Monday, September 30, 2019

Taking Back Sunday – Tell All Your Friends [Vinyl Reissue] (Album Review)

All this year, Long Island’s own Taking Back Sunday have been marking 20 years as a band with the release of their Twenty compilation album and a widely celebrated world tour. To add to the festivities, Craft Recordings is releasing a remastered vinyl reissue of their stellar debut album, 2002’s Tell All Your Friends, this Friday, October 4. Long considered a standout in the emo revival of the early 2000s, Tell All Your Friends is a stunning collection of songs that distilled many of the genre’s most exciting elements down into a concise, 34-minute explosion that mixes incendiary guitarwork, thunderous drumming, call-and-response co-lead vocals, and heart-on-sleeve lyrics into a furious lather that never lets up.

Tell All Your Friends would eventually be certified Gold and its legacy within the band’s catalog prompted a 10th anniversary tour in 2012 and a live acoustic album/DVD (TAYF10 Acoustic) in 2013. Even though the band has flirted with a few different genres over its two-decades (and counting) career, its first step onto the scene with Tell All Your Friends was a defining moment that the band seems really proud and really willing to revisit as it continues to move forward. This beautiful Tell All Your Friends reissue from Craft Recordings truly celebrates the album’s important legacy and reminds listeners of what makes the ever-evolving band so special to the emo and alt-rock scenes. 

Alongside the standard black vinyl version, the band is also offering a special run (limited to 1000 copies) variant pressed on iridescent color-morphing green vinyl on their website.

Black vinyl from Craft (pre-order) HERE.
Green vinyl from the band (pre-order) HERE.

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