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March 2013 Newsletter


Hello Dear Sir or Madam!
I am prince and have $1,000,000 USD in foreign bank account awaiting transfer... OK, lame joke, sorry. Anyway, March sure is flyin' by. What the heck? Quickest month ever??  Well, regardless, welcome to the first day of spring!! We couldn't be happier for this time of year to be here, and to finish out the rest of this month, and spring forward into April and shower you with some serious freakin' Sheathness! Hopefully those of you who attended SXSW this year are beginning to feel rehydrated and recuperated ;) We sat this one out, but we definitely missed seeing all of your lovely faces and drinking until the room spins. Hopefully everyone had fun and was able to find parking without killing anyone :) Speaking of that, one year, in that parking lot off 4th street, a homeless guy screamed at us and smashed a forty bottle on the ground when we wouldn't give him any change. It was awesome. Though not as awesome as the time when someone stole the laptop out of our car, along with a bunch of priceless, autographed records. Or the time our car got towed in the wee hours of the early A.M. because we got back to the parking lot too late after a show. The strange part... it was all worth it to see all of our favorite people all in one place :) 


Meanwhile, here's some pretty freakin' gnarly stuff that has happened in this month's Science News Round-Up!
A pair of newly discovered stars is the third-closest star system to the Sun, according to a paper that will be published in Astrophysical Journal Letters. The duo is the closest star system discovered since 1916. The discovery was made by Kevin Luhman, an associate professor of astronomy and astrophysics at Penn State University and a researcher in Penn State's Center for Exoplanets and Habitable Worlds. Pretty gnarly!
An analysis of a rock sample collected by NASA's Curiosity rover shows ancient Mars could have supported living microbes. Getting so close here!
There's a lot more Science stuff, but we thought it might be fun to also include a little History jammage this month while we're gettin' all smart-like? These important historical events have all occurred in the month of March over the years:
 - Julius Caesar is stabbed to death by Marcus Junius Brutus and some forty other Roman Senators (44 B.C.) 
- The Constitution of the United States of America goes into effect (1789)
- Texas declared its independence from Mexico (1836)
The U.S. government issues paper money for the first time (1862)
- The 15th amendment goes into effect, giving African-american men the right to vote (1870)
- Alexander Graham Bell places the world's first telephone call, to his assistant in the next room. Patents the telephone (1876) 
The Eastman Dry Plate and Chemical Company manufactures the first motion picture film (1885)
Coca Cola is invented (1886)
The Eiffel Tower opens in Paris, France (1889)
- The Star Spangled Banner becomes the National Anthem in America (1931) 
Alcatraz prison is closed (1963)
Other cool stuff happened too, and continues to every day! So make today historical!
Okaaaaaaaaaaay, we be ramblin'. Lets talk about music! Enjoy the March newsletter!!!  
CaspianTertia 2xLP Repress
We've got almost all of the Caspian Tertia repress preorders out the door, so everyone should have them soon! Thanks again to everyone that ordered, we appreciate it very much. They came out gorgeous, here's some pics of this third pressing: 
Bloody Gold Splatter, held up to light:  

Maroon/Gold Swirl, held up to light on left, no light on the right:
Bloody Gold Splatter on the left, Translucent Pilsner on the right:

Also, there were four overages with the bloody gold splatter variant. So here's the final official pressing info:

- 100 Maroon/Gold Swirl
- 104 Bloody Gold Splatter
- 400 Translucent Pilsner
Bloody gold splatter sold out pretty quick, but we do have copies of the maroon/gold swirl and the translucent pilsner available RIGHT HERE! Shipping NOOOOOW!! 
Sheath Vinyl Collections 

("The Walk of Sheath" photo by Beni Meier)

We have several awesome peeps' Sheath vinyl collections posted on our website in the "Media" section. Check out some of these beauties RIGHT HERE! If you would like to post your own collection as well, just email us at and we'll get your collection on there as well!  
Speaking of Sheath collections, we actually put together several sets of our releases for those of you that have just recently discovered the label and happen to collect vinyl. There are "Jumbo-Size" sets (pictured above) that include 27 releases for $299.99, and we also include the CD versions of each release at no extra cost (if there's a CD version), check it out HERE. Or if you cannot swing that, you can snag a "Medium-Size" package for $199.99, which includes 17 releases (and their CDs), RIGHT HERE. And if that is still too grandiose for ya, you can pick up the "Junior-Size" package for $99.99, which includes 10 releases (and their CDs), RIGHT HERE. As you can tell by how we named these package deals, we're far too influenced by fast food. But if you've got some extra cash burning a hole in your pocket and are ready to undertake the quest for a complete collection, any of these packages would be a great place to start! Ba-zing!  
Spring Cleaning Sale!
You knew this was coming, right? It's that time of year! Mega discounted vinyl (some up to 50% off) and unlimited $5.99 CD's. You can check it all out RIGHT 'CHERE. Sweet jamz from Gifts From Enola, If These Trees Could Talk, Caspian, Junius, Actors&Actresses, Lavinia, Minot, Aeges, Eksi Ekso, Beware of Safety, Constants, Beneath Oblivion, and MOOOORE! Boo-yah!!



Caspian You Are The Conductor 12"

Test Press Artwork Contest 


The masses have spoken! The winner of the Caspian You Are The Conductor 12" test press artwork contest is the almighty Petter Sevaldsen! Congrats Petter, your submissions are always top notch :) So our buddy Charlie Wagers will be screenprinting these ASAP and maybe we'll toss a few in the webstore when they're done for those of you that want a copy. You can view Petters' cover art below:


New Live Videos

We've added some new videos to the "Videos" section of the "Media" page on our website from recent shows/tours by Gifts From Enola, Caspian, Junius, If These Trees Could Talk, Aeges, Beware of Safety and more. Swing by and check them out HERE. Some truly great performances... of course :) Stay tuned for the rest of the bands playlists to be included as well. Viiiiiiiidz. 

Gifts From Enola live at Reggie's Music Joint
Gifts From Enola live at Reggie's Music Joint




Wrap Up
That's gonna do it for another month of Sheathin' :) Hopefully everybody's gearing up for the best Spring of all time :) It's been a long winter with a lot of bad weather for many of you, hopefully things are thawing out and the warm sun is inspiring you once again! Lots of great, exciting news coming in next months newsletter, thanks as always for reading!! 
See y'all in April <3

Lindsay & Joel