Saint Marie Records

For Against / Shelf Life (Reissue) SMR133


Release Date: November 23, 2018

Pressing Information

Limited Edition Vinyl/CD Reissue (first time on vinyl)
Remastered With Updated Artwork
Digital Download Included With Vinyl
Aperture, Mason’s California Lunchroom and Vinyl Boxset also available

It was surprising-gratifying last decade, when Lincoln, Nebraska stalwarts For Against finally garnered the cult popularity they’d long deserved—at least in Europe, where generous, rapturous crowds hailed them as “darkwave” pioneers. Back home, though, it took this era’s shoegaze explosion/revival to bring them equal underground acclaim, accelerated by Captured Tracks’ 2014 Box Set, compiling their two LPs and EP, 1987-1989. It even received a 7.8 in Pitchfork, suggesting, “If they had gained a tenth of the attention Interpol attracted, it would have been a wonderful world!”

That richly deserved, delayed recognition is bound to heighten with these reissues of their three ’90s records.

Shelf Life
1 Shadow
2 Wintersong
3 Starblind
4 Lost
5 Profile
6 Lilacs
7 Harbor
8 Forever
9 Times Square Go-Go Boy
10 Seascape