Constantines Reissue ‘Shine A Light’ On Vinyl

Constantines Vinyl-Only Reissue of Shine a Light is available in the U.S. & Europe on Sub Pop 11th Anniversary of, with Bonus 7” + 3 Out-of Print songs

Sub Pop’s vinyl-only reissue of the recently reunited Constantines’ 2003 album, Shine a Lightis now available in the US and Europe. The album is also available in Canada on You’ve Changed Records.

Out of print on vinyl since 2007, this 12-track reissue features slightly altered artwork and comes packaged with a 7” single of the following tracks: “Thank You for Sending Me an Angel” (Talking Heads cover) and “Hotline Operator (2003)” from the Nighttime CD-single, and a CBC Radio 3 recording of the Royal City song “Raw Youth” from the Young Lions CD-single. Originally available with pre-orders at You’ve Changed in Canada and Sub Pop for the rest of the world, a limited “Loser Edition” of this Shine a Light reissue, on orange vinyl, is available at select independent record stores and from the band at shows. Please find complete tracklistings for the album and single below.

In related news, Constantines frontman Bry Webb recently released his second solo album, Free Will, on Idée Fixe Records. Webb will continue to support the album with a solo headline tour, which runs June 17-July 27th. Please find a complete list of related tour dates below.

About the Constantines Shine a Light:
Shine a Light was the Constantines’ second full-length and first for Sub Pop. And the record is ambitious, combining a steady diet of ‘90s DC rock (like a Joe Strummer-fronted Fugazi, it’s been suggested), with dub-inflected bass, blue-eyed soul and a fundamental punk, anytime/anywhere aesthetic (perhaps best described by drummer Doug MacGregor as, “Like an unwelcome mix of a Memphis Clash and breakneck dub”). The opening lines from the title track hint at the difficulty in nailing down the elusive “it” that is at play on this record, “Don’t talk to me about simple things/There’s no such thing/All a man can build is his vision/And I love my man for trying.” 

Shine a Light

1. National Hum
2. Shine a Light
3. Nighttime/Anytime (It’s Alright)
4. Insectivora
5. Young Lions
6. Goodbye Baby & Amen
7. On to You
8. Poison
9. Scoundrel Babes
10. Tiger & Crane
11. Tank Commander (Hung Up in a Warehouse Town)
12. Sub-Domestic

Bonus 7”
A1) “Thank You for Sending Me an Angel” (Talking Heads cover / Nighttime Single)
A2) “Raw Youth” (CBC Radio 3 recording of a Royal City cover / Young Lions Single)  
B1) “Hotline Operator (2003)” (Nightime Single)  

Aug. 03 – Sackville, NB – SappyFest
Aug. 22 – Peterborough, ON – Peterborough Folk Festival
Aug. 23 – Ottawa, ON – Arboretum Festival

Bry Webb Solo Dates 
Jun. 17 – Victoria, BC – Copper Owl
Jun. 18 – Vancouver, BC – The Biltmore 
Jun. 20 – Calgary, AB – Sled Island Festival w/ Neko Case
Jun. 21 – Montreal, QC – Montréal Folk Festival on the Canal 
Jul. 09 – Saskatoon, SK – Amigo’s
Jul. 10 – Regina, SK – The Exchange
Jul. 11-13 – Winnipeg, MB – Winnipeg Folk Festival 
Jul. 18 – Sudbury, ON – River & Sky Festival
Jul. 19-20 – London, ON – Home County Music and Art Festival
Jul. 26-27 – Guelph, ON – Hillside Festival

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