Third Man vinyl reissues for That Dog. albums ‘Totally Crushed Out’ & ‘Retreat From The Sun’

Today, Third Man Records is excited to release vinyl reissues of that dog.’s seminal LPs Totally Crushed Out and Retreat From The Sun. These reissues arrive just in time for the 25th anniversary of the original release of Totally Crushed Out and mark the first vinyl pressing of either album. Purchase Totally Crushed Out HERE, and purchase Retreat From The Sun HERE. An exclusive version of of Totally Crushed Out is available in pink and white marble colored vinyl at Third Man Nashville and Detroit storefronts, and a version with a hand-screenprinted LP jacket is available to Vault members only. Retreat From The Sun is available in limited opaque brown colored vinyl at TMR Nashville and Detroit storefronts, as well as select indie stores — find more info HERE.
Totally Crushed Out
Conceived as a loosely-based concept album around the idea of crushes and young love, that dog.’s sophomore album Totally Crushed Out is a touchstone underrated classic in line with of-the-era releases like the Breeders’ Last Splash and Liz Phair’s Exile in Guyville.
From the Sweet Valley High-reminiscent illustrated album cover, to the A minus rating given by the  dean  Robert  Christgau,  to  the  Jenni  Konner  songwriting  credit  (long  before  she  was the
showrunner for HBO’s Girls) this album is quirky, smart, well-written and most of all… enjoyable.
that  dog.’s  touring  behind  Totally  Crushed  Out  found  them  sharing  stages  with  Foo  Fighters, Weezer and Teenage Fanclub, their songs being covered live by Pearl Jam, collaborating with Beck, and the vid for “He’s Kissing Christian” achieving sub-Buzz Bin status on MTV.
This 25th anniversary reissue marks the first EVER vinyl appearance for this album. Showing their attention to detail, Third Man Records sleuths got their hands on the original oil painting used for the front cover art and worked directly from that for all relevant artwork needs.
Retreat From The Sun
Originally  conceived  as  a  solo  album  from  that  dog.  frontwoman Anna Waronker,  the  third  studio  LP  from  the  band  arrived  polished,  constructed  and  aerodynamic  for
the  late  90’s post-grunge haze it emerged from.
While   gems   like   “Hawthorne”   quaintly   imagine   punk   rock   shows   in   car  garages   and
“Minneapolis” recalls the “I only saw her for one second” ephemeral beauty of Citizen Kane, the album itself traverses a myriad of emotions and counts among its fans both Pat Smear of the Germs and the Vivian Girls.
Touring in support for Retreat had that dog. sharing stages with the likes of Counting Crows, The Wallflowers and Blur. A deep interview by Matt Pinfield on MTV’s 120 Minutes provided prime underground exposure. Boosted by a glossy music video, “Never Say Never” even found its way onto the Billboard Modern Rock charts. While a picture disc version of alternate mixes was self-released by the band 2017, this is the first-ever vinyl release of this album.