Merge Records has been on something of a reissue kick of late, having this year re-released records by the likes of Crooked Fingers, Lambchop, Essex Green and Destroyer, as well as a series of Redd Kross reissues on the way. The next in line is Manos, the 1993 debut album by Pacific Northwest indie duo Spinanes. The album, named after a misheard lyric from a Jesus Lizard song, will be released on December 7 on CD, LP and opaque yellow “Peak Vinyl,” which will also feature four digital bonus tracks.
A press release, penned by Gail O’Hara of Chickfactor, reads: “It sounds like smoky venues and dance parties at punk houses: woozy, tight, fraught, wrought, tense, intense, swoony, breathy, fast, worldly/weary—sophisticated and primitive, stressful and soothing.”
More info and pre-order can be found here. Take a look at the tracklist below and watch the video for “Noel, Jonah and Me.”
Spinanes Manos tracklist:
“Noel, Jonah and Me” –
“Love that Party with the Monkey Kitty”