Sub Pop has announced that it will be celebrating the 10th anniversary of the band The Helio Sequence’s album Keep Your Eyes Ahead with a deluxe edition reissue of the album. This deluxe edition will include the remastered album in a 2 LP set with bonus demos, alternate song versions and recording outtakes from the same era. The album is available for pre-order now with orders placed through Sub Pop and select indie retailers receiving “Loser edition” copies on blue vinyl.

Photo/The Helio Sequence

As per the Sub Pop announcement of the album:

“Upon its release in 2008, the record was warmly received from critics and fans alike. MAGNET named it one of the “Top 25 Albums of 2008,” and raved, “Keep Your Eyes Ahead is a shining example of how to go retro while still moving forward.” Washington Post offered this, “Trading its former album’s dense keyboard compositions for a more expansive and organic sound, Keep Your Eyes Ahead is the work of a band commanding its audience’s attention. Stand out tracks like “Hallelujah” and “Can’t Say No” show the band flexing its melodic muscles, branching out into grandiose guitar rock territory without sacrificing the nuance and keyboard flourishes of its early work.” And Drowned in Sound, in its 8/10 review of the album, had this to say, “And now, at last, the protracted silence is broken by the surging scream of Keep Your Eyes Ahead, an album that feels as vital as the first, gulping breath of the near drowned. What this record means to Summers and partner Benjamin Weikel is apparent in the intense force of feeling.”


The Helio Sequence is scheduled to tour extensively through the end of the year in support of the anniversary of Keep Your Eyes Ahead. Dates and show tickets are available now through the band’s website.

Pre-order your copy of Keep Your Eyes Ahead available October 12th. 


Sub Pop (2018, August 28). Sub Pop To Reissue The Helio Sequence’s Newly Remastered Keep Your Eyes Ahead: Deluxe Edition On October 12th [Press Release]