Sacred Bones Records are set to release a lost album by the late Suicide frontman Alan Vega and have shared the first taste of the posthumous record with ‘Nike Soldier’.
The upcoming record is called Mutator and features an array of lost songs from Vega’s catalogue that went unreleased throughout his career. The former Suicide frontman passed away back in 2016 at the age of 78 and left a wealth of material unreleased following his death. The new album will be released on April 23rd via Sacred Bones Records and is only the first sample of the so-called ‘Vega Vault’ full of unreleased Vega material.
Mutator was recorded with Vega’s longtime collaborator and wife Liz Lamere between 1995-96. She only re-discovered the body of work that makes up the vault in 2019. Lamere and Vega’s close friend and confidante, Jared Artaud, then worked together to produce and mix the songs to make them ready for release.
Speaking about the release, Lamere commented: “In all of his artistic expressions Alan had a unique ability to pull from an eclectic mix of cultural references and turn them on their head. If we asked him to give us a quote about ‘Nike Soldier’ he’d say ‘Do it Just’.”
On ‘Nike Solider’, Artaud said: “Working on this album, I was blown away by the sheer intensity and raw power of Alan’s ability to transform sound and deliver inimitable one-take vocal performances. ‘Nike Soldier’ is a supreme example of Alan’s unparalleled instincts.”
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