I just found out that Liz Phair is releasing a new album Oct 19th 2010. Her original, Exile from Guyville is one of my all time favorite albums. I sincerely hope that the magic from the original album lingers within the new one. I know the magic is within her, it's the whole run around with music labels. Too many cooks in the kitchen. Let the girl sing!
Before releasing her landmark 1993 debut album Exile in Guyville, Liz Phairrecorded three mysterious demo cassettes as Girlysound. These tapes made Phairsomething of an underground sensation and got her signed to Matador. A number of Girlysound tracks appeared in re-recorded and sometimes altered form on Phair's albums, but the originals have never been officially released. That's about to change.
On October 19, Rocket Science Ventures will release a double CD that'll show two very, very different sides of Liz Phair. The release will pair Funstyle, the nutso self-released album where Phair raps over Bollywood samples and makes other confounding artistic decisions, with the collection Girlysound.
Phair will also hit the road in October, playing Matador's 21st birthday party in LasVegas as well as a string of West Coast dates. We've got all of them listed below.
10-03 Las Vegas, NV - Matador at 21 10-05 Solana Beach, CA - Belly Up Tavern 10-08 Los Angeles, CA - El Rey Theatre 10-10 San Francisco, CA - The Independent 10-12 Seattle, WA - Crocodile Café 10-13 Portland, OR - Doug Fir Lounge 10-15 Vancouver, British Columbia - Venue