As the newly-created JEMP Records continues to work their way through the Phish discography, it seems that the 1994 album Hoist will be next in line. The band’s fifth studio album recently surfaced on Amazon and Music Direct, with each citing an April 22nd date for release.
Hoist is one of Phish’s most prized studio releases, with tracks like “Axilla (Part II),” “Wolfman’s Brother,” “Sample In A Jar,” “Julius” and more! There are also a number of great musicians featured on the album, including Alison Krauss on “If I Could” and Belá Fleck playing banjo on “Scent Of A Mule,” “Lifeboy,” and “Riker’s Mailbox.”
Interestingly, the April 22nd release date is a full week after Record Store Day, which is scheduled for April 16th. This probably means that the physical vinyl will be available at record stores on the 16th, before becoming available for online purchase on the 22nd. Considering one of their recent live releases, Live At Madison Square Garden, came out on RSD, it would only make sense for this organic pairing between RSD and Phish to occur once more.
Either way, we’re excited to spin a newly-remastered Hoist on the turntable.