The Red Hot Chili Peppers have officially announced that they’ll be releasing eighteen B-Sides from the I’m With You recording sessions over the next six months. The B-Sides will be released in pairs on 7″ Vinyl and Digital Format, with the first release coming on August 14th 2012.
The titles of six of the I’m With You B-Sides have been confirmed as Strange Man, Long Progression, Magpies, Victorian Machinery, Never Is A Long Time and Love Of Your Life. The titles of the remaining twelve B-Sides are still to be decided by the band.
I’m With You B-Side Track List and Release Dates
I’m With You B-Side Release No.1 – August 14th 2012
Side A. Strange Man
Side B. Long Progression
I’m With You B-Side Release No.2 – September 2012
Side A. Magpies
Side B. Victorian Machinery
I’m With You B-Side Release No.3 – October 2nd 2012
Side A. Never Is A Long Time
Side B. Love Of Your Life
The fourth pair of sides (track titles TBD) will be released November 6th, 2012. The fifth pair of sides (track titles TBD) will be released December 4th, 2012 and the sixth pair of sides (track titles TBD) will be released December 18, 2012. The final three releases will be released in early 2013.
Speaking about the unreleased I’m With You B-Sides, Josh Klinghoffer said…
“Some songs seem to have a lot more of an agenda than others. Some songs play well with others and some songs need more attention and a little extra care. Here are some songs that seemed to want to pair up and take a later train.”
Seven Inch Vinyl Artwork
Each of the nine seven-inch vinyl releases will feature artwork by Kelsey Brookes, and when combined together will form one larger piece of artwork. Brookes’ well-documented background in microbiology, surf culture and folk art combine in explosive prisms of raucous color, bold imagery and timeless motifs. See his art on his official website: KelseyBrookes.com
Prior to the official press release, Anthony Kiedis, Flea and Chad Smith had all spoken about the release of the eighteen I’m With You B-Sides. See the following related article for more info on the initial announcements.