Demand it on Vinyl:
Yum-Yum, Dan Loves Patti CD reissue in
stores 11/2

If you stress it, they’ll press it. —Ed.

VIA PRESS RELEASE | If you’ve seen Paul McCartney over the past nine years, you’ve seen Chris Holmes. He’s been the DJ spinning records pre-show for nearly a decade now. But his story starts much earlier.

After his “space rock” band Sabalon Glitz scored a spot on the bill at Lollapalooza in 1995, they became part of the “alternative” bidding war scene in Chicago, and caught the ear of former Atlantic Records Vice President Jon Rubeli. But, a different muse was calling Holmes. He wanted to make music that reflected his love of AM radio. Recorded under the name Yum-Yum (an homage to songs like “Sugar Sugar” and bands like 1910 Fruitgum Company), a cassette of bedroom demos moved Rubeli to sign Holmes to a deal on his the new Atlantic imprint TAG Records.

The result was 1998’s glorious Dan Loves Patti, a slice of pop perfection featuring strings, brass, Melllotron, and Chamberlin, as well as lush harmonies and hook-laden songs. But as happens in the music industry, a regime change shuttered TAG, and the album was swallowed up into Atlantic. The lack of attention and promotion saw the album fade from view.

Omnivore Recordings, in conjunction with Holmes, is proud to bring Dan Loves Patti back for its 20th anniversary, this time better than ever. Street date is November 2, 2018. The original album’s newly remastered 12 tracks are enhanced by 10 bonus tracks — four rare U.K. B-sides (including covers of Prince, The Ronettes, and even The Muppet Movie classic, “Rainbow Connection”), as well as six previously unissued demos. Packaging contains unseen photos, rare ephemera, and an essay from former MTV Executive Vice President Erik Flannigan.

Holmes says, “It is a great pleasure for me that Omnivore is reintroducing Yum-Yum to world. It is not something I take lightly. I hope the
 sweet joys I had in making this music come through in the songs and brighten your day.” To paraphrase Brian Wilson, perhaps Dan Loves Patti just wasn’t made for those times. The time for it is now.

TRACK LIST
Dan Loves Patti

1. I’m Not Telling
2. Apiary
3. Dan Loves Patti
4. Doot-Doot
5. Train Of Thought
6. Sister
7. Cross My Heart
8. Ring
9. Jealous Of The Stars
10. Uneasy
11. Words Will Fail
12. Lament

Bonus Tracks
13. When You Were Mine
14. Baby, I Love You
15. Rainbow Connction
16. Uneasy (Fuzz Mix)
17. Holding Out For Love (Demo)*
18. Summertime (Demo)*
19. I Took Advantage Of The Spring (Demo)*
20. Automatic Blues (Demo)* 2
21. Magic Back In Our Lives (Demo)* 2
22. Teaching The Mockingbirds To Sing (Demo)*

* Previously unissued

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