One of the hardest-working and most prolific bands of the GTG orbit is Jeremy Porter and the Tucos, and to prove this they’re issuing a 3 disc retrospective/archival release called Bottled Regrets, out March 11, 2022. Pre-order from the Tucos bandcamp or on the Tucos webstore, more info from Jer below:
We’re pleased to announce the release of a three-disc compilation series celebrating our first decade as a band!
The discs can be purchased individually or together at a discounted collection price, as downloads on our Bandcamp page or limited-edition physical CDs with full-color folder art and professionally duplicated CDs in our web store. Pre-orders start now and will ship by the release date of March 11th. Physical CD pre-orders will include a bonus item with purchase. Shop at our web store and use the code Castaway at checkout to get an additional 10% off your entire purchase during the pre-order sale! (Why not grab a tee shirt or a previous release while you’re in there?)
Bottled Regrets: The Best of the First Ten Years Disc One, Bottled Regrets: The Best of the First Ten Years includes 21 songs, hand-picked by Jeremy Porter, including fan-favorites, live staples, and singles. All tracks are remastered from the original final mixes and a couple have never been available digitally.
Disc Two, Castaways: Rarities and B-Sides from the First Ten Years includes 18 demos, outtakes, B-sides, compilation contributions, and EP deep cuts, all remastered from the original mixes, several never heard before. There are originals and covers, fully realized and pro-recorded songs and basement recordings, never intended for civilian ears. Disc Three, Patty’s Not Impressed: Live in Toronto captures the band live in Canada on their “Above (and below) the Sweet Line Tour” in 2016 and 2017. The shows were recorded live, edited together, and mixed by the band. It’s raw and loud, warts and all, and contains songs from the first three records, some early singles, and a couple covers .
“This stuff was all just siting there, gathering dust, and we started thinking about it during the lockdown, how to get it out there, let people hear it, and sort of say, ‘hey, this was cool – let’s clean the slate before we get back to the grindstone and start working on the next phase – album five, and a bunch of new songs, stories, and adventures!’ It was way more time, work, and money than expected (isn’t it always?), but I’m glad to see it finally realized.”
– Jeremy Porter, February 2022.
Compilation artwork illustration was beautifully done by original Tucos’ bassist Jason Bowes, and all mastering was done by longtime Tucos’ partner Chris Goosman at Baseline Audio Labs.