on 25 September 2009
The version of this I picked up was on CD, clearly listed by one of Amazon's sellers, but thanks to Amazon's baffling product description ([VINYL] [CD] - Audio CD ?!?) you might want to make doubly sure what you are actually getting.
The album is made up of a visceral, chaotic live set running from the opening track to a stunning cover of Joy Division's Twenty Four Hours and including the excellent new song Untitled #28; an acoustic set comprising two covers (Smiths & Yeah Yeah Yeahs) and the beautiful Untitled #27; and two instrumentals - the ambient The Weather is Bad and the more rustic I Was Hoping Winter Was Over.
There's a touch of overkill about the whole thing; counting the band's debut ep, debut album, the Here It Never Snowed Acoustic ep and singles this is the third or fourth times some of these songs have been released, but the quality overall is top notch.