Drop Nineteens announce Delaware reissue

Drop Nineteens announce Delaware re-issue / share two new songs, "Nest," and their take on Lana Del Rey's "White Dress"
Drop Nineteens announce Delaware re-issue / share two new songs, "Nest," and their take on Lana Del Rey's "White Dress"

Ahead of Drop Nineteens first shows since the 90s, they are announcing a new official re-issue of their seminal album Delaware, as well as sharing two tracks, “Nest” & a cover of Lana Del Rey’s “White Dress.” The re-issue of Delaware will be released on Wharf Cat Records on June 21st. It is the first and only vinyl re-issue endorsed by the band and was remastered by Carl Saff and Drop Nineteens. The re-issue will feature updated artwork, and a portion of all proceeds will go to the gun violence charity Artists For Action To Prevent Gun Violence.

“Nest” was originally conceived as a part of the band’s new album Hard Light, and was recorded during those sessions, as Ackell explains.

“Nest was originally intended to either open or close our album Hard Light. When we realized we had a better opener and closer, we were unable to find the right place for it on the album. It’s an apt closer as B-side to White Dress, because it’s the the last song Drop Nineteens will be releasing for a while, or perhaps ever, because you know, you never know…The ruminative lyrics make it well suited for this position.”

Of their cover of “White Dress” he adds:

“I was admittedly late to Lana. But this track got me and it just won’t let go, so I decided to bring it to the band. Sometimes a song takes hold and doesn’t let go. ‘White Dress’ is that kind of song for me. The band looked at me a little sideways when I suggested covering Lana Del Rey’s White Dress, but the moment we started running through what I had in mind together, they locked in on it.”

On the reissue of Delaware:

“We decided to change the cover image, not so much to self-cancel, but because we simply will not put the image of a young person with a gun in their hand out in the world in today’s climate. To be fair, the concept was probably overstated even in 1992. We love the new cover design, and we are proud to be donating a portion of the proceeds from the sale of this Delaware reissue to the charity Artist For Action To Prevent Gun Violence.”

Drop Nineteens
Wharf Cat records

1. “Delaware”
2. “Ease It Halen”
3. “Winona”
4. “Kick the Tragedy”
5. “Baby Wonder’s Gone”
6. “Happen”
7. “Reberrymemberer”
8. “Angel”
9. “My Aquarium”
10. “(Plus Fish Dream)”

Drop Nineteens 2024 Tour Dates

4/17 – Washington, D.C. @ The Atlantis w/ Greg Mendes
4/18 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer w/ Hotline TNT
4/19 – Boston, MA @ The Paradise w/ Greg Mendes
4/20 – Brooklyn, NYC @ Warsaw w/ Greg Mendes
4/24 – Oakland, CA @ New Parish w/ Winter
4/25 – L.A., CA @ The Balasco w/ Winter

30 years ago when Drop Nineteens disbanded. They had released their shoegaze masterpiece Delaware in 1992, and shared stages with bands like Radiohead, Hole, Blur, PJ Harvey and Smashing Pumpkins. They went from being teenagers in Boston to mid-twenty-somethings with videos on MTV, sessions on the BBC, world tours and numerous festival appearances under their belt. So when Drop Nineteens ceased to be, their lead singer and songwriter Greg Ackell felt content. He had the rest of his life in front of him to figure out what he wanted to do. Music was a closed chapter.

Pre-Order Delaware reissue by Drop Nineteens HERE
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