Fun Fact: Geist was recorded and mixed directly to tape right here in Champaign with Hum’s Matt Talbott. And then we all got sushi afterwards. (Actually, full disclosure, I had noodles. Double disclosure, Matt wasn’t there. Sorry Matt.)]
I have a quick question about the upcoming picture disk edition of SSLYBY's "Broom". Is the playback quality of a picture disk worse than that of a normal LP? My little internet research research has some conflicting answers
Interesting question! We don’t think so. In fact, to make these picture discs we’re using a pressing plant that offers a process called Direct Metal Mastering to create the parts from which the run of vinyl is made. Basically, this means that we had to do everything from scratch and when it came time to listen to the new test pressings we were absolutely blown away by how great they sounded. Hope this helps!
This has certainly been a labor of love (emphasis on love) that began taking shape after guitarist Steve Holmes found a bunch of cassettes containing live recordings, demos, practice sessions, and other rare/unreleased material (including the track streaming above).
And so, to celebrate the 15-year anniversary of the record’s original release, we’re making American Football available as a 2xLP with a bonus disc that features 10 additional tracks hand-picked by the band + a full-color booklet containing in-depth liner notes and never-before-seen pictures.
The Early Bird Edition is exclusive to our mailorder and is limited to 2000 copies on 180-Gram Green/Yellow vinyl. You can also pre-order the deluxe version on 180-Gram Red vinyl, 2xCD, cassette, or as a download with a new t-shirt design.
Owls are not what you might call prolific (seeing as the appropriately titled Two is only their second album in 13 years), but when they do get around to making music, it’s definitely worth listening to.
For those eager to hear the record from Tim Kinsella, Mike Kinsella, Sam Zurick and Victor Villarreal, you can now stream the entire thing courtesy of A.V. Club. Enjoy!
One of the most frequently asked questions we receive year after year is:
"Hey fine folks at PV, do you have any test pressings for sale?"
The sad truth is, after a few test pressings are given to PV bands as keepsakes, the remaining copies just sit on a shelf in the dark recesses of our office.
And so, for a limited time, we’re giving you the opportunity to bid on these special items and support a great cause at the same time!
A variety of titles — including those by of Montreal, Owen, STRFKR, Braid, Rainer Maria, Deerhoof, Xiu Xiu, Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin, and more — are being offered in the hope that you see something you like and enjoy the chance to own a special piece of a treasured album.
TODAY is our release day for the Pilllar Point debut album, I can’t believe this day is finally here!! Some incredible people helped me make this record happen, first and foremost the excellent label (Polyvinyl Record Company) and my brilliant producer (Charlie Smith). Making this album…
In case you missed it, Scott from Throw Me the Statue has a new project called Pillar Point, whose debut album came out yesterday.
Inspired by your user name, I’m going to respond by quoting one of the great poets of our time, Axl Rose:
…little patience, mm yeah, mm yeah need a little patience, yeah just a little patience, yeah some more patience, yeah need some patience, yeah could use some patience, yeah gotta have some patience, yeah all it takes is patience, just a little patience is all you need
Check out “I’m Surprised…,” a track from Two, the first new Owls record in 13 years. (For those who might not know, the band consists of Cap’n Jazz founders Tim Kinsella, Mike Kinsella, Victor Villarreal, and Sam Zurick).