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July 2013 Newsletter


Friends! Affiliates! Ne'er-do-wells!


Welcome to the July newsletter :) We hope everyone had an amazing 4th of July :) It is straight HAWT in GA, and when it is not hot it is just pouring down rain. But don't worry, we're still grillin' up grub and making the most of this summer :) As soon as we get a break in the weather, you better believe we'll beat the heat and make a summer splash with a visit to the WAAAAAAAAAATER PAAAAAAAARK!! Water parks may be the culmination of ingenuity from the universes' greatest thinking minds :) I mean, what's better than sliding down a water slide at 60mph getting the biggest wedgie in the history of swim attire, and water so far up your nose you'll be tasting chlorine for weeks to come? Bring it on! But before you dive in, you should know some things about water parks and where they come from and how they're evolving...

- Water parks were introduced in the late 1940's. The worlds first water park was "Wet 'n Wild" in Orlando, FL. Created by George Millay (he also created Sea World!). 

- The first-ever indoor water park was built in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada in 1985 at the West Edmonton Mall, it's called World Waterpark. It is still the second largest in the entire world almost 30 years later. 


- The tallest (135 feet) and fastest (65 mph) water slide in the world is the amazing "Insano", at Beach Park in Fortaleza, Brazil.


- The top five water parks in the world by average annual attendance since 2007: 

  1. Typhoon Lagoon (2,080,000), Walt Disney World, Lake Buena Vista, FL
  2. Blizzard Beach (1,910,000), Walt Disney World, Lake Buena Vista, FL
  3. Caribbean Bay (1,400,000), Korea
  4. Wet 'n Wild (1,370,000), Orlando, FL
  5. Wet 'n Wild Water World (1,025,000), Gold Coast, Australia
- There are more than 1,000 water parks in the US, and over 600 more throughout the world.

- The fastest-growing water park regions of the world are Eastern Europe & Middle East, specifically the United Arab Emirates, and Far East/Pacific Rim.

And celebrities love water parks too! For example:

Even the fearless Tom Brady just giggles with fright when he visits the water park!

But if you don't happen to have any water parks in your area, that's still no excuse to give up - you could make your own water park in the backyard!:
Backyard Waterslide of DOOM
Backyard Waterslide of DOOM

OK, enough funny business - lets talk about tunes! Plenty of preorder updates and news about upcoming records and tours! So, let's slide down into the July newsletter! Hope you like it :) 
Remember, feet first and arms crossed... heeeeere we go!



Pelican 7" Preorder Update


These bad mamma jammas are wrapping up production at the plant and we expect to be shipping out all preorders by the end of the month. Also, Pelican already has their copies of the clear w/grey swirl (/200) as well as copies of half grey/half white with them on their European tour. So if you're in Europe you can pick one up at one of the following dates:


Jul 12 Berlin, GER @ Festival Kreuzberg
Jul 13 Joensuu, FIN @ Ilosaarirock w/ Between The Buried And Me
Jul 15 Brighton, UK @ The Haunt
Jul 16 Leeds, UK @ Brudenell Social Club w/ JK Flesh
Jul 17 London, UK @ The Garage w/ JK Flesh
Jul 18 Tilburg, NLD @ 013 w/ Torche
Jul 19 Dour, BEL @ Dour Festival w/ Torche, Converge
Jul 20 Siegen, GER @ Vortex Club
Jul 22 Milan, ITA @ Segrate
Jul 23 Roma, ITA @ Traffic Live
Jul 24 Innsbruck, AUT @ PMK
Jul 25 Vienna, AUT @ Arena w/ Mouth Of The Architect
Jul 26 Moscow, RUS @ Plan B w/ Mouth Of The Architect
Jul 27 St Petersburg, RUS @ Arktika w/Mouth Of The Architect


And just in case you missed it, the band premiered a brand new song and announced their upcoming full length album for Southern Lord on Pitchfork Wednesday! Head over and check out the new track HERE! We'll also be premiering a track from the 7" on the site next month, so stay tuned for that!


Oh, and have you entered the contest over at Decibel's website to win a test press of the 7"??? If not, do that now OVER HERE!


And remember, all preorders for the 7" are also entered into a raffle to win one of these 'lil stud muffins:


Preorder your copy HEEEEERE!




Lavinia Take Shelter 7" &

Caspian The Four Trees 2xLP

Preorder Update


These have all been shipped out! These have all been shipped out! Please tell the world and shout from the roof tops! If you have not received tracking information yet, then email us at and we'll check out your order and get it sorted :) If you were less intelligent than you normally are, and simply forgot to preorder a copy of these beasts, you can go order one HERE now for immediate shipping :) Check out some pics of the jammies:


Take Shelter:


You can snag one of these bad boys HERE!





The Four Trees:

 Grab one of these HERE!


Thanks again for your continued patience on this one guys, it took a lot longer than anyone anticipated, but it will be in your mailbox very soon :) Get in touch with any questions, huzzah!



Aeges/Dust Moth
Bad Blood split 7" 
As announced last month, we'll be bangin' out this badass split 7" in September! Everything is into production now and we arrrrre rollin'! We're hoping to get preorders up and running by the end of the month :)
If you are still in need of an intro to Aeges, we are very disappointed in you, but it's ok. Just head right over HERE, IMMEDIATELY, and get straight schooled in the ways of awesomeness. The band features current & former members of Pelican, The Rise, -16-, and other awesome bands. We put out a full length entitled The Bridge for them last year and it was universally acclaimed, for good reason too, it simply crushes! We also released a 7" single for a jam off the album called Southern Comfort, with an unreleased B-side, Stars. And while The Bridge quickly sold out on vinyl, you should probably pick up a copy of the 7" HERE while you still can :) 
And just in case you missed our introduction of the almighty Dust Moth last month, these guys are made up of current and former members of XVIII Individual Eyes, These Arms Are Snakes, Minus The Bear, Sparkmaker, and includes Mark Holcomb, former Aeges guitarist (as well as Shift and Undertow). We're very, very, very excited about these guys, so be sure to head over to the their Facebook page and "like" them RIGHT HERE and check out the video for Selector RIGHT HERE (a different badass track will appear on the 7"). 
Simply put, this is quite possibly the greatest split of all-time, G.S.O.A.T. Preorders soon, so keep an eye out!!

Living Phantoms 
Upcoming Release

Following the Aeges/Dust Moth split we'll be releasing Will Benoit's (Constants) new project, Living Phantoms. If you like your dream-pop mixed with modern electro that sounds all at once retro yet new & fresh, then you're in for a treat with this one! This will be a limited cassette and digital release and we'll be dropping it in October with an August preorder for the cassette. 


You can check out some of his remixes for Gifts From Enola, Bad Rabbits, and Graveyard Lovers to get a little taste :) We'll premier one of his original tunes when we launch the cassette preorders next month, so get stoked! And in the meantime, go check out Living Phantoms on Facebook HERE and give it a solid liking :) 




Upcoming 7" + Summer Tour

Remember in the last newsletter when we playfully referred to 2013 as The Year Of The 7 Inch? We totally weren't joking! We are stoked to say that YMDITD & TMS will be teaming up once again to unleash the ungodliest of awesome tunes upon the world! We'll be doing a new 7" sometime after the band gets off the road from their upcoming tour with their friends in Commissure, dates below - go support the dudes!

8/5 Seattle @ Sunset Tavern

8/6 Missoula, MT @ TBA 

8/8 Fargo, ND @ TBA 

8/9 Minneapolis, MN @ TBA 

8/10 Chicago, IL @ TBA

8/11 Lincoln, NE @ Bourbon Theatre

8/12 Denver, CO @ Bar Bar

8/13 SLC, UT @ The Shred Shed

8/14 Boise, ID @ Red Room

8/15 Portland, OR @ Kelly's Olympian 
If you can offer any help with the TBA's above, please hit up and get 'er duuuun! More on the upcoming 7" as things unfold! And if you live underground in a Y2K-style bunker with limited access to any of our modern conveniences that transmit information and have not yet heard these guys, please crawl out from underground and listen to the last record we did with them HERE :) CD currently on sale in the webstore for $4.99!

Beneath Oblivion
Woes In Different Area Codes
Summer 2013 Tour

More roadin' from the scariest band on the planet! Beneath Oblivion will be hitting the highway next month in further support for their last full-length From Man To Dust. Get out and lose your shit at one of the following dates:

8/8 - Indianapolis, IN @ Melody Inn 
8/9 - St. Louis, MO @ The Firebird
8/10 - Lawrence, KS @ Replay Lounge
8/11 - Denver, CO @ The 7th Circle
8/12 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Bar Deluxe
8/13 - Boise, ID @ The Shredder
8/14 - Portland, OR @ Rotture
8/15 - Seattle, WA @ The Comet
8/16 - Portland, OR @ The Know
8/17 - Sacramento, CA @ TBA
8/18 - San Luis Obispo, CA @ TBA
8/19 - Fullerton, CA (orange county) @ Slidebar
8/20 - San Diego, CA @ Shakedown Bar
8/21 - Phoenix, AZ @ Palo Verde
8/22 - El Paso, TX @ La Vivid Grenada
8/23 - Austin, TX @ Headhunters
8/24 - Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live
8/25 - Lafayette, LA @ the Feed & Seed
8/26 - New Orleans, LA @ Big Top
8/27 - Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
8/28 - Nashville, TN @ Owl Farm
8/29 - Lexington, KY @ Al's Sidecar

If you are unfamiliar with Beneath Oblivion, well then I implore you give yourself nightmares tonight by checking out their Bandcamp page HERE and grab one of their releases from our webstore HERE (on sale for $19.99 - a handful of green vinyl /100 still available - eek!). In order to keep up to date with any of the TBA's or find out who they're playing with at each date (a bunch of great bands!), check out the tour page on Facebook HERE. Thanks gang!

Caspian Plays Free Hometown Show

The luckiest people in the world tomorrow are the folks in Beverly, MA. Caspian will be playing a free outdoor show for them! If you're in Bev, please get some video of this and share it with everyone! And have a great time if you'll be in attendance! Full details can be found on the Facebook event page HERE :)

The Immaculate Collection
Our good friend Jason Sykes recently obtained a copy of Caspian's Tertia 2xLP on transparent maroon vinyl from their 2009 European tour and thus completed his collection of Mylene Sheath releases. Pretty amazingly badass if you ask us! You can check out some pics of various collections over on our website HERE, and if you have a similar need to achieve and MUST own them all, you can get a head start with THIS STARTER KIT and then head over HERE to talk to others about how/where to hunt down some of the rare & OOP records :) If anyone out there has a collection that they'd like us to post on our website, just reply to this email and we'll get your pics up ASAP! 
Congrats to Jason, also check out his killer record label Pirate Ship Records. Bangin'!

Test Press Artwork Contest Series Vol. VI
So for the sixth installment in the test press artwork contest series, we find ourselves coming in at Sheath014, Constants' 2009 sprawling 3xLP masterpiece The Foundation, The Machine, The Ascension! 
You can stream the album HERE for inspiration :)

5 of these test presses were pressed, but only 4 remain. We had originally either screen printed or spray painted (can't remember which, it was 4 years ago - hard to believe!) a special one-of-a-kind jacket for a copy we gave the band. These other 4 copies have been chillin' like villains in one of our test press crates ever since :)  So we figure it's high-time to get some jackets made for them! 
Head over to the message board HERE to read all the details of the contest, lets create some magic together!
Boris' Summer Cool In The Pool Sale! 
So you want some records, but you don't wanna dip too far into that wallet? Well then dip into this refreshing aquatic sale presented by Boris :) We have a few titles up for sale in the webstore, as well as some pretty cool-in-the-pool package deals and grab bags. Head over HERE to see if we've got anything that gets you wet and keeps you cool. The sale will be going on until next Thursday, so grab something on the cheap! 


Wrap Up
All good things must come to an end, friends. But fret not, we will be back in August with another crucial 4-1-1 fix! Hope y'all enjoyed the info, and please feel free to share with anyone you know that might give two poops! And thanks so much as always for caring, we hope everyone is having a magical summer, breathe it in and make some memorable summer nights (and days) happen while it's here!
See y'all in August <3

Lindsay & Joel