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Announcing our second annual Test Pressing Week! Beginning TODAY, Monday, December 2nd, we are selling off our vinyl test pressings from each of our 2013 releases.
TEST PRESSINGS AVAILABLE TODAY (MONDAY DEC. 2)
Cause & Effect (3×7″ w/ Thurston Moore, Lou Barlow, David Yow, etc.)
Child Bite “Vision Crimes / Monomania”
David Yow “Tonight You Look Like A Spider”
DMA “Pheel Phree”
Dumb Numbers “Dumb Numbers”
Available all week are extremely limited vinyl test pressings from Sebadoh, Kishi Bashi, David Yow, Dumb Numbers, WHY?, Son Lux, and others. Each test pressing is hand-numbered out of just a few copies, and many of them are SIGNED by the artists.
Test Pressings will be sold on this page each day at NOON (Eastern US Time). Our aim is to keep these test pressings reasonably priced for the super-fans that will appreciate them. To this end, we reserve the right to cancel orders if it becomes obvious that you have a scheme to sell these on eBay for $300 or something.
PLEASE NOTE: you must be a VIP Member to purchase test pressings. If you are not yet a VIP, don’t worry — it’ll only set you back $5
SIGN UP HERE
WHAT IS A TEST PRESSING?
Hold on to yr butts… guitar aficionado Victor Villarreal will be touring the UK next week with This Town Needs Guns! You may know Victor from his unspeakably inventive work with Cap’n Jazz, Owls, and Joan of Arc. If you happen to be lucky enough to be in the area, do not miss your chance to see the mastermind at work.
Here are the dates (all shows w/ This Town Needs Guns):
THU NOV 28 – Southampton, UK @ Avondale House
FRI NOV 29 – Bristol, UK @ The Exchange
SAT NOV 30 – Liverpool, UK @ The Kazimier
SUN DEC 01 – Preston, UK @ The Mad Ferret
MON DEC 02 – Leicester, UK @ The Firebug
TUE DEC 03 – Dublin, Ireland @ The Workman’s Club
WED DEC 04 – Belfast, UK @ Voodoo
THU DEC 05 – Glasgow, UK @ Audio
FRI DEC 06 – Edinburgh, UK @ Sneaky Pete’s
SAT DEC 07 – Newcastle, UK @ The Cluney
SUN DEC 08 – Leeds, UK @ Wharf Chambers
MON DEC 09 – Manchester, UK @ Night & Day Cafe
TUE DEC 10 – Sheffield, UK @ The Harley
WED DEC 11 – Norwich, UK @ Epic Studios
THU DEC 12 – Oxford, UK @ The Cellar
FRI DEC 13 – Brighton, UK @ Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar
SAT DEC 14 – London, UK @ Birthday’s
Check out this video of Victor playing at the Beat Kitchen in Chicago: