New Zealand indie-pop legends The Chills this week christen their new “special ongoing partnership” with Fire Records with their first release on the label: a gorgeous live album called Somewhere Beautiful that was recorded on New Year’s Eve 2011 and is being released this week on CD, digitally and as a deluxe 3LP vinyl pressing.
Below, you can stream the full 20-song set.
The vinyl pressing is being billed as a collaboration between The Chills and contemporary artist Shane Cotton, with each copy coming with a unique art print of Cotton’s work inscribed with Martin Phillipps‘ lyrics. The label notes: “Music and art are brought together in this contemporary object, where text intertwines with image in order to generate the sensational and the unexpected.”
The album was recorded live during a Chills performance at a private party on New Year’s Eve 2011 in Central Otago, N.Z. The performance featured Phillipps backed by Erica Stichbury on keyboards, electric violin, rhythm guitar and backing vocals; Oli Wilson on keyboards and backing vocals; James Dickson on bass and backing vocals; and Todd Knudson on Drums.
Check it out:
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