We hadn’t heard much from Palaxy Tracks since their excellent 2005 album Twelve Rooms, mostly because the group’s focal point, Brendon Durham, has been moonlighting with the Octopus Project for the past year. But thankfully Durham hasn’t abandoned the mellow, shoegazing project, and has recently re-issued Twelve Rooms in an expanded, digital edition.
The updated version of the album features the original 12 songs plus nine previously- unreleased tracks, which include some Twelve Rooms outtakes, a live version of Cedarland, a couple of re-mixes, a “Speech With Animals” demo and a cover of “Me & You & Him” by Chicago’s Daniel Knox. Here is the complete track listing:
01. Speech With Animals
02. Grey Snake
03. The Clarion Way
04. Up My Sleeve
07. The Criminal Mind
08. Seems So Long Ago, Nancy
09. Me & You & Him
10. Legs On The Ladder
11. Dead Language
12. Twelve Rooms
13. Cedarland (Live @ Schubas, June 2005)
14. Grey Snake (The Octopus Project Remix)
15. Wake Me Up (Previously-unreleased acoustic song)
16. Broken Glass (Previously-unreleased Twelve Rooms outtake)
17. I Won’t Be Home Tonight (Previously-unreleased Twelve Rooms outtake)
18. Speech With Animals (Demo)
19. Me & You & Him (Chicago musician Daniel Knox covers a Palaxy Tracks song)
20. Camera (Remix by Kent Lambert of the band Roommate)
21. Non-Fiction (New song—Live @ Schubas, June 2005)
Although we think Durham has officially moved back down here to Austin, he seems to still be splitting time between here and Chicago. He’ll be performing a couple shows during SXSW, including the Peek-a-Boo Records showcase on Wednesday at the Blender Bar and the the Peek-a-Boo/Graveface day party at Bella Blue on Friday. Reportedly, these will likely be solo shows with just Durham, although Ted Cho may also join him.
You can find links to download the expanded edition from the websites below.