These Immortal Souls Release Long-Awaited Remastered Reissues

Today, the long-awaited remastered reissue of These Immortal Souls’ two studio albums, Get Lost (Don’t Lie!) (1987) and I’m Never Gonna Die Again (1992) are released alongside a brand new 10-track collection of newly unearthed live recordings and rarities, Extra.

Get Lost (Don’t Lie!) (1987) and I’m Never Gonna Die Again (1992), two beloved post-punk gems, have been remastered from the original tapes at Birdland Studio by Lindsay Gravina, with Harry Howard and Genevieve McGuckin.

Talking about the release, Harry Howard and Genevieve McGuckin said, “This took some detective work! We are excited not only for us but for Rowland S Howard and Epic Soundtracks. There are really nice new things here, different mixes and live recordings from L.A. and everything sounds stronger, lusher and more mysterious. We’re struck by what a strange band we were. There was no one like These Immortal Souls. Thank you Mute, for then and now (not forgetting the future).”

These Immortal Souls – Rowland S. Howard (The Boys Next Door, The Birthday Party, Crime & the City Solution on guitar / vocals), Harry Howard (Crime & the City Solution – bass guitar), Epic Soundtracks (Swell Maps, Crime & the City Solution on drums) and Genevieve McGuckin (keyboards) – were formed in London in 1987. Rowland, Harry, Epic – who had all been in Crime & the City Solution – and Genevieve, a contributor and influence on The Birthday Party / Boys Next Door. Rowland and Genevieve had been working together until Rowland invited Harry and Epic to join “a solo project that would be like a band because I like the idea of bands”

Listen to a previously unreleased cover of Alice Cooper’s Luney Tune:

1987’s debut album, Get Lost (Don’t Lie!), described by AllMusic as “Simultaneously rocking, strangely beautiful, and scary. [It] foreshadowed the sound of bands to come over a decade later.”, was recorded before the band had ever played live. They’d go on to play on bills with the likes of Sonic Youth and Babes in Toyland, and by the time they were ready to record 1992’s I’m Never Gonna Die Again they were, according to Harry, “a much harder and more focused sounding band”. Soon after its release, Rowland, Genevieve, and then Harry moved back to Melbourne, and Epic Soundtracks died in London in 1997. These Immortal Souls never recorded again and performed their last show in 1998, leaving these three releases as a record of their unforgettable time together.

Extra – which features covers of Alice Cooper’s ‘Luney Tune’, The Stooges’ ‘Open Up and Bleed’, Nancy & Lee’s ‘Some Velvet Morning’ and Alex Chilton’s Hey! Little Child’ – includes personal and revealing sleeve notes by Harry Howard.

Get Lost (Don’t Lie!)I’m Never Gonna Die Again and Extra are out now on vinyl, CD and digitally.

Photo by York Koepfer


  1. Marry Me (Lie! Lie!)
  2. Hide
  3. Hey! Little Child
  4. These Immortal Souls
  5. I Ate the Knife
  6. “Blood and Sand” She Said
  7. One in Shadow, One in Sun


  1. The King Of Kalifornia
  2. Shamed
  3. Black Milk
  4. Hyperspace
  5. So The Story Goes
  6. Insomnicide
  7. All The Money’s Gone
  8. Crowned


  1. Bad (Remastered)
  2. My One-Eyed Daughter (Remastered)
  3. Luney Tune (Remastered)
  4. Open Up and Bleed (Remastered)
  5. Up on the Roof (Remastered)
  6. Some Velvet Morning (Live)
  7. “Blood and Sand” She Said (Live)
  8. Hey! Little Child (Live)
  9. These Immortal Souls (Live)
  10. Get Lost (Don’t Lie!) (Live)