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Wow. That's really, really fucking awesome. Hopefully it'll encourage more bands to do this.
Then that is clearly the best packaging for an album ever. Mega kudos to Barnes and co.!
I don't know which one to get...
that looks well cool, I dont even know much about them and I realy want that... maybe the lantern heheh
I'm not their biggest fan but I'm pretty sure I'm going to buy that record in some format or another just because it looks so amazing.
I WANT TO BUY IT!
I want it all. Although, I'll probably just plump for the CD as I like my music in a physical format.
I'm torn between getting the normal physical copy or one of the fancy versions!
i'll probably get the LP and t-shirt.
haven't decided yet.
they always have awsum packaging, but this takes the biscuit.
...I love the band but people, dont go getting multiple copies when the T-shirts at least and probably the rest of the merchandise will surely be on sale on the v cheap and efficient Polyvinyl site. If you've got money for two copies, buy something else as well.
Really inexpensive, and they usually send you sweets, free sample CDs and stickers in the package!
Liked them so much I bought Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin on the basis of the name alone. And I was not diasppointed. May have to investigate the rest of the roster.
although that was before they changed their website, so I don't know if it's still there. Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin are one of those bands I've fleetingly heard but who didn't catch me much at the time - am I missing out? Whaich track/album should I start with?
thy name is Of Montreal
on the idea of buying music digitally. That said, I'd probably just end buying the vinyl, but I find it hard to criticise the sentiment behind what they're doing.
gotta catch em all etc.
and of course, rampant commercialism is their main concern hurr hurr hurr
have been going a decade without making any money, taken alot of risks with changes of direction and got lucky, kevin barnes has a family to support and i am sure they arent actually not going to make *that* much money out of this, just encourages a few more people to pay for something they would probably have downloaded for free, stop living up to your user name
hurr hurr hurr
That stuff can't be cheap to produce. Then again, I guess they haven't announced the prices they'll be selling it at.
And labels like Southern Lord pull that kind of shit far more cynically with their multiple vinyl releases IMO.
you crack me up with your I'm so indie it hurts atitude heheheh
non-Indie is the new Indie
get with the times gramps
I am wearing a cardigan...
so I don't know why I feel so compelled to defend them, but I don't think it's much of a gimmick. You might as well say any sort of artwork beyond an unmarked CDR is a gimmick.
They obviously have quite a consistent vision with regards to the artwork that accompanies the record and they're extending that to encompass the digital formats, which I think is cool. To me, the artwork is important to a good record as a complete package.
I think they should be applauded for trying something new and trying to retain some semblance of physical attachment to a digital release.
Its nice to get something in your hands even if you still download the album. It will be a bit like digging out out of your record collection, as it will serve as a reminder for you to listen to it again. Instead of it rotting on your hard drive and thats it.
they seem to be touring north america in support of the release with gang gang dance opening.