Futureworld was a pretty big album for the guys of Trans Am. Along with being their fourth record, it was also their first to feature vocals. And to add to the futuristic vibe of the album art and the music in general, they delivered the vocals through a vocoder. As such, it's only right that they would choose Futureworld to get remastered and reissued by Thrill Jockey. The "new" version of the album, which is due out on vinyl, will feature a download card and two bonus tracks, studio outtake "Nazi/Hippie Empire," and "Now You Die, Thriddle Fool!". The former was mixed by James Murphy while the latter was originally released on flexi-disc. Trans Am is also embarking on a North American tour this fall during which they will play Futureworld in its entirety.
You can view the tour dates and listen to the title-track below. The Futureworld reissue drops Sept. 13.
09.27 Philadelphia, PA: Johnny Brenda
09.28 Boston, MA: Middle East Upstairs
09.29 Montreal, QC: Il Motore:
09.30 Toronto, ON: Lee's Palace
10.01 Grand Rapids, MI: Pyramid Scheme
10.02 Milwaukee, WI: Cactus Club
10.03 Chicago, IL: Empty Bottle:
10.04 Cleveland, OH: Grog Shop
10.05 Pittsburgh, PA: Brillobox:
10.06 Baltimore, MD: Talking Head Club
10.07 Washginton, DC: 9:30 Club
10.08-09 Brooklyn, NY: Union Pool