The Cardigans reissuing whole catalog on vinyl, touring
The Cardigans are reissuing their entire back catalog on vinyl this week. The Swedish band's six albums -- Emmerdale (1994), Life (1995), First Band on the Moon (1996), Gran Turismo (1998), Long Gone Before Daylight (2003) and Super Extra Gravity (2005) -- never got big pressings originally (Emmerdale and Super Extra Gravity never came out on vinyl at all) and fetch for exorbitant prices on Discogs and Ebay. All six LPs have been remastered at Sterling Sound and come in gatefold sleeves with the original, "as intended" tracklists. (The U.S. and UK releases of Life, for example, combined songs from the original Swedish editions of Life and Emmerdale.) So far these are UK/EU only but you can order them on import via Amazon. You can watch videos from all their albums, including "Lovefool," "Carnival," "You're My Favorite Game," and more, below.
Meanwhile, The Cardigans also say "2019 looks promising with...summer gigs in the pipeline. Hope to come back and play some festivals in Europe." They toured the UK last year to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Gran Tourismo. They're playing Chile in March, and Norway in June, and we hope they'll play some shows in North America. It's been a long time (CMJ 2006 was the last NYC show I remember).