The Sound Of The Skull Series incorporates digital music, limited resin skulls, and in this case, the slowly dying USB drive. The whole dabbling in different mediums of art, and presenting it to you is kind of our M.O., but, we still get just as excited to create new projects with other talented folks! We feel that this is a right mixture of digital and physical mediums, and we hope you enjoy it as much as we do!
We are kicking things off with our Midwestern buds,Textbook, as they release, "On the B-Side- (Best of 2000-2015)".
Textbook's limited skull and USB bundle will be available on March 4, 2016 at Noon EST.
For the past 15 years, the Chicago band Textbook has been crafting their own brand of Midwestern pop-punk inspired by bands like The Replacements, Hüsker Dü, Superchunk, The Lemonheads, Guided By Voices and many more. Sometimes pop, sometimes punk, and occasionally a little country, the band's constant is singer/songwriter Dave Lysien's honest approach and melancholy outlook that give the tunes an identity all their own. Formed after the break up of his previous group Not Rebecca, Lysien has called on a group of friends to fill out the band which has included members of Dan Vapid and The Cheats, Noise By Numbers, Oblivion, and The Bomb. To celebrate the band’s 15th year, comes the record "On The B-Side (Best of 2000 –2015)". This collection of songs spans the entire Textbook catalog and features production by Matt Allison (Alkaline Trio, Lawrence Arms), John Agnello (Dinosaur Jr., Motion City Soundtrack), and Mike Haigler (Wilco, Neko Case). These 16 songs are re-mastered, feature guest spots by Chicago punk legends Jeff Pezzati (Naked Raygun) and Dan Vapid (Methadones, Screeching Weasel, Riverdales), an unreleased acoustic version of the song "Dear You, Dear", and a cover song by the UK band Chillerton.
Limited to 24 pieces!
1. You Were Beautiful
3. Just One of Those Things (Feat. Dan Vapid)
4. Railway Station
5. Letter Turn
6. Desperation Fee
7. Dear You, Dear
8. Everything I'm Not (Feat. Jeff Pezzati)
9. The Think of You Interstate
10. Wasting All My Time
13. Looking After Me (Feat. Jeff Pezzati)
14. The Great Salt Creek
15. Dear You, Dear (Acoustic)
16. On The B-Side