Vancouver alt-rockers Limblifter are all set to release a remastered vinyl pressing of their debut self-titled album, but you can listen to the results right now.
Initially coming as an Age of Electric side-project, the album shot the Ryan and Kurt Dahle-led Limblifter to fame, earning them a deal with Mercury Records, an opening slot with Oasis when they played Vancouver and a handful of Juno nominations, not to mention a steady stop on '90s Canadian rock radio.
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Originally released in 1996, Limblifter featured hits like "Tinfoil," "Vicious" and "Screwed It Up." The reissue is being brought to fans by Toronto imprint We Are Busy Bodies and owner Eric Warner described the band as part of his "musical education." Upon finding out that it had never been released on vinyl, he "became determined to change that."
Well, now the classic Can-rock album can make its way on to nostalgic fans' turntables thanks to the label, but you can also stream Limblifter in all its remastered glory below before it's released on Tuesday (July 17).
By Sarah Murphy for Exclaim!
Limblifter is a Canadian alternative rock group from Vancouver, formed in 1996.
The group was originally formed by brothers Ryan Dahle and Kurt Dahle, as a side project from their main band, Age of Electric, along with a third member, Ian Somers. Their self-titled 1996 album, recorded after a mere 10 practices, spawned the Canadian Top 40 hits "Tinfoil", "Vicious" and "Screweditup", but the band was hindered by staff alterations at their label Mercury Records. The group subsequently went on hiatus when Age of Electric regrouped for their 1997 album Make a Pest a Pet.
When AOE subsequently broke up, however, Limblifter was revived as the Dahles' primary band, releasing Bellaclava in 2000. Although that release wasn't as successful commercially as Limblifter, the singles "Ariel vs. Lotus" and "Wake Up to the Sun" were popular on radio.
Kurt Dahle subsequently left the band in 2001 to concentrate on The New Pornographers. Ryan Dahle carried on with new members Meegee Bradfield, Dave Patterson, touring drummer Burento Follett, and studio drummer Pat Steward, releasing I/O in 2004.
Bradfield, Steward and Dahle have all gone on to work with Matthew Good, with Steward becoming Good's new drummer for his subsequent solo career after his band, the Matthew Good Band, became defunct.
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