Kelley Stoltz:

Release Date: RSD 2020

LP & Bonus 7"
Limited Edition Red LP
Bonus 7" 3 Track E.P. of 14 year old Kelley's first ever recordings, 'Distorted Reality'
Limited to 850 World Wide (500 UK)
Liner notes from Will Sergeant & Scott Kannberg (Pavement)
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Cat: NXN002LPX
Barcode: 5031802063325

The covers album so good...
It got him in the band.

Kelley Stoltz’s track for track covers album of Echo and the Bunnymen’s ‘Crocodiles’ will be available for the first time on vinyl this Record Store Day courtesey of NINE X NINE Records. Originally recorded in late 2001, the album was not released until 2006 on Beautiful Happiness and was only available on CD. Stoltz took up the mantle of rhythm guitar in the Bunnymen’s live set up in 2016, after a few high profile state-side support slots won largely because of this album. Pressed on 180g red vinyl, with updated artwork and new sleeve notes from Bunnymen guitarist Will Sergeant and Scott Kannberg (Pavement), there’s never been a better time to discover this gem from Stoltz’s back catalogue.

With an impressive discography (including releases on Sub-Pop, Third Man & Castle Face) full of jangled-nerve post-punk and paisley pools of pop, Kelley Stoltz is a purveyor of his own unique strain of pop psychosis. Equally inspired by 60’s psychedelia and the darker sides of 80’s synth and guitar driven indie.

Bonus 7” E.P. features 3 early demos of Distorted Reality, 14-year-old Kelley’s band. These are the earliest known recordings of Stoltz. It features two Bunnymen covers (‘Do It Clean’ and ‘ Silver’) and one Minor Threat cover (Stumped). This E.P. is exclusive to the RSD release and will not be available with any subsequent reissue.

‘Crocodiles’ is the debut album of Echo & The Bunnymen released in 1980.

Echo & The Bunnymen are objectively the best band the city of Liverpool has ever produced.

“A reworking of a perfectly good album is redundant.” Emma Booth (
“Covering an album in it’s entirety is risky business.” Some bloke on an Amazon review

Side One
(1) Going Up (2) Do It Clean (3) Stars Are Stars (4) Pride (5) Monkeys (6) Crocodiles
Side Two
(1) Rescue (2) Villiers Terrace (3) Read It in Books (4) Pictures on My Wall (5) All That Jazz (6) Happy Death Men
Distorted Reality 7" EP
(1) Do It Clean (2) Silver (3) Stumped