Archive for December, 2010

Typically I go back and edit a previous entry if I come across a new pressing/version of an album I already own and made an entry for, but in this case I will make an exception. Partly because not many people are aware that many of Portugal. The Man’s albums are being re-pressed, most of their post Fearless material in fact, which includes The Satanic Satanist along with Censored Colors. For whatever reason Church Mouth is not going to be re-pressed as of now. All of these new re-presses are only on black vinyl, at least for now.

As you may recall, Censored Colors was originally pressed by Vinyl Collective, and featured completely unique artwork and packaging compared to the CD version, which was released by Equal Vision Records. It was also as double LP. this new re-press, which is the second pressing of the album, features the CD artwork and was done as only a single LP. It is however, still housed in a gatefold jacket. The jacket is very high quality and is very sturdy, which surprised me. The record itself is also decent, but not as heavy as the 1st press. I have no idea how many copies of this new second pressing were pressed. They are only being sold at Portugal. The Man’s shows and through their Merch Now store.


Against Me! – High Pressure Low 7″

Posted: December 29, 2010 in Vinyl

“High Pressure Low” is only the second 7″ single off of White Crosses and was released by Sabot Productions. The 7″ features acosutic versions of two songs off the album, “High Pressure Low” on the a-side and “Strip Mall Parking Lots” on the b-side. The 7″ was pressed on three different colors, pink limited to 400 copies, orange limited to 400 copies and black limited to 800 copies. The colored copies were only available through Total Treble.

The packaging of this 7″ screams cheap. It comes housed in a stock black jacket, but there is a printed dust sleeve with less than elaborate “artwork.” This artwork is just the lyrics to each song scribbled down in black ink on a white sleeve. I would much rather have a jacket or sleeve with proper artwork. The dust sleeve Sabot used would have been much better suited as an insert. When someone called out the cheap packaging of this 7″, Sabot’s response was along the lines of we splurged on the dust sleeves for an old school look. I don’t remember seeing many, if any, 7″ singles or 45’s with a plain jacket but a printed dust sleeve. If anything it was the other way around. In fact, this is the only 7″ in collection with a printed dust sleeve.

As for the music, the acoustic version of “High Pressure Low” is actually really good, and it’s better than the acoustic version of “Strip Mall Parking Lots.” But considering I don’t like the studio version of “Strip Mall Parking Lots” all that much, it’s not really saying much.

Louder Now finally receieved the final treatment well after all of Taking Back Sunday’s albums were pressed, even though this is their third out of four albums thus far. I have no clue how many copies were pressed, but it’s probably over 3,000 copies. All copies were pressed on black vinyl.

Even though New Again was released after Louder Now, it received the vinyl treatment first. I have no idea how many copies were pressed since Warner Bros. did it, but be assured it is at least a few thousand, most likley over 3,000 copies since this is still readily available everywhere. All copies were pressed on black vinyl.

This is the second sinlg off of New Again, “Sink Into Me.” I’m not sure how many copies were pressed since it was done through a major label, but it is out of print. All copies were pressed on black vinyl.

Taking Back Sunday - Sink Into Me - Copy

The 7″ for “Carpathia” was a Record Store Day 2009 exclusive. It’s the first single off of Taking Back Sunday’s latest album, New Again. I’m not sure how many copies were pressed. It is out of print and all copies were pressed on black vinyl.Taking Back Sunday - Carpathia - Copy

This was also pressed as a picture disc and so far is that last one from Taking Back Sunday. not sure how many were pressed and like “Twenty-Twenty Surgery,” this 7″ is also a UK import. It comes housed in a picture disc sleeve and the artwork is taken from the music video for the song.