Posts Tagged ‘Moneen’


I was finally able to track down a copy of the bonus 7” that was included with pre-orders for Dine Alone Records’ bundles released last year. It took over a year, but I managed to get one for $12 shipped. Factoring in what the bundle cost and everything in it that I didn’t want which I would’ve wasted money on, I came out ahead I think. Especially considering this 7” wasn’t even announced at the time pre-orders for the bundles went live. Plans for this 7” were only made public as way to thank customers/fans who pre-ordered a bundle for being so patient with Dine Alone. You see, pre-orders for those bundles and the records in them took nearly one year to ship due to numerous delays.

The single sided 7” features “Pleasantly Saying The Most Terrible Things,” a b-side from the Are We Really Happy With Who We Are Right Now? sessions that was previously only released on a Vagrant Records comp entitled Another Year On The Streets Vol. 3. It has a screen printed b-side. The screen printing is of the butterflies that are found on the cover art for the band’s album Are We Really Happy With Who We Are Right Now?, and they circle around the entire circumference of the record. Only the a-side of the record has a center label. There were 200 copies of this bonus 7” pressed, and they were only given out to the first 200 customers who pre-ordered any of the Moneen records or any of the bundles.

Quite a few have made their way onto the secondary market due to what I’m guessing are Alexisonfire fans who have no desire for a Moneen 7”. Quite understandable, but still no reason to try to and flip them on ebay for $40 like some of them tried. The highest any of these 7”s have sold for is $29, with most selling for around $15. I think that $29 sale was the first one to pop up on eBay, which is likely the reason for the higher price. Plenty of these are currently up for sale for around $15, but of course none of that stops clowns from listing copies for $35.

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Moneen – The Theory Of Harmonial Value

Posted: February 24, 2017 in Vinyl
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Moneen’s debut full length, The Theory Of Harmonial Value, originally released in 2001, was given the vinyl treatment in early 2017 by Dine Alone Records. Many people clamored for it, especially after seeing all of Moneen’s other albums pressed and/or re-pressed in recent years.

The Theory Of Harmonial Value was pressed as a double LP on one variant, metallic gold / black swirl, which is limited to 500 copies. The record was first sold at Moneen’s string of The Red Tree 10th Aniversary shows in Toronto in early January 2017. Dine Alone held some copies to sell online however, which went on sale about a week after the shows. With a price of $35 Canadian (about $25 USD) plus shipping from Canada (should you live in the U.S.) coming in at $17 Canadian ($12 USD), this record is expensive. But it’s the only way to get it unless you want to pay flipper prices on the secondary market when this inevitably sells out. But with that said, this hasn’t sold out yet.

The high price tag for this is a bit justified though. There are some touches to this record, starting with the jacket. There is a tip on glossy photo affixed to the center of the jacket, which is a wide spin rather than a gatefold. A gatefold jacket for this release would have really set it off. On top of that there is a clever insert included. It’s a booklet, which is meant to replicate Lozlo Pronowski’s journal. The replica journal is kept inside a small manila envelope with a metal clasp seal. The booklet has the lyrics printed inside, along with notes/writings from Pronowski. For those unaware, before you go Googling Lozlo Pronowski, he is a fictional scientist created by the band.

An interesting note about how Dine Alone shipped copies of The Theory Of Harmonial Value. They painted a red line on all the LP mailers they used to ship out orders of the record, and I’m guessing orders for the re-press of The Red Tree as well, which went on sale at the same time as The Theory Of Harmonial Value. This hand painted red strip is inspired by the identical stripe painted on the cover of The Red Tree box sets. Which also happened to go on sale at the same time too. And according to Dine Alone, the reason for the mailers being painted is because they needed a fall back in case the proper boxes intended for The Red Tree box set didn’t arrive in time for any of Moneen’s shows in Toronto where the box set would be released.

Apparently this metallic gold / black swirl variant is a deluxe version, with that color and the finer details (tip on glossy photo cover and booklet insert) being exclusive to the deluxe version. As of posting this Dine Alone has not announced plans for a non-deluxe version.

 


While I normally don’t sell stuff on this blog, or in general, I need to get rid of some things. This is the start of a thinning out process of doubles I’ve accumulated over the years along with getting rid of things I no longer listen to. Prices are set on all this for the most part. Except for the Alkaline Trio box and the Look Mexico and Lifetime collections I’m trying to sell as a lot, mainly because I have no idea what someone will pay for the stuff, but I’m not looking for crazy money. Yes, I am a bit late hopping on the Christmas present buying craze. So here are the ground rules:

Only the things on this list are for sale. Do not ask about anything else featured on this blog or anything that is not on the below list. Deals will be made for anyone who buys more than 1 thing. I’ll only ship to the USA. Paypal as payment only. So no bitcoin, Stripe or any of that other nonsense. If a color is not mentioned then it’s on black vinyl. Most of this stuff is either factory sealed or in NM condition. If it’s bad shape I’ll make note of it. If you’re concerned about condition as for pics and I will provide them.

If you’re interested in anything please leave a comment with what you’re interested in and your email address, and we can work out a deal. I will not make the comments public, so people will not get your email address or any other info, but I will be able to see it in order to reply to you via email. The subject line of such email responses will be “Stitches and Grooves record sale.” any questions or concerns about anything up for sale feel free to ask. I’m pretty firm on prices but if you don’t like a pice comment with an offer and we can try to work out a deal.

Everything will be mailed in either an LP or 7″ mailer. I should have plenty to go around, but if I run out I will let you know before making payment. Opened records will be shipped outside the jacket to avoid seam splits. Factory sealed records will not be opened under any circumstances. I know how to package records for shipping, plenty of bubble wrap and/or cardboard inserts will be used to try to minimize damage as best as possible.

 

– 311 – Hydroponic 10″ (still sealed, jacket has seam split along top edge) = $20 ppd

– Alkaline Trio – Help Me 7” (still sealed) = $7 ppd or $4 if bought with something else

– Alkaline Trio – My Shame Is True wooden box (won’t come with the records but comes with everything else – black t-shirt in men’s adult medium (never worn, still sealed in plastic bag), flag/banner, patch, Ouija game board and game piece) = offer – must come with everything* can’t buy just the box or other items out of box. Willing to go cheaper if you don’t want the shirt though.

– At The Drive-In/Burning Airlines – Split 7″ (no insert) = $10 ppd

– Back To The Future Trilogy Score Mondo box set exclusive jackets (only the 3 jackets, which have seam splits. no records are include with this) = offer, would prefer to sell all 3 jackets together

Bear vs Shark Collection – Would Prefer To Sell As Complete Lot = $110 (shipping to be determined later)

– Right Now (Purple & White swirl /250, U.S. 2nd press) = $20

– Right Now (UK red w/ black haze /250 hand numbered w/ exclusive alternate cover) = $30

– Terrorhawk (yellow /250, 2nd press) = $25

– Bars Of Gold – Of Gold (clear green, 1st press) = $20

– Bars Of Gold – Wheels (comes packaged w/ CD) = $15

– The Catholic Comb – Vampire Life 7” (w/ poster) = $7 ppd or $4 if bought with something else

– Circa Survive – The Amulet (Merch Limited Alternate Screen Printed Covers, Set of 4,  Designs #1, #2, #3 and #4. ALTERNATE COVERS ONLY, NO RECORD(S). INCORRECTLY FOLDED JACKETS W/ CREASE THROUGH COVER ART. Ask for pics if interested.) =$40 ppd OBO

– Bob Dylan – Must Be Santa b/w ‘Twas The Night Before Christmas 7” (red, still sealed) – $12 ppd

– Faction Of The Fox – Mannequin Hand 7” = $7 ppd or $3 if bought with something else

– Fake Problems – How Far Our Bodies Go (clear, Euro pressing) = $12 ppd

– Fake Problems – How Do You Spell Here E-V-E-L 12” (picture disc) = $9 ppd

** $14 ppd for both Fake Problems records **

– Gogol Bordello – Crack The Case 7″ = $10 ppd

– Gogol Bordello – Pura Vida Conspiracy (white, only record & insert, NO jacket or valid download card) = offer

– Hailey, It Happens – Aurora = $8 ppd or $4 if bought with something else

– Jimmy Eat World – Futures – (2nd press, blue 180g) = $40 ppd OBO

 

Lifetime Collection – Would Prefer To Sell As Complete Lot = $145 (shipping to be determined later)

– Background = $25

– Hello Bastards (mint, 2nd press, 2010 No Idea pressing, 1st pressing on No Idea) = $15

– Jersey’s Best Dancers (white, 2nd press, 2010 No Idea pressing, 1st pressing on No Idea) = $15

– s/t (pink, 2nd press, 2008 No Idea pressing, 1st pressing on No Idea) = $20

– Dwell 7″ (1st press) = $10

– Dwell 7″ (2nd press) = $7

– Tinnitus 7″ = $20

– 2 Songs 7″ (blue) = $7

– Boys No Good 7″ = $10

– It’s For Life comp LP (red /552, 2nd press on Victory w/ different cover, 1st pressing on Victory) = $15

 

Look Mexico Collection – Would Prefer To Sell As Complete Lot = $100 (shipping determined later)

– This Is Animal Music = $30

– To Bed To Battle (salmon) = $20

– You Stay. I Go. No Following 7″ (blue, hand numbered screened cover) = $10

– Real Americans Spear It 10″ (blue) = $13

– So Crucialtine (green marble) = $15

– Gasp Asp 7″ (green) = $7

– Gasp Asp 7″ (white w/ red foil stamp cover) = $10

 

– Moneen/Alexisonfire – Switcheroo Split 12″ (picture disc) = $30 ppd

– Mixtapes – Somewhere In Trinsic (white, No Sleep Sub exclusive) = $15 ppd

– The Music – Take The Long Road And Walk It 7″ (blue) = $6 ppd or $2 if bought with something else

– New Found Glory – Tip Of The Iceberg 7” (picture disc) = $7 ppd or $3 if bought with something else.

– No Devotion – Stay b/w Eyeshadow 12″ (white, factory sealed) = $10 ppd

– No Devotion – 10,000 Summers 12″ (factory sealed, start of small seam split along top edge) = $9 ppd

** $14 ppd for both No Devotion records **

– Peace’d Out – Peace’d Out 10” (blue, still sealed) = $10 ppd or $6 if bought with something else

 

– The Police – Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic 7″ (U.S. pressing, A & M Records w/ picture sleeve) =  $6 ppd or $3 if bought with something else

– The Police – Message In A Bottle 7″ (w/ poster sleeve) = $7 ppd or $4 if bought with something else

– The Police – Message In A Bottle 7″ (no picture or poster sleeve, generic paper dust sleeve) = $6 ppd or $3 if bought with something else

– The Police – Synchronicity II 7″ (w/ picture sleeve) = $6 ppd or $3 if bought with something else

-The Police – Every Breath You Take 7″ (w/ picture sleeve) = $6 ppd or $3 if bought with something else

– The Police – Don’t Stand So Close To Me 7″ (w/ picture sleeve) = $6 ppd or $3 if bought with something else

– The Police – De Do Do Do, De Da Da da 7″ (w/ incorect die cut picture sleeve) = $6 ppd or $3 if bought with something else

** All 7 Police 7″ singles for $25 ppd **

 

– Portugal. The Man – Woodstock (standard vinyl version, 180g in gatefold jacket, still factory sealed) = $15 ppd

– Razorlight – Golden Touch 7″ (gatefold jacket) = $7 ppd or $2 if bought with something else

– Bruce Springsteen – Dancing In The Dark 7″ (U.S. Pressing, Columbia Records) =$ 6 ppd or $3 if bought with something else

– Bruce Springsteen – One Step Up 7″ (U.S. Pressing, Columbia Records) =$6 ppd or $3 if bought with something else

** Both Springsten 7″ single for $10 ppd **

– Third Eye Blind – Ursa Major – (clear w/ black & white splatter – 1st Press) = offer

– Thursday – Kill The House Lights (still factory sealed, has crease in jacket) = $15 ppd

– Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers – A Woman In Love (It’s Not Me) 7″ (w/ picture sleeve) = $6 ppd

– What’s Eating Gilbert – Cheap Shots (half tan/half black) = $10 ppd

– V/A – Yes L.A. comp (2nd press – picture disc w/ green and red ink) = $20 ppd

– V/A – While No One Was Looking: Toasting 20 Years Of Bloodshot Records 3xLP (still factory sealed, pretty bad seam splits along top edge) =

– Record Store Day 2008 Choice Cuts comp (still sealed) = $8 ppd or $5 if bought with something else

– The 4 Squares/Toucan Slam – Doin’ Snuff With Roy Scherer split 12″ (still sealed) = $8 ppd or $3 if bought with something else

– Brushfire Records 12″ Sampler Volume 1 (still sealed. feat. Jack Johnson, Mason Jennings, G. Love & Special Sauce, Matt Costa) = $8 ppd or $3 if bought with something else

– Curtain Call – s/t 7″ = offer

– Hamilton/Malakhai/With Arms Still Empty/Just For Kicks – Forever Compilation 4-way Split 7″ = $6 ppd or $2 if bought with something else

– Old & In The Way – Old & In The Way LP = offer

– Grateful Dead – For The Faithful (Pair Records) = $10 ppd

– Grateful Dead – Wake Of The Flood (cut corner, Grateful Dead Records) = $10 ppd

Other Random Stuff & CD’s

– Ryan Russell – Continental Obscura: Birmingham To Bellingham photo book =$13 ppd [shipping is high because book weighs 4 pounds. Book is still in shrink wrap (shrink is cut along bottom) and does NOT come with bonus 7″]

– The Simpsons Complete Season 9 DVD w/ Lisa plastic head case (still factory sealed/taped)

– MxPx – B-Movie DVD w/ The A/C EP CD = offer

– Senses Fail limted edition t-shirt (limited to 100) – Pull The Thorns From Your Heart album cover design, size Adult Mens Medium = offer

– Fake Problems – Live At Park Ave CD (still sealed) = $5 ppd or $2 if bought with something else

– Spirit Club – s/t CD (still factory sealed) = $10 ppd

– July – What We Signed Up For CD (still sealed) = $6 ppd or $2 if bought with something else

– The Promise Hero – Deja Vu CD (still sealed) = $6 ppd or $2 if bought with something else

– Brett Detar – Bird In The Tangle CD (still sealed) = $5 ppd or $2 if bought with something else

– Rock Against Floyd comp CD = $5 ppd or $2 if bought with something else

– Hail The Villain – Maintain Radio Silence EP CD (still sealed) = $5 ppd or $2 if bought with something else

– We Are Augustines – Rock The Vote EP CD (still sealed) = $6 ppd or $2 if bought with something else

– Drive Thru Records Winter 2003 Sampler CD = $5 ppd or $2 if bought with something else

– Drive Thru Records Summer 2004 Sampler CD = $5 ppd or $2 if bought with something else

– Drive Thru Records/Rushmore Records Sampler CD = $5 ppd or $2 if bought with something else

– Fueled By Ramen Spring 2005 Sampler CD = $5 ppd or $2 if bought with something else

– Tooth & Nail Records Spring 2004 Sampler CD = $5 ppd or $2 if bought with something else

-Wildhoney – Your Face Sideways CD (barcode punched) = $6 ppd or $3 if bought with something else

– REM Unplugged 1991-2001 lithograph poster (12″ high x 36″ wide)


In 2016 Moneen’s Are We Really Happy With Who We Are Right Now? was finally pressed on vinyl by Dine Alone Records. The album was pressed as a double LP on two variants; red w/ black (red base w/ a black circle/blob in the middle of the record) limited to 300 copies and black 180 gram limited to 600 copies. The color variant was exclusive to bundles offered up by Dine Alone; either a Moneen bundle or a bundle that was part of the label’s 10th Anniversary celebration that included Moneen releases (this album plus the Moneen/Alexisonfire Switcheroo Split) and Alexisonfire releases. The black 180 gram was only available outside of the bundles, and could be purchased separately.

To say the least, this release had nothing but problems. First off, there was not even a release date set when pre-orders went up, not even an expected release date with the standard this may change disclaimer. On top of that glaring red flag, there were multiple delays (shocking, I know), and it took almost one year after the pre-order launched for the records to actually start shipping. Pre-orders launched in May 2015 and the records didn’t start shipping until March 2016. Delays were initially for bad test pressings, so the label apparently switched to a different plant, so the project started over at the very beginning. After that is was just production delays because they ran into the Record Store Day crush, on top of plants already having months long back logs because it seems like everything gets released on vinyl these days; even Sponge Bob and covers of cartoon theme songs.

When this record finally start shipping, people started receiving the wrong variant. But this mistake was actually in the favor of those who received the wrong variant, as they received the more limited bundle exclusive variant on color vinyl. On the other hand though, this mistake could screw people who paid for the bundle and might not receive the correct variant. Many people were rightfully upset over this, considering the long wait for this record, they now might not get what they ordered. The label’s explanation was that a box of color vinyl was mistakenly labeled as black. Since all copies come sealed, this is a reasonable excuse. This release is a perfect example of why I rarely pre-order anything anymore.

All copies of Are We Really Happy… come in a gatefold jacket and have a fold out insert that has the lyrics printed on the inner panels. No download is included, likely because this album was initially released by Smallman/Vagrant Records. When I received my copy the records felt rather light, and they flexed tremendously. They didn’t feel like 180 gram records, so I actually weighed them on my scale (I rarely do this, only to see how far off from 180 gram some releases are when they’re suppose to be 18 gram), and the first LP is 148 grams and the second is 138. So my copy is on standard weight vinyl. I don’t know of anyone else who has this issue, but I doubt I’m the only one out there. So I can’t say it’s false advertising on Dine Alone’s part because it doesn’t seem like a widespread problem with the entire pressing. It’s not the end of the world, I am only upset because of how much I paid for this record all things considered after having it shipped from Canada.

Regarding the price, Dine Alone’s store is in Canadian Dollars, so the exchange rate is in your favor if you’re ordering from the U.S.. But even so, shipping is where the difference is made up, because it roughly $18 Canadian depending on where you live. The record itself costs $25 Canadian.

BR/DGES – Love And Hate 7″

Posted: June 29, 2016 in Vinyl
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BR/DGES is the solo project from Moneen front man Kenny Bridges. This 7″, entitled Love And Hate, is his debut release and features two brand new songs. They’re not re-worked Moneen songs or songs meant to be Moneen songs. The a-side track is “What Are You Waiting For?” and the b-side track is “Save The Best.” Both songs are acoustic and if you like Moneen it’s worth checking out this 7″ by at least buying a digital download.

The 7″ was only pressed on one color; opaque yellow limited to 300 copies. But with that said, there were also some test presses that were part of the Dine Alone Records 10 Year Anniversary bundles which came autographed by Kenny on the center label. Not sure how many of those copies were pressed. Some people who pre-ordered the 7″ (regardless of the stand alone 7″ or bundle) received a personalized note from Kenny as well, which was also autographed.

The 7″ was released by Dine Alone Records out of Canada, and if you wanted to buy this and have it shipped to the USA you’d be paying a lot for shipping. However, the conversion rate helps you a lot because Dine Alone’s prices are in Canadian Dollars. A download card is included with all copies.

BR-DGES - Love And Hate - Copy

 


Moneen and Alexisonfire released a split in the Switcheroo Series back in 2005. It was only pressed as a picture disc (for the first pressing), which was a German import released by Defiance Records. I do not know how many copies were pressed. Because of this being an import, the price is naturally higher than it would had it been released by a U.S. label. The price was around $25 after all was said and done when this split first came out. Tack on almost 10 years and this comp fetches an even heftier price on the secondary market. Some copies have gone for around $50 on ebay. If you’re patient enough and play your cards right you can still get one today for around $25.

For this split each band covers each other’s songs. Each band has three songs on the split.Alexisonfire covers “Passing Out In America,” “Tonight I Am Going To Wash The Hippy” and “Charlie Sheen vs. Henry Rollins.”Moneen covers “Accidents Are On Purpose,” “Sharks In Danger” and Bleed And Blister (Version 2).”

The Moneen and Alexisonfire split from the Switcheroo Series was finally re-pressed with a legit jacket and made available outside the Alexisonfire box set in 2016. The split was however, still part of bundles, at least one variant. Dine Alone seems to love doing bundles to sell more of their releases, making exclusive bundle variants that are the more limited ones. I hate sales tactics that like, and rarely order bundles anymore.

There were three bundle options where you could get a copy of this re-pressing; one for just the Moneen releases, one for just the Alexisonfire releases and one for all the releases from both bands. If you pre-ordered (all the bundles sold out in the pre-order phase) you actually got the least limited variant, in the case of this split it was 180 gram red vinyl limited to 300 copies. If you opted not to get one of the bundles you could have bought a standalone copy of this split, which was on 180 gram black vinyl limited to 200 copies.

All copies come with an insert, and as aforementioned a regular, legit jacket with cover art. No download card is included, which is lame considering this is a Dine Alone release and no other labels are involved. This re-press marks the second pressing of the split. There is the picture disc that is already written about here, and the pressing that came in the Alexisonfire box set released in 2013 (I consider both of these the first pressing) and now this latest pressing done in 2016 (also written about here). I’m assuming the box set pressing is on black vinyl, I’ve never seen pictures of it and haven’t even seen info about it other than it apparently exists and people apparently own it.

For anyone interested, I’m looking to sell my copy of the picture disc variant from the first pressing. If you’re interested make an offer in the comments with your email address (I won’t make the comment public, I have to approve all comments so nobody will see your email other than me). I’ll only ship to the lower 48 states (USA) and it will ship in a LP mailer with either bubble wrap or extra cardboard stiffeners. The picture disc comes in a poly dust sleeve (originally came that way), not a paper dust sleeve like what is pictured below. I only used the paper dust sleeve for photo purposes.

 

 

 

Moneen – The Red Tree (2nd Press)

Posted: May 3, 2012 in Vinyl
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The Red Tree was re-pressed and released on Record Store Day 2012. The second pressing of the album features different artwork from the first pressing. There is the top of just one tree added in along the bottom, whereas there is a faint treeline just above the red banner on the cover of the first pressing. The album is still pressed as a double LP for the second pressing, but the color changed from white with red splatter for the first pressing to white and red for the second pressing. The first disc (sides A-B) is white and the second disc (sides C-D) is red. The same two vinyl only bonus tracks that were present on the first pressing are still included with this second pressing. Those songs are at the end of the album and are entitled “His Own Anomaly (39 42′ 10″ N 044 16′ 30″ E)” and “Prepare Yourself… The Worst Is Tet To Come.”

Also included with the second pressing of the album is a bonus 7″ that features two unreleased songs.  The 7″ is pressed on black vinyl and comes inside the gatefold jacket that houses the album. The songs featured on the bonus 7″ are demo versions of “Hating Makes Hate OK” and “I’m Afraid Of The Lost Parade.” But considering they are b-sides, it’s better to hear a demo version of the songs than to never hear them at all.

There were 500 copies pressed for the second pressing, and it sold out in one day. There were only 300 copies pressed for the first pressing and it became one of the most sought after records out there. Surprisingly, the second pressing did not sell out nearly as fast as I expected it would. Even though it was a Record Store Day release, the record did not get on to the official RSD list, so Dine Alone held back a good portion of the pressing to sell online. Quite a few copies did make it out to Canadian stores for RSD, but zero copies made their way out of Canada to be sold in brick & mortar stores.

It was announced well ahead of time exactly when copies would be put up for sale online, they went up a few minutes early and I was able to snag one with zero hiccups. Which is even more amazing considering Shit Radio Cast handles shipping for Dine Alone Records. The record did not even sell out in minutes, which was the most amazing thing. They lasted close to two hours if not longer.