Inspired by their favorite classic Jamaican Dub and Lovers Rock albums, Extra Classic have worked to create a “Showcase” style LP for the second Extra Classic release. In the traditional “Showcase” format, each song is immediately followed by its corresponding dub/version. In this way, the Extra Classic “Showcase” LP has 6 songs, each followed by a dub/version, for a total of 12 songs on the album. All of the songs from the Extra Classic Showcase album were produced with vintage recording equipment and tape machines from the 60s & 70s. The dub/versions of each song on the album highlight various aspects of themes presented in each song with a psychedelic sonic quality. Alex and Adrianne deLanda, main songwriters & singer, have worked diligently to create new songs with old sounds in a swirling mixture of analog tape splicing, space echo, heavy phase, and classic song-writing themes. The Extra Classic Showcase album also features liner notes from 1970’s Island Records producer (The Heptones) & DJ extraordinaire, Danny Holloway.
The Extra Classic Showcase album is scheduled for release on Tuesday, June 3, 2014. The release is a shared effort between Burger Records (cassette) and Nopal Records (Limited Press LP & CD). Extra Classic will be on tour in support of this new album beginning June 6 as well as further US touring during summer, 2014.
Stream the Showcase single, "A Little Rain" :