Test pressings for Starflyer 59’s The Changing of the Guard album will go on sale this Wednesday, 16 June at 9pm EDT. This will be limited to the first 25 purchasers and will cost $30.59. The Changing of the Guard will be an LP and a 7″ with two bonus tracks in a deluxe, thick gatefold jacket, similar to those used for Unwed Sailor’s Little Wars, Bosque Brown’s Baby, and mewithoutyou’s It’s All Crazy. The vinyl will likely ship prior to the artwork. Additionally, final production copies of The Changing of the Guard will be on colored vinyl and the test pressings are anticipated to be on the same colored vinyl if everything goes properly at the factory. The official release date of the album is Tuesday, 10 August, so test pressing purchasers will be able to hear the album in advance of the official release.
Pre-orders of the actual release will also begin this Wednesday. Additionally, two 7″ in the Starflyer 59 Ghosts of the Future 7″ box set series were incorrectly pressed on white vinyl. We have a bunch of them. We’ll sell them to you as a $6.59 pair until they’re gone (without artwork since the excellent folks at HYMY Industries did not press enough extras to cover the mis-pressing).
Test pressings of Steven R. Smith’s long-awaited (and long-promised) one-sided LP, Floor of the Sky, will be on sale shortly. The etching effort is underway…
Also, I’m excited to announce that btv and our good friends at Immune Recordings will be co-releasing a vinyl pressing of Damien Jurado’s 1999 classic Rehearsals for Departure on vinyl. It will be in a deluxe gatefold jacket on 180g vinyl with an expanded booklet and bonus tracks. It’s probably going to be out in early 2011, but more details will be made at a later date. In the meantime, be sure to pick up Saint Bartlett and catch Damien on tour.