East River Pipe’s The Gasoline Age was reissued for the first time on vinyl Tuesday, part of our monthly reissue series to celebrate 25 years of Merge Records. Each record comes with a digital download containing the full album plus nine previously unreleased bonus tracks. One of them, “How’s It Feel to Piss It All Away:Read More
F.M. Cornog, a.k.a. East River Pipe, originally released The Gasoline Age 15 years ago. Named 1999’s Album of the Year by both The New York Times and The Independent (UK), The Gasoline Age was inspired in large part by nighttime drives on New Jersey’s seedy Route 22. Automobile imagery appears throughout the album: cybercars, stolen cars, pimpmobiles. The vehicles all seem to carry with them a romanticism that emphasizes even further Cornog’s gift of creating a lyrical mood without tying his flights of fancy down to specifics.
On October 7, we will celebrate our longstanding relationship with East River Pipe by releasing his critically acclaimed fourth album, The Gasoline Age, on vinyl. The reissue includes a download of the full album as well as nine previously unreleased:Read More