Happy Birthday to Mikael in Copenhagen who is now 29.
Farewell to Dave Blood, you are missed.
A few new albums showed up to stock the on-line store, including the new Decemberists ep on Acuarela, the limited Death Cab for Cutie 180g 2xLP version of Transatlanticism, a live Ida recording in a really nice cardboard package, and the new Will Oldham ep. Earlier in the week, we received the cd version of Sufjan Stevens : Seven Swans and new albums from both Jason Anderson and Ativin. The rock is in full effect here. A friend leant me a copy of the new Pedro the Lion album which, after first listen, has some gems that change up the instrumentation, but also some of the same old as far as vocal phrasing, rhythm and pace. I need another few listens to pass fair judgement. Randall also sent a few albums to listen to and review for Tidal Wave Wagazine. So I’ve got some work cut out for me this weekend.
I also intend to have the designs finished and ready to go to press for Aspera, Starflyer 59, and Ester Drang one-sided LPs. Jeremy Dybash finished up etching for Aspera and Ester Drang a couple weeks ago. Yume Bitsu’s cover needs to be tweaked and it will be out, as well. Lots of action in one-sided LP land soon. Hopefully, we’ll have some cover images and pre-order chances on the website soon.