Five Candidates For Unlikely Discography Reissue Campaigns

05/24/2012 10:42 AM |

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In the “didn’t see that one coming” department, Temporary Residence has released the complete discography of Moss Icon, the surreal punk group who deftly eluded precise classification. This follows closely on the heels of the same label’s reissue of the discography of Bitch Magnet, a group whose trio of albums has earned them admirers from Superchunk’s Mac McCaughan to Battles’ Ian Williams. Merge Records has recently announced plans to reissue the discography of Sugar, the Bob Mould-led power-pop group who released numerous blisteringly catchy songs throughout the 90s. And Numero Group will be reissuing music from the slowcore outfit Codeine. All of this comes as welcome news: while there’s no shortage of excellent new music being made, it’s also good to see worthy music from a few years before given renewed attention. With that in mind, here are five other candidates for the deluxe reissue treatment, also chosen from the strange world of 90s punk and indie rock.