Call To Confirm Colored Copies Are Still Available
In celebration of Thrill Jockey's 25th Anniversary Trans Am's cornerstone 2007 album Sex Change is back on the vinyl format at long last...pressed on colored LP for the first time to boot and packaged with an artworked inner sleeve and accompanying download card.
After Trans Am's previous album, 2004's Liberation – a bleak portrayal of life in a security-obsessed imperial capital – the band exploded and abandoned Washington, D.C. for three different continents. The following period of programmed isolation found Nathan Means in Auckland, Phil Manley in San Francisco and Sebastian Thomson splitting time between London and New York.
Internal contact was primarily electronic but for a handful of live shows. With two years of separation fueling them, the band began in June 2006 on a program of sporadic rendezvous, reconvening briefly on several continents to work on what would become the most joyous and upbeat rock album of Trans Am's chronicle, Sex Change.
Perhaps the band's geographical liberation was the inspiration for the creation of Sex Change, Trans Am's most international and exhilarating album to date. Whatever the reason may be, Sex Change is a welcome and forceful return by a band that has been a consistent innovator and touring machine fordecades.