New Double Black Vinyl LP
The Secret History Vol. 1, collecting the songs that got away during the era of Slanted and Enchanted, which Stephen Malkmus, Scott Kannberg and Gary Young recorded on the cheaper-than-cheap in January 1991. Secret Slanted History collects gems from Peel Sessions (Kentucky Cocktail, Circa 1762) and seven-inches (Baptist Blacktick) as well as live slop from the first European tours, with Mark Ibold and Bob Nastanovich in the fold. Some are outtakes from Slanted - imagine leaving these tunes off your first album, when as far as you know or imagine, it’s your *only* album.
The rarities collected here could have been - or maybe even should have been - cobbled together into a quickie stopgap album, a Slantedsequel.