This release is available for pre-order now. It'll ship around the release date of October 29.
Continuing a long-going partnership with Mansions, we're pleased to present Old Best Friends, a 12" LP retrospective of the band's career. Old Best Friends is a career-spanning acoustic reimagining of twelve songs, picked from 2009's New Best Friends, 2010's Best of the Bees, 2011's Dig Up The Dead, 2013's Doom Loop, 2017's Deserter and 2020's Big Bad. Scroll down for the full tracklist.
"Talk Talk Talk" is available to stream now on Apple Music, Spotify, and Bandcamp.
The 12" LP is available on two variants -- Tri-Color Brown, Light Blue & Dark Blue (limited to 250 units), and A-side / B-side Brown, Light Blue & Dark Blue (limited to 500 units). On this page you can find the pressing info and photos of each variant.
The release date for this is October 29, 2021, and vinyl will ship to arrive around that date. All purchases will include a digital download of the album delivered to your inbox the day before the release date. We also still have stock of New Best Friends, Best Of The Bees, Doom Loop and Big Bad, which you can find and purchase at those links.
Additionally: Mansions will be performing Dig Up The Dead in full at the Knitting Factory in Brooklyn, NY on March 11, 2022. Tickets for the show will be on sale on Friday, October 1. Find tickets here.
Mansions is a Seattle band made up of Louisville, Kentucky transplants Chris Browder and Robin Dove. Inspired by Browder's pandemic project of cataloging every show the band had ever played, Old Best Friends shines a light on the powerful songwriting that underpins Mansions' often massive-sounding production. "When we hit the 10-year anniversary of Dig Up The Dead, it got me thinking about everything we've done over our history," explains Browder. "I went back and listened to all of our records. I was surprised to find that even the stuff that feels old enough to have been a different person still resonates with me. It felt like reinterpreting all these old songs would be a meaningful way to honor that history, while also making it into something new that I can believe in all these years later."
250 - Tri-Color Brown, Light Blue & Dark Blue
500 - A-side / B-side Brown, Light Blue & Dark Blue
1. Never Enuff
2. Out For Blood
3. Call Me When It's Over
4. Talk Talk Talk
5. Leader of the Pack
6. Seven Years
7. The Economist
9. High Numbers
12. Dig Up The Dead