Thalia Zedek has announced two releases: the new Thalia Zedek Band album Perfect Vision, due out August 27th, and the special 20th-anniversary reissue of her classic album Been Here and Gone. Originally released on Matador to critical acclaim, Thrill Jockey is proud to present a special remaster of Been Here and Gone by Sarah Register, the first-ever vinyl release of Zedek’s classic album. Been Here and Gone and Perfect Vision are great examples of why Thalia Zedek is one of the most enduring rock musicians of the last four decades.
From her auspicious beginnings in bands Uzi, Live Skull, and Dangerous Birds to her wider recognition in Come, Zedek established herself as a singular voice accruing accolades from critics and contemporaries including J. Mascis, Kurt Cobain, and Bob Mould. Been Here and Gone, her debut solo release originally released in 2001 on CD, marked a turning point in Zedek’s music. The idiosyncrasies of her voice were laid bare for the first time, revealing an even greater depth to her unique songwriting. The more spacious and rich arrangements sprawl and whisper with powerful vulnerability.