Electronic rock group The Black Queen – featuring Greg Puciato (ex-The Dillinger Escape Plan), keyboardist and guitarist Joshua Eustis (of Telefon Tel Aviv, ex-Nine Inch Nails) and keyboardist and guitarist Steven Alexander (former tech for The Dillinger Escape Plan + Nine Inch Nails) – have announced a re-release of their 2016 debut album ‘Fever Daydream’ on vinyl.
“In 20 years of making albums, there are a few that stand-out as being really special. They felt special when they were being made, and they still stand-out after the passing of time. If every album is a point on a timeline, these points are a little bigger than the rest. Fever Daydream is one of those points,” says Greg.
Puciato adds, “We had no idea when we made it whether other people would connect to it in the way that we did, but it turns out that a decent amount of people did. This was the gateway into a lot for me on the release-side too, the genesis of what would become Federal Prisoner, and the start of a real passion for releasing records, and for owning my output. Personally it was a really transitional time too, with a lot of growth happening, and I can hear all of that in this. We had a special bond as friends and musicians during the years that we spent making this, and a couple of my current closest relationships both personally and professionally were formed during this time. So we, and I, are proud to re-issue this, in new packaging, with new variants, and some extra stuff on the digital side. Thanks everyone. We hope to see you at some shows before too long. Now back to the new record ;-).”
You can pre-order the vinyl re-issue at this location. The effort comes in “two 2LP variants available: one featuring the recognizable TBQ Triangle in silver foil (1000 copies available) and a second featuring the logo in gold foil (500 available),” as per a press release. “The original, 2016 vinyl pressing was limited to 1500 copies and sold out upon release.”
You an also pick up a collection of ‘Fever Daydream’ anniversary merch over here. “The deluxe digital re-release, which is available on Feb. 5 via Bandcamp and Feb. 19 via the remaining digital service providers, includes the original ten songs as well as instrumental and vocal only versions of each track,” adds the presser. “Bonus recordings and demos round out the 5th anniversary edition.”
Artist photo by J. Whitaker