THE XCERTS have announced plans to release a 10th-anniversary edition of their debut album,IN THE COLD WIND WE SMILE.
The reissue has been remastered on 180mg white vinyl and includes a download card of 13 exclusive bonus tracks and fold-out poster. It’s also going to be out on CD with bonus tracks on a second CD.
Singer and guitarist MURRAY MACLEOD explains: “To think it’s been 10 years since the release of our debut record is pretty wild. It’s been a hell of a journey and the fact we are still an active band who are able to reissue a record for an anniversary is really cool.
“We’re currently in the studio working on our new album but we’ve been knee-deep in nostalgia putting together the reissue and we’re really looking forward to playing the album in its entirety throughout November / December.
“We haven’t played some of these songs since the release of the record so it’s going to be a trip but we’re stoked to hit the road and turn up the amplifiers in celebration.”
The band are also on tour:
NOVEMBER 29 Rough Trade, Bristol 30 West End Centre, Aldershot
DECEMBER 01 The Flapper, Birmingham 02 Omeara, London 03 Night and Day, Manchester 05 Unit 51, Aberdeen 06 King Tuts, Glasgow 07 King Tuts, Glasgow 08 The Cluny, Newcastle 10 Record Junkee, Sheffield 11 The Bodega, Nottingham
The album’s track listing reads:
1. In the Cold Wind We Smile 2. Home Versus Home 3. Nightschool 4. Cool Ethan 5. Lost but Not Alone 6. Listen. Don’t Panic 7. Crisis in the Slow Lane 8. Do You Feel Safe? 10. Just Go Home 11. Aberdeen 1987 12. I See Things Differently 13. Untitled
Bonus Tracks 1. Weather Warning 2. Growing Old 3. Breathtaking Fight 4. Stay The Same 5. Pretty People 6. My Book Laughs 7. Home vs Home (Blueskies Remix) 8. Drinking in LA 9. Fragile Skin (Demo) 10. Ghost (Demo) 11. There Will Be No Miracles Here (Demo) 12. Beige (Live at King Tuts) 13. Aberdeen 1987 (Live at King Tuts)