A year after the release of the album Everybody’s Lost And All I Want Is To Leave, Victories At Sea comes with a deluxe edition. With the reason to ease Covid’s burden, and of course also to celebrate the album’s one-year anniversary.
The band had spent so much energy and time on the album, creating something that was a total piece of music: something they were proud of and wanted to share with their fans, but suddenly they couldn’t. Shows were rescheduled and later even canceled.
During quarantine the three men played together at a distance: two in Birmingham, one in Liverpool. While playing Daniel Johnston’s “Some Things Last A Long Time”, they got a feeling they had never experienced together before. It provided a poignant moment that was so satisfying that this became the start of the Remote Apart Sessions, in which they play album tracks and covers.
To celebrate the anniversary of Everybody’s Lost And All I Want Is To Leave, Victories At Sea is releasing the full Remote Apart Sessions, including the Johnston cover and an alternate version of album opener ‘When The Dark’, as part of a deluxe edition from the album.
The band hopes to be able to play the album live. The shows are sure to come. In the meantime, enjoy the live sessions and the rest of the Deluxe Edition.
Live videos never seen before
On February 21st, never-before-seen live videos of a very special session at The Hare And Hounds in Brighton, will be released. In October, Victories At Sea was the only band to play at this venue since it closed in March 2020. The session will include the album tracks ‘Quiet House’, ‘Late’, ‘Midnight Song’ and ‘Breathe Slowly’ plus crowd favorite ‘On Your Own’ ‘and traditional show closing’ No Escape ‘. JP finds playing live and the existence of locations very important. “Spreading this live footage is almost not about the record, but about celebrating the things you used to take for granted.”