The Wrens - Silver (Black Friday 2019)
2019 year marks the 25th anniversary of the Wrens’ critically acclaimed debut, Silver, and to celebrate, this cult favorite is now making its debut on vinyl. Limited to 2,000 copies worldwide, the two-LP set is pressed on Coke-bottle clear vinyl.
Praised by Pitchfork as “A low-fi triumph of a record,” Silver is considered to be one of the sleeper hits of the early-’90s shoegaze/dream-pop wave. The ambitious album, which offers 23 tracks, features such highlights as the beautifully simple opener “Propane,” the post-hardcore sounds of “Adanoi” and “Darlin’ Darlin’” and the darkly sweet “Dakota.”
Having spent much of their career at the whims of a changing music industry, the New Jersey-based four-piece formed in the late ‘80s, and, following several per- sistent years, signed to emerging indie label Grass Records (which later became Wind-up Records), releasing Silver in 1994 and the follow-up Secaucus in 1996. Though the band members pursued full-time careers in other fields, they remained together, and eventually released a much-anticipated third album, Meadowlands, in 2003. With a hearty sense of humor and a tagline of “Keeping Folks Waiting Since 1989,” the band continues to perform occasional shows and has even teased a fourth record.
Artist: The Wrens
Label: Craft Records
Genre: Rock & Pop Re-Issues
Format: Vinyl LP
Cat Number: CR00246
Released: 29th November 2019