Monday, March 5, 2012
Doug Burr’s two-song vinyl will be released Tuesday
It's his way of keeping fans interested before his next full-length.
It has been nearly two years since the release of Doug Burr’s critically acclaimed album O Ye Devastator, and to tide fans over until the release of his follow up, Burr will release a 7” vinyl on Tuesday, March 6 featuring alternate versions of songs from the Devastator sessions.
The tracks didn't make it to O Ye Devastator because they didn’t go well with the record as a whole, but Burr is pleased that the songs can be shared with his fans instead of remaining on the cutting room floor.
“Of the few true B-sides we had, they were just the best,” Burr said.
The limited edition 7” vinyl, Trembling Lips and Pale Fingertips, will only hold two songs: "A Black Wave Is Comin' (Forest Fortress Version)" and "Chief of Police in Chicago (Indefinite Surveillance Version)". The songs will also be available for download, with extra track "Do You Hear Wedding Bells (Low Down Version)" included.
Burr purchased his first record player last year and hopes to one day do his entire musical catalog on vinyl.
“There is something more tactile about vinyl,” Burr said. “It is like smoking a pipe outside versus an electronic cigarette indoors. There is just more of an experience to it. I really enjoy recently embarking on the vinyl journey myself. I love buying records and putting them on and turning them over. It connects you to the music. It is not so in the background, when you have to come back to it, change sides, and touch it.”
March will prove to be a busy month for Burr. After Trembling Lips and Pale Fingertips, released by Spune, Velvet Blue Music, and Tree Fall Sounds, he will play at a 91.7 KXT showcase for 35 Denton at Dan’s Silver Leaf on March 9, and head to Austin to perform at the 3rd Annual Ramble Creek Backyard Day Show on March 17 with Thrift Store Cowboys and labelmates from Seryn.
As for the coming months, Burr has been cutting back on shows so he can focus on writing new tunes for his next full-length record, which he hopes to release on vinyl as well.