In 2002, Port Orchard, Washington-based Mos Generator sent the heavy/retro rock community on its collective ass with the release of the self-titled debut album, setting in motion the framework for the bands creative output for the next half decade. Now, in the waning months of 2011, guitarist/vocalist Tony Reed, in conjunction with Ripple Music, is compiling an anniversary set that will be sure to appeal to the masses of die-hard fans, as well as the throngs of new found ears.
'Mos Generator – 10th Anniversary Edition', scheduled for release on November 21st, 2011, will include, for the first time ever, a 12” LP in a gatefold jacket, which will also house a CD with the complete remixed and re-mastered version of the album, as well as a previously unreleased track from the original recording sessions and the full 'Live at the Manette' recordings that were previously self-released in limited numbers. As if that wasn’t enough bang for the buck, the LP will also feature a download card with all of the previously mentioned material along with demo tracks, additional live recordings, and a near half hour rehearsal jam!
“We wanted to create a product that captured the history of the band; the nuances of the performances, the creative energies of where we were at as musicians at that particular time in our lives,” states Tony Reed as we found him in the midst of rummaging through files of recordings from that era of Mos Generator. “And, along with providing a unique and killer package, we all wanted to keep the price reasonable for the fans.”
In line with the re-issue of their first album, Mos Generator are stringing together several dates to play the album in its entirety, as well as to premiere some brand new material that will be included on the bands first studio album since 2007’s 'Songs From Future Gods'. The new album is currently untitled, but all of the songs are in pre-production with the album tentatively scheduled for an early summer of 2012 release. For more infos about Mos Generator click here.