Sam Mehran Announces Outer Limit Recordings’ Release

The first and final official release from the former Test Icicles man will be see the light of day this April.

It’s ironic, really, that The Test Icicles lasted only two short years, when the trio were (and still are) some of the most proactive musicians of our time. Following their 2006 break-up, Dev Hynes went on to perform as Lightspeed Champion, before becoming Solange Knowles go-to-guy. Rory Attwell primarily formed RAT:ATT:AGG, has now become a critically-acclaimed producer and owns his own boat to record on.

There’s always been one question since their split though: what on earth has the other one been up to?

As it turns out, now we may know. Having remained fairly quiet, but still secretly proactive, for the past few years, Sam Mehran has finally unveiled the first (and final) full-length release from one of his many musical guises, ‘Outer Limits Recordings’.

‘Singles, Demos and Rarities (2007-2010)’, is all set to be released on 15th April and sees twenty four tracks – only previously heard on sporadic limited edition 7″ and cassette – finally collated as a whole collection, with just 500 copies available.

The release itself will appear on a double LP, with six songs gracing one side of each vinyl. Having “ended somewhere in the spring of 2011”, Mehran seems to see the release of this collection as the finale for this project.

“I feel like I have many stories ahead of me. Over the past few years I’ve learnt that people are people and music is music and I can’t really judge or say I believe deep down that one this is genuinely better than another, Life is just so crazy. I used to think I was an alien, but Earth has been such an epic experience that I’m now glad to call it home. But who knows, maybe one day I’ll leave and realize that home was some place else.”

Get a taste of what’s to come by checking out ‘Sugar Pie’ and ‘Liberty’ below.

The tracklisting for ‘Singles, Demos and Rarities (2007-2010)’ is as follows.

Side One:
$20 Dollar Bill
Smokin Trails

Side Two:
Mind Kontrol (Ultra)
I Need MY T.V.
Sugar Pie
Plastik Child

Side Three:
Heart Beats Away
I Want You
Beach Babe
Little Dreams
Maui Waui Mow Wow

Side Four:
Hard Love
I’m An Alien
Digital Girls
Get A Load (Of Me)
Burnin Thru The Night