Straitjacket Fits are proud to see the reissue of their beloved album Hail, due for release on July 24th, 2020 via Flying Nun Records.
Obviously, this announcement is deeply tinged with sadness following the loss of Andrew Brough; gifted songwriter and guitarist of the Straitjacket Fits, Bike and Dunedin band The Blue Meanies.
Andrew’s music's impact is undeniable and it’s unimaginable to think of a world without his contributions to kiwi music. For months, the Flying Nun team had been working away with Straitjacket Fits to produce this special reissue, manufacturing was underway and set to announce right before we heard the tragic news of Andrew Brough’s passing.
After a lot of thought and discussion with the band, we wanted to share the reissue, one that includes some of Andrew’s most memorable Straitjacket Fits songs like Sparkle That Shines and Fabulous Things. Thank you Andrew.
Here are two classic cuts from Hail.