Sunburned Hand of the Man, the sprawling freeform Massachusetts collective, are reissuing their 2002 album Headdress to mark its 20th anniversary. The remastered edition arrives on October 28 via Three Lobed. Listen to a refreshed version of “The Illness” from the album below.
Since assembling in 1994, Sunburned Hand of the Man have issued several dozen studio albums and live recordings, the band’s membership changing constantly over the years. The group’s most recent LP was last year’s Pick a Day to Die, which was followed with an archival release and newly recorded live material. In a statement about the Headdress reissue, founding member Robert Thomas recounted its recording, citing Peter Green–era Fleetwood Mac as a significant influence on the band’s sound at the time. The band’s lineup at the time included guitarist Marc Orleans, who died in June 2020.
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