MODEST MOUSE CELEBRATE THE 10th ANNIVERSARY OF THE MOON & ANTARCTICA
WITH LONG AWAITED VINYL REISSUE OF LANDMARK ALBUM ON APRIL 17
Epic/Legacy Recordings will celebrate the 10th anniversary of The Moon & Antarctica, the highly
acclaimed major label debut from American indie rock band Modest Mouse, with the long
awaited vinyl reissue of the landmark album on April 17.
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Out-of-print on vinyl for the past five years, 12" copies of The Moon & Antarctica have become prized
Available in time for Record Store Day 2010, The Moon & Antarctica, newly-struck on 12" heavy double
vinyl, has been remastered using the band-approved 2004 CD master. The album features restored original artwork
and replicates the infinite lock groove found in the original vinyl pressings of 2000. The new vinyl reissue includes a
download card for The Moon & Antarctica.
Recorded from July through November 1999, The Moon & Antarctica, the third Modest Mouse album, was
first released on both vinyl and CD in June 2000. A milestone for the band and a sublime presence on the
American pop music landscape, The Moon & Antarctica turned up on many year-end best-of lists.
The highly influential Pitchfork Media ranked the album #3 for 2000, #7 for 2000-2004, and #6 for the decade
(2000-2010). Better Propaganda named The Moon & Antarctica #23 for the decade, Rhapsody ranked it #4
on their Alt/Indie's Best Albums of the Decade" list and Entertainment Weekly, who ranked it #37 (out of 100) in
"The New Classics" list (from 1983-2008) calling the "...major-label debut from the Northwest indie heroes...an
angular, experimental treasure...."
A success in both the mainstream and the underground, The Moon & Antarctica was certified gold by the
RIAA as of March 9, 2009.
Fans may pre-order the album online at
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