The Velvet Underground will release a new vinyl box set made up entirely of performances from their 1969 residency in San Francisco.
The band developed a cult following in the underground music scene and is regarded as a groundbreaking forefather in alternative music. In 1969, the group performed a series of shows at the San Francisco club owned by Jefferson Airplane’s Marty Bali, the Matrix. The Complete Matrix Tapes captures highlights from two nights during this residency: Nov. 26, the day Richard Nixon authorized a bill to create a draft lottery, and Nov. 27, Thanksgiving.
The new limited-edition box set includes eight LPs, compiling a total of 43 tracks, including nine that are previously unreleased. The Velvet Underground – The Complete Matrix Tapes vinyl box set goes on sale July 12, available exclusively at shop.velvetundergroundmusic.com.