Physical copies of El-P’s first two albums will be available later this year.
While the public waits for Run the Jewels‘ newest album, one of the band’s co-founders gave fans a gift to tide them over. On Thursday, El-P announced that his debut solo album, Fantastic Damage, has finally hit streaming services. Additionally, he announced that physical copies of his first two albums will also be available for purchase.
“The album is raw and noisy and fucked up and exactly how I felt when I made it,” he said. “It’s the first time I ever tried to tackle a whole record on my own all those years ago. It was produced and recorded and mixed in my bedroom/studio in the apartment in Brooklyn I lived in at the time, around the year 2000.”
El-P teamed up with Fat Possum Records for the reissue.
“It’s not where I am now,” he said of the album. “But it is a moment that really meant something to me and it’s a huge part of my DNA as an artist so I’m glad to finally be able to get it back out there. Not only for those who knew it and missed its presence but for anyone who may have not known about it before now.”
Fantastic Damage peaked at number nine on Billboard‘s US Heatseekers Albums chart. The project hit number 14 on the US Independent Albums chart.
Run the Jewels 4 will arrive on June 5.