Tag: Ape House Records

Andy Partridge releasing new EP, reissuing XTC’s “Mummer” with original sleeve art

Andy Partridge releasing new EP, reissuing XTC’s “Mummer” with original sleeve art

Andy Partridge’s Ape House record label is prepping both a new four-song EP from the XTC founder as well as a vinyl reissue of Mummer with its original artwork.

XTC’s ‘Oranges & Lemons’ to be reissued on 200-gram audiophile vinyl

XTC’s ‘Oranges & Lemons’ to be reissued on 200-gram audiophile vinyl

XTC next month will reissue its 11th album — 1989’s Oranges & Lemons, featuring “The Mayor of Simpleton” and “King for a Day” — on 200-gram audiophile vinyl with remastered sound and a reworked sleeve “to present the front color image in all its psychedelic glory.” Full details right here.

Reissue of XTC’s ‘Skylarking’ with ‘corrected polarity’ finally coming to CD

Reissue of XTC’s ‘Skylarking’ with ‘corrected polarity’ finally coming to CD

Back in 2010, Andy Partridge announced that XTC’s 1986 album Skylarking was being reissued “as it was intended to sound, but never has due to human error” — a new double-vinyl pressing that corrected the sound polarity that had been reversed on all prior releases of the album.

Andy Partridge prepping ‘nice new vinyl cut’ of XTC’s ‘Drums and Wires’ for reissue

Andy Partridge prepping ‘nice new vinyl cut’ of XTC’s ‘Drums and Wires’ for reissue

The classic third album from XTC — 1979’s ‘Drums and Wires’ — appears to be next in line to receive an audiophile vinyl pressing following last year’s ‘Skylarking’ reissue, which was ‘corrected’ and re-released ‘as it was intended to sound, but never has.’

XTC reveals ‘banned’ pubic-hair cover art for upcoming ‘Skylarking’ double-vinyl reissue

XTC reveals ‘banned’ pubic-hair cover art for upcoming ‘Skylarking’ double-vinyl reissue

Andy Partridge this week unveiled the restored cover art — featuring close-up photos of men’s and women’s flower-adorned pubic hair — planned for the forthcoming double-vinyl reissue of XTC’s 1986 album ‘Skylarking.’

Update: XTC’s ‘Skylarking’ vinyl reissue ‘30% better sounding,’ will restore original artwork

Update: XTC’s ‘Skylarking’ vinyl reissue ‘30% better sounding,’ will restore original artwork

This afternoon, the Andy Partridge-run Ape House Records offered an update on the forthcoming double-vinyl reissue of XTC’s 1986 album ‘Skylarking,’ declaring the new corrected edition of the album ‘is about 30 percent better sounding than any previously heard.’

Audio: XTC’s Andy Partridge debuts ‘Powers,’ ‘aural sculptures’ inspired by sci-fi artist

Audio: XTC’s Andy Partridge debuts ‘Powers,’ ‘aural sculptures’ inspired by sci-fi artist

Former XTC figurehead Andy Partridge this week releases ‘Powers,’ a 12-track, limited-edition album featuring ‘aural sculptures’ inspired by the late sci-fi book-jacket artist Richard M. Powers. Hear audio samples from the album.

XTC reissuing ‘Skylarking’ on double vinyl ‘as it was intended to sound, but never has’

XTC reissuing ‘Skylarking’ on double vinyl ‘as it was intended to sound, but never has’

XTC’s Andy Partridge today announced the band will reissue 1986’s ‘Skylarking’ on double vinyl ‘as it was intended to sound, but never has due to human error.’ No release date has been announced, nor plans for another CD reissue.

XTC’s Andy Partridge preps ‘aural sculptures’ inspired by sci-fi artist Richard M. Powers

XTC’s Andy Partridge preps ‘aural sculptures’ inspired by sci-fi artist Richard M. Powers

With XTC now firmly behind him, Andy Partridge continues to dabble in varied projects, the latest of which is a super-limited album of ‘aural sculptures’ inspired by the late sci-fi book-jacket artist Richard M. Powers.

Help compile XTC’s ‘Bric-a-Brac Breakfast,’ sequel to 1990’s ‘Rag & Bone Buffet’

Help compile XTC’s ‘Bric-a-Brac Breakfast,’ sequel to 1990’s ‘Rag & Bone Buffet’

Andy Partridge is asking fans what he should include on Bric-a-Brac Breakfast, a forthcoming companion to XTC’s 1990 odds-and-sods collection Rag & Bone Buffet: Rare Cuts & Leftovers, which itself is being prepped for a reissue this year on the bandleader’s Ape House Records.

Dukes of Stratosphear’s ‘Complete and Utter Dukes’ box set includes CDs, vinyl, puzzle

Dukes of Stratosphear’s ‘Complete and Utter Dukes’ box set includes CDs, vinyl, puzzle

Tweet The Dukes of Stratosphear — the classic psychedelic-pop side project from XTC’s Andy Partridge, Colin Moulding and Dave Gregory — is repackaging its slim, […]