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November 2013 Newsletter 

          

                     

 

Howdy Pilgrims & Indians!!

 

 

Happy Thanksgiving!!! We hope each of you are getting ready for an awesome smorgasbord of goodness :) And if you live outside of the States... we hope you still have a wonderful weekend filled with thanks :)
 
It's incredibly hard to believe that the winter holidays are already here, didn't we just get done doing the dishes from the last go 'round? And I think we actually still have a plastic bin full of xmas decorations laying out that never made their way back to the attic from last year... well, at least they'll be easier to get to now :)  'Tis the season! Time never fails to baffle the mind :) Very excited to straight up stuff da face and nap hardcore while the sounds of parades and football play in the background...and the never ending screech of our tape gun as well, as we'll be packing up orders like little elves in the North Pole from here until next year... all starting tomorrow with Thanksgiving, a glorious day indeed :)
 
This is first & foremost a day of Thanks :) So lets do a quicky here and really acknowledge what we're thankful for...
 
For us, we're incredibly thankful for all of the bands that trust us to handle their releases. You're all incredible artists that blow our minds time and time again. Continually defying expectations and writing the best damn music we've ever heard. We are deeply grateful to work together <3 
 
And of course we're beyond thankful for all the awesome people that continue to support the label and the bands with each artistic endeavor we undertake. It cannot be overstated that you make all of this possible for everyone. We cherish every interaction with you guys, whether it's an email thread, packing up your records and writing notes on your invoices, or meeting up at shows full of high-fives & hugs. You guys have changed all of our lives, we love you <3
 
We're endlessly thankful for our families and friends that lend their love and support in different but equally crucial ways. We understand that you must have a lot of love for us to stand by while most of our time is occupied by running the label. I hope you know how much we appreciate it and we love you all so much <3 
 
Lastly, we're just so thankful for having the opportunity to do something pretty dang neat with all of you :) We all have plenty to appreciate, and it's nice to take a moment and acknowledge it, rather than thinking about what we might not have! Hopefully everyone feels the same and at least for one day, your glass can be half full and only look half empty so that there is room for more of the good stuff! We ain't talking turkey! But hey, don't take our silly, naive, cute little word for it...
 

 

"He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has." ---Epictetus
 

 

Oh, and to those of you traveling to reconnect with family over the upcoming holiday season, and to the bands road doggin' it on tour, safest of travels to all of you. And to those of you risking your lives over the insanity of Black Friday, what the freak is wrong with you??? Sometimes it's just a better idea to spend the cash online and avoid the hassle... Cyber Monday is so much better and way comfier ;) 

 

OK, plenty of stuff to discuss in Sheathland, so lets get to it!!

   

 

 


Living Phantoms
Shiver cassette
Pre-order Update
Just a quick update on the The Living Phantoms Shiver cassettes pre-orders. These are currently shipping out, if you pre-ordered one you should have tracking very soon if you haven't already received it :) Boris has been digging on his copy all day:

Also, during the cassette pre-order, everyone that placed an order was entered in a raffle to win a kick ass Walkman. Well, the lucky winner is... 

ROBBY REIDER!!!!
 
Congrats bud, haha, couldn't have gone to more studly muffin!!! <3

You can pick up a copy of the cassette and stream the whole thing HERE. This is just the first of many cassette releases we'll be doing, so grab one of these while they're still around so you don't regret sleeping on it later! Thanks, you guys!



Giants
They, The Undeserving LP
Pre-order Update!

The pressing plant tells us these will be shipping out to us in mid-December. As soon as they land, we'll get all the preorders packed up and shipped out to you guys. We'll be sure to keep you posted and take pics of them when they arrive. The opaque maroon (/100) and translucent sky blue (/100) versions are getting low, so scoop 'em up HERE



Sheath shirts!

Here you can see Charlie & Swan rockin' their new Sheath shirts :) We didn't make one small enough for little Indy. These are in stock and shipping now, if you'd like to give a little support and represent some Sheath, you can grab one HERE :) Thanks, you guys!

 


 
 

Crime Scene Investigation Kit
Case #Sheath046
SOLVED!

As you can see from the grisly crime scene above, case #Sheath046 was a horrific crime! Donny Soles was able to document the scene via photograph and win a TEST PRESS of the Aeges/Dust Moth Bad Blood split 7". Congratulations to our best gumshoe for his winning photograph, and our deepest condolences to the families of all those effected by this senseless tragedy :) 

If you have not picked up a copy of the Aeges/Dust Moth Bad Blood split 7", you can stream the whole thing and grab a copy HERE (half red/half black is just about gone)!
 

Caspian
You Are The Conductor & The Four Trees 3xLP
TEST PRESS
   
We had to share pics of these and give the props to our new friends over at Tactile Light Industries. We had 25 Test Presses sitting here from 2010, when we put out this monster record. We hoarded them because we wanted to do something special with them. We tried for a long time to hand assemble special jackets for all of them, but struggled to find time to dedicate to completing them. Then when Chris passed away we decided we wanted to do something more significant with the packaging. Instead of some hand assembled DIY-style jackets, we wanted something a little more unique & honorable, in memoriam of our friend and colleague. Right around this time, Beneath Oblivion came through on tour and Aaron, their touring drummer (also drummer for Behind The Eyewall), set us hip to a company he had just used for a laser engraving on wood. Laser engraving?? Yes, pleeeeeease. He gave us contact info and we got in touch with the Tactile Light folks and the they cranked these things out just like we envisioned. So if you run a  label or are in a band and need something special done for a limited edition jam, look no further and hit these guys up HERE. They do great work, they're super pro, and have really quick turnaround. CANNOT recommend them highly enough!! More pics:
 


Please don't email us about these test presses, they were only offered to Sheath Crew members, and we don't have any copies remaining. If you dig 'em, consider signing up to be a Sheath Crew member and you'll be notified about future limited releases like this. 

We just wanted to help spread the word about these guys, so once again, thanks to our brothers at Tactile Light for making these turn out perfect <3



Mylene Sheath Gift Certificates!

We're offering holiday season gift certificates that you can purchase for your loved OOOOOONES! You can find them in the webstore HERE. To purchase these you don't add them to the cart like you would a normal item in the web store, you actually just click the "Buy Gift Certificate" button. Then you will pick how much you'd like the certificate to be for and check out directly through Paypal :) Hit us up with any questions, and lets have a rockin' xmas!!



Cyber Monday Sale!

We'll be having another big Cyber Monday sale this Monday :) We'll have super discounted vinyl & CDs for everyone, as well as a good haul of rare & OOP from the personal archives :) Be sure to stop by and grab some stuff! You can bookmark the Cyber Monday section of the webstore HERE. Monday it will be full of yummy <3




Updated Mylene Sheath Vinyl Collection Starter Kit!

Some of the older titles have sold out so they've been removed, and some of the newer titles have been added :) Here is the current list:
 

(Sheath002) Beware of Safety "It Is Curtains" 12" red w/black haze (limited to 350, nearly OOP)

(Sheath004) Caspian "The Four Trees" 2xLP bronze vinyl (limited to 400)

(Sheath007) Beneath Oblivion "Beneath Oblivion" 10" black vinyl (limited to 100, nearly OOP)

(Sheath008) Eksi Ekso "I Am Your Bastard Wings" 2xLP white vinyl (limited to 600)

(Sheath009) Caspian "You Are The Conductor" 12" black vinyl (limited to 300, nearly OOP)

(Sheath010) Lvngs "Sinking Ships b/w Two" 7" black vinyl (limited to 250)

(Sheath013) Actors&Actresses "Arrows" grey vinyl (limited to 300, nearly OOP)

(Sheath014) Constants "The Foundation, The Machine, The Ascension" 3xLP cream vinyl (limited to 300, nearly OOP)

(Sheath015) Caspian "Tertia" 2xLP transparent pilsner vinyl (limited to 400)

(Sheath018) Junius "The Martyrdom of a Catastrophist" 2xLP bronze vinyl (limited to 600, nearly OOP)

(Sheath019) Angel Eyes "Midwestern" LP navy blue vinyl (limited to 300)

(Sheath023) Herra Terra "Quiet Geist" LP grape soda vinyl (limited to 300)

(Sheath024) Eksi Ekso "Kills of the Flood Tide" 7" pink vinyl (limited to 200, nearly OOP)

(Sheath025) Lavinia "There Is Light Between Us" 12" bronze/silver swirl (limited to 300, nearly OOP)

(Sheath027) Eksi Ekso "Brown Shark, Red Lion" 2xLP orange marble (limited to 300)

(Sheath028) Actors&Actresses "We Love Our Enemy" 12" translucent purple vinyl (limited to 100)

(Sheath030) Beware of Safety "Leaves/Scars" 2xLP brown marble (limited to 300, nearly OOP)

(Sheath031) Actors&Actresses "ARC" 12" black vinyl (limited to 98)

(Sheath032) Angel Eyes/Beneath Oblivion split 7" clear vinyl (limited to 200)

(Sheath033) Beneath Oblivion "From Man To Dust" 2xLP toxic green vinyl (limited to 100, nearly OOP)

(Sheath035) Junius/Rosetta split 12" clear vinyl w/etching (limited to 400)

(Sheath037) Chasma "Declarations of the Grand Artificer" LP red vinyl w/black streaks (limited to 100, nearly OOP)

(Sheath039) Constants "Pasiflora" LP purple vinyl w/pink haze (limited to 100)

(Sheath040) Aeges "Southern Comfort" 7" translucent red vinyl w/aqua splatter (limited to 200, nearly OOP)

(Sheath041) Gifts From Enola "A Healthy Fear" 2xLP navy blue vinyl (limited to 300)

(Sheath042) Minot "The Ringing Silence" 7" baby blue (limited to 300)

(Sheath043) Lavinia "Take Shelter" 7" half white/half black vinyl (limited to 100, nearly OOP)

(Sheath045) Pelican "Deny The Absolute" 7" half white/half grey vinyl (limited to 1200)

 
So there's 28 vinyl releases and we also include copies of every release that included a CD format plus other extras like T-shirts, posters, zines, stickers, pins, center label coasters and anything else fun we grab while packing up your kit! Don't just get that special someone one lousy LP for xmas this year, get them an entire freakin' collection :) Check out all the details HERE!

 


Wrap Up!

Yummy :P That's going to do it for the Thanksgiving edition of the monthly newsletter. Again, thank you guys so much for all the support and company over the years. Much love to you & yours <3 Stay warm and we'll catch up again in December!

We hope everyone has a super comfy day! 

xoxo,
Lindsay & Joel