Rainer Maria reissues! Five classic records available now on vinyl, including Catastrophe Keeps Us Together first ever LP pressing
Rainer Maria reissues! Five classic records available now on vinyl, including Catastrophe Keeps Us Together first ever LP pressing
Posted 10/10/2018
“When Rainer Maria first surfaced in the punk-rock basements of Madison, Wisconsin, 20 years ago, its sound was a tense and jagged jumble of youthful feelings: of confinement, of frustration and of having too many words rushing through your brain to capture and convey everything you want the world to hear.” - NPR Music

In 1997, Rainer Maria officially became the first active band on the Polyvinyl roster with the release of their debut full-length, Past Worn Searching. Over the course of the next six years, the trio released three more albums - Look Now Look Again (1999), A Better Version of Me (2001), and Long Knives Drawn (2003) - all of which further solidified the band as a pioneering act in the Midwestern DIY scene and beyond, anchored by poetic lyrics, Caithlin De Marrais’ powerful vocals, Kaia Fischer’s guitar and William Kuehn’s drumming.

After falling out of print on vinyl over the years, we are extremely excited to properly re-introduce these five classic records (plus 2006's Catastrophe Keeps Us Together making its first appearance on LP) featuring artwork remastered by designer Mark Owens (Life of the Mind) and lacquers cut by Bob Weston at Chicago Mastering Service.

Pre-order your copies now from our E-Store ahead of the November 16th release date.

"Catastrophe" is taken from Catastrophe Keeps Us Together.