WATCH: Aesop Rock Releases Exclusive Rhyme In Honor of A Legendary Cat

Lil BUB: The Earth Years comes out today

LiL BUB and Mike (Art: Ron Hart)

The life and legacy of Lil BUB, the world’s most cherished cat, is celebrated today with the release of Lil BUB: The Earth Years, a hand-numbered, limited-edition, 376-page coffee table book and exclusive 7″ record, Transmissions From Space, (featuring two new pieces composed by Lil BUB herself, from her intergalactic afterlife) via Melodic Virtue.

In honor of its release, one of BUB’s most prolific champions in the lyrical dynamo Aesop Rock made public an exclusive track penned just for BUB. 

“Shortly after BUB passed away in December of 2019, we started planning a Memorial Event in our town of Bloomington, IN,” explains BUB’s dad Mike Bridavsky. “The 800 seat venue sold out within days, and people were flying in from all over the country for it with guest appearances from Steve Albini, David Yow, Blasko, and Aesop Rock. 

“For this event,  Aesop Rock prepared a beautiful rhyme in her honor. Unfortunately nobody ever got to hear it because the event was cancelled literally the day before due to the first lockdown restrictions that were enforced due to the pandemic. Now, a year and some months later, Aesop’s rhyme will finally be heard in an exclusive video showcasing Lil BUB’s New Commemorative Book, accompanied by one of BUB’s original extra-terrestrial compositions.”

Lil BUB: The Earth Years (Photo: Melodic Virtue)

This gorgeous casebound, 9″ x 9″ book is limited to 3500 numbered copies (3000 standard, 500 deluxe edition), with the deluxe versions signed by Mike Bridavsky and artist Aaron Tanner and packaged inside a silver-embossed slipcase paired with a full color 7″ picture disc of the music (standard edition contains regular black vinyl). 

An additional 80-page book of Lil BUB-inspired artwork titled Transmissions From Earth: Original Art Inspired by Lil BUB is also included in the deluxe package, along with a 2″ minted commemorative coin housed in individually-numbered, wooden display boxes. 30% of the book’s proceeds will benefit Lil BUB’s Big FUND, a 501c3 non-profit established by her family to advocate for animals with special needs. 

Order both versions of Lil BUB: The Earth Years here.


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Ron Hart is the Editor-in-Chief of Rock and Roll Globe. Reach him on Twitter @MisterTribune.

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