Good news for fans of post punk-era music. Two of my favorite bands have recently announced catalog reissues of (mostly) hard to find and (sometimes) expensive titles.
First up is a beautiful vinyl bundle of Liquid Liquid EP's from Superior Viaduct. The package includes the self-titled EP (sometimes referred to as GroupMeGroup), the Optimo EP, and the Successive Reflexes EP. But the real treasure here is the fourth title in the bundle - an LP of the pre-Liquid Liquid projects: Liquid Idiot and the Idiot Orchestra. This is real holy grail-type material for Liquid Liquid fans. The set is supposed to be available in June, but you can pre-order it now for a very reasonable $50 plus shipping.
Here's a nice little sampler to whet your appetite:
In other news, although lacking in details, the Comsat Angels have announced a catalog reissue program via the UK Edsel label. It seems as if it's going to be CD-only, but its better than nothing since the Renascent reissues have been out of print for quite some time now. If you're a fan of Bunnymen/early U2/Teardrop Explodes/the Sound - the Comsat Angels would fit very nicely in your collection. Click that link above for more info.