The American Analog Set became indie darlings in the second part of the ’90s with a set of subdued and eloquent indie rock albums, only to go quiet for almost two decades, recently releasing For Forever, their first new album in 18 years. Now, The American Analog set has prepared a 5-LP box set, titled New Drifters.
The collection features their first three albums: The Fun of Watching Fireworks (1996), From Our Living Room to Yours (1997), and The Golden Band (1999). It also includes two additional discs of unreleased B-sides, outtakes, and demos from that same period.
As the Numero Group notes: “Lo-fi, low budget, and low key, The American Analog Set’s suite of hypnotic, neo-psychedelic, Texas sloth-kraut LPs appeared briefly on Austin’s Emperor Jones label and slunk quietly into the sprawling indie underground as the old millennium crested. Gathered here are The Fun Of Watching Fireworks, From Our Living Room To Yours, and The Golden Band albums, garnished with period b-sides, outtakes, and demos. Remastered from the original analog tapes, this early-career spanning 5xLP box includes lyrics, photos, and ephemera from the before times.”