Tumbleweed have today announced the release of their seminal debut, self titled album on vinyl for the first time as well as a one off 7″ release of their biggest single ‘Daddy Longlegs’ for Record Store Day 2018. The Wollongong five piece have teamed up with Wollongong based record label Farmer & The Owl to release the music on vinyl for the first time. The label who have released music by the current crop of artists from the area including Hockey Dad, The Pinheads, Bec Sandridge and Totally Unicorn are honoured to be able bring the releases from the regions most successful outfit to vinyl for the first time. The original releases existed only on CD via the legendary Sydney label Waterfront Records.
Released in 1992, Tumbleweed’s self titled release was a breakthrough for the band who had early rose to prominence with the release of two well received EP’s and the now infamous support with Nirvana on their only ever Australian tour. The release that features the singles ‘Sundial’ and ‘Acid Rain’ will be available as a record store day exclusive blue vinyl edition limited to 400 copies.
With appearances at iconic nineties Australian festivals such as Big Day Out and Livid, the band followed up the debut album release with stand alone single ‘Daddy Longlegs’ in 1993. With strong support from Triple J, the track landed in the Hottest 100 of that year at number 50 and is still a staple of the bands live sets to this day. For record store day the single with it’s B side ‘Junior’ will be released on vinyl for the first time ever and limited to 500 copies, this will be a one off pressing.
To celebrate the day the band will be playing live at their local record store in Wollongong, Music Farmers.
Tumbleweed ‘S/T’ LP (Blue Vinyl ltd. 400) out April 21st via Farmer & The Owl/Inertia.
Tumbleweed ‘Daddy Longlegs’ 7″ (Black Vinyl ltd 500) out April 21st via Farmer & The Owl/Inertia.
Tumbleweed in store appearance at Music Farmers (228 Keira Street, Wollongong) at 3pm on April 21st.