June 22 should be a damn national holiday, as it marks the release date of Liz Phair’s debut album Exile in Guyville. We warned you back in January that the record was one of a bunch celebrating its 25th anniversary this year — 1993 forever, y’all — and now Phair has some exciting news to honor the occasion.
On May 4, Matador Records will release the Girly-Sound to Guyville box-set, which Phair says is a remaster of the influential LP and her early Girly-Sound cassettes, which were never officially released. As if that wasn’t enough good news, Phair will be taking Girly-Sound to Guyville on the road for six dates this spring, and included in the trek is a June 6 stop at The Sinclair in Cambridge.
“A nostalgic audio-odyssey, teleporting fans back to a glorious moment in the past when irony came with a masters degree and wallets were attached to jeans with chains,” Phair says. “Make Guyville your next binge-listening location. Sometimes all it takes a box set to remind us that a music scene is really just one big dysfunctional family.”