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Hey friends!  It's been a while since we've been around these parts but our brand spanking new full length "UNREST" is now available for preorder through a number of places!  Here's a gif of the killer artwork and the 4 colors of vinyl!  Read more below for where to order, the pressing info, a blurb about the record and the artwork, and where to listen!

 

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Pressing Info:

 

Black Vinyl [Pre-order version] - (/65) SOLD OUT

Clear with Gold Splatter Vinyl - (/100) SOLD OUT

Silver Vinyl - (/200) - https://goo.gl/k864Pw

Clear Purple - (200) - https://goo.gl/4kXzwg

Black Vinyl - (/450) - https://goo.gl/sHFRPt [USA] - https://goo.gl/4kXzwg [EUROPE]

 

CD Versionhttps://goo.gl/ndSpei [USA - State of Mind] - https://goo.gl/bZkivi [EUROPE - Useless Pride/Here and Now]

 

CASSETTE Version

Black (/50) or Red (/50) Shell [Europe - Ride & Hun] - https://goo.gl/AQKYVF

Blue (/25) or Yellow (/25) [USA - Press Gang Records] - https://goo.gl/2QF3Kg

 

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It's been a long 12 months of preparation here in our little corner of the world but the time has finally come for our sophomore record, UNREST, to be sent out into the airwaves for all to hear. We spent two weeks in the late spring of 2016 holed up in our practice space in Boston tracking the record ourselves before sending it up to God City Studio in Salem, MA to be mixed by Kurt Ballou. Mastering was handled by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege. Artwork layout/design was handled by Doug Dean from Pittsburgh, PA.

 

UNREST is comprised of 12 songs that collectively push the sonic boundaries of the band outwards in numerous directions while still maintaining a strong foothold on our melodic punk-hardcore roots. The production on the record is a massive leap forward compared to previous releases and it is widely apparent that we took our time trying to get this release right after you give it a listen. UNREST clocks in at 24 minutes and 37 seconds listening time and is packed with everything you'd expect from a follow up to Discontent... hard hitting, no-nonsense, lean punk/hardcore songs that take you on a roller coaster ride of tempos, emotions, and lyrical themes. It's political. It's personal. It's both introspective and a commentary on the surroundings we're submerged into on a daily basis. Overall, it's a collective document for how we view the world we're living in, our designated place in it, and, despite how grim and dismal the outlook may be at this moment, UNREST is a declaration of how we can all work together to make this life better in the present moment and to leave a better world for those yet to come after we're gone.

 

As with all of our previous releases, the packaging for the vinyl release of UNREST is unique and will definitely catch your eye if you have a liking for packaging design and an intricate layout. The LP Jacket is diecut so that the front of the record acts as an empty picture frame, allowing for the lyric insert (a 12x24" double sided full color insert) to be placed into the jacket as one of four 'portraits' on the lyric sheet. Each portrait has a twist on the misrepresentation of the American dream and the things we're taught from a young age to aspire to and value simply because society has dictated as such. For the pre-order version of the LP, the jacket will have a pop up cardboard easel attached so that the album can legitimately be stood up to display as if it was a picture frame.  It will also be hand stamped and numbered, out of 65 total copies.

 

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Thanks for taking the time to check this out and for supporting us if you decide to pick up a copy.  All orders will ship at the end of August before the album's street date of Sept 8th.  We will be playing 5 shows on the East Coast (Boston, CT, Philly, DC, RVA) at the end of September so keep an eye out for details about that.

 

You can stream 4 songs off the record now on our bandcamp:  https://spiritsxxx.bandcamp.com/album/unrest as well as pre-order the album digitally for only $5!

 

To stay fully up to date with what's going on in our world, follow us on your preferred platform:

 

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You can pick up our previous releases from http://www.spiritsxxx.limitedrun.com and download our previous records for FREE from http://www.spiritsxxx.bandcamp.com

 

Phew, that's a lot!  If you made it all the way to the bottom of this post you are truly a champion.  Last but not least, if you're into the music or anything we're doing please share, repost, retweet, and disseminate at will to help spread the word.  We're still doing this in the true DIY fashion and can use all the help we can get.  Word!
 

And if you want some close up shots of the records, give this album on imgur a look: http://imgur.com/a/D65ph

 

SPIRITS | XXX

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On 7/28/2017 at 11:08 AM, kyacrash said:

Got the preorder version yesterday morning. Super excited for this release, Discontent is one of my favorite albums of recent years.

Thanks so much!  The pre-orders have started shipping so that Dave isn't inundated with taking a few hundred packages to the post office all at the same time.  Hopefully people start getting them soon so you can get a bunch of spins out of the record!

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