Loftus (Red Red Meat, Califone, Tortoise) debut gets repress

Close to 15 years after being issued on CD, the self-titled debut from Chicago post-rock outfit Loftus is being treated to a limited-edition vinyl repress. Loftus came together in Chicago in the late ’90s, and the octet included Red Red Meat’s Tim Rutili and Ben Massarela — both also from Califone — Tortoise’s Bundy K. Brown, and members of Rex. “Co-mingling” during tours between Rex and Red Red Meat led the musicians towards the collaboration, which was improvisational in nature.
The vinyl pressing will feature silkscreened jackets, and, like the CD edition, will have “a sandpaper jawbone” affixed to the cover.