Know By Heart
bark141 · LP · Barsuk Records · June 2014
Barsuk Records is proud to release this 180-gram vinyl reissue of The American Analog Set's seminal 2001 LP, Know By Heart. Widely considered the Austin, TX band's crowning achievement, Know By Heart was released to critical praise on Tiger Style Records in September 2001 as The American Analog Set's 4th full length and its limited, single vinyl pressing has been highly sought-after as it has long since been out of print.
Recorded in the Austin homes of frontman/founder Andrew Kenny and bandmember Tom Hoff, Know By Heart features the band's signature sounds and includes fan favorites "Aaron and Maria," "The Postman," "The Kindness of Strangers" and "Choir Vandals," which was covered by Ben Gibbard for the HOME EP series split release with Kenny. Upon Know By Heart's release in '01, the album was hailed as "a soft-spoken wonder" and AmAnSet's "catchiest, most dreamy effort to date" by the Chicago Tribune while the band went on headline tours across the US and Europe, and grew to gain fellow musicians Kevin Drew, Ben Gibbard and Mark Hoppus, among others, as loyal fans.
The deluxe 180-gram vinyl reissue with gatefold includes never seen before Know By Heart-era archival photographs and liner notes, plus a download code with high-resolution MP3s of both the original studio album and 21 previously unreleased demos from the Know By Heart sessions, including 3 previously unreleased songs.