving lineup (Lou Barlow was a Dick now and again) centered around Daniel Oxenberg, Jon Shere, Steve Shavel, Mark Hanson, and Jim Spring, whose psychedelic-yet-twangy brand of rock’n’roll came out of the band’s roots at Hampshire College in the Reagan era.

To celebrate the release there are two free MP3s available today! You can find “Jack-O-Lantern” at Altered Zones and “In a Sweet Song” at RCRD LBL.

The complete recordings will be reissued as a 4 CD box set called “Breathing and Not Breathing.” This will include both of the band’s studio albums, The Unexamined Life and The Emotional PlagueWorkingman’s Dick, a collection of early archival recordings; and the EPThis Is Not A Dick, which has been fleshed out with rare and unreleased tracks. Also available are 2xLP editions of The Unexamined Life and The Emotional Plague. Cover art & track listings after the jump.

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