Stereolab Announce Three New Reissues, Share Rarity “Freestyle Dumpling”

Emperor Tomato Ketchup, Dots and Loops and Cobra and Phases Group Play Voltage in the Milky Night Reissues Due Out September 13 on Warp/Duophonic UHF Disks

Jul 09, 2019
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Stereolab, who went on hiatus in 2009, have been playing some reunion shows and previously announced a 2019 reissue series, which kicked off with reissues of 1993's Transient Random Noise-Bursts With Announcements and 1994's Mars Audiac Quintet in May. Now they have announced three more reissues: 1996's Emperor Tomato Ketchup, 1997's Dots and Loops, and 1999's Cobra and Phases Group Play Voltage in the Milky Night. All are due out on Warp/Duophonic UHF Disks on September 13 and include demos, rarities, alternate versions, and unreleased tracks. Today they have shared one of those bonus tracks, the rarity "Freestyle Dumpling," which was originally released as a Japan-only seven-inch and is on the Emperor Tomato Ketchup reissue. Check it out below, followed by the tracklists for each reissue and the band's upcoming tour dates.

Each reissue will be on vinyl, CD, and digital. "Freestyle Dumpling" is outtake from the Emperor Tomato Ketchup sessions and was part of a bonus 7-inch with the Japanese release of their rarities collection Aluminum Tunes.

A previous press release described the reissues this way: "Each album has been re-mastered from the original half-inch tapes by Bo Kondren at Calyx Mastering and overseen by [Stereolab's Tim] Gane. Bonus material will include alternate takes, four-track demos, and unreleased mixes. Initial editions of each album will be pressed onto triple clear vinyl with an exclusive poster and insert featuring sleeve notes by Gane. They will also include a lottery style scratch card with a chance to win a limited edition 12-inch EP. The band have also produced a super limited vinyl edition of 500 clear vinyl copies and 250 compact disks - each will have a numbered obi band made from two-inch 24 track Stereolab master tape, only available from the Stereolab website."

Also read our 2014 interview with Stereolab's Laetitia Sadier or our 2010 interview where Sadier and Deerhunter's Bradford Cox interviewed each other.

Emperor Tomato Ketchup Reissue Tracklist:

1. Metronomic Underground
2. Cybele's Reverie
3. Percolator
4. Les Yper Sound
5. Spark Plug
6. OLV 26
7. The Noise of Carpet
8. Tomorrow Is Already Here
9. Emperor Tomato Ketchup
10. Monstre Sacre
11. Motoroller Scalatron
12. Slow Fast Hazel
13. Anonymous Collective
14. Freestyle Dumpling
15. Noise of Carpet (Original Mix)
16. Old Lungs
17. Percolator (Original Mix)
18. Cybele's Reverie (Demo)
19. Spark Plug (Demo)
20. Spinal Column (Demo)
21. Emperor Tomato Ketchup (Demo)
22. Les Yper Sound (Demo)
23. Metronomic Underground (Demo)
24. Percolator (Demo)
25. Tomorrow Is Already Here (Demo)
26. Brigitte (Demo)
27. Motorola Scalatron (Demo)
28. Anonymous Collective (Demo)

Dots and Loops Reissue Tracklist:

1. Brakhage
2. Miss Modular
3. The Flower Called Nowhere
4. Diagonals
5. Prisoner of Mars
6. Rainbo Conversation
7. Refractions in the Plastic Pulse
8. Parsec
9. Ticker-Tape of the Unconscious
10. Contronatura
11. Diagonals (Bode Drums)
12. Contranatura Pt. 2 (Instrumental)
13. Brakhage (Instrumental)
14. The Flower Called Nowhere (Instrumental)
15. Bonus Beats
16. Diagonals (Instrumental)
17. Contranatura (Demo)
18. Allures (Demo)
19. Refractions in the Plastic Pulse (Demo)
20. I Feel the Air (Demo)
21. Off On (Demo)
22. Incredible He Woman (Demo)
23. Miss Modular (Demo)
24. Untitled in Dusseldorf (Demo)

Cobra and Phases Group Play Voltage in the Milky Night Reissue Tracklist:

1. Fuses
2. People Do It All the Time
3. The Free Design
4. Blips, Drips and Strips
5. Italian Shoes Continuum
6. Infinity Girl
7. The Spiracles
8. Op Hop Detonation
9. Puncture in the Radax Permutation
10. Velvet Water
11. Blue Milk
12. Caleidoscopic Gaze
13. Strobo Acceleration
14. The Emergency Kisses
15. Come and Play in the Milky Night
16. Galaxidion
17. With Friends like These Pt. 2
18. Backwards Shug
19. Continuum (Unreleased Original Version)
20. Continuum Vocodered (Unreleased)
21. People Do It All the Time (Demo)
22. Op Hop Detonation (Demo)
23. The Spiracles (Demo)
24. Latin Cobra Coda (Demo)
25. Infinity Girl (Demo)
26. Blips, Drips and Strips (Demo)
27. Blue Milk (Demo)
28. Italian Shoes Continuum (Demo)
29. Come and Play in the Milky Night (Demo)
30. Strobo Acceleration (Demo)
31. Caleidoscopic Gaze (Demo)
32. Galaxidion (Demo)

Stereolab Tour Dates:

July 19th | Chicago, IL - Thalia Hall
July 19th-21st | Chicago, IL - Pitchfork Music Festival
July 31st | Manchester, UK - Albert Hall
Aug 1st | Sheffield, UK - The Leadmill
Aug 2nd-4th | Katowice, PL - OFF Festival
Aug 6th-10th | Oslo, NO - Oya Festival
Aug 7th | Copenhagen, DK - Store Vega
Aug 9th-11th | Helsinki, FI - Flow Festival
Aug 15th-18th | Brecon Beacons, UK - Green Man Festival
Sept 16th | El Paso, TX - Lowbrow Palace
Sept 17th | Santa Fe, NM - Meow Wolf
Sept 19th | San Antonio, TX - Paper Tiger
Sept 20th | Austin, TX - Mohawk
Sept 21st | Dallas, TX - Granada Theatre
Sept 23rd | Atlanta, GA - Variety Playhouse
Sept 25th | Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
Sept 26th | Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer
Sept 27th | Brooklyn, NY - Brooklyn Steel
Sept 28th | Brooklyn, NY - Brooklyn Steel
Sept 29th | Boston, MA - Royale
Oct 1st | Montreal, QC - Corona Theatre
Oct 2nd | Toronto, ON - Danforth Music Hall
Oct 3rd | Detroit, MI - Majestic Theatre
Oct 4th | Milwaukee, WI - Turner Hall
Oct 5th | Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue
Oct 7th | Denver, CO - Gothic Theatre
Oct 8th | Salt Lake City, UT - Metro Music Hall
Oct 10th | Phoenix, AZ - Crescent Ballroom
Oct 11th | Joshua Tree, CA - Desert Daze
Oct 13th | Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom
Oct 14th | Vancouver, BC - Commodore Ballroom
Oct 15th | Seattle, WA - The Showbox
Oct 17th | San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore
Oct 18th | San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore
Oct 19th | San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore
Nov 16th-17th | Berlin, DE - Synasthesie Festival

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