Greetings from sunny Puerto Rico. I’m here for work, slaving for the Man. Denison Witmer has started his tour with Rosie Thomas (Sub Pop), so hopefully all of you West Coasters are getting your Witmer fix. Check the tour dates to see where he will be and go see the shows.
Several new releases are being manufactured now, including the vinyl for Denison’s Philadelphia Songs, the Circle of Birds cdep/10″ that has some incredible artwork from artist Jamie Hunt, Denison’s River Bends re-issue in an amazing digipak, Reels of White Softly Flow Live LP, and a live Denison Witmer album that will be available only at live shows. I am hoping to have these available the last week in June. The vinyl for Philadelphia Songs will be available about 2 months before the cd version and is planned, at this point, to have an additional song included. It will be available as a special gatefold version with white vinyl.
AM/FM are also recording their one-sided LP at the moment. They are hoping to have rough mixes ready in the next few days and the artwork is underway. Very exciting.

Dates for Denison’s tour from the West Coast to the Midwest and back are mostly up. There are some dates that are still waiting confirmation and these will be added later. All you fine west coasters will have the privilege of seeing him play and he’ll be going with the amazing Rosie Thomas (SubPop).
Circle of Birds has been mixed. All of these months of promises and it’s finally happened. Johnathon and Dave Bazan did it up yesterday. The magical ep will be mastered Friday and then sent off for manufacturing.
I am going to Puerto Rico for my day job on Sunday. I’ll be there for two weeks, so there will be a slight delay in mail order. But when I return, I’ll have a few new btv titles ready for pre-order from the btv store. It will be good in the end, you’ll see.

This is a crazy transitional week for the label. Go see Ester Drang on tour through the Southwest and on the West Coast. Lots of new things are brewing. Jamie Hunt is working on the illustration/layout for the Circle of Birds cdep/10″; Denison Witmer and his brother are compiling songs from two national tours to create a sequence for a live cd release that will be available only on tour; Ethan and I are working on the artwork/layout for the Reels of White Softly Flow live LP; our friend Brady is printing photos for Denison’s Philadelphia Songs album; Denison and I are going to master said album on Friday; I will be finishing the LP layout from Brady’s photos and Ethan’s scans later in the week; and our dear friend Andy Bruntel is working like crazy on Denison’s River Bends cdep re-issue.
All American Radio’s Of Fragments cd is ready and raring to go. The artwork is being tweaked by Guido and the band is slowly coming out to rock it live. Lots of work happening on one-sided LPs.
And it’s all for you, our dear and beloved fans.