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  • Alicia J. Rose

Ramona Falls?
Whatever, that was so last week. Instead let's talk about Lackthereof, another head on the mighty Menomena Cerberus. Local label FILMguerrero will be gathering the best of Danny Seim's long-running side project and releasing (the ridiculous titled) A Lackthereof Retrospective 1998-2008, or I was a Christian Emo Twentysomething on October 13th.

Before Danny Seim started the acclaimed Portland, OR art rock trio Menomena (in which he drums impressively, and, along with the other two members, sings, writes, composes, arranges, deconstructs, and reassembles), he was the sole, prolific, and promotion-averse member of Lackthereof. Seim still finds time for making Lackthereof recordings, which, over the project's ten year history, have ranged from lo-fi to lush, acoustic to synthetic, poppy to noisy.

Entitled "A Lackthereof Retrospective 1998-2008, or I was a Christian Emo Twentysomething"
this album, the 10th full length Lackthereof release, contains the best of Seim's Lackthereof work, selected by him from among a decade of remarkable electronic beat experiments, lo-fi indie dub, simple acoustic soundscapes, challenging art pieces, and much more. The record will be available as a limited-edition CD (featuring 20 new original illustrations by Seim) and at finer digital retailer shops.

Well you lost me at Christian, but you had me back at Emo Twentysomething. This release also kicks off a distribution deal for FILMguerrero and Menomena's parent label, Barsuk. To pre-order the retrospective, click here.