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We’ve started something new at Burnt Toast Vinyl thanks to Greg’s (from Foxhole) magical programming abilities. When you purchase select btv vinyl releases from the online store, you will be e-mailed a unique code which allows a download of the album as 256kbps mp3s. This is the first step to inserting these unique codes in our vinyl releases available in stores and from our bands on tours. Johnathon (Unwed Sailor) and I have discussed this for a few weeks and this really lines up with the way that most of us at btv would like to buy albums. It’s nice to be able to have the full-sized vinyl artwork in a deluxe format and also be able to get the digital files for portability. Right now, this is available for Unwed Sailor : Circles/The White Ox, Yndi Halda : Enjoy Eternal Bliss, and Saxon Shore : The Exquisite Death of Saxon Shore. Those who have purchased these titles over the past few days have already been e-mailed their codes, so hopefully we’ll have all of the kinks worked out shortly. We’re planning to make other titles available as soon as we can get the encoding done. Unwed Sailor : Little Wars will likely be the first btv vinyl release that will have unique codes included with all LPs purchased through retail outlets, from bands, or through btv mail order. Big props to Greg for the coding and high fives to Johnathon for the prodding.
Unwed Sailor hit the ground running on their May dates. Go see them bring the rock.
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Farewell Kurt Vonnegut, literary genius and fellow Hoosier. Your books have provided endless hours of entertainment and magic.
Unwed Sailor now have t-shirts available on-line at unwedsailor.net. We should have more dates to post for their shows in May and June very soon.
Yndi Halda are still rocking the European Continent. Go see them.
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Yndi Halda continues to rock the European continent. They’ll be playing at the Rhaaa Lovely Festival tomorrow in Belgium with quite a few other instrumental and post rock bands. The Silent Ballet has compiled an mp3 compilation of bands featured at the festival if you want to take a listen. I was almost on a flight to deliver more LPs to them on tour, but wasn’t able to get the tickets in time. So, more LPs should be delivered in time for dates in Spain.
Italy’s 3/4HadBeenEliminated will be doing a one-sided LP soon. The band has two full-lengths, a self-titled debut on Bowindo and A Year of the Aural Gauge Operation on Hapna. 3/4HadBeenEliminated write songs out of improvisation and incorporate acoustic and electronic instruments with field recordings and effects to create an instrumental music with elements of drone, noise, and psychedelia. I’ve been loving both of their albums and am excited to hear what they will do for a one-sided LP.
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