40 WATT SUN ANNOUNCE REISSUE OF THE INSIDE ROOM AND WIDER THAN THE SKY
April 2023 will finally see the first long-awaited reissue of 40 Watt Sun’s debut album, The Inside Room, via Svart Records. The Finnish label will also reissue the band’s 2016 album, Wider than the Sky – both albums will be available on both CD and vinyl; pre-orders are available now.
Originally released in March 2011 by Cyclone Empire in Europe and Metal Blade in North America, and then limited to only 1000 copies on vinyl, The Inside Room has long been out of print. Upon release, the album was greeted with widespread critical acclaim and was embraced by fans of Patrick Walker’s previous band Warning. Whilst the music on The Inside Room was a noticeable development from the heavy doom of Warning’s Watching from a Distance, there is a recognisable thread connecting the two sonically.
The Inside Room features some of what have become the most well-known and requested songs in Patrick’s back catalogue, such as Restless and Carry Me Home. The cover art for the album is by Matt Mahurin (Tom Waits, Tracy Chapman, The Ramones) who also created the iconic art for Watching from a Distance.
Recorded and produced by the band at The Library Studio in London in little over 24 hours in October 2010, The Inside Room was mixed by bass player, William Spong. The original vinyl edition featured an exclusive bonus track titled Take Me In, which was not included on any previous CD versions of the album; both the CD and vinyl editions of this 2023 reissue will feature the track.
To mark the release, the current live iteration of 40 Watt Sun will play shows in 2023, performing The Inside Room in its entirety.
The Inside Room will come on both black vinyl and trans-orange vinyl as a 2LP gatefold with insert booklet. Wider than the Sky will come on both black vinyl and crystal vinyl as a 2LP gatefold with insert booklet. Both albums will also be available on CD.
The first 150 vinyl copies of each album pre-ordered direct from the band’s merch store will come with a limited signed & numbered A4 album artwork print. The first 100 CD copies of each album ordered through direct from the band’s merch store will come with an exclusive quality, waterproof, 12x12cm matt vinyl sticker of the respective album art.
40 Watt Sun
The Inside Room & Wider Than The Sky
Release Date: April 2023