Bartees Strange

Live Forever
Release Information:

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We're expecting the Bone & Black Swirl variant of Live Forever to arrive in our warehouse the week of 10/4/21. All orders with this variant will not ship until everything for your order is in stock.

Coming off the heels of his highly praised EP ‘Say Goodbye to Pretty Boy’ an eclectic collection of reimagined versions from The National’s catalogue, released via Brassland, D.C.-based musician Bartees Strange sets to break new ground with his debut LP ‘Live Forever’ via Producer Will Yip’s Memory Music label in 2020.

Strange grew up in Mustang, Oklahoma, an overwhelmingly white and racist sundown town on the outskirts of Oklahoma City. In Mustang, he says, “I didn’t let myself be seen. I held myself down so I could make people feel more comfortable around me.”

Live Forever is a direct and stunning result of this conviction. It’s impossible to divorce the reality of Strange’s personal trajectory from the intricate and idiosyncratic 11-track saga on record: it spans gentle, Moses Sumney-meets-Yves Jarvis minimalism, Killers-ish indie rock vigor with post-punk cracks in its danceable veneer, the throbbing industrial alt-soul of Algiers, Justin Vernon’s acoustic tenderness, and the volatile, unforgiving production and delivery of Death Grips. Simply put, it is a combination that none but Strange could execute under—and as a result of—precise circumstances.

Tracklist:
1. Jealousy
2. Mustang
3. Boomer
4. Kelly Rowland
5. In a Cab
6. Stone Meadows
7. Flagey God
8. Mossblerd
9. Far
10. Fallen for You
11. Ghostly

Tracks

  1. Jealousy
  2. Mustang
  3. Boomer
  4. Kelly Rowland
  5. In A Cab
  6. Stone Meadows
  7. Flagey God
  8. Mossblerd
  9. Far
  10. Fallen For You
  11. Ghostly
Pressing Information

First Press
200 Bronze
300 Red & Gold Swirl

Second Press
250 Half Orange / Half Bone

Third Press
500 Red with Bone & Orange Splatter / 500

Fourth Press
700 Red / Bone Pinwheel
1000 Black with Bone & Red Splatter

5th Press
2000 Bone & Black Splatter