Tindersticks releasing box set, coming to San Francisco 

Good news on two Tindersticks fronts.

Fans of catacomb-timbred frontman Stuart Staples and company may officially rejoice. On April 26, they’re releasing a deluxe box set of all of their “Claire Denis Film Scores — 1996–2009,” in five-CD and five-Lp format. It features six separate scores, including Staples’ solo work for “L’Intrus.”

The British outfit first began working with the edgy French director Denis back in ’96, on “Nenette Et Boni,” which also served double-duty as their third Tindersticks album.

The set arrives in a swank slipcase of uncoated black paperboard, with a die-cut window, metallic print, a 48-page book of Denis film stills and an essay by music scribe Michael Hill (in English and French, for all you purists).

And the second front? Brace yourselves, kids. The Tindersticks are actually coming to town to perform a live Denis-score retrospective at the San Francisco Film Festival in May.

For more information, visit www.tindersticks.co.uk.

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