Local H will release its first-ever greatest hits collection, Local H: The Island Years, on April 5th as part of Universal Music's ICON series.
To celebrate Local H will take a trip down memory lane, embarking on "The Singles Tour: All the Hits All Night," on April 14th (itinerary below).
"With everyone and their mother doing tours of their classic albums, we thought it would be a good time to go out and just play every song we ever released as a single -- no deep cuts," explains singer/guitarist Scott Lucas. "So, as usual, our timing is way off."
Local H: The Island Years features tracks culled from the three critically acclaimed albums the band released during their time on Island Records in the mid-90s, including "Bound for the Floor" from the gold-certified As Good As Dead (1996) and "All The Kids Are Right" from Pack Up the Cats, one of SPIN magazine's top 20 albums of 1998. The compilation also contains two previously unreleased versions of songs: "Tag Along" (recorded during the sessions for Pack Up the Cats) and "Mayonnaise and Malaise (Radio Edit)," as well as the Guided By Voices cover "Smothered in Hugs" from the Slingblade soundtrack.
Local H: The Island Years track listing:
Bound For The Floor
All The Kids Are Right
Mayonnaise And Malaise (Radio Edit)*
All-Right (Oh, Yeah)
Smothered In Hugs
Back in the Day
The Singles Tour: All the Hits All Night:
4/14 Ann Arbor, MI Blind Pig
4/15 Akron, OH Musica
4/16 Pittsburgh, PA Altar Bar
4/17 Milford, CT Daniel Street Club
4/18 Allston, MA Brighton Music Hall
4/20 Brooklyn, NY Knitting Factory Brooklyn
4/21 New York, NY Mercury Lounge
4/22 Philadelphia, PA North Star Bar
4/24 Washington, DC Rock And Roll Hotel
4/26 Durham, NC Casbah
4/27 Atlanta, GA The Masquerade
4/28 Nashville, TN Exit / In
4/29 St. Louis, MO Firebird
4/30 Dekalb, IL Otto's
5/1 Chicago, IL Metro