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R.I.P. Chris Friedrich 1980-2013
You can donate to the Chris Friedrich Memorial Fund HERE
September 2013 Newsletter


Hey fam!

Hope everyone has been well, and that you're all gearing up for another lovely Autumn :) This is such a beautiful time of year; the leaves changing colors and beginning their descent to the ground below, the spicy aroma of Fall lingering in the crisp air. And who doesn't love "hoodie-optional" weather??? And there's always plenty of stuff to do, with or without your hoodie on, because a bunch of killer bands are on killer fall tours! And lets not forget the exciting new season of NFL football, just... holy crap! HOLY FREAKING CRAP! We're glad to be sharing it with everyone, even if we're all seemingly spread too far apart across the globe :) We're always with each other in spirit <3 Tell your friends and family that you love 'em, give 'em a hug and a high-five, and have an awesome Fall season together as all the upcoming holidays draw closer :)  

We've got mega-cool things happening here in Sheathland! The upcoming Aeges/Dust Moth split 7" is about to start doin' it's thaaaaang! We're launching preorders next week, more on that jam below :) More on all the jams below actually... so whaddya say we do this thing? Heeeeeeere weeeeeee gooooooo...

Aeges/Dust Moth
Bad Blood 
split 7" 
It's finally time y'all! We will start taking preorders for this bad mama on Tuesday, September 10th! The tunes will be released online and in record stores October 29th. If you've missed the last couple newsletters, we've been ranting and raving about this split 7" and been so excited to put it out! But enough talk, it's time to rawk the walk! Check out the cover art and other details beloooooow:
Side A:
Aeges "Parasite" (4:20)
Side B:
Dust Moth "Toto" (4:13)
Aeges "Parasite"
                                                 - vocals/guitar: Kemble Walters
                                                 - guitar/vocals: Cory Clark
                                                 - drums: Larry Herweg
                                                 - bass: Tony Baumeister
recorded/mixed by Kemble Walters at Canshaker/The Closet
mastered by Brad Boatright at Audioseige
Dust Moth "Toto
                                                  - vocals: Irene Barbaric
                                                  - guitar: Ryan Frederickson
                                                  - guitar: Mark Holcomb
                                                  - bass: Jason Craig
                                                  - drums: Andrew King
                                                  - keyboards: Matt Bayles
recorded/mixed/mastered by Matt Bayles at The Red Room
Artwork design & layout - Jason Craig
Catalog Number: Sheath046
Release Date: 10.29.13  
There's going to be three different vinyl colors to choose from and we will have some sweet package deals and killer merch options available as well :) Pressing info & vinyl colors will be disclosed at the preorder launch. But for now, check out each of the bands on our website, where you can stream tunes, watch videos, read all about them and find links to all of their social networking sites :) Aeges is HERE and Dust Moth is HERE. The time is near, let us soon indulge in glorious e-commerce together :) 



Pelican 7" Out Now!
Pitchfork Premiers Deny The Absolute 
Upcoming US Tour Dates


By now, everyone should have received your Pelican 7" and posters! Thanks again for all the orders. If you haven't ordered a copy of the 7" yet, you can now check out the track Deny The Absolute over on Pitchfork HERE. Spin it and convince yourself you need to own this 7" immediately! You can also hear that jam and another new Pelican song Immutable Dusk directly on the bands' Soundcloud page HERE


Also, the 7" was released worldwide on August 20th, and stores across the globe and the internet have a limited edition color, which is on white vinyl. They're limited to just 300 copies, and may or may not be available from your favorite local record shop or online retailer. We posted a list of places that were carrying white vinyl HERE, happy hunting! 


Also check out the band on their upcoming tour! Dates below:


Oct 17 - Brooklyn, NY - Invisible Oranges CMJ Showcase*
Oct 18 - Brooklyn, NY - Invisible Oranges CMJ Showcase*
Oct 19 - Allston, MA - Great Scott *
Nov 1 - Cleveland, OH - Peabody's ^
Nov 2 - Washington, DC - DC9 ^
Nov 3 - Philadelphia, PA - First Unitarian Church ^
Nov 4 - Chapel Hill, NC - Local 506 ^
Nov 5 - Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade ^
Nov 6 - Birmingham, AL - Zydeco ^
Nov 7 - Baton Rouge, LA - Spanish Moon ^
Nov 8, 9, & 10 - Austin TX - Fun Fun Fun Fest
Nov 13 - Chicago, IL - Bottom Lounge
* w/ King's Destroy

^ w/ Coliseum




Test Press Artwork Contest Series Vol. VI
We've only received a few submissions for this, so we're extending the deadline until October 1st because we think it's a pretty darn cool idea for fans to have the option of creating the artwork for the albums' test presses.... right???  Check out the deetz: 
For the sixth installment in the test press artwork contest series, we find ourselves coming in at Sheath014, Constants' 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, including how to submit your artwork :) Lets create some magic together!
The Mylene Zine, Issue #4
Can you believe that it's been over two years since we banged out an issue of the zine??? For those of you that don't know, we used to periodically publish a fun little zine where you can submit stories, photos, poems, drawings or anything else creative that you'd like a platform to share :) It has kinda broken down like this in past issues:
- Creative Writing: poems and short stories
- Current Affairs: Info, opinions, or rants about things going in the world
- Photography, Art & Design: Submit photos, drawings, paintings or any other artwork
- Music & Entertainment: topics directly related to running a record label, a distro, being in a band, booking shows, collecting vinyl... you get the idea :) 
Those are just some guidelines to get your brain going, you can submit anything you think is relevant :) It's a lot of fun, and we're stoked to start collecting submissions for this 4th installment! So if you have anything you'd like to send over, please write to us and lets talk about it and get your work included! There is no deadline yet, we just wanted to get the ball rolling now and gauge how much content we'll end up receiving. So please contribute and lets make the 4th issue the best one yet!! Email us at and lets get busy!
Distro Update
Got some new goodies in the distro section of the webstore, snag 'em up!

Toundra - II
Vinyl Color: red w/white splatter & white w/red splatter (limited to 200)

Toundra - III
Vinyl Color: blue (limited to 100) or green (limited to 100)

Arktika - Heartwrencher 12"
Vinyl Color: pink (limited to 100) or black (limited to 400)
Arktika - Symmetry LP
Vinyl Color: hald clear/ha;lf white (limited to 200) or grey marble
Labirinto / thisquietarmy - split LP
Vinyl Color: black (limited to 500)
 You can check out the whole distro section HERE :)
Caspian Fall Tour
The Caspian crew will be taking the world by storm this fall as they cover both North America and Europe. Check out the dates below and get out to a show that you'll never forget! You can also see the official announcement from the band HERE.
Europe w/HIM
OCT 06 Hamburg, Germany @ Grosse Freheit  
OCT 07 Berlin, Germany @ Huxley's Neue Welt
OCT 08 Wiesbaden, Germany @ Schlactoff
OCT 09 Amsterdam, Holland @ Paradiso
OCT 11 Leipzig, Germany @ Haus Auensee
OCT 12 Prague, Czech Republic @ Lucerna
OCT 13 Vienna, Austria @ Gasometer
OCT 15 Milan, Italy @ Alcatraz
OCT 16 Zurich, Switzerland @ Komplex 457
OCT 17 Munich, Germany @ Kesselhaus
OCT 18 Koln, Germany @ E-Werk
OCT 19 Paris, France @ Le Bataclan
OCT 21 Wolverhampton, England @ Civic Hall
OCT 22 Newcastle, England @ O2 Academy
OCT 23 Glasgow, Scotland @ Barrowlands
OCT 24 Manchester, England @ Academy
OCT 26 Nottingham, England @ Rock City
OCT 27 Cardiff, Wales @ Great Hall
OCT 28 Southampton, England @ Guildhall
OCT 29 Norwich, England @ UEA
OCT 31 London, England @ KOKO
NOV 01 London, England @ KOKO
North America 
w/65 Days of Static & The World Is A Beautiful Place...
NOV 05 - Boston, MA @ The Sinclair
NOV 06 - Montreal, QC @ Il Motore
NOV 07 - Toronto, ON @ Lee's Palace
NOV 08 - Pontiac, MI @ Pike Room
NOV 09 - Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen
NOV 11 - Denver, CO @ Marquis Theatre
NOV 12 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Bar Deluxe
NOV 14 - San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of The Hill
NOV 15 - Los Angeles, CA @ Roxy Theatre
NOV 16 - San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar
NOV 17 - Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom
NOV 19 - Austin, TX @ Red 7
NOV 20 - Dallas, TX @ Club Dada
NOV 22 - Nashville, TN @ High Watt
NOV 23 - Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom
NOV 24 - New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
NOV 25 - Washington, DC @ Rock & Roll Hotel
NOV 26 - Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church
Each of these shows has Facebook Event pages HERE

Wrap Up  

"Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving."
- Albert Einstein
That's gonna do it for the September newsletter y'all! Thanks for reading and for all of your support, as always <3 Remember to head over to our message board HERE and chit chat now & then, there may be a couple topics brought up that you'd like to weigh in on soon :) Plenty of fun stuff coming up over the next few months, including the debut EP from Living Phantoms (Constants' Will Benoit's side project), an upcoming 7" from You.May.Die.In.The.Desert, a few projects we can't say much about yet, and plenty of represses from long sold-out vinyl releases :) It's gawn be wild, yo! Get in touch anytime, about anything, and we'll see you again in spoooooooky October!!!

Lindsay & Joel