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  1. linksisfromcanada

    What Test Presses do you own?

    David Bazan - Blanco Velvet Teen - All is Illusory The Forecast - Late Night Conversations Warren Franklin & The Founding Fathers/Kind of Like Spitting - It's Always Nice to See You Knola - To The Rhythm Headlights - Kill Them With Kindness Beach Slang - The Things We Do... Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin - Let it Sway Vinnie Caruana - Survivor Kittyhawk - Kittyhawk
  2. linksisfromcanada

    Topshelf Records 2018 Vinyl Subscription

    No, but I've already decided that I won't be renewing after doing it the last two years. It really went downhill when they switched to Awesome Distro.
  3. Somebody bought one today apparently as they now only have 11 left. Must've been that $10 e-gift card incentive.
  4. I'm hoping they throw up some less expensive test presses later on. I would really like to get the last couple of Headlights albums. A few months ago, I got The Things We Do to Find People Who Feel Like Us for $50 when they first put them up in the Garage Sale. It looks like a couple of the other folks who got it almost immediately put them on Discogs for 3x or 4x that cost (see below)...so, I kind of get the price gouging. Why shouldn't Polyvinyl make that money? https://www.discogs.com/sell/release/12226280?ev=rb
  5. linksisfromcanada

    Topshelf Records 2018 Vinyl Subscription

    I only received the Clearance and Doe. The toe was missing. Hmm, I wonder what happened there? Anyone else experience this?
  6. Ordered the red! I don't even care that I once gave $100 to an Indian School Kickstarter and never got the promised reward. I love this band.
  7. More titles added today and prices dropped on several already up titles. I grabbed Rainer Maria. https://www.polyvinylrecords.com/store/garage_sale_test_pressings
  8. Lots of new ones added. https://www.polyvinylrecords.com/store/garage_sale_test_pressings
  9. "The Hey Man!" is surely one of the better songs to come out of that scene. On a related note, I lived in Louisville at the time Emanuel were at their peak and I can remember walking into a local pizza place and having their singer take my order. It was when I realized that bands like that probably didn't make that much money.
  10. 3 left of Japandroids - No Singles https://www.polyvinylrecords.com/product/no_singles_test_pressing
  11. Last day for FIREWORKS2018 code.
  12. Awesome! Discount code FIREWORKS2018 works for 15% off, too.
  13. This is the first time they've put these up that wasn't in an eBay auction. FIREWORKS2018 works for 15% off. https://www.polyvinylrecords.com/store/garage_sale_test_pressings Making CDs is predictable. You send a master off to the duplication plant and wait for thousands of shiny, identical discs to arrive. Vinyl is a very different beast. Making a record is an intricate process that starts with the creation of a master lacquer, which is then plated in metal and used to make a negative version of the record, called a stamper, that serves as the basis for mass production. During this chain of events something can always go wrong --- causing pops, skips, crackles or distortion. You name it, we've heard it many times over. Which brings us to test pressings, a very necessary part of the vinyl production process that helps catch these sorts of problems before all of the records are manufactured. By their very nature, test pressings are rare and unique. They're the first taste we receive of each album on vinyl and only a small number are ever made, making them sought after by fans and collectors. In fact, one of the most frequently asked questions we receive year after year is "Hey fine folks at PV, do you have any test pressings for sale?" The sad truth is, after a few test pressings are given to PV bands as keepsakes, the remaining copies just sit on a shelf in the dark recesses of our office. And so, we've decided to give you this opportunity to own a special piece of a treasured album. Enjoy!
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