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I received the test pressings for Saxon Shore : Four Months of Darkness LP and Early Day Miners : Deep Harbor one-sided LP today in the mail. It’s a bit like Christmas when this stuff shows up. Quite exciting and foretelling a very busy summer for vinyl releases at btv.
Hey, did you visit The Onion this week yet (it is Wednesday, all of you cubicle drones)? Wander on over to The Onion AV Club and see the nice words they had to say about The Marionette and The Music Box. Another reason for me to be smiling this evening on minimal sleep and preparing to fly to Amsterdam tomorrow.
The Trouble with Sweeney just received 5/5 in A.P. for I Know You Destroy!, though I haven’t seen the mag yet. They have some residencies planned for NYC and Philadelphia:
uly 1 | Silk City, Philadelphia, PA | residency w/ THETWINATLAS AND HOT TOPIC DJs
July 7 | Pete’s order ventolin Candy Store, Brooklyn, NY | TTWS/American Book Congress residency w/ Mendoza Line
July 8 | Silk City, Philadelphia, PA | residency w/ THE PHOTON BAND AND WINDY DJs
July 14 | Pete’s Candy Store, Brooklyn, NY | TTWS/American Book Congress residency w/ Mascott and writers Sam Lipsyte, Shelley Jackson
July 15 | Silk City, Philadelphia, PA | residency w/ LEFTY’S DECEIVER AND DJS TBA
July 21 | Pete’s Candy Store, Brooklyn, NY | TTWS/American Book Congress residency duets night w/ Currituck Co., David Amsden w/ actress
July 22 | Silk City, Philadelphia, PA | residency w/ ASTEROID #4 AND DJs TBA
July 28 | Pete’s Candy Store, Brooklyn, NY | TTWS/American Book Congress residency w/ Bootleg Remedy
July 29 | Silk City, Philadelphia, PA | residency grand finale: TTWS PLAYS “LOADED” w/ special guests TIMANDERIC.COM

Denison Witmer is on tour with Jeff Hanson (Kill Rock Stars):
1 July: Neenah WI @blue moon coffee
2 July: grand rapids @Schuler Books & Music
5 July: peoria IL @meeting house w/ the forecast, the skeptics
6 July: iowa city @gabe’s oasis w/ rabbitt rabbitt
7 July: des moines @vaudeville mews
8 July: omaha @49er
9 July: denver @larimer lounge
13 July: seattle @studio 7 w/ rosie thomas
14 July: portland @blackbird
16 July: san luis obispo @z-pies
17 July: los angeles @knitting factory – alterknit
18 July: las vegas @cafe roma w/ orange sheila
19 July: tempe @stinkweeds
20 July: albuquerque @burts
22 July: kansas city @westport coffeehouse
23 July: fayetteville AR @jr’s lightbulb club
26 July: memphis @the caravan
27 July: louisville @the 953
28 July: cleveland @beachland w/6 parts 7, central falls
29 July: bloomington IN @rhinos w/ central falls
31 July: chicago @subterranean w/central falls
1 August : milwaukee @924 center
Denison will be releasing an album of covers called Recovered on Fugitive Records. He’ll be doing some hometown shows before he goes away:
THIS Friday, JUNE 6 RECOVERED Cd release Party!!! @ The FIRE (Philadelphia Bar and Grille) 412 W. Girard Ave Philadelphia, PA W/ Kimone, Amp Line
Saturday, JUNE 14 The Chameleon Club Lancaster, PA With One Star Hotel ? it?s their CD release party!!!
Thursday, JUNE 19 The Marathon Grille/Philadelphia City Paper Twilight Series Outside at 20th and Market 7pm Sharp FREE!!! With One Star Hotel

Unwed Sailor : The Marionette and The Music Box hardbound books are on their way from Iceland to the US. Should be here in a week or two and then out to everyone who pre-ordered.
Lacquers for Starflyer 59 : Old 2×10″ are on their way to the factory and plates for Starflyer 59’s one-sided LP, Portuguese Blues, should have arrived. Portuguese Blues is a return to some older guitar riff intensive days, but with a little dirty blues sound mixed in. These should be out in the relatively near future, perhaps sooner than expected, possibly early July. Covers for Early Day Miners : Deep Harbor one-sided LP and The Six Parts Seven : The Attitudes of Collapse one-sided LP are getting printed and the vinyl should be underway, as well. These should be ready sometime in June. Saxon Shore : Four Months of Darkness LPs will be here soon, test pressings are on their way. The Trouble with Sweeney : I Know You Destroy! vinyl has been delayed due to cover image resolution issues, but these should be solved shortly. Busy times for vinyl releases here at the label. We’re earning the middle name we so desparately want to keep.
I was at Four Tet, Manitoba, and Prefuse 73. I went to see Four Tet which didn’t translate as well as I’d hope to the live set, but Manitoba was completely impressive, as was Prefuse 73. Good times, but not as good as the time Dryw was having…
Colin, Dave, and I are sorting out a return trip to Los Angeles, hopefully after I’m back for a work trip to France.
Farewell to Justin Kay as he wanders across the US. Yes, this is a blog…

The test pressings for the Damien Jurado one sided LP have been approved and everything should be arriving near the end of the month.
Denison Witmer and Reels of White Softly Flow will be joining Unwed Sailor on 6 November in Philadelphia. The show is at 239 S. 10th Street, so come and check it out. It will start promptly at 8pm and end close to 10pm.
Word has it that the Jetenderpaul 7″ are fighting their way through Norwegian customs and will soon be en route to the US. We’re expecting them within the next couple of weeks and are very anxious…
Tomorrow night, Friday, 19 October, don’t forget to see Joey Sweeney, Flashpapr, and Dan Smith at 239 S. 10th in Phila. $5, starts promptly at 9pm, as in no later that 9:05pm. See you there…
Denison is in Portland, Oregon tonight for the rock. Keep coming out to see him play…
Last night was a breathtaking show with Low playing in Philadelphia at a unitarian church in the sanctuary. It was great to see friends waiting out in the cold to go inside.
New arrivals to the online store include Vincent Gallo (of Henry:Portrait of a Serial Killer and Buffalo 66 and he’s a musician, too), Death Cab for Cutie : Photo Album, and Spiritualized (Ltd. edition version). New Fugazi full-length and ep in stock on disc and vinyl, buy now! Don’t forget the re-issues of Pedro the Lion It’s Hard to Find a Friend (on LP, too) and The Reason I Feel Secure (with additional tracks)…

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