Liz Phair Creative For First Time In 15 Years
Author: Rema Rahman
published: 2008-05-19 22:21:45
Roger Waters kicked off this years summer festival season with Dark Side of the Moon in its entirety. Sonic Youth graced 2007 will a complete live rendition of Daydream Nation. Hell, the Gorillaz made an entire tour out of Demon Days from start to finish. Now Liz Phair is taking the reigns of resuscitating classic albums back to life when she takes on New York, Chicago and San Francisco for a complete acoustic rendition of her 1993 hit debut album, Exile in Guyville
Indie music’s foremost coveted college rock chick, Phair spawned such underground maelstroms on Guyville as “Never Said” and the infamously erotic “Flowers.” In addition to live performances, the out-of-print disc will be reissued on Phair’s new label, ATO, as well as modernizing its grunge rock-era release with a DVD, Guyville Redux, set to document the making of the album. B-sides and demos will be included in the disc, as well as three never-before-released songs from the era. In addition, Phair will release an album of all new material come this June also on the Dave Matthews co-founded ATO label.
Phair will play her acoustic sets in New York on June 25 with dates in Chicago and San Francisco to be announced shortly. Tickets for the intimate Hiro Ballroom show will be on sale this Wednesday. Look out for the reissue on June 24 to come in CD, vinyl and digital formats. That’s quite a push for a girl who says she hasn’t felt creative in well over a decade.