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
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, Jessica Gockley, Matthew Stone, Andrew Horton, and
Joseph Keyes. btv couldn't be more serious or more excited about