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ARTIST
TITLE
Eyedazzler
FORMAT
2LP

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MFG 054LP MFG 054LP
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RELEASE DATE
6/9/2017

Double LP version. "Manufactured Recordings presents its latest Shoegaze Archive installment: an expanded reissue of Alison's Halo's Eyedazzler -- a retrospective of the band's recordings originally compiled in 1998. Available for the first time on vinyl, this criminally overlooked Tempe, AZ outfit is one of the premiere American shoegaze bands. Find the full story of Alison's Halo below, written by Jack Rabid, editor/publisher of The Big Takeover: 'They came out of Phoenix two decades ago, when Americans beyond Anglophilic centers finally noticed an incredible, dreamy 'shoegaze' explosion bubbling in Britain. Led by spouses Adam and Catherine Cooper, Alison's Halo trafficked in similarly spectacular, effects-laden, ethereal guitar majesties, but were distinguished by Catherine's lovely vocals (like Cocteau Twins' Liz Fraser, Slowdive's Rachel Goswell, and Mazzy Star's Hope Sandoval), as shimmering as their six-string mélanges. Sadly, the foursome only released one 7" single in 1995, on Bruce Licher's hallowed Independent Project Records, and a 1998 retrospective. But thanks to starring appearances in two legendary Phoenix Beautiful Noise festivals, 1995 and 1996 (flying in from New York, I loved Alison's, IPR's Half String, For Against, and Licher's Scenic, Apples in Stereo, etc.), Internet buzz, and now this timely Manufactured Recordings reissue, they're not forgotten -- unlike many hyped groups.'--Jack Rabid"