+ 25th ANNIVERSARY REPRESS OF LONG OUT OF PRINT CLASSIC
+ SUICIDE SQUEEZE EXCLUSIVE LIMITED TO 500 COPIES WORLDWIDE ON MUSTARD IN ELECTRIC BLUE VINYL
+ RETAIL VARIANT LIMITED TO 1000 COPIES WORLDWIDE ON EVERGREEN VINYL
+ 12" CUT AT 45 RPM
+ COMES WITH BLACK DUST JACKET & DL COUPON
+ INCLUDES IMMEDIATE DOWNLOAD OF FULL EP
**VINYL PICS ARE MOCK-UP IMAGES. FINISHED PRODUCT MAY VARY**
The mid-‘90s were an interesting time in Seattle. The city had just experienced its brief period in the rock n roll limelight, but it was still a lonely outpost in a largely ignored corner of the United States. Touring bands were reluctant to make the trek up from San Francisco, or across the mountains from Denver, or from across the Great Plains from Minneapolis. There were barely any all-ages venues to play in town. Bands like Modest Mouse and 764-Hero helped fill the rainy void with a relentless schedule of writing and playing out. That creative thirst and no-one’s-watching mentality prompted a lot of artistic exploration and experimentation, a phenomenon best captured on the collaborative single “Whenever You See Fit.” Marrying Modest Mouse’s jagged blowouts with 764-Hero’s pensive songwriting, the track slowly came together over the course of a tour together, with the bands taking the stage together nightly and dueling over a few fleshed-out chords. The resulting 15-minute marriage of sparse pop and guitar sturm-and-drang perfectly captured the wistful artistry and punk turbulence of Northwest indie rock at the close of the century. Suicide Squeeze is proud to offer a 25th Anniversary vinyl repress of “Whenever You See Fit” with updated artwork by esteemed designer Jesse LeDoux. The 12” single—also featuring remixes by DJ Dynomite D and Sientific American on side B—is limited to 1500 copies (500 on Suicide Squeeze exclusive color in color, 1000 on evergreen), pressed at 45 RPM, and includes a download coupon.