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A special advertisement composed by our good friend, Mr. Keyes, with some embellishment: “Starflyer 59 is the ultimate fan’s band, adored and upheld by a faithful following, kept like a secret for 13 years running. Now, for the dedicated devotee, comes the ultimate collection: in the grand tradition of the SubPop singles club, Wedding Present’s 12 7” in one year, or Public Image Ltd.’s Metal Box, Burnt Toast Vinyl is thrilled to announce the Starflyer 59 “Ghosts of the Future” series.
The collection consists of a total of 10 7″s, broken out over four individual shipments. 2 will arrive in July, 2 more in September, then 3 in both November and January. Each slipcase will be letterpressed with specially-designed artwork (from the HYMY Industries design firm), and the first shipment will come with a box built to contain the complete collection (as if anything will actually be able to contain it!).
Then there’s the music — each A-side boasts demo versions of songs from the forthcoming Starflyer full-length; each B-sided is a track exclusive to this collection. It’s like being in the studio with the band as they piece together the new record.
If you pre-order at the too-good-to-resist price of $59.59 (postage paid, working out to about $5/7″ or so), your set will be pressed on colored vinyl, guaranteed. Later orders run the risk of suffering in the darkness of regular black vinyl. The price will increase after the initial shipment and with each subsequent shipment as a “doubter’s tax.” Not to imply that there are doubters among the faithful. To add further early ordering incentive, Jason Martin will be autographing inserts for the first 100 orders.
For more than 10 years running, Starflyer has trounced disbeleif with one classic pop song after another. No new kinda story, indeed.”
Additionally, for the super fans, a super limited number of test pressing subscriptions (only 15, hand numbered) will be available for $100.59 postage paid. While this seems like an extravagant amount of money to pay for a series of 7″, you are purchasing the rights to hear the test pressings when the band and label hear them and you will receive any error test pressings that result. Unfortunately, these are only on black vinyl, but your subscription will also feature the complete artwork, inserts, and box.
We’ve been actively pursuing this project for almost a year and a half. Many thanks to those who have contributed ideas, feedback, and inspiration, people like Jason Martin, Jeff Cloud, Will Stichter, Ethan Tripp, Gockley, Matthew Stone, Andrew Horton, and Joseph Keyes. btv couldn’t be more serious or more excited about this project.

After several months of problem test pressings, we now have a good test pressing for Unwed Sailor The White Ox. It’s normally 2-3 weeks from test pressing approvals until the finished vinyls arrive, but sometimes less. Finally!
It’s spring training and the btv fantasy baseball draft is approaching…any indie rockers out there wanting to experience a summer of pain? E-mail your rock pedigree and why you should be in the league.

We have good test pressings for the Foxhole/The Magic Lantern/Soporus/Questions in Dialect 2xLP finally. Our good friends Will and Matt are working on some letterpress/screen printing designs for the very special LPs covers. We hope to have something ready to ship out in the new year. You don’t have to be a math expert to understand that it’s much more economical to buy the 2xLP than the cdeps…but, by all means, get whatever format is convenient for you. The cdeps are in stock for the holidays…
We also have good test pressings for Yndi Halda Enjoy Eternal Bliss. It won’t be long now.
Europeans…you can now buy the new Efterklang One-Sided-LP in Europe!
If you live in Copenhagen you can find it in these shops:
Sort Kaffe og Vinyl
Sacre Coeur
Mint Records
If you live on the internet you can go to
Or we can ship it to you from the btv online store.

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