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  1. Always good if you can get records for less, but it should be noted that Merge offers free U.S. shipping with every order regardless of total
  2. I think that's likely, but that there's also a chance that the tri-color is the label/artist exclusive, and the indie is similar to the reissue of Root Down, random solid of blue or gray or yellow. Only one shop, and it's in the UK, is saying that's the case, so there's definitely a decent chance that they're pressing a bunch of the same "limited" tri-color and that's all anyone can get, and maybe there'll be a black repress later on if necessary.
  3. No idea if this will also apply to US indie stores, or even if this description is correct, but found this note for the pre-order with Banquet Records. It could be one of those situations where you don't know the color until you open it. "Indies exclusive LP is on 'grey or blue or yellow' coloured vinyl." https://www.banquetrecords.com/soccer-mommy/color-theory/LVR00855
  4. For those of you who are fans of John Roderick & The Long Winters, you'll recognize some of these songs. This was the band just prior to TLW; all their demos cleaned up and remastered for vinyl. https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/western-state-hurricanes-debut-lp/
  5. "Peak" vinyl is what Merge has termed the special color vinyl for each release, similar to Sub Pop's "Loser" edition. Sometimes, it's a deluxe edition that includes an extra disc, but not always.
  6. Should clarify on this point - they made it very clear when they eliminated the Crate subscription that those of us already on it were grandfathered in, but if we cancelled it, that was it; no going back. Being able to avoid crap like AM makes staying on Crate even sweeter - not remastered, generic "indie"/garage rock on a color variant when there are a ton of inexpensive copies already available in stores and online... I genuinely like being a member but this one might as well be Vinyl Me Urban Outfitters.
  7. 15 year anniversary... crazy I'm glad it's finally getting a pressing; excited to see him on the Living Room tour in a couple months
  8. They were originally talking about early Fall, but now they've updated that to trying their best to have Classics as a standalone by the end of the year. Hip hop will follow a bit after.
  9. The side subscription will eventually be available without also having a VMP ROTM sub, yes. I was responding to the idea that people can expect individual albums in Classics or Hip Hop subs to be in the store because that hasn't occurred so far. Last week they were said they were aiming to have a standalone Classics sub available to the public in September, and Hip Hop soon after, and then yesterday posted that they're doing everything possible for it to happen "by the end of the year". I'm on Crate so I've been tracking the progress.
  10. Not sure if this is true, at least initially. The VMP Classics side sub was restricted to a set number of members and none of those albums have made it to the store. They are supposedly going to open up both Classics and Hip Hop to the general public as a standalone subscription next month.
  11. Just email them; usually very responsive & most labels hold a few back for damage replacements. They accidentally sent me the black instead of the white & orange swirl of Ivy Tripp for that pre-order, and I received the correct one within a week.
  12. While they'll probably be back up next week, I have seen one Loser edition completely sell out ahead of release & not even make it into Seattle record shops - the reissue for Built to Spill's There's Nothing Wrong With Love
  13. If it really is manufacturer delay, then it's the same thing that's been happening to just about every small label for the last couple years, especially if it's a special project and that's the only business they're giving the pressing plant (e.g., just about every record funded through Kickstarter, the Luna box set). Larger indies like Sub Pop and Merge have been mostly immune, but even they've had delays at times. The fact that nobody with the label could be bothered to respond to emails or posts, and ASAP after being called out by the band on Twitter, is the reason they won't have much success funding future projects.
  14. It'll be out of 10 now, since I don't want Beck I'm on Crate and I've picked up the Big Bill Broonzy, Wells Fargo, and BadBadNotGood for this year so far. I ended up with 7 from last year's selections.
  15. Yes for exclusives, but they still don't provide pressing #'s for AOTM. I've found the AOTM selections very underwhelming this year. I've only wanted 3 (upped to 4 if including Pinkerton for which I already have the 4xLP version)