September 09, 2007

Thrill Jockey Turns 15... Releases 7

This year marks the 15th anniversary of the loved and cherished Thrill Jockey record label here in Chicago... and to celebrate Thrill Jockey will release a box set of split 7"s of Thrill Jockey artists covering songs by OTHER Thrill Jockey artists... 18 bands and 9 split 7"s in all! This week at Mayfair four of those bands are tracking for their songs to be included... Archer Prewitt, Eleventh Dream Day, a portion of the Sea & Cake, and half of Freakwater, too. Other bands that are making tracks for the boxset include Tortoise, Califone, Arbouretum, Pit Er Pat, The Fiery Furnaces, David Byrne, Bobby Conn, and a few other surprises! The final result will be available in December just in time for two big Thrill Jockey anniversary shows here in Chicago on Dec 14th and 15th. Watch the Thrill Jockey site for more details.

» Hear The Sea And Cake's track on Pitchfork