Shoegaze Vets Lush Announce Retrospective Box Set, Live Appearance in New York

Chorus is out January 22 via 4AD.

Following in the footsteps of My Bloody Valentine and Ride—their peers in the early days of shoegaze—the members of revered London band Lush have announced that they will be bringing their reunion to our shores in 2016. In addition to the band’s hometown show in May of next year, they will be playing New York’s Terminal 5 in September.

And if that seems like an awful long time to wait, you can fill the space getting reacquainted with the band’s discography. On January 22, their longtime label, 4AD, will release Chorus, a career retrospective box set that includes Lush’s three full lengths (Spooky, Split, and Lovelife), their early compilation record Gala, and the Canadian version of B-sides collection Topolino. That initial run will be supplemented by B-sides, radio sessions, and remixes, some of which have never been heard before. 4AD are also bringing out a vinyl edition of the group’s best-of collection, Ciao!, sometime this month.

Lush was formed in London in 1988 by Emma Anderson and Miki Berenyi, who were joined by bassist Phil King in 1990 following the departure of Steve Rippon. Elastica’s Justin Welch will be joining them as drummer for next year’s dates.

Chorus is out January 22 on 4AD.


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