The man behind Hefty Records, and the aliases Bill Ding and Slicker, John Hughes III, returns after a lengthy break to the world of recorded music. Released today on STS9’s 1320 Records, Reset the Warehouse “represents the prime selections from a productive period of meticulous tracking and experimentation at [Hughes’] HFT Studio located outside of Chicago,” reads a recent press release.

“I wanted this recording to have a live, gritty sound, so I took it outside of the computer as much as I could,” Hughes explains. “It was mixed through a board to tape, and the synths are all analog. Within the context of an electronic record, the live performances also help give it a warm, organic feel.” To achieve those effects, Hughes collaborated with friends Rick Embach and Joshua Eustis (of Telefon Tel Aviv). The entire list of Hughes’ co-conspirators can be found here. Check below for a tracklisting of the new album and for Hughes’ tour dates with STS9.

Reset the Warehouse Tracklist:

1. A Reflection of the Times
2. Waukee Wallop
3. Another One
4. Reset The Warehouse
5. Pterodactyl Piano Bar
6. Little Dot in the Sky
7. Done Everything
8. Moan Pop Asheesh
9. Witchfinger
10. You Don’t Love Me
11. Wow, I Think I Love You
12. Naphtha Jets

Tour Dates With STS9

08.12.10 – ROSELAND BALLROOM – New York, NY
08.13.10 – BANK OF AMERICA PAVILION – Boston, MA
08.14.10 – FESTIVAL PIER AT PENN’S LANDING – Philadelphia, PA
08.20.10 – HOUSE OF BLUES – Chicago, IL
09.10.10 – RED ROCKS AMPHITHEATRE – Morrrison, CO
09.11.10 – RED ROCKS AMPHITHEATRE – Morrison, CO