Flake Music When You Land Here It's Time to Return: 2014 Remix/Remaster on LP + Download
Pre-Shins Project from James Mercer
James Mercer (The Shins, Broken Bells) formed Flake Music in Albuquerque, New Mexico circa 1992 with Neal Langford on guitar, Phil Higgs and then Marty Crandall on bass and Jesse Sandoval on drums. Flake Music was a collaborative affair with each member contributing to the songwriting process.
From 1992 to 1997, Flake Music released several singles before issuing When You Land Here, It’s Time to Return in 1997. Upon the album’s release, Flake Music began touring largely due to support from Modest Mouse. In 1996, Mercer also started The Shins as an additional outlet for his songwriting, eventually releasing their acclaimed debut Oh, Inverted World on Sub Pop in 2001.
Flake Music’s When You Land Here, It’s Time to Return was originally released on Northern California label Omnibus Records. This vinyl reissue includes the full original album, remixed by Kennie Takahashi and remastered by J.J. Golden at Golden Mastering, and a reinterpretation of the album art.
Flake Music When You Land Here It's Time to Return: 2014 Remix/Remaster Track Listing:
1. Spanway Hits
2. Blast Valve
5. Candy Dish of Diamonds
8. On the Playground, In The Wind
9. The Shins
10. Faded Polaroids