Fire Records has just reissued The Chills’ second and third albums — 1990’s major-label debut Submarine Bells and its follow-up, 1992’s Soft Bomb — on vinyl with newly remastered sound, pressings that are available now via the label but not until November in record stores.

Submarine Bells, with its classic opening track “Heavenly Pop Hit,” found Martin Phillipps and Co. signing to Warner Bros. subsidiary Slash Records and scoring a No. 1 album in their native New Zealand. Phillipps, a chief architect of the Dunedin sound, returned two years later with Soft Bomb, a collection of songs featuring contributions by Van Dyke Parks and Peter Holsapple.

The two reissued LPs can be ordered online now, and will be released into stores Nov. 6 worldwide.

The Chills’ most recent studio album, Snow Bound, was released in 2018.

 

 

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