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ARTIST
TITLE
Wonder
FORMAT
2LP

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OPT4 024LP OPT4 024LP
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RELEASE DATE
7/28/2017

Optic Nerve present an expanded reissue of 14 Iced Bears' second album Wonder, originally released in 1991. This reissue includes the full original album and nine track from World I Love EP (1989), Mother Sleep EP (1989), and Hold On EP (1991). By the release of their second album, the 14 Iced Bears were listening more to The West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band, Big Star, and the 13th Floor Elevators and they had strayed even further from their early indie-pop origins towards spaced-out soundscapes. Their sound was becoming notably more psychedelic, drawing deeper on their '60s influences, while it still retained the feel for melody present in their previous work. The subsequent EP Hold On was to be the band's last release but they went on to support Sterling Morrison and Mo Tucker from the Velvet Underground and Big Star's Alex Chilton on his 1992 solo tour. 14 Iced Bears called it a day at the end of 1992 after Robert Sekula moved back to London, Thereafter their cult status grew, fueled by CD retrospectives from Overground, Slumberland, and Cherry Red, and it culminated in 2010 when the band reformed and toured the US. Limited edition double LP, pressed on color vinyl; Gatefold sleeve with printed inner sleeves.