New Game Theory set to feature unreleased music with The Three O’Clock’s Michael Quercio


Photo by Robert Toren, via Omnivore Recordings

Omnivore Recordings this spring will finish its Game Theory reissue campaign by releasing a new collection of almost entirely unreleased material recorded by the jangle-pop outfit’s final lineup in 1989 and 1990, when late frontman Scott Miller brought on board Michael Quercio of the recently broken-up Paisley Underground act The Three O’Clock.

The new collection, Across the Barrier of Sound: PostScript, is due out March 20 and will include 24 tracks — a mix of home demos, recordings and live cuts — in its CD and digital editions and 14 on vinyl.

That final Game Theory lineup, which played live for a couple years but never recorded a studio album, featured Miller — who died in 2013 — as well as Quercio, longtime Game Theory drummer Gil Ray on guitar and keyboards, and Jozef Becker, who had been in the band Alternate Learning with Miller, on drums. Miller and Becker would go on to re-recorded some of the material on this compilation in their post-Game Theory band The Loud Family.

The Across the Barrier of Sound packaging will include new liner notes by music writer Annie Zaleski and remembrances of the band by members of Wilco and Guided By Voices.

Below, get a tease of the music via a short video preview and check out the full tracklist.

 

 

Game Theory, Across the Barrier of Sound: PostScript

CD/DIGITAL EDITIONS
1. “All My Loving” (Home Recording)
2. “My Free Ride”
3. “Go Back To Sleep Little Susie (Aerodeliria)” (Home Demo)
4. “Forget All About It” (Home Recording)
5. “Take Me Down (To Halloo)”
6. “The Second Grade Applauds” (Home Demo)
7. “Treat It Like My Own” *
8. “Inverness”
9. “Water” (Remix)
10 “Needle In The Camel’s Eye” (Home Recording)
11. “Idiot Son”
12. “Even You” (Home Demo)
13. “The Door Into Summer” (Live)
14. “Laurel Canyon (Reprise)” (Home Demo)
Bonus Tracks:
15. “Jimmy Still Comes Around” (Home Demo)
16. “Rose Of Sharon” (Remix)
17. “Back Of A Car” (Radio Session)
18. “The Come On” (Home Demo)
19. “A Day In Erotica” (Home Recording)
20. “Some Grand Vision” (Home Demo)
21. “Slit My Wrists” (Home Demo)
22. “Idiot Son” (Home Demo)
23. “Sword Swallower” (Live)
24. “Inverness” (Home Demo)

All tracks previously unissued except *

 

VINYL EDITION

Side 1:
1. “All My Loving” (Home Recording)
2. “My Free Ride”
3. “Go Back To Sleep Little Susie (Aerodeliria)” (Home Demo)
4. “Forget All About It” (Home Recording)
5. “Take Me Down (To Halloo)”
6. “The Second Grade Applauds” (Home Demo)
7. “Treat It Like My Own” *

Side 2:
8. “Inverness”
9. “Water” (Remix)
10 “Needle In The Camel’s Eye” (Home Recording)
11. “Idiot Son”
12. “Even You” (Home Demo)
13. “The Door Into Summer” (Live)
14. “Laurel Canyon (Reprise)” (Home Demo)

All tracks previously unissued except *

 

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