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  1. It will likely be fine. Records are tough. The airline will probably put them through special handling, similar to instruments (and the flight cases look like instrument cases, which isn’t a bad thing), so they probably won’t go on the baggage belts. Take the valuable stuff as carry-on, pack everything with LPs outside the jackets to prevent seam splits, and get straps for the checked ones so they don’t pop open.
  2. Theoretically it can be done. Taking a US/EU Delta flight as an example, you can check up to 10 bags. A flight case of 70 LPs shouldn’t be too heavy (~45 lbs). You’d need four of those for 280 LPs. You take the remaining 20 LPs in a small bag as your personal item, one flight case as your carry-on, and you get one checked free if you’re not on a Basic Economy fare. Third one is $100, and the fourth one is $285, for total fees of $385, not including the cost of the cases (probably $200-300). So maybe you can do it for under $700 if you’re just taking records, but if you need to check any other bags, it’s another $285 each.
  3. 300 at once is going to be very tough. Airlines won’t allow you to check anything over a certain weight (often 70 or 100 lbs depending on the route/airline). So you’d have to check multiple items, and the excess baggage/overweight fees will be nuts. Consider taking a small carryon case of the most valuable ones, and then looking into freight shipping for something like this for the rest: https://www.amazon.com/Odyssey-CLP200P-Carpeted-Recessed-Hardware/dp/B0002DVBRQ
  4. I'm almost certain that's Corin. Check out this setlist from a Corin Tucker Band show (Bs, Ds and Es are most obvious to me):
  5. Barnes & Noble signed copy showed up today. Includes Janet’s signature which is great!
  6. I am an old man with surround sound and a BluRay player, but isn’t this roughly how an entire generation consumes most of their visual media?
  7. I was looking for an excuse to end my nonstop run from the first package and just sign up for the ones I want. This might do it.
  8. CD can be preordered on Amazon for $45. So there’s that.
  9. Shipping for the bundle is slightly cheaper on Bandcamp than the Secretly Store: https://angelolsen.bandcamp.com/album/all-mirrors
  10. Indie pressing is clear with pink splatter. Available from Bullmoose and elsewhere.
  11. Nice. Dedication! 🤑 I missed the red and then checked each, holding out for the obvious pink variant that never came. Ending up with yellow is not so bad and probably what I would’ve picked from the other four given the choice. Doing a black one was dumb.
  12. Just noticed this hadn’t been posted, surprisingly. OMAM is on the last (#5/5) limited edition version of their upcoming album. Each is /500 with an exclusive cover and color, and a litho of the cover signed by the band. These have been selling out within about 12 hours. The last one went up this morning, in yellow. $35 plus annoying $10 minimum shipping (UPS only). https://www.ofmonstersandmenofficialmerch.com/products/fever-dream-preorder-vinyl-lp-bundle-5-yellow Standard black also available from their shop, though likely cheaper elsewhere.
  13. Must’ve just snuck my order in. Got all three OBI with a 10:13am ET confirmation e-mail.
  14. So with the Racs going #1, does anyone here know how the “every ticket includes a copy of the album” business factors into that? Obviously they aren’t the only ones to do this, but do those copies juice sales numbers? Presumably thousands of copies were “sold” with tickets for the tour, with it being a duplicate copy for many ticket buyers (I personally have four copies of this album across Vault, Rough Trade and tickets). Just curious.
  15. Huh. Really thought that White Stripes tease the other week was indicative of next Vault.
  16. So weird that she’d drop this after the album is ready to go and tour on sale. Very skeptical that this is the full story, as it would be supremely shitty of her to leave the band scrambling for a replacement and fans without a key part of SK for a tour with tickets already sold just because of the “new” direction (which presumably would have been apparent since they started writing and recording this record many months ago). There has to be a “better” reason she didn’t want to see out the tour.
  17. I stand corrected! They were not promoting any of that on truck signage, so I had no idea. Obviously paid off to stand in line and ask.
  18. They were giving out the preview 12" at the NYC Lincoln Square screening tonight. Maybe 50-75 copies. Missed it by about 5 people.
  19. Two copies. Both yellow. 😕 Offer to trade one for a U.K. copy still stands!
  20. tldr: Unless they have announced that they will have an exclusive release (for which you will have to arrive early) or you care about truck-themed merch, it’s not worth going out of your way. I’ve been three times, all in NYC. First was early days, for the Colbert single release. Got the tri-color and some exclusive truck-themed merch (exciting at the time). Second was for the Public Nuisance triple-deckers. Third was last week at Rough Trade. They didn’t seem to have any exclusives (nothing hyped on social media or truck signage, though possible they quietly had something that sold out). Probably why lines weren’t crazy. Swank mentioned before the show that they were selling a new Racs shirt, but think it was just the Classic “R” shirt they are also selling online. No other notable Racs stuff on the menu. Webstore is much better stocked for that.
  21. Signed copies up at B&N: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/center-wont-hold-sleater-kinney/33989591?ean=0858275056358
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