Gastr del Sol
We Have Dozens of Titles
Drag City
3LP Box Set
Pre-Order: Available on / around May 24th 2024
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25 years years after the end of Gastr del Sold, David Grubbs and Jim Rourke O'Rourke collected an hour of previously unreleased live recordings — including their final performance together — with another near-hour of studio recordings culled from long lost singles, EPs, and compilations. The result is a career-defining 3xLP box set of the band that changed the game immeasurably in the mid-90s, one whose influence continues to ripple through the space-time of modern music.

Gastr del Sol’s sound was of the transformative variety. David Grubbs formed Gastr from the final lineup of Bastro; on the debut Gastr album, The Serpentine Similar, Grubbs, Bundy K. Brown and John McEntire downshifted from a thrashing electric outfit into a droning, acoustic-based one. Following this, the lineup shifted again, decisively. When Brown and McEntire departed to focus on the project to be known as Tortoise, Jim O’Rourke arrived, pairing with Grubbs to make a sequence of unpredictable leaps across genre and practical approach alike, over the course of three LPs (1994’s Crookt, Crackt, or Fly, 1996’s Upgrade & Afterlife, and 1998’s Camoufleur) and a pair of EPs that threatened the passage of musical time as we knew it.

»We Have Dozens of Titles«, rekindling the slow-burning incendiaries of Gastr del Sol, arrives on May 24, 2024.