On September 11, 2012, ShopRadioCast (an online store specializing in new and limited run vinyl records) will release the first official vinyl reissue of Quicksand’s major label debut, Slip, since its original pressing in 1993.
Fronted by Walter Schreifels (also the driving force behind Gorilla Biscuits, Youth of Today and Rival Schools) and known as major players of the 90’s NYC hardcore scene where they found their roots, Quicksand’s Slip is spoken of as classic, an influential release for current hardcore bands.
The re-mastered record is to be pressed on limited edition 180 Gram vinyl and housed in a gatefold jacket which includes a Euro inner sleeve. The vinyl colours and track listings are as follows:
180 Gram Red/ Black Swirl (LTD 500) – Shop Radio Cast Exclusive
180 Gram Green/ Yellow Swirl (LTD 500) – Shop Radio Cast Exclusive
180 Gram Black (LTD 500) – Dine Alone Records Exclusive
Head to Wall
Lie and Wait
How Soon Is Now? (The Smiths cover)
The pre-order launches on Tuesday, July 31 at 2pm EST here.
16th November, 2010
Hoxton Bar and Kitchen
Rival Schools have a bit of a theme going on this evening. Frontman Walter Schreifels is fixated on the introduction of The Beatles’ back catalogue to iTunes. He has a little talk about it, starts a few impromptu singalongs to ‘Yellow Submarine’ and ‘Hey Jude’ along the way, usually when also tuning guitars or sorting something technical between the band’s *actual* songs. This banter works well in the confined environment of tonight. Barely anyone moves throughout the set as we’re all crammed in like sardines and transfixed by the band’s pure brilliance as a mixture of ‘United By Fate’ classics and new album classics-in-the-making are unraveled by the recently re-united band. Having played a few shows and festivals together over the past couple of years, the band have finally taken the next step towards a whole album of new material which is set to be released early next year. It only took ten years.
‘United By Fate’ tracks are unsurprisingly received the most rapturously, but the crowd is equally intent on hearing the new material and a couple of the more riffy tracks in particular stand out as potential equals to the material everyone already knows and loves so well. ‘Undercovers On’ and ‘The Switch’ are particular highlights as guitarist Ian Love’s riffwork blasts forth with potency and brilliance and everyone present sings their heart out. However, the evening predictably culminates with Rival Schools’ most-remembered song – ‘Used For Glue’. And it sounds every bit as thrilling now as it did ten years ago. That’s one song that will never get old to anyone.