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Blank Dogs Rarities Compilation, 'Collected By Itself: 2006-2009,' Due April 26

Mike Sniper, aka Blank Dogs, cleaned up his sound and embraced hi-fidelity last October with the release of Land And Fixed. Before then, the Brooklyn native was one of the more "mysterious" artists around, though he admittedly never wanted that to be the case.


According to a press release: "The anonymous thing happened in the very beginning because I didn't even have a backing band to play shows with," Sniper said. "It led to some ridiculous rumors-that I wear a mask onstage, that I'm Stephen Malkmus...funny stuff."


During that time of mystery, he began catching a steadily increasing buzz through the release of EPs, singles, and lo-fi, melodic recordings. And Sniper's just announced that many of those tunes have been compiled on Collected By Itself: 2006-2009. It's a collection of out-of-print singles, EPs, and tracks from cassettes and compilations, with none of the cuts coming from Sniper's previous full-lengths. They also hail from before his sound became a bit cleaner, so that air of thick white noise is heard throughout.


You can get a taste of that noise by streaming the track "Slow Room!" below. The compilation is due out April 26. View the track list below the Soundcloud widget.



Collected By Itself: 2006-2009 track listing:


01 Leaving the Light On
02 Slow Room!
03 Two Months
04 Before the Hours
05 Keeping All The Time
06 Freezing Styles
07 1480 Fox
08 The Tied
09 She's Violent Tonight
10 Dismorphobia
11 Doorbell Fire
12 The Other Way
13 Calling Over
14 Yellow Mice Sleep
15 Outside Alarmer
16 Waiting
17 My House is Red
18 Butler Hospital
19 Poison Ivy
20 Scenes In a New Town
21 Anywhere
22 They Said
23 Ages Ago
24 Mirror Lights
25 Splitting
26 Leaves
27 Stuck Inside the World

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