Through a newly-launched profile today, the trio of John Elliott, Steve Hauschildt and Mark McGuire have presently shared eight different digital releases, in addition to a 7-inch bundle celebrating the anniversary of 2010's Does It Look Like I'm Here?
Titles now available on Bandcamp include the band's self-titled sophomore LP from 2009, follow-up What Happened, 2009 7-inch Fresh Air, CD-R single No More Spirits over the Lake, cassettes Grass Ceiling, Allegory of Allergies and Planetarium, and brand new live set Live II.
Elliott announced the launch earlier this week on Twitter. He shared that the group will continue to "slowly drop titles every so often," adding that Emeralds "have plenty in the vaults."
"Nearly all of the music has been remastered by [Hauschildt], and it definitely breathes some new life into some of these older cassette and CD-R releases," Elliott wrote. "We wanted to make sure this would be worthwhile as most of the Emeralds catalog has never been available digitally."
Elliott added that the band's music will also soon receive a wider release on streaming services, and hinted that "more Emeralds activity" will be announced soon. Today has also seen him offer reflections on each of the Bandcamp inclusions, which you can find below.
Today, Bandcamp has waived its revenue share for a 24-hour period to ensure artists keep 100 percent of sales proceeds. You can view Emeralds' current offerings through their Bandcamp profile.
Hauschildt released solo album Nonlin last year. This past April, Elliott reissued his Imaginary Softwoods album Annual Flowers in Color.
At long last, loads of Emeralds music will be available at our new @Bandcamp page this Friday, May 1st. Unreleased, rare and live stuff to be included!— John Elliott (@MineralDisk) April 27, 2020
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Nearly all of the music has been remastered by @stevehauschildt, and it definitely breathes some new life into some of these older cassette and cd-r releases. We wanted to make sure this would be worthwhile as most of the Emeralds catalog has never been available digitally.— John Elliott (@MineralDisk) April 27, 2020
We'll slowly drop titles every so often, and we have plenty in the vaults. Streaming services to follow, and more Emeralds activity tba..— John Elliott (@MineralDisk) April 27, 2020
This newly remastered version of "Allegory of Allergies" includes tracks originally omitted from the 2xLP version. It's also the first time it's ever been made available digitally.https://t.co/SjDCy1ILA2— John Elliott (@MineralDisk) May 1, 2020
highly recommend weed with this one— John Elliott (@MineralDisk) May 1, 2020
we recorded this in winter of 2006 (!) and many consider it to be one of our best. A great place to start if you're just learning of Emeralds.— John Elliott (@MineralDisk) May 1, 2020
"No More Spirits Over the Lake" is low-key one of the best Emeralds joints. One of the first releases where we were revealing "our sound". I think we only ever made about 50 or so cdrs. @stevehauschildt remastered this one perfectly. Vinyl someday? https://t.co/rzQiJOi9Fg— John Elliott (@MineralDisk) May 1, 2020
"Planetarium" is an odd one for Emeralds. Kinda "ambient" + reverb'd, even tho I don't think anyone had a reverb pedal at that time (an on brand situation for us). This cs was v ltd + the rips online were of course sub-garbo. Cool art too. Remaster below!https://t.co/C126WLmKs7— John Elliott (@MineralDisk) May 1, 2020