Super Furry Animals release the 20th anniversary edition of their fantastic fifth album, Rings Around the World, on Friday (order it here) and to celebrate they've got a few things planned. First, today at 3 PM Eastern they're hosting a livestream event on SFA's YouTube channel. Due to the pandemic but fitting the album's shrinking-globe theme, SFA's members be checking in remotely from various locations around the world. The livestream will feature a making-of documentary, the premiere of the "Receptacle for the Respectable" video with commentary by the band's graphic artist and designer Pete Fowler, and a Rings Around the World TV special by the Welsh Music Podcast. You can watch that below.
The band are also releasing their first NFT that features four new 3D animations of the original skull album cover by original artwork team, Mark James and Pete Fowler. Each piece will be packaged with accompanying, exclusive audio courtesy of the band. Super Furry Animals are using Serenade for it, which is described as a "fan-centric and eco-friendly" NFT platform. Here's more: