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Store and Starflyer 59 Silver Vinyl

Apologies to those attempting to order mewithoutyou’s LP last night, there were a couple of kinks in the server configuration that are now ironed out. Our store hadn’t been stress tested quite like that, but we’re set. The btv news feed has also been improved today, so we’re excited about that, too.

Our friends in Bloomington, Crossroads of America, have been hard at work to get Starflyer 59′s Silver out on vinyl. We’ve been talking to a lot of folks about getting this out over the last couple of years and they’ve finally pulled the trigger. We’re excited about that. It’s the first appearance on vinyl ever (after 15+ years) and we’re pretty sure it ended up as 180g vinyl,though we’re waiting for final confirmation. It’s been up for order on their site for about a month and is now shipping/has shipped. You can now order from the btv online store and we’ll get them out shortly.

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Happy New Year!

Thanks for your support during 2008. It’s been a very busy year for us. Unwed Sailor’s Little Wars was released in the Spring and toured several times in the US and recently in Europe in support. We were also happy to release Denison Witmer’s Carry the Weight and Starflyer 59′s Dial M on vinyl. We were very relieved to wrap up the Starflyer 59 Ghosts of the Future 7″ series after a lot of hard work coordinating production, assembling 7″, and mailing out so many small boxes. We’re also very excited about Soporus’ first full-length 24,110 arriving just in time for a quiet winter season. 2008 saw the completion of Bosque Brown’s Baby album and great progress in our Byul full-length release. Before the end of the year, we sent off Baby to be mastered to vinyl along with Erik Enocksson’s Farväl Falkenberg soundtrack.

For 2009, we’re looking forward to releases from Bosque Brown, Byul, Erik Enocksson, Birchville Cat Motel, Steven R. Smith, and Half-handed Cloud.

For those interested in year end lists, Matt Stone (Soporus, Saxon Shore) and I wrote some quick lists for our friends at Tangzine: here and here. Feel free to read and make fun of us. Incidentally, our old friends Christian Wargo (ex-Scientific) and Josh Tillman (ex-Saxon Shore) are in Fleet Foxes who had their Sun Giantep and self-titled full-length selected as Pitchfork’s top release of 2008. We’re more than happy to sell you copies of their earlier releases.

Wishing you the best for 2009…

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Unwed Sailor on Tour, Starflyer 59 Vinyl and Soporus cds Arrived

Unwed Sailor is on tour through next Friday. They’ll be through Louisiana, Texas, and Oklahoma. A week after their US tour concludes, Unwed Sailor will be off to the UK to start their European tour. It’s their first tour in Europe since Little Wars was released. Be sure to see them. Updated dates are available on the btv website, as well as Unwed Sailor’s myspace page.

Copies of Starflyer 59′s Dial M LPs have arrived from the factory. I just returned from the post office and have sent all test pressing subscribers the final print versions of the cover and insert. Most pre-orders were also sent and the last few will be sent out on Monday.

Soporus 24,110 cds have arrived from the factory and these will be released to stores in January 2009. We are shipping the cds now for mail order customers, so be sure to get yours soon.

Denison Witmer’s Carry the Weight LPs are done and will ship from the factory early in the week. Pre-order customers have all been sent their digital download codes. Hopefully, physical copies of the LPs will be shipping by the end of the week.

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