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THE DREAM SYNDICATE’S ICONIC DAYS OF WINE AND ROSES BACK IN PRINT WITH UNHEARD BONUS TRACKS FROM REHEARSAL COMING JUNE 16 ON OMNIVORE RECORDINGS

After disbanding in 1989, the Dream Syndicate have come back together in the last few years for a handful of shows. Now, Omnivore Recordings has announced it will reissue the Paisley Underground leaders’ 1982 debut, Days of Wine and Roses, on June 16.

LOS ANGELES, Calif. — The Dream Syndicate’s debut album, The Days of Wine and Roses, has long been considered the cornerstone album of L.A.’s early ’80s Paisley Underground scene, from which the band emerged. However, it was more influential than that: along with R.E.M.’s Murmur and the Minutemen’s Double Nickels on the Dime, the release is often considered one of the cornerstone albums of ’80s indie-rock. In a way it is the missing link between the ’60s-influenced R.E.M. and the post-punk Minutemen. Later period bands such as the Pixies and Nirvana were formed out of the sonic ashes that the original Syndicate lineup left behind.

The remastered re-release will feature the album’s original nine tracks, plus six previously unreleased songs that will substitute the bonus tracks from Rhino Records’ 2001 reissue. The first two songs of the set, “Is It Rolling, Bob?” and “A Reason,” are early rehearsals of songs that were slated to appear on the band’s 1984 follow-up, Medicine Show, before the departure of Kendra Smith. “Still Holding On to You,” “Armed With an Empty Gun,” “Like Mary” and “Outside the Dream Syndicate” round out the newly minted, previously unheard songs. Check out the complete tracklist below.

The deluxe reissue will also feature brand-new liner notes from members of Rain Parade, Long Ryders, Green on Red, Divine Weeks and Sonic Youth. It will also boast notes from Rhino Records’ Gary Stewart and music journalists Chris Morris and Byron Coley.

Days of Wine and Roses was the Dream Syndicate’s last album with its original lineup: Smith, Steve Wynn, Karl Precoda and Dennis Duck. The band went on to release Medicine Show, 1986’s Out of the Grey and 1988’s Ghost Stories.

You can pre-order Days of Wine and Roses here.

Days of Wine and Roses 2015 Reissue Tracklist
1. “Tell Me When It’s Over”
2. “Definitely Clean”
3. “That’s What You Always Say”
4. “Then She Remembers”
5. “Halloween”
6. “When You Smile”
7. “Until Lately”
8. “Too Little, Too Late”
9. “The Days of Wine and Roses”

Bonus Tracks
10. “Is It Rolling, Bob?”
11. “A Reason”
12. “Still Holding On to You”
13. “Armed With an Empty Gun”
14. “Like Mary”
15. “Outside the Dream Syndicate”

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