Date added: 12/13/2011 Announcing the 2012 Flexi Disc Series - featuring new music from Tortoise, Deerhoof, of Montreal, Lou Barlow, etc.
Joyful Noise is very pleased to announce the 2012 Flexi Disc Series! This $4 monthly subscription features new exclusive recordings from 12 of our favorite artists making music today, each limited to just 500 copies on single-sided flexi discs.
WTF is a Flexi Disc?
In case you are unfamiliar, a Flexi Disc is essentially a thin, single-sided vinyl record which is flexible (hence the name), and rather obscure. However it is playable on any standard turntable. Back in the day flexis were often packaged inside magazines and even in cereal boxes.
Beginning this January, the Joyful Noise 2012 Flexi Disc Series will feature a different artist each month for the duration of the year. All of the releases will be limited to 500 copies on single-sided clear flexi discs. Digital will NOT be made available. That's right, these songs will only be available on these 500 physical units. All of the songs featured in the series are 100% new and unreleased and will never be released in any other format. So kiddies, there isn't even a chance you already have this in your iTunes... Literally the only way you will hear these songs is to sign up for the subscription.
Here are the 12 bands featured on the 2012 Flexi Disc Series (in alphabetical order): Akron/Family, Danielson, Dead Rider (ex US Maple), Deerhoof, Jad Fair (Half Japanese), Lou Barlow (Sebadoh/Dinosaur Jr.), Make Believe (ex Cap'n Jazz/Owls/Joan of Arc), of Montreal, Racebannon, Rafter, Richard Swift, and Tortoise.
There are two ways to order the 2012 Flexi Disc Series:
PRICE: $4 a month
FEATURES: Monthly shipments of each flexi release delivered to your door before the 15th of each month.** Each flexi packaged with original artwork specific to the band.
PRICE: $20 for the first month, and $4/mo after that.
FEATURES: Monthly shipments of each flexi release delivered to your door before the 15th of each month.** Each flexi packaged with original artwork specific to the band. First month also includes a limited edition, hand-numbered wooden box to store your flexis in throughout the year, featuring the amazing artwork of Casey Roberts.*
NOTE: we will not be releasing a schedule of which bands are assigned to which month. It's a surprise, bitches. Subscriptions may be canceled at at anytime.
* Due to insane demand for the "Deluxe" version, wooden boxes may arrive with February shipment instead of January.
** The January flexi disc will arrive after the 15th due to the holidays and resulting delays with the manufacturer. Sorry! Shipments for all other months will arrive by the 15th of each month.