Light in the Attic Records commemorates the 40th anniversary of Donnie & Joe Emerson’s Dreamin’ Wild, the private press album that hit the mainstream, garnering considerable acclaim and notoriety since its original release in 1979, and subsequent reissue in 2011 by Light In The Attic. The brothers have recently become cult favorites thanks in large part to the hypnotic allure of “Baby, a song that has been covered by Ariel Pink & Dâm-Funk (released as part of LITA’s Cover Series) and featured in a number of films and TV shows, including a prominent placement in the most recent season of the critically acclaimed HBO series, Big Little Lies. The unlikely story of the rock’n’roll farmer boys from rural Washington State is set for a big screen adaptation, helmed by Oscar-winning producer Jim Burke (Green Book) and producer/writer/director Bill Pohlad (Love & Mercy12 Years a SlaveThe Tree of Life).

As part of LITA’s 40th anniversary celebration, Donnie & Joe’s rare 1977 debut single “Thoughts In My Mind” and its b-side “Take It” will be released digitally for the first time, and Dreamin’ Wild will be made available on “Baby Blue” vinyl and on 8-track—yes, on 8-track—which will be limited to 100 units world-wide. A newly commissioned three-part series of animated shorts by Jeffrey C. Lowe will portray the unique story of Donnie & Joe. Exclusive merchandise will include a “Dreamin’ Wild” eye pillow (included with Donnie & Joe vinyl orders from the LITA online store while supplies last)fleece sweatshirts and, looking towards Valentine’s Day, a pack of Donnie & Joe-themed heart candy and a heart-shaped vinyl single of “Baby” backed with the previously unreleased song “Tonight.

Click here to watch Episode #1 of the animated series, titled “The Story of Donnie & Joe Emerson”

Click here to watch the 2012 mini-doc “The Rock-n-Roll Farmers: Donnie & Joe Emerson”

Click here to pre-order the 40th Anniversary “Baby Blue” edition

About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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