Morella’s Forest were one of Ohio’s greatest musical exports of the ’90s. Hailing from Dayton, the same city that introduced the world to bands like Guided By Voices, Brainiac and The Breeders, they released four well-received albums that brought worlds of shimmering dream-pop conjured by a quartet of rust belt wizards.
Their debut album Super Deluxe was their noisiest and most spontaneous sounding release. After heavy stints of touring, the band holed up in the studio with engineers Christopher Colbert, Steve Hindalong and Bill Campbell. Two weeks later the band had enough material for Super Deluxe. The songs drew immediate comparisons to bands like My Bloody Valentine, The Breeders and label-mates Starflyer 59.
Looking back 26 years later, the songs sound as fresh and earnest as they did when they were first released. Lost in Ohio is excited to announce that it is being reissued in a new (super) deluxe edition. Original engineer Christopher Colbert (now a celebrated mastering engineer) will be preparing fresh remasters, and NPR Music’s Lars Gotrich will be writing liner notes featuring interviews with members of the band. Ohio-based photographer Nikki Nesbit has recreated the iconic Hot Wheels photos.
The vinyl record will be pressed (in both orange and in green) by our long-time partners at Record Industry, with lacquers cut at famed European shop The Vinyl Room. We will also make a short run of posters and t-shirts available, exclusively for those who back this Kickstarter campaign!