Watch Knapsack’s Celebratory 25th Anniversary Video For “Katherine The Grateful”

[Cover photo credit to Dennis Dirksen]

Influential Indie Rock band Knapsack is celebrating the 25th anniversary of the band’s third and final album This Conversation Is Ending Starting Right Now which was released on September 8, 1998.

To commemorate the milestone, the band and Spartan Records have released a new video for well-known track “Katherine The Grateful”, that pulls content from the label’s oral history and book This Version of Truth, which was included with the band’s recent box set.

Founding member Blair Shehan says:

Back when I was in high school we would have spirit assemblies, towards the end of the year, where they would project a slide show of photos of students set to music. Whenever they would show a picture of cool kids doing cool kids stuff, like playing powder puff football, the crowd would go bonkers. Not so much if an errant photo of punk rockers or an unpopular kid made it’s way onto the screen.

In honor of the 25th anniversary of ‘This Conversation Is Ending Starting Right Now’ Spartan Records has put together a music video. They stacked the presentation with flyers and photos of just us and our friends and set it to music we made. Enjoy this little spirit assembly and feel free to go bonkers.

In February, Spartan released Knapsack’s three full-length albums, Silver Sweepstakes (1995), Day Three of My New Life (1997), and This Conversation Is Ending Starting Right Now (1998), fully remastered for vinyl, with each including an out-of-print bonus track.

In addition, Spartan released an exclusive limited edition, hand-numbered box set which includes three exclusive variants and the book, titled This Version of Truth.

This Version of Truth is a 72 page oral history of the band, which includes over a hundred flyers and photos, a complete show archive, and interviews with members of the band as well as members Mineral, Boys Life, Christie Front Drive, 7 Seconds, and other notable contributors.

Packaged in a hand-number hardcover slipcase with new art direction by Jeff Caudill (Gameface, Low Coast), this special edition release features the band’s complete catalog remastered for vinyl with three out-of-print bonus tracks and includes three exclusive vinyl variants.

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