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  1. Please stop this deluxe nonsense, we are in a recession, inflation is fucked up, and what do you do?? "let's add 4 alt versions of already known songs and an etched d-sideto make a 2xlp and a slipcase for 40+ bucks" Please labels stop doing this shit.
    9 points
  2. Talbot just sent out a newsletter & included an update on the E2000 & YPAA reissues. HUM RE-ISSUES: YES, IT’S STILL HAPPENING… Happy to let you know that we are back into this project. It got delayed a bit due to malaise. Currently we are working through an issue with a portion of the test pressings. In the interest of best fidelity, both Electra 2000 and You’d Prefer an Astronaut will be offered as 180g double LPs at 45 rpm. So that’s 8 total sides of records, by my math. We had issues with one of these sides and are working with RTI to sort it out. Once resolved, we’ll be ready to announce a pre-order date. We will, of course, let you know in all of the usual places when that day comes. Thank you for your patience with us/me.
    9 points
  3. No. Cause it’s fucking stupid.
    8 points
  4. It looks like Parting Gift Records will be pressing New Found Glory's "Coming Home" album. The second video of their story shows a record playing "Hold My Hand" with a 2 days countdown with a 'PGR015' https://www.instagram.com/partinggiftrecords/
    7 points
  5. My devil's advocate take on this (and I say this as a spectator, never been involved in writing/recording/releasing music on a label): I guess I understand why Chad Gilbert is upset about small labels acquiring licenses to re-press his music on vinyl without him knowing, but my dude, the reason this is able to happen is because of the contracts you signed when recording and having these large labels release your music. Signing contracts like that can bite you in the ass if you make it big, but it could go the other way around if the band never took off. That's the premise of these types of contracts. The label gives a generous(ish) offer (I assume) but they take on a lot of the risks associated with putting out an album. You'd be able to legally stop it from happening/let your friends put the vinyl out if you hadn't sold your rights to make those kinds of decisions, rather than just banking on "my blessing." Idk, am I off-base with this one?
    7 points
  6. You know how I said I feel like people did not read Topshelf's entire statement... Well... I don't want to call you out but they're literally dealing with their own problems and they have funds set aside for an emergency because they have successfully been around that long. You might want to tone down your ignorance and take the time to read the links before commenting because you missed the mark with everything you've said.
    6 points
  7. Or just continue to wait? I love supporting this label, so I'm keeping all my current PO's active through Topshelf. Hell, that money is already long gone out of my bank account. I'm sure they will have a flood of cancellation emails, and that is just added stress to an already shitty situation. Hoping the best for Kevin, Seth, and the crew, but this will take time and money to get sorted out. All we can do right now is continue to be patient, help spread the word, and if able, donate to their Kickstarter.
    6 points
  8. Nobody ever ended up doing a proper rip of this with or without the hidden track, so I did. Here it is on YouTube: ...and here's more info (lineage etc) along with a lossless download of the full EP rip.
    5 points
  9. They literally cannot make money for the foreseeable future. They have a staff and royalties to pay. The way they make money is currently locked up from them and it's of no fault of their own. Kevin says in the post they were going to drive out and move their shit, but were told they can't get their shit. One month of zero income for small businesses is enough to press the panic button and start laying people off. This is a totally appropriate time to ask for help. Labels and bands have Kickstarted at way way less deserving times than TSR right now. It's really fucking weird to see someone questioning the morality of this.
    5 points
  10. If anyone is interested, I made a video recap (it's long! 28 minutes) of Furnace Fest. Includes footage of 25 bands:
    4 points
  11. do you want this to become the new normal for vinyl? because this take is how it becomes the new normal. im not arguing against the existence of NFTs (if someone wants to buy them, go for it) but im definitely arguing against having to buy a $62 record because its packaged with an NFT. the day that it would cost me over $300 to order 5 new records is the day i stop buying music entirely. a couple other points worth considering... 1. this is being done by revolver magazine, who has been around for about two decades, but its only in the last few years they have been pushing their way into selling records, merch, etc. and it looks like they only put out 4 issues a year now. dunno about you, but im not really interested in propping up a business that's in an industry that is slowly circling the drain by buying $62 records that would cost $25-30 (ill grant you, maybe $35) if literally anybody else had pressed it. 2. trustkill and revolver have cross-posted promoting this release but there's complete silence from the band themselves which tells me everything i need to know about how they feel about this release. not surprising considering their past with trustkill, but still a confirmation.
    4 points
  12. Update-- Day 1 was a success! I found the Dead Poetic Obi strip from UOV easily, and then did a random name wheel and notified the winner. I'll let him identify himself if he'd like. Doing the same again today--will be on the lookout when I get through the gate for the UOV guys--if it works the winner is notified by email. I will say this year it is really easy and no problem. I kept bumping into Jason (no line) and he still had Dead Poetic Obi strips later in the day. Part of this is there are clearly not as many people at FF this year. Also, the Blindside LP is not going on sale until today. That is my #1 priority headed into the gate this morning and we'll see how it goes. They also have a sweet poster I want to pick up they posted on their Instagram. As far as the music yesterday, Thrice was easily my #1, they were so tight as usual and "Illusion of Safety" sounded fantastic. They wrapped up with That Hideous Strength, Artist in the Ambulance, and Hurricane. A close second for me was Stretch Arm Strong. SAS also wins the award for the best merch--at least 5 different SAS shirts I wanted, but I bought two last year, so none this time. Finally, Drug Church and Capra really impressed me. Today is loaded!
    4 points
  13. For 12 grand I'd fucking listen to every single one of those records and convince myself I love every single minute of every single piece of shit release. I'd sit on the floor crying and tell myself they're tears of joy because I finally got everything I wanted.
    4 points
  14. Well yeah, this is a big factor in releases these days. Not to bring it up again, but I got kicked from the Holy Fawn discord for sharing the pressing info (not images). The band responded to me saying the labels all wanted it that way. My conjecture: All the other dealers (Hard Times, Indies, whatever) have it in their contract to not reveal before hand. 1) To increase FOMO, to increase the chance you'll just buy the first variant that you see or gets dropped on VC. If all the links are right there nice and tidy in front of you, you're willing to take the time to get the prettier/cheaper one. 2) To make it less clear how easy it is to get the record. Here we are, all begging friends with tickets to pick us up a copy, all by guaranteeing that it will sell out at FF. Then when the announce for any others come later, we'll both be happy that there are options and they'll have 1-2 less variants to sell through. 3) Reinforces the "go visit the label IG/FB/Twitter", that's where you get the information, not through some random VC forum post that's better put together than what the Intern did in 2 days.
    4 points
  15. Can't we all just have our own opinions without trying to be the most clever at shitting on another person? I'm not on anyone's side in this debate. There just seems to be a lot of wasted energy here. I guess it's just the internet... Be kinder, folks. I hope Topshelf can pull themselves outta this mess.
    4 points
  16. If I find out anyone cancels their preorders (this doesn’t even affect items TSR are still waiting on, only in stock things in the awesome warehouse/a few merch preorders that will be delayed) I will fight them. All record preorders are like 8+ months now anyways so you all best sit and wait patiently.
    4 points
  17. This post could have saved you a lot of time if you just wrote "I'm insufferable"
    4 points
  18. Yes this is the perfect time to do that. Make sure to send a second email tomorrow too when they don't answer today for some unknown reason.
    4 points
  19. People should vote with their $ and not buy this. Its just predatory.
    4 points
  20. A shitty excuse to sell a $25 record for $50.
    4 points
  21. Am I being stupid for not wanting to buy this because of the NFT tie-in?
    4 points
  22. Monster Music in SC has this 20% off vinyl (pre-orders included) sale on the first saturday of every month + over 95 bucks the shipping is free. So this is today only. There is a tiny trick that they post pre-orders for cheaper than what will become the price of the item when it's released (it equals down in the valley's current pre-order price and the discount is applied on that price) so it's not exactly 20% on pre-orders (around 16-18% in my experience) but still a great deal all around. Here is what I just got: https://monstermusicsc.com/ 045778784783 Drift [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Translucent Red LP] [Preorder] Pianos Become The Teeth 1 $19.99 643859030011 Seven Songs Fugazi 1 $15.19 192641602788 Cursive's Domestica [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Deluxe Red/Black LP+7in Single] [Preorder] Cursive 1 $20.78 634457109162 We Are The Romans [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Transparent Blue LP] [Preorder] Releases: November 4 2022 Botch 1 $31.18 644110044716 There Are Rules: Deluxe Edition [Clear Blue 2LP] The Get Up Kids 1 $23.99 810540033259 Hygiene [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Bone, Blue & Yellow Twist LP] Drug Church 1 $23.99 843563149485 Everything Nice / What's Mine Is Yours - Pink [Preorder] Releases: October 14 2022 Arm's Length 1 $17.58 Subtotal: $152.70 Free Shipping over $95 - US Domestic Shipping: $0.00 TOTAL: $152.70
    4 points
  23. IanRees

    Official LTJ Thread

    Perhaps I got overly worked up and offended, for that I apologize. In this very particular case, this is exactly how the band wanted to release the product and they have final say over anything we put out of theirs. The standard edition is still very widely available as well, but they did not want to do the bsides/acoustic songs as their own release. In regards to a $30 LP, we aren't at $30 for a single LP but we try to keep our prices as low as possible, but in a post covid world production costs have soured and unfortunately there's only so low we can go.
    3 points
  24. in the interest of keeping everything in one handy dandy place...no word yet on that last 'teal marble' color Dreamsicle /500 - Hard Times/Brooklyn Vegan https://shop.thehardtimes.net/collections/vinyl/products/the-get-up-kids-four-minute-mile-lp-limited-edition-only-500-made-dreamsicle-vinyl https://shop.brooklynvegan.com/products/the-get-up-kids-four-minute-mile-lp-limited-edition-only-500-made-dreamsicle-vinyl Tangerine /300 - Zia Records https://www.ziarecords.com/p/13652268/get-up-kids-four-minute-mile-zia-exclusive-tangerine-colored-vinyl-limited-to-300?utm_source=IGShopping&utm_medium=Social Spring Green /500 - On Tour/TGUK Merchtable (Currently Sold Out) https://thegetupkids.merchtable.com/music/vinyl/four-minute-mile-vinyl-lp Baby Blue /2000? - Urban Outfitters https://www.urbanoutfitters.com/shop/the-get-up-kids-four-minute-mile-limited-lp2?color=040&size=ONE%20SIZE&type=REGULAR&quantity=1 Bone /? - Indie/Various Record Stores (all current links seem to be broken now)
    3 points
  25. I am being lazy on getting stuff out to photograph, but I am a few LP's away from a complete Veil Of Maya collection. In the meantime, here is my full VC for their album Matriarch. First Pressing (2015) Gold [x/????] Translucent Purple [x/500] Second Pressing (2022) Neon Violet in Electric Blue w/ Black & Blue Splatter [x/250] Clear w/ Black/Neon Magenta/Yellow Splatter [x/750] Purple and Blue Side A/B w/ Black Splatter [x/2,500]
    3 points
  26. But then you won’t get any confetti!
    3 points
  27. The religion bit was stifling their creativity. Now they are free to say 'fuck' in their lyrics every two lines.
    3 points
  28. Belated thanks! I e-mailed them without expecting much, then out of the blue got notified this morning that I could still get one. Stoked!
    3 points
  29. Cool, so we have 3 soft kill fans here, haha. I grabbed the red as well, but kind of wish I'd gone pink. Doesn't matter, these guys can do no wrong!
    3 points
  30. I didn't even try to get the OUV exclusives last year as I refused to wait in line while shows were going on to get them. Seems like their plan is better this year. And will be curious about Blindside as well--it will be the first thing I look for when I get through the gate Friday morning, but I am expecting it not to be on sale until the day they play--Saturday.
    3 points
  31. god damn this woman is a marketing genius
    3 points
  32. 4 "new" tracks (alt takes) + an etching...for $50... Think I'll stick with my OG press for now. But excited for anyone who never had this for sure
    3 points
  33. This “robbie” guy sounds rad. Wonder what he’s up to…?
    3 points
  34. Oh lord if you think "ignorant" is an insult no wonder this whole thing that has nothing to do with you is triggering. Holy shit 😂
    3 points
  35. "unless I'm completely clapped in an argument and can't actually support my evil opinion of course."
    3 points
  36. Dunno who you are and don't care. What you wrote is the same thing as someone standing behind a homeless person warning people not to give them money because they shouldn't have made such bad choices. Yeah you're probably right but you lack all traces of humanity.
    3 points
  37. Second press Monday: https://www.instagram.com/p/CiSrxL7L9GZ/?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=
    3 points
  38. Grivo - Elude is back in print https://grivo.bandcamp.com/album/elude
    3 points
  39. The new songs are awesome. I love how much this band is like Superheaven. When I saw them this summer I noticed even their stage presence was similar to Superheaven. It's also cool how much different of an experience they are live. The recordings are great, but I'd say they're 5 times better live.
    3 points
  40. Heads up for those PJH fans here, saw this on Steve Hoffman forum and is to be announced this week
    3 points
  41. Pre-orders just went up: 150 Pressing: https://mtcrushmore.bigcartel.com/product/hidden-in-plain-view-tantrums-ep-magenta-white-pinwheel-pre-order 350 Pressing: https://mtcrushmore.bigcartel.com/product/hidden-in-plain-view-tantrums-ep-white-pre-order T-Shirt Bundles as well
    3 points
  42. Not off-base at all. It’s called selling out, and this situation is part of the cost of doing so. Chad should stop being a whiny bitch and let Catalyst get pressed, for fuck sakes.
    3 points
  43. I just want a normal single LP release, or a double LP with some bonus tracks or something. It's insane that Dischord can do their box set for under $70 shipped, have an actual reason to make it multiple discs AND throw in a bonus 7" and they're charing $110+shipping for a single album.
    3 points
  44. I mean if they pressed 2k because that's all that Universal allowed them to press then I'm not sure why it's TTTH's fault. 2k would have sold out in seconds no matter which label it was released through. Why isn't Chad calling up Universal and saying "our last three vinyl drops sold out in seconds, lets press more, or do you guys not like making money?" Fat Wreck Chords has like 5 employees and they are dropping cool represses at low prices with plenty of stock all year every year, most of which are in hand when the orders go live. Strung Out's Suburban Teenage Wasteland Blues had over 3k pressed at $20 and they aren't nearly the size of NFG.
    3 points
  45. use mail forwarding services to cut those prices significantly. here's my write-up on it.
    3 points
  46. Looks like the UK version has a couple copies posted: https://sumerianmerch.co.uk/collections/circasurvive/products/circa-survive-violent-waves-easter-yellow-process-blue-side-a-b-w-black-splatter Password: CREATURECLUB2022
    3 points
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