In 1997, New Mexico’s Flake Music released When You Land Here, It’s Time To Leave. The band was a collaborative project helmed by James Mercer and several members of what would later become the Shins. The Shins became the group’s main project, but When You Land Here, It’s Time To Leave has remained a well-loved album, displaying much of the lilting, lo-fi charm that so characterizes the Shins’ breakthrough album, 2001’s Oh, Inverted World.
Today, Aural Apothecary has announced that a full-scale reissue of the album will be released on November 24 in the U.K. and November 25 in the U.S. via Sub Pop. The reissue features all of the album’s eleven tracks, remixed by Kennie Takahashi and remastered by J.J. Golden at Golden Mastering, as well as new album art. It provides a delightful insight into what came before one of the biggest bands in aughts indie rock.
Check out the remastered version of When You Land Here, It’s Time To Leave track Spanway Hits below.