Kath Bloom - Finally

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First vinyl reissue of pivotal overview for revered Connecticut songwriter Kath Bloom, featuring five never before heard bonus tracks from a 1987 recording session. Kath Bloom has been covered by Bill Callahan, Mark Kozelek and Devendra Banhart, and featured in Pitchfork and Aquarium Drunkard. “She can snap a heart like a twig” – Pitchfork // “Truly otherworldly music” – Stereogum // Chapter is pleased to announce the first ever vinyl reissue of this classic overview of Connecticut songwriting icon Kath Bloom’s 1990s recordings, originally released on CD in 2006. Kath’s musical career began in the late 70s and includes revered collaborations with avant-garde guitarist Loren Connors. Compiled from long out-of-print, self-released cassettes and CD-Rs, Finally was the first release to bring Kath’s solo music to wider attention in the 21st century, and she has since been covered by the likes of Pitchfork, The Wire and Aquarium Dunkard. It includes the exquisite Come Here, as heard in a pivotal scene in Richard Linklater’s beloved 1995 film Before Sunrise. In fact, this reissue features new artwork matching the fictitious LP Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke marvel over in a Viennese record store. The reissue includes five bonus tracks via download card, rescued from a hissy 1987 demo tape. These late 80s versions of Kath’s songs with synth, sax, fretless bass and bongos, including a never before heard version of Come Here, are sublime! Kath’s music was covered by the likes of Bill Callahan, Devendra Banhart, Mark Kozelek, Meg Baird on Chapter’s 2009 tribute album Loving Takes This Course. Covers from this release have also been featured in Paolo Sorrentino film Youth and recent Netflix smash series Sex Education. Still performing across America and the world, Kath is a living legend of fragile folk and heartbreaking songwriting.

Side A: 1. Come Here 2. It’s Just A Dream 3. Forget About Him 4. A Homeless Dream 5. Who You Are 6. You And I Keep Falling Side B: 7. Can’t Rise To Your Feet 8. What Is Really Beautiful 9. Fall Again 10. Sand In My Shoe 11. We Crossed Over 12. I Wanna Love 13. In Your School 14. Finally… Digital Bonus Tracks – 1987 Recordings: 15. Fall Again 16. I Was Wondering 17. Come Here 18. Give It Slow 19. Window

RIYL: Bill Callahan, Lucinda Williams, Karen Dalton.

Available on limited milky clear vinyl.