Thank you to all the friendly people who came out to see the Chokebore shows. We had a fantastic time and really enjoyed playing these first 2 albums live. Each night felt like the last night of the universe. It was great. We hope to see you again in the future if we decide to tour again.
Your best friend for life,
The live photos section has been updated with 9 new galleries of pictures taken at the shows:
Motionless & Anything Near Water vinyl reissues out today!
The 12-inch colored vinyl reissues of Motionless and Anything Near Water are out today! Each record comes with an MP3 download featuring three bonus tracks.
Motionless bonus tracks
29 Mile Wind
Line Crush (Dana Lynn version)
Anything Near Water bonus tracks
Brittle & Depressing
Now I Crawl
These digital bonus tracks are exclusively available with the vinyl records; they are not available on Bandcamp or iTunes.
How to buy the records
Both albums can be purchased online from the Vicious Circle online store, or in the fine record stores distributing the Vicious Circle catalog across Europe (Benelux, France, Germany, Italy, Portugal, Switzerland, and United Kingdom). The records will also be sold at the shows during the 20th anniversary tour, kicking off on November 7 in Germany!
Motionless digital release
Previously unavailable in digital format, Motionless gets the full treatment with this reissue: it is now available on Bandcamp, iTunes, Spotify, Deezer, and Amazon!
Two French music magazines (Magic and New Noise) have very good articles about the reissues this month, and there's also a funny one in the French version of Vice magazine.
New French tour dates
Two more shows in France have been added to the tour dates page: November 19 at the Antipode in Rennes and November 23 at the Moloco in Audincourt (during the Génériq festival). Stay tuned for more!
New tour dates: Italy and Switzerland
Three new shows added to the tour dates page! Two in Italy (November 10 at Lo-Fi in Milan and November 11 at Freakout Club in Bologna), and one more in Switzerland (November 13 at Güterschuppen Wollishofen in Zürich). More dates to be announced soon…
Motionless & Anything Near Water vinyl reissues available for pre-order
Both reissues include new sleeve artwork, a colored vinyl record (white for Motionless and orange for Anything Near Water) in a printed inner sleeve, and an MP3 download card with MP3 bonus tracks. Check out some pictures below:
Each record costs 15 Euros (shipping not included). Pre-orders will be shipped out ahead of the official release date (October 14).
And while you're waiting for the records to arrive, why not listen to a few songs taken from these records?
Mini tour update: France
This week we are announcing two new French dates: November 21 at the I.Boat in Bordeaux and November 22 at La Fourmi in Limoges. And there's still more to come!
Mini tour update: Belgium
Two new shows in Belgium have been added to the tour dates page: De Kreun in Kortrijk and the Botanique in Brussels. Stay tuned for more!
Chokebore 20th anniversary European tour dates
A first round of concert dates have been confirmed for Chokebore's 20th anniversary European tour in November–December 2013, including a show with labelmate Shannon Wright in Yverdon (Switzerland) and one with Girls Against Boys in Prague (Czech Republic)! Check out the full list on the tour dates page. More to come soon!
Chokebore 20th anniversary: vinyl reissues and European tour
In October this year, Chokebore will celebrate their 20th anniversary by re-releasing their first two albums Motionless and Anything Near Water on vinyl… And in November, the band will take their old school songs on the road for a European tour!
Originally released by Amphetamine Reptile Records in 1993 and 1995 respectively, and now long out of print in vinyl format, the two records will be reissued by the French label Vicious Circle, which has been Chokebore's new home since the release of the Falls Best EP in 2011.