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  1. 4 points
    I thought this might be worth sharing, kind of a cool story. So I told my buddy about Whirr a few months back, and he got into them pretty quickly. Ended up going to the San Diego show (I live in the Chicago area), and I asked if he'd pick me up one of the /25 posters. Figured they'd be gone, but worth a shot. I guess he ended up talking to Nick Bassett and got one which is awesome. I'm not certain how exactly this came about, but I'm guessing my friend mentioned that I had turned him onto Whirr or something and that I was dealing with some rough shit at the moment - my dog just passed away last week, and that's been heartbreaking to say the least. Not to get all morbid or anything - but a friend also passed away in the same week, so it's been heavy to say the least. Anyway, I got this poster in the mail today (along with a setlist), but didn't realize what was on the back right away. I'll just post the pictures to tell the rest of the story. Truly shows how genuine the Whirr dudes are - they did not have to do this at all. My friend said he didn't ask them to write anything at all, so it seems to have been done on their (Nick's) accord. I just think it's pretty fucking special. Might seem 'whatever' to some people, but I figured I'd post regardless. To clarify, my dog's name was Tess/my name is Alex. I wish I could frame both sides of this. Must figure something out... Also, anybody notice that it says #1/25 on the front, but on the back it says #1/100? Accident maybe? I honestly couldn't care less about the 'limited' aspect - it's one of a kind to me. One of the most thoughtful, random yet perfectly timed gifts I've ever received. I'll back Whirr forever, no doubt about it. tl;dr my dog passed away, my buddy grabbed me a poster in SD, and Nick from Whirr wrote a message on the back. says a lot about the dude/band as a whole vs. their online troll persona.
  2. 3 points
    kurtz

    Post Your Record Storage Area

    Records... LPs on the bottom, 7"s up top, 10"s and other oddballs in the bin on the right. CDs and cassettes. really need to find a good solution to store these damn things.
  3. 3 points
    SRC will NOT be doing Deadbeat. ;-)
  4. 2 points
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/My-Favourite-Faded-Fantasy-VINYL/dp/B00NAOSTH4/ref=mb_oe_l/276-6681744-9131962 The 8 year wait is over, Damien Rice is coming out with a new album. There is a pre-order for the album on vinyl! Now let's hope he presses the other albums!
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    So awesome to see them give a positive experience out of a difficult time. It's actually inspired me to share my own little Whirr story, although mine comes from a pleasant time. For Christmas this past year, my girlfriend of 5 years (Amy) contacted Nick about sending some of our records out to him to be signed by the band and returning them back. Instead, he picked out his copies of Distressor on 180g and the 2nd press of Around and got them signed by everyone, and included a nice surprise. I have every Whirr variant ever pressed, so to have this piece to add to my collection is so cool. Anyway, here's the surprise I got:
  7. 2 points
    kurtz

    The Original Cassette Collective Thread

    Posted this in the record storage thread, but might as well post it here too. Need to find a better solution for mass cassette storage. The way my cassettes are currently stored...
  8. 2 points
    Princess Logan

    Upcoming Hot Topic Releases

    I don't care for 5SOS but I really appreciate how much they've helped other bands with free promotion. It's kinda amazing to see the amount of fans All Time Low, State Champs, etc. have received because of a simple tweets these guys post. But I digress, this isn't the ALBUMS YOU WANT PRESSED THREAD it's supposed to be updates for things Hot Topic is currently pressing. So we should really try to stay there.
  9. 2 points
    DafTyler

    Riot Fest 2015

    I did my friend, a few people at riot fest, then back to their hotel until about 3am. Im on the left. Only 2 in this photo, but spent most of the night with rodger the keyboardist.
  10. 2 points
    Hahahahaahahahahahahaahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaahhahaahhahahahahahahahahaha
  11. 2 points
    Local H - As Good as Dead
  12. 1 point
    I would've loved to hear this !
  13. 1 point
    deltadon

    FS: Some Records

    What DID you pay for it?
  14. 1 point
    Why would someone born in like 1997 want to watch Friends? Why would anyone want to watch Friends?
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  16. 1 point
    Everything's going fine. I got my package from danementzer yesterday and shipped out somethingvinyl's parcel yesterday as well. I'm sure he's setting up his giveaway as I type this.
  17. 1 point
    Yeah I'm going to have to go with Yip being the cause here. The Floral Green mp3's i have sound like a shitty web rip but they were straight from the CD. The beginning of Make You Cry especially sounds like dog shit
  18. 1 point
    Twistedshabazz

    PO: Windhand - Soma [9/17]

    i fell asleep on my couch and missed the show in my city on Friday. They have pretty consistently had vinyl, a few shirts, patches and show poster the past times i have seen them. see no reason why this time would be any different.
  19. 1 point
    drds89

    Beware of Safety - Lotusville

    OK peeps, this has been up a couple of hours, y'all get your copies yet?
  20. 1 point
    "Joyce Manor-the T-shirt, Joyce Manor-the Coloring Book, Joyce Manor-the Lunch box, Joyce Manor-the Breakfast Cereal, Joyce Manor-the Flame Thrower..."
  21. 1 point
    Thank you very much, I agree with this! I don't understand the dislike of some of their recent albums.
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  23. 1 point
    This is so great to see all the positive Whirr stories. Labels like Graveface and RFC wouldn't fuck with them if they were really as bad as people make them out to be
  24. 1 point
    "US vinyl is"I've solved it
  25. 1 point
    Exactly why I thought this might make an interesting podcast. All of VC needs to be guests at some point.
  26. 1 point
    elnombre91

    new tattoo appresh

    Apologies for sideways
  27. 1 point
    I'd say I fall into all 3. I like everything with the current lineup: Black Sails all the way to Burials.
  28. 1 point
  29. 1 point
    $5 more than epitaph before shipping, nice. Keep it classy, Hot Topic.
  30. 1 point
    SBarry

    NCAA Football Discussion

    Michigan hahahahaha GO IRISH
  31. 1 point
  32. 1 point
    Sorry for your loss man. Hang in there and be strong.
  33. 1 point
    It's so damn good. Glad you're digging it. I love that an album by a band called "Throbbing Gristle" can be so beautiful.
  34. 1 point
    Martyn2019

    Upcoming Hot Topic Releases

    Hey Travis, great work on all those releases. Do you think there's any chance of the 5 Seconds of Summer album ever getting pressed? (they pressed the latest single on a 7 inch with American Idiot as the b-side) Asking as there's apparently an exclusive merch range coming to hot topic soon! (serious question. a double LP with bonus tracks would be the greatest thing ever ha)
  35. 1 point
    antoniofhowe

    Upgrade advice

    Setup complete! Getting the placement just right took awhile since they are physically smaller than the Polk's. They sound great though, bass is perfect and Norah's voice sounds amazing!
  36. 1 point
    I enjoyed it. Button mashing greatness haha.
  37. 1 point
    codeine

    CONFESSIONS

    I pick my nose. Nothin' like diggin' a big boogie out, all in one piece.
  38. 1 point
    I thought this was going to be a thread about getting beer really easily.
  39. 1 point
    castaway

    new tattoo appresh

    Pretty much exactly like this
  40. 1 point
    Remember folks, if you can't get a tour variant....it's because of this type of cock bag: http://www.ebay.com/itm/291237016498
  41. 1 point
  42. 1 point
    On occasion I find myself saying this. My apologies
  43. 1 point
    parkinglot

    NHL Discussion

    "Bruins invite Ville Leino to training camp". lol
  44. 1 point
    JumpingBean

    post your set-up thread

    I upgraded my inner foot-sleeves to better match the level of my system.
  45. 1 point
    Shitty Rambo

    CONFESSIONS

    I'm getting pretty pissed at a dude a work who's trying to guilt trip me into playing music with him. This dude has never been in a band, pirates everything he listens to, has 0 experience, is living with his parents, and divorced with 2 kids. I have no problem with people making shit, but he's grossly obsessed with metalcore and is giving me a hard time for not wanting to fuck with any of this. I've played music for half of my life, I've done the garbage jam sessions in garages, playing shows to 5 people, touring, etc. I'm good, I have a family and a mortgage and already had my fun. This dude is posting shitty inspirational quotes like 'You can't do epic things with normal people'. I want to say "dude, this is going to suck for a while. That's what being in a band is. You're about 15 years too late". /rant
  46. 1 point
    Eh, maybe so, but their obsessiveness is the main reason Universal is doing this set right, with the original masters and a 100% analog transfer start-to-finish. Most labels these days are happy to churn out shitty digital transfers that basically transfer CD data over to vinyl and charge naive customers $30 for the privilege. The only way that changes is when people complain to the labels... Loudly. And support the releases that do it right. (While not buying the others.)
  47. 1 point
    that "just what I needed" cover on replicants is so fucking awesome.
  48. 1 point
    Everything they have been selling is top notch quality merch well worth the prices they're charging. I will continue to support this band any way I can.
  49. 1 point
    They really are hopeless.
  50. 1 point
    WTS: The Wonder Years - The Greatest Generation on Purple: Hot Topic Exclusive!!!!
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