LISTEN: Secret Machines Reissue 2008 Eponymous LP
Celebrated Brooklyn act shares first single, a revamped version of “The Fire Is Waiting”
Secret Machines are one of the most imaginative and unsung bands to have emerged from the Brooklyn/Lower Manhattan rock boom of the early 00s.
And today, the group announced a digital reissue of their highly acclaimed self-titled record, remastered by Simon Scott of Slowdive and originally released on October 14, 2008 via TSM Recordings.
The Rock & Roll Globe is proud to share the record’s first single, a revamped version of “The Fire Is Waiting,” featuring Tony Visconti on recorder. With this release, the track is available via all DSPS for the very first time.
“When we recorded the demo for this song, everyone told us it was too long,” proclaims frontman Brandon Curtis. “We decided it wasn’t long enough. Sometimes you wait for the fire. Sometimes the fire waits for you.”
The reissue of the Secret Machines LP comes on the heels of a double EP featuring a reissue of their Dreaming of Dreaming EP and an EP of new content entitled Day 21. The new release includes their recently released singles: “Day 21” (off the latter) and “Dreaming of Dreaming (Mavrogeorgis and Sclavunos version)” (off the former), which was recorded/engineered by Jim Sclavunos, drummer/percussionist for Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds.
Jim Sclavunos said of Secret Machines:
“Secret Machines were one of the absolute coolest live bands from this wonderful era of the NY scene. Getting to work with them in the studio was a thrill & a downright pleasure.”
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