Senses Fail/Man Overboard – Split 7″

Posted: August 28, 2015 in Vinyl
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Senses Fail released a split 7″ with Man Overboard in March 2015. Each band contributes a new song along with a cover of one of each other’s songs. Senses Fail covers “Real Talk” and Man Overboard covers “You’re Cute When You Scream.” The new Senses Fail song on this 7″, entitled “All You Need Is Already Within You,” is exclusive to this 7″. The same goes for the new Man Overboard song, “One Fixed Point.” The Man Overboard song is actually an old, untitled and unreleased b-side that the band re-worked for this split 7″. The new Senses Fail song is actually a b-side from the band’s latest album, Pull The Thorns From Your Heart, which was yet to be released at the time this split 7″ was released.

The 7″ was pressed on three different colors; half black/half clear w/ blue splatter on the clear side limited to 500 copies, black/baby blue/white tri-color limited 1,250 copies and black/aqua blue smash limited to 1,250 copies. All copies come with a download code and a single sided insert with lyrics printed on it. I also want to point out that personally, I like the Brady Bunch inspired cover art. Initially the half black/half clear w/ blue splatter was only available in bundle options, three to be exact. There were two different bundles with a t-shirt (a design for each band) and one with a hoodie. Eventually, like with all bundle deals that don’t sell out, this variant was put up for sale individually outside of the bundles.

This split 7″ was a joint release with each band’s respective label; so Rise Records (Man Overboard) and Pure Noise Records (Senses Fail). As such, the two variants that are /1,250 are exclusive to one of the labels (even though you could buy both through the same Merchnow page that wasn’t associated with either label). The black/baby blue/white tri-color is the Rise exclusive and the black/aqua blue smash is the Pure Noise exclusive.

When these records started shipping some people were complaining about damaged jackets, oddly in the form of stains on it. People were also complaining about shipping damage, but that is not the necessarily the fault of the label/distro. The staining however, is another story. I would write it off as some kid on a message board having no idea what he was talking about, but since more than one person came forward with the same complaints, it lends a bit more veracity to the claims. None of the people making the complaints posted a picture of the damage however. These people bought the /1,250 variant. I can report my copy has no damage, either staining or from shipping.  So it’s possible only a few copies of the /1,250 variant had the staining.

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