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Starflyer 59 : The Changing of the Guard LP

btv will be releasing the vinyl version of Starflyer 59′s forthcoming album, The Changing of the Guard. It will be in a thick old-school tip-on style gatefold jacket with a bonus 7″. The mastering is wrapping up shortly and once everything has been shipped off to the plant, pre-orders will begin. The official release date for the cd is 10 August and the vinyl will be shipping to arrive in time.

The artwork for steven r. smith’s one-sided LP, floor of the sky, is complete and on its way to the printer. Our good friend Tim is lined up for the etching, so everything is moving along.  Pre-orders will commence shortly. Our friend Erik has released the most recent steven r. smith album, cities, on his label Immune Recordings. You can get the LP with download coupon directly from Immune or the btv store.

For everyone awaiting Erik Enocksson’s Farval Falkenberg, the jacket design has been completed and is just awaiting final approvals before being sent to the printer. Pre-orders for this LP will begin once the jackets are being printed.

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Unwed Sailor Tour, Starflyer 59 Vinyl

Unwed Sailor’s spring tour starts tomorrow night, 7 April in Lawrence, KS.  Here is the current itinerary:

07 April : Lawrence, KS. Jackpot
08 April : Omaha, NE. Slowdown
09 April : Minneapolis, MN. Sauce
10 April : Milwaukee, WI. Cactus Club
11 April : Chicago, IL. Ronny’s w/ Early Day Miners and Common Loon
12 April : Columbus, OH. The Treehouse w/ Common Loon
13 April : Youngstown, OH. The Lemon Grove w/ Common Loon
14 April : Cambridge, MA. TT The Bears w/ Common Loon
15 April : Brooklyn, NY. Union Hall w/ Common Loon
16 April : New York City. Pianos w/ Common Loon
17 April : Philadelphia. The M Room w/ Common Loon
18 April : Washington, DC. DC9 w/ Common Loon
19 April : Norfolk, VA. The Taphouse w/ Long Division and Common Loon
20 April : Pittsburgh, PA. Brillobox w/ Common Loon
21 April : Newport, KY. The Southgate House w/ Common Loon
22 April : St. Louis, MO. Cicero’s w/ Common Loon
25 April : Norman, OK. Sooner Theatre, Norman Music Festival

Hope to see you out at the shows.

btv will be releasing the forthcoming Starflyer 59 album currently titled The Changing of the Guard. No official release date is set and the album is being mixed at the moment. The current plan is to release an LP with a bonus 7″.

Also, we’ve been planning extensively for a re-issue of Starflyer 59′s Gold on vinyl. It’s going to be deluxe. At this point, we’d love to gather any photos, stories, videos, or audio recordings you might have from the two Starflyer tours in 1995. We already have some footage and audio and are hoping to gather more. If you happen to have anything like this or know someone who does, let’s talk. E-mail at burnttoastvinyl at gmail dot com with Gold in the subject line.

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Autumn Updates

I’ve been away to Boston for the past few weeks and got to spend time with the very excellent Dr. Randall of Particularity of Jetenderpaul. Around this time in 1999, we were planning a road trip to Savannah for the video shoot of “Our Future’s Passed” at Savannah College of Art and Design. The release of this video on the Jetenderpaul Presents The Modal Lines record ushered btv into the modern era. Their lo-fi indie pop remains some of our very favorite.

Bosque Brown has been very busy. Mara and Ryan went to Europe and played a couple of shows in anticipation of the release of Baby in Europe on France’s Fargo Records. Bosque Brown will also be playing CMJ in New York City, Wednesday, 21 October at Local 269 at 10pm. We have a few live videos to post of Bosque Brown performances and will do that in the next few days.

For the autumn, we will be properly releasing Erik Enocksson’s Farväl Falkenberg on LP. We will also start work on the 15th anniversary deluxe re-issue version of Starflyer 59 Gold on vinyl. We have many plans, but few details on that one. Vinyl re-issues have been consuming much of our spare thoughts as of late.

For Philadelphians, the very excellent Wovenhand will be playing at Johnny Brenda’s this Thursday, 8 October. If you recall, btv co-released the vinyl edition of Wovenhand’s Consider the Birds. Ten Stones was released most recently on Sounds Familyre.

Speaking of Sounds Familyre, our friends Dan, Elin, Lenny, and Marian Smith have launched the Great Comfort Records label. Their first release is Come, O Spirit, an anthology of hymns and spiritual songs, and features some of our old friends including Damien Jurado, David Bazan, Denison Witmer, and Rosie Thomas.

Another old friend, Joey Sweeney, has launched the Philebrity label. We wish him the very best. The first release is a new album from Philadelphia’s Blood Feathers which includes Drew Mills, formerly of Aspera.

Some friends and I got a chance to catch our old friend David Bazan at a West Philadelphia house show in late August (thanks Sean). The performance with just a guitar and no microphone was an inspiring one. Would love to see more folks play like this, for sure. Also got to catch Akron/Family play in September here in Philadelphia. This band gives one of the best live shows around.

Oh yeah, some folks from Reels of White Softly Flow joined up with more friends for a secret performance this past August. We’ll probably post an mp3 here shortly.

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