Tall Dwarfs, the New Zealand duo of Chris Knox and Alec Bathgate, have announced a new box set featuring 55 songs from across their discography. Unravelled: 1981–2002 is out August 19 via Merge. The group has also made its full catalog available to stream for the first time ever.
The box set will be available in 4xLP and 2xCD editions. The LP edition is pressed on 180g vinyl, housed in two gatefold jackets, and includes a 20-page booklet of photos, comics, posters, and more. Bathgate curated the collection of songs and designed the box set packaging. Check out an image of the vinyl box set below.
Knox and Bathgate formed Tall Dwarfs in 1981, following the disbandment of their previous group Toy Love. Tall Dwarfs self-recorded on a 4-track reel-to-reel, laying down songs as they were written. Their spontaneous arrangements often included everyday objects such as pans, chairs, and baby rattles.