Soundgarden Unveil Lost Song ‘Kristi’ + Plan ‘Ultramega OK’ Reissue
Soundgarden will release the three-disc rarities collection ‘Echo of Miles: Scattered Tracks Across The Path’ on Monday (Nov. 24). The effort contains the already released songs ‘Storm,' and 'Twin Tower,' but the band unveiled another offering from the album today, releasing the new track ‘Kristi.'
According to Stereogum, ‘Kristi’ was recorded during the sessions for 1996’s ‘Down on the Upside.’ The heavy, riff-infused grunge track is said to be drummer Matt Cameron’s favorite Soundgarden song. It was only performed live once back in 1995 at the Reading Festival.
'Echos of Miles: Scattered Tracks Across The Path' is divided into three categories: ‘Originals,’ ‘Covers’ and ‘Oddities.’ The 'Covers' disc features the band's take on songs by the Rolling Stones, the Beatles, the Doors, the Ramones, Devo and more.
Meanwhile, after releasing the 20th anniversary reissue of their 1994 album ‘Superunknown,’ Soundgarden are planning to give their 1988 effort ‘Ultramega OK’ the same treatment.
Guitarist Kim Thayil said he and producer Jack Endino recently began remixing the album. He claims they are working on “a beautiful, heavier, warmer mix,” which is something “we always felt we had to correct about that release.”
Soundgarden will return to the studio to work on new music next year. As previously mentioned, ‘Echo of Miles: Scattered Tracks Across The Path’ will be released on Monday. You can pre-order it here.