Can news! At last!

So, news in at last. Special editions, box sets, free downloads & previously unreleased material. Read on.

Spoon Records are teaming up once again with Mute for the 40th anniversary of Can’s classic landmark album “Tago Mago”.

This new edition comes packaged in the original UK artwork for the first time since 1971, and includes a bonus CD featuring 50 minutes of unreleased live material from 1972, remastered in 2011.


Paperhouse (07:29)
Mushroom (04:04)
Oh Yeah (07:23)
Halleluwah (18:33)
Aumgn (17:37)
Peking O (11:38)
Bring Me Coffee Or Tea (06:47)

Mushroom (Live 1972) (08:42)
Spoon (Live 1972) (29:55)
Halleluwah (Live 1972) (09:12)

Can – Bring Me Coffee Or Tea by Mute UK

To further celebrate this landmark album, Abtart gallery in Stuttgart (16 Sep – 5 Nov) ( and Künstlerhaus Bethanien in Berlin (24 Nov – 18 Dec) ( will host *Halleluwah!*, a visual homage to Can. Artists have been invited to interpret Can’s pioneering role in composition, sound, playing technique, and group dynamics.

Comprising painting, drawing, videos, objects, and sound pieces that relate to the broad spectrum of the band’s manifestations and to the facets of the collective, including critical considerations of its being turned into a myth, some works will respond to the covers of CAN albums, others will be investigations or continuations of sound into the present, while yet others will simply be hallucinatory bows before these
great musicians. For further information, and a full list of confirmed artists which includes Albert Oehlen, Daniel Richter, Malcolm Mooney, Carsten Nicolai, go to:

All 14 of Can’s studio albums have been newly cut to vinyl from the remastered tapes for release as a vinyl deluxe box set in early 2012. This will include CDs of all the albums, extensive booklets, an exclusive never released live album (vinyl only) and a newly remastered “Out Of Reach” (previously missed out of the reissue campaign). The vinyl deluxe box set will be available for pre-order at the beginning of October 2011.

In addition, there will be a box set, “The Lost Tapes*, will be released in March 2012. Curated by Irmin Schmidt and Daniel Miller, and edited and compiled by Jono Podmore, this will include unreleased studio, soundtrack and live material.

To commemorate the 10th anniversary of Michael Karoli’s death on the 17th November 2011, Spoon Records will offer a Best Of Michael Karoli Edit for free download on their site

PIAS London warehouse on fire

The saddest tales of the London riots are the number of small businesses destroyed in the violence. Now, we are finding that independent record labels could be joining those ranks. The warehouse where distributors PIAS keep their stock has been set on fire with some reports claiming it has burnt down. Labels distributed by PIAS include the likes of Drag City, Thrill Jockey, Matador, Domino, Fat Cat, Finders Keepers, Twisted Nerve, Mute, Jagjaguwar and many others.

Our thoughts go out to everyone who has been affected by these events.

update the latest news is that all stock in the warehouse has been lost. Please support the affected by labels by buying their music digitally and also buying up any stock left in the shops (which is now going to be very limited and collectable) so they have cash coming in to keep them afloat.