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UltraCopacetic (Loser Edition Colored Vinyl) Vinyl 2LP - PRE-ORDER

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expanded + remixed edition of Maryland indie quintet's 1993 debut 'Copacetic'
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"Velocity Girl formed in 1989 or so at the University of Maryland outside Washington DC. The band combined English-inspired noisy shoegaze fuzz with scrappy US indie rock and classic ‘60s-style pop songwriting. In 1992 the band began work on their debut album, Copacetic. While the album had strong songs - pop tunes like 'Audrey’s Eyes,' 'Pop Loser,' and 'Living Well' alongside ambitious explorations like 'Pretty Sister' and 'Here Comes' - the band had little experience with production and lacked the skills to 'drive the boat' in the studio. As a result, the album turned out to be a rather stripped-down affair, lacking the lushness of their prior recordings. To the band’s ear it was jarring, and they soon realized this wasn’t the record they hoped to make. Copacetic came out in 1993 and people seemed to like it just fine, but within the band there was a sense of disappointment to the point where most members couldn’t stand to hear the record. Between then and now, the band learned a lot about recording, and Archie Moore developed a career in audio work, and the band finally decided to revisit Copacetic. After extensive digging, the 2" tape reels appeared in Jim’s ex-wife’s mother’s house, and in the spring of 2023 Archie began working on a remix. Song by song the new mixes emerged just as the band envisioned them. Soaring vocals from Sarah, chiming lead guitar, juicy fuzzed out rhythm guitars and clear pounding drums. The pop songs are much poppier. The sonic blasts are more powerful, and the record hangs together as a cohesive document that flows from song to song. The approach was not to make a 2024 sounding record but rather to go back to the 1992 mindset and create the record the band should have made then. The result, UltraCopacetic (Copacetic Remixed and Expanded), is an exciting alternate history of Copacetic. And, while they were at it, the band dug up and refreshed the rest of their studio material from the era: 'Warm/Crawl' from the Velocity Girl/Tsunami split 7', 'Creepy' from the Crazy Town 7', 'Stupid Thing' from the Audrey’s Eyes 7', and the unreleased album outtake 'Even Die.' Topping it all off is the band’s complete five-song 1993 John Peel session, including two tracks that haven’t been heard since the original broadcast. UltraCopacetic is truly the definitive version of Velocity Girl’s first record." - Sub Pop

  • newly remixed + expanded edition of Velocity Girl's 1993 full-length Copacetic
  • includes 9 rare Peel Sessions + b-sides
  • Sub Pop Loser Edition red colored double vinyl pressing (please note: actual pressing color and packaging may differ from mock-up photo)
  • limited edition
  • tracklist: 1. Pretty Sister 2. Crazy Town 3. Copacetic 4. Here Comes 5. Pop Loser 6. Living Well 7. A Chang 8. Audrey’s Eyes 9. Lisa Librarian 10. 57 Waltz 11. Candy Apples 12. Catching Squirrels 13. Warm/Crawl 14. Creepy 15. Stupid Thing 16. Even Die 17. Here Comes (Peel Session version) 18. Always (Peel Session version) 19. Crazy Town (Peel Session version) 20. 57 Waltz (Peel Session version) 21. Copacetic (Peel Session version)
  • original release year: 2023
  • music label: Sub Pop 2024

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UPC: 098787164008

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