Today sees the release of the reissue the long-out-of-print debut album by The Reds, Pinks and Purples. The new version of Anxiety Art is pressed to blue vinyl in an edition of 1000 and comes with revised artwork by Matthew Walkerdine.

Two hundred copies of Anxiety Art were originally pressed on Spanish label Pretty Olivia in 2019 and disappeared in a flash. This is the debut where The Reds, Pinks & Purples solidified the cathartic kitchen pop of later more widely distributed titles on both Tough Love and Slumberland.

As The Reds, Pinks & Purples Glenn Donaldson – the man with the lengthy (perhaps The Most Lengthy?) Discogs page – decided to find his way out of the wilderness following some big and small personal tragedies and the demise of his former bands. He landed on a way to weave his influences from Athens, Georgia to Bristol, England into something unique to his life in the Inner Richmond district of San Francisco. As mentioned above, the repress features an alternate cover with more of Donaldson’s neighborhood photographs, tying it to both to the place of its conception and visually to the other releases in the ever-growing RP&Ps catalogue.

Additionally, to mark this month’s Bandcamp Friday, we have re-pressed the most recent album by Rat Columns on ‘pastel green’ vinyl. The previous black and pink vinyl pressings of Pacific Kiss have been sold out for several months now.

Pacific Kiss was primarily recorded in a dingy but comfortable practice space in East Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The core of the record is David West, bassist Max Schneider-Schumacher, drummer Dylan Stjepovic and keyboard wiz Joey Fishman. Additional fairy dust was sprinkled by Amber Gempton and Raven Mahon (vocals), Jef Brown (saxophone) and Mikey Young, who found time to contribute some off the wall guitar solos during the mixing process. Pacific Kiss is a record for those astral voyages into the spheres conducted from bedrooms, kitchens, grassy fields and open car windows.

Buy – Anxiety Art here / Pacific Kiss here

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