2022 marks the 10th anniversary of Basement‘s era-defining sophomore full-length, Colourmeinkindness, and to celebrate, the band have announced a deluxe reissue due out October 21st from Run For Cover Records.
Today Basement have shared their updated take on “Breathe,” reworking the mid-album behemoth into a cut of jangly indie that proves just how lasting and airtight the songwriting on Colourmeinkindness is.
Along with groups like Title Fight, Superheaven, and Balance and Composure, Basement helped shape the sound of punk in the 2010s, and like many releases from those bands, Colourmeinkindness could have come out today and still feel as fresh and exciting as it did a decade ago. Drawing equally from ’90s alternative and classic emo, the record was instrumental in drawing a line from punk and post-hardcore to shoegaze, grunge, and more. Basement went on a lengthy hiatus soon after the album’s release in 2012, only furthering the record’s impact and starting the ripples that are still felt in a new generation of bands today. The album’s blend of punk energy and widescreen guitar rock ambition can be heard in the DNA of countless bands and since Basement‘s return the band’s audience has only continued to grow. Colourmeinkindness (Deluxe Anniversary Edition) offers a chance to rediscover this landmark release–and to hear it in a new way. The release features drastically different versions of Colourmeinkindness cuts, reworked or stripped back, bringing to mind the kind of new and essential takes found on classic MTV Unplugged performances from the ’90s.