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D.C. indie-poppers Unrest, as far as I’m concerned, made two unimpeachable classics in the early 1990s. The first, 1992’s Imperial f.f.r.r., got a lush reissue in 2009 via the band’s label, Teenbeat. Doing justice to the other one, 1993’s Perfect Teeth, is a bit more complicated: The original Teenbeat release was an awesomely over-the-top collection of six 7-inches.
Good news, then. Teenbeat is reissuing the album in all of its boxed-set glory, with six 7-inches plus a handful of bonus tracks (that weren’t on the 1993 CD or LP versions) sprinkled among them. It has a 24-page booklet with pictures from the album’s sessions, a package printed with metallic gold ink, and, if you spend a little extra, three Unrest live recordings. (“England, 1992,” “Newcastle, 1993,” and “Washington, DC, 2005.”) There are also options for pins and mugs and things. You can pre-order now; the thing ships in April.
The tracklist, plus a video explaining everything, after the jump.
Teen-Beat 70 Isabel (side A) Love To Know (B1) Wharton Hockey Club (B2)
Teen-Beat 91 West Coast Love Affair (C) Soon It Is Going To Rain (D)
Teen-Beat 105 Cath Carroll (E) So So Sick (F1) Capezio Bowler (F2)
Teen-Beat 112 Angel I’ll Walk You Home (G) Breather X.X.X. (H1) Stylized Ampersand (H2)
Teen-Beat 126 Make Out Club (I) Food & Drink Synthesizer (J1) Plastic Film (J2)
Teen-Beat 133 Light Command (K) Six Layer Cake (L)