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Williams Shift

Lacquer masters for the forthcoming Williams Shift album We Were Wonderers are at the pressing plant and our good friend John Ringhofer is currently working on the etching for the 4th side. We’re hoping for some test pressings soon!

Williams Shift is the synth pop project helmed by Matthew Stone (Soporus, Saxon Shore) with (Grammy award winning engineer) Stephen Roessner (Saxon Shore), Matt Thomas, and Jill Purdy. This has been a long-time dream for a project that honors the defensive infield shift inspired by a Ted Williams plate appearance and Ted Williams’ life and death, especially his cryonically preserved head and the resulting existential and philosophical ramifications. The album is a story of love lost, remembrance, baseball, and the cosmos told through the perspective of Ted’s frozen head floating in space. Titled We Were Wonderers, the album will be released as a 2xLP with a 4-side etching along with digital downloads available in all of the normal locations. Our good friends at Flannelgraph Records will also be releasing a special instrumental version of the album on cassette.

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By now, you’ve probably realized that the site design is finally updated. Sorry about that circa 2001 frame thing. Things were working and I wandered on to other things.

In label news, the debut album from Williams Shift is closer to an actual release. Matthew Stone (Soporus/ex-Saxon Shore) and Stephen Roessner (Saxon Shore and more) have been working quite hard at the final tweaking. This record is a synth pop dream Stone has been cultivating for quite some time and finally found some opportunity to realize it. It’s all about baseball, memories, and the origins of the universe, you know, the big picture.

We’ve been working on a new one-sided LP release that should happen sometime in 2014 from Heather Woods Broderick and Nils Frahm. More details when they’re ready. Nils has a new album out on Erased Tapes called Spaces. We’ll have the vinyl version in the store when it is finally released. In the meantime, his albums The Bells and Felt are available and highly recommended, the perfect soundtracks for a snowy winter.

I’ll be shipping out orders through 21 December, resuming after the new year. If you are ordering something for a Christmas present and would like to upgrade to priority mail shipping, please e-mail and we can work that out.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!