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Attic Tapes

Attic Tapes | Brainiac

Release Date: 06/12/2021

Catalog Number: TG373

Format: 2xLP


Tracks

  1. Draggin’ Me Down
  2. Still Insane Velveteen
  3. A Load Of Your Fables
  4. All I Have Is Stolen
  5. Factotum
  6. Silver Iodine #1
  7. God Pocket
  8. Red Silhouette #1
  9. Let’s Lose
  10. Wrecked Choke Riffs
  11. Oh Donna Collage
  12. Apple of My Heart
  13. Silver Iodine #2
  14. You All The Time
  15. Banzai Superstar
  16. Sidewalk Culture
  17. I Will Haunt You
  18. Frustration Excerpt
  19. Charles
  20. Ask
  21. Subsurface Genderflux
  22. Flypaper Jam
  23. Cookie Don’t Sing
  24. Horses & Ammunition #1
  25. Toby’s International
  26. Pathogens
  27. Signal Flow
  28. Indian Poker Part 0
  29. Marble Mausoleum
  30. Red Silhouette #2
  31. Stealing Flowers
  32. Swan Song
  33. Baje Con Los Locos
  34. Dr Fingers
  35. Blow Fly
  36. Horses & Ammunition #2
  37. The Jesus Christ Of Rug Burns

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Attic Tapes


Attic Tapes | Brainiac


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Draggin’ Me Down   
Still Insane Velveteen   
A Load Of Your Fables   
All I Have Is Stolen   
Factotum   
Silver Iodine #1   
God Pocket   
Red Silhouette #1   
Let’s Lose   
Wrecked Choke Riffs   
Oh Donna Collage   
Apple of My Heart   
Silver Iodine #2   
You All The Time   
Banzai Superstar   
Sidewalk Culture   
I Will Haunt You   
Frustration Excerpt   
Charles   
Ask   
Subsurface Genderflux   
Flypaper Jam   
Cookie Don’t Sing   
Horses & Ammunition #1   
Toby’s International   
Pathogens   
Signal Flow   
Indian Poker Part 0   
Marble Mausoleum   
Red Silhouette #2   
Stealing Flowers   
Swan Song   
Baje Con Los Locos   
Dr Fingers   
Blow Fly   
Horses & Ammunition #2   
The Jesus Christ Of Rug Burns   

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RSD Drop June 12, 2021 EXCLUSIVE

* Limited Edition Black Vinyl 2xLP of Unreleased Demos packaged in a full-color gatefold jacket with printed innersleeves with never before seen photos and words by John Schmersal.

* 1500 Copies Worldwide

The music of Brainiac ended with the death of frontman Tim Taylor in 1997. Offered here is a glimpse into the working mind of Taylor as he susses out tunes and sound experiments in their rawest form, mostly alone with a four track in his mother's attic. Some are mere sketches. Many never again saw the light of day - or morphed so much they are more like distant cousins of future songs. Some of the more interesting Brainiac songs, like Fucking With The Altimeter, Silver Iodine, or Strung, were elevated from the original four and eight track demos later in the studio environment. Attic Tapes serves as a blue print for how these types of tunes developed. The entire program is stitched together like a distorted dream. Jumping from one scene to the next, it progresses through all four sides in a historically linear fashion, from the very early days through to the final rehearsals.

While this is not an official Brainiac album, it begins to feel akin to what a Brainiac record might sound like if it were produced by neighbor and Guided by Voices raconteur Robert Pollard.  Inside the release are some historically related liner notes written by guitarist John Schmersal giving further insight into the origins and backdrop of the demos and the time they were created.