HTRK announce North American tour in support of Psychic 9-5 Club
Debut album Marry Me Tonight receives vinyl release out April 28
HTRK Psychic 9-5 Club
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HTRK Marry Me Tonight
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HTRK’s masterpiece debut, Marry Me Tonight, was co-produced by Rowland S. Howard. It’s available for the first time on vinyl. Purchase link here.
HTRK return to North America for the first time since 2011 in support of their critically acclaimed album from 2014, Psyhic 9-5 Club. Covering dates across the country including New York and LA, plus the up and coming Festival NRMAL in Mexico City onMarch 1st. To top that off, Ghostly International along with Mistletone announce the first vinyl pressing of HTRK’s seminal 2009 album Marry Me Tonight. Mistletone will release the album in Australia while Ghostly International handles the rest of the world.
Like all three HTRK albums, Marry Me Tonight is singular in sound and circumstance. It’s the only album the outfit recorded from start to finish as a trio, and it’s the only HTRK record that bears the co-production stamp of Rowland S. Howard. Breathy, caustic and rife with contradiction, Marry Me Tonight took the raw material recorded on 2005’s Nostalgia and transformed it into a pop record—pop that buckled and warped beneath the glare of Howard, fellow producer Lindsay Gravina and the HTRK trio: Jonnine Standish, Nigel Yang and Sean Stewart. Howard died at the end of 2009; Stewart died the year after. Things would never be the same.
Marry Me Tonight, which originally came out on Blast First Petite digitally and on CD, will receive its first full vinyl pressing in 2015 through Ghostly International worldwide and Mistletone in Australia. . The album will land on April 28th accompanied by a 20-page booklet of photos and liner notes written by people who were around at the time of its recording and touring—Conrad Standish, producer Lindsay Gravina, Yeah Yeah Yeahs’s Nick Zinner, Angus Andrew of Liars, Danielle De Picciotto, Genevieve McGuckin—and others for whom the record holds a special significance, like Jim Haynes and Regis (real name Karl O’Connor). There will be two versions, one pressed on translucent magenta vinyl and another in standard black. “HTRK possess an originality and mystery worthy of obsession and scrutiny,” writes Zinner in his liner notes, “for their beautiful and damaged sound is truly, and thankfully, their own.”