Preparation Age

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Mike Adams At His Honest Weight rounds out 2015 with Preparation Age, a new 5-song one-sided LP on Burnt Toast Vinyl in conjunction with our friends at Sounds Familyre. It was recorded during the same sessions as a forthcoming 2016 full-length and serve as companion songs and a taste of what is to come. They build on the solidly crafted pop songs of 2014’s The Best of Boiler Room Classics through sonic experimentation and take the band’s sound into a hazier new territory combining influences from the synth-based rock of Wheat, Grandaddy, and Flaming Lips with Beach Boys inspired vocal harmonies. Throughout Preparation Age, Mike Adams manages to tell stories of forgotten friends and everyday people, turning fear and anxiety from the departed past into something pleasing and beautiful. In the more perfect universe next door, 2016 is the year for Mike and the boys’ magnum opus crowning achievement that will earn them a well-deserved gold record. For 2015, in the here and now gold teeth, it’s Mike Adams At His Honest Weight’s Preparation Age.

Preparation Age is presented in a limited vinyl-only release of 500 copies with the B-side featuring an etching and including a digital download code.

This LP will be out in stores on 4 December, but the band will have a limited number of copies to sell on their forthcoming West Coast Tour with Sound of Ceres (members of Candy Claws, The Drums, and Apples In Stereo). We’ll have copies available for mail order soon.

15 October – Kansas City, MO. The Riot Room w/ Real Adults, Maybe Not
16 October – Lawrence, KS. The Replay Lounge (MATINEE SHOW) w/ Nate Henricks
17 October – Colorado Springs, CO. Eggplant Manor w/ Sound of Ceres
20 October – Davis, CA. Third Space w/ Sound of Ceres
21 October – San Francisco, CA. Hotel Utah w/ Sound of Ceres
22 October – Los Angeles, CA. Hotel Cafe w/ Sound of Ceres
23 October – San Diego, CA. Seven Grand w/ Sound of Ceres
24 October – Phoenix, AZ. Last Exit w/ Sound of Ceres
25 October – Albuquerque, NM. Low Spirits w/ Sound of Ceres
26 October – Norman, OK. Opolis w/ Sound of Ceres
27 October – Columbia, MO. Cafe Berlin w/ Ex-Cult, Cantalouper, Weird Vibers


Kloster’s Half Dream, Half Epiphany released!

You can hear the track “Benjamin’s Song” from Kloster’s album Half Dream, Half Epiphany through the youtube link below:

Half Dream, Half Epiphany is out tomorrow in the US on cd through Burnt Toast Vinyl and on cassette through Crime & Punishment Packaged Goods. The album borrows from apocalyptic folk by way of Current 93 and World Serpent related bands as well as the baroque folk of Sufjan Stevens, among other influences.

Kloster are from Copenhagen and there are two reviews for the album available now:
Gaffa gives Half Dream, Half Epiphany 6 out of 6
Gfrock gives the album 5 out of 6.
Check them out, though they may prove to be a bit difficult to read depending upon your proficiency with the Danish language.

There’s also an interview with Mikael from Kloster on about the album and its relationship with beer since the cassette is being released on Crime & Punishment Packaged Goods. There’s also a little bit more about the connection between Burnt Toast Vinyl, beer, Kloster, and Crime & Punishment Packaged Goods in this interview at (in English!) and this interview at

Many great friends have participated in this release and we’re very excited to have you hear it!


Kloster : Half Dream, Half Epiphany

Burnt Toast Vinyl will be releasing Kloster‘s Half Dream, Half Epiphany on cd this fall. We’ve been friends with Mikael R Andreasen from Kloster and the supporting musicians for several years and are excited to release this latest album. The album will come out on vinyl and cd in Denmark through Target Group and it will also arrive on cassette in the US on Crime & Punishment Packaged Goods. Kloster is self-described as pastoral folk and veers towards a more apocalyptic folk style in the vein of Current 93 and other World Serpent related bands or the Revolutionary Army of the Infant Jesus.


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