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Originally released in 2000 as their third studio album this indie classic has been digitally remastered for re-release on 11 June. Thirteen years later this is a welcome offering from the Portland band.

With a melange of Rolling Stones, hints of country and 90’s garage rock this is a refreshing sound taking your ear drums back to a simpler time when rock bands just abused substances then made really good songs. The album along with much of the Warhol’s work paints slightly surreal but always vivid scenes. The strange stories sung in a dead pan voice and occasionally yelled shows hints of their more psychedelic material in earlier albums.

Thirteen Tales From Urban Bohemia begins with the 16-minute opening suite of “Godless,” “Mohammed,” and “Nietzsche,” leading to signature songs including “Get Off,” “Cool Scene,” and the aforementioned “Bohemian Like You,” which, Rolling Stone praised, “combines a particularly wry sociocultural vignette with what may be the most muscular Stones guitar riff of the last 20 years.”

On later tracks such as Big Indian and Gospel the vocals become smooth and beautiful almost reminiscent of Rufus Wainwright’s gorgeous tone. This is a comforting come down with echoing country guitars in contrast to the earlier more grunge tracks.

The 26 track remastered edition is available on 2-CD, digital and limited edition LP box from Capitol records and released on 11th June.