Posts Tagged ‘Thursday’

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


Senses Fail – If There Is Light, It Will Find You (yellow, still sealed. has seam split along top of jacket) = $15 ppd

Senses Fail slipmat – slipmat that came w/ If There Is Light It Will Find You Merch Limited bundles = $10 ppd

** Senses Fail bundle (new album & slipmat) = $20 ppd ***


– 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)


Thursday – Kill The House Lights

Posted: November 22, 2016 in Vinyl

Victory Records continues to milk their back catalog and former artists, as they released Thursday’s compilation album Kill The House Lights on vinyl in the summer of 2016. The album features demos, live takes and alternate versions of previously released material, along with three brand new songs.

Kill The House Lights was pressed as a double LP, and comes in a gatefold jacket. Also included is the booklet from the original CD/DVD release from 2007. Which further illustrates how Victory milks things for all their worth. Rather than making a new insert that is scaled up according to the format size, they opted to reuse the CD/DVD booklet. Not an unheard of move, but still cheap. The DVD from the original 2007 release is included as well, along with a download card, which surprisingly yields high quality 320 kbps MP3s. Typically the download cards Victory includes are for awful 192 kbps MP3s.

There are four variants for this record, with the typical odd, random numbers Victory puts out. There are 231 copies on pink/white, 488 copies on clear red and an unknown amount of copies on black. However, black is being advertised as “limited” for whatever that’s worth. There is also a white variant, which is a $hit Topic exclusive. The white variant was never mentioned anywhere I monitor, and became available well after the three other variants shipped. I just happened to come across it while browsing $hit Topic’s website. And like with 99% of all $hit Topic exclusives, pressing info was never released for it, and don’t ever expect it to be. One thing I will say though, I was shocked to see $hit Topic actually charge less than another retailer. The white variant is $20.90 from $hit Topic, while Victory is charging $22.98 for all 3 variants. The color vinyl (other than white, obviously) is exclusively available from Victory Records, with black being available everywhere else (except $hit Topic, obviously). But black is also available from Victory’s web store.

The records and download card contain, as advertised, five bonus tracks which appear at the end of the compilation; “Cross Out The Eyes (Live At The Grove),” “Steps Ascending (Live At The Grove),” “How Long Is The Night (Live At The Grove)”, “Concealer (Demo)” and “Telegraph Avenue Kiss (Demo).” These bonus tracks are all on the second record of the double LP set, spread across the C and D sides. The bonus tracks are the only tracks on the second disc. But it’s important to note that Victory advertises these songs as “bonus” tracks but majority were included on the initial release of Kill The House Lights from 2007. So it’s a bit misleading and blatant false advertising on their part. The only true bonus tracks. Aside for those bonus tracks the track listing for the vinyl version is the same as the CD version.

Some more shady business ethics, shocking I know seeing as Victory is one of the most upstanding labels around (I hope you can appreciate the sarcasm), as when the vinyl version of Kill The House Lights was first put up for pre-order it cost $20. But sometime between then and writing this (wrote this on September 1, 2016, just never got around to posting it till November 2016) Victory raised the price to $23. I know this because I took a screen shot of the item page in Victory’s web store for the clear red variant to note the price when I finally got around to buying the record and doing the write up for it. It’s something I do for every record I buy, mainly to know how much I paid for a record and for the purposes of this blog as well. Nobody other than me seemed to have noticed, which is surprising because certain message boards out there love to stir up controversy and complain about everything.

Victory charges $7 for shipping as the cheapest method, so unless you really want this record on color vinyl or one of the rarer variants there is absolutely no reason to buy this directly from them. There is no reason to spend $30 on this when you can buy it for under $15 if you shop smartly. There are a handful of online distros out there who offer free shipping and frequent sales/coupon codes you can utilize to maximize the amount of money you save on records. I don’t think this release is worth anywhere close to $30. $20 is a fair price. But like I said, you can buy this for less than that is you shop around.

No Devotion – Permanence

Posted: February 9, 2016 in Vinyl
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After releasing two 12″ singles in 2014 as a lead up to their debut full length, No Devotion finally released said full length, Permanence, in late September 2015. Most of the songs from the aforementioned 12″ singles appear on the full length. However, if you were holding out on buying the 12″ singles because you were waiting for the album you may still need to buy at least one of them because the “10,000 Summers” 12″ has an exclusive song on it that does not appear on the full length.

Permanence was pressed on three different colors, and full pressing info has not been released. There is only 1 color, silver, which has numbers released. There are 500 copies on silver, with copies being split between Collect Records’ U.S. web store and Banquet Records in the UK. It’s not an even split between the two retailers, the UK did not get as many copies as the U.S., but supply would be re-stocked to meet demand until the variant goes OOP. The other colors are coke bottle green and black, with an unknown amount on each. Coke bottle green is an indie record store exclusive, and does not appear to be exclusive to the U.S. as Banquet is selling copies of it as well as the Silver (black copies too for those wondering).

The album was pressed as a double LP housed in a gatefold jacket. It comes with an obi-strip, something I feel is one of the most pointless things to include with a non-import release. An insert is also included, which has the lyrics printed on it. Al copies come with a download card too. The cover art expands into a larger image after you open the gatefold jacket. Price for this release is around $20, and no one variant is more expensive than the other. Odds are you can wait a while and buy this on sale as I can’t see this going OOP any time soon. I wouldn’t buy this for anything higher than $15, which is the price point I jumped on it. But I’m sure that will come back to bite me as it will be even cheaper in the future. I just got impatient waiting for it to essentially go on clearance.

I’ll close with this. In the past I was able to get in touch with my contact at Collect Records to find out the pressing info, but they have not responded to any inquiries in about two months. At this point I’ve given up trying to contact them. He was very good with responding to me and helping me out when I ordered a 12″ single box set that only had one of the two singles in it. I’m not sure what happened. I hope it’s not related to that AIDs drug pharma CEO, as he was an investor with Collect Records and Geoff Rickly cut all ties with him after the controversy surrounding the price hike broke and the resulting outrage (not at Collect or Geoff, but the pharma CEO). I hope my contact didn’t lose his job.

Not too long after Collect Records released the two No Devotion 12″ singles, they announced they would be releasing both records in a limited edition box set. This box set features a slip lip with gold embossing. The box is cloth bound and because there is only two single pocket 12″ records in the box, there is a cardboard stand inside to prevent the records from jostling around. The box itself is much bigger (depth wise) than necessary, but it’s a standard size box based on other similar box sets in my collection. I’m assuming it was cheaper for Collect Records to go with the standard size box even though it’s too big, rather than order custom made boxes

The box itself is limited to 400 copies. The records inside, the “Stay b/w Eyeshadow” 12″ and the “10,000 Summers” 12″, are each pressed on black vinyl, with the “Stay b/w Eyeshadow” 12″ limited to 900 copies and the “10,000 Summers” 12″ limited to 1500 copies. Obviously 400 copies of each of the singles on black vinyl were set aside for this box set. You can find full pressing info for the Stay b/w Eyeshadow 12″ here and for the 10,000 Summers 12″ here.

There is a glaring issue with the box set however, as they shipped from the plant with only one records inside, the “10,000 Summers” single. The “Stay b/w Eyeshadow” 12″ is inexplicably missing. To make matters worse the box set was done ahead of schedule and shipped out to stores and other retailers early. Collect Records wasn’t aware of the error before people started buying the box sets. As soon as they found out they started to correct the problem. They recalled all the box sets, but some stores/retailers didn’t comply, as I bought a copy of the box set online from Hastings in June 2015 only to discover it was missing the “Stay b/w Eyeshadow” 12″. The box set was released in early January 2015.

If anyone wants to buy either or both of the 12″ singles let me know. As I already bought both singles outside of this box set I don’t need two copies of either one. They’re both still sealed, however the Stay b/w Eyeshadow 12″ is on white vinyl and not black vinyl. There is a sticker on the front denoting it’s on white vinyl, and you can see the record through the die-cut portion of the jacket so it’s verified to be white. The 10,000 Summers 12″ is o black vinyl, again verified through seeing the record through the die-cut portion. The 10,000 Summers 12″ has the start of a small seam split along the top edge of the jacket. $14 ppd for both singles or $10 ppd each – USA shipping only.

No Devotion released their second single/EP, 10,000 Summers, three months after releasing their first material, the Stay b/w Eye Shadow single. 10,000 Summers was also released by Geoff Rickley’s label, Collect Records.

The 12″ single was pressed on three different colors, with the total pressing coming out to 3,000 copies. First there is black & white which was limited to 500 copies and was initially listed as a ” Collect Records pre-order exclusive,” but they are still available after the single/EP’s release, likely due to the fact that it didn’t sell out. It has since obviously changed to simply a Collect Records exclusive. Next up is Lilac, which is limited to 1,000 copies and is also mostly exclusive to Collect Records, but it’s explicitly listed as such in their webstore. Last is black vinyl, which is limited to 1500 copies; a variant nobody knew existed until they were surprised to get it after buying it (myself included). Black copies went out to retail stores and Amazon (I know from first hand experience that Amazon is not the only online retailer to receive black copies, so black is not exclusive to anywhere) , with 400 of the 1,500 copies being held back for the No Devotion Singles Box Set that has yet to be officially released (Jan. 5) although many indie record stores put these out already and some distros are even sending out mail orders for them.

Geoff Rickley is keeping busy post Thursday, as he created his own label, reignited the flames of United Nations with a new album and created another new band; No Devotion. The band also features ex Lost Prophets members.No Devotion is a huge departure from Rickley’s MO, it’s the poppiest thing he has ever done. But even so, it still has a heavier and darker side. Think The Cure meets Depeche Mode.

The Stay b/w Eyeshadow 12” single is the band’s first release, and first release of Rickley’s label, Collect Records. There are several variants for it, which is over doing it in my opinion. There is no reason why a single should have variants, with the exception of overseas pressings/variants. There are 3000 total copies for Stay b/w Eyeshadow, which are split amongst four variants. First there are 400 copies pressed on black and white vinyl, which is exclusive to Collect Records. There are 700 copies on “blush” vinyl, which is a UK exclusive color. There are 900 copies on white, which is a U.S. exclusive and lastly there are 1,000 copies on black vinyl, with no word on where you can buy them. I haven’t even seen anyone claiming to have a copy on black vinyl or pictures of it. Maybe it will become available after the colored variants sell out.

I bought my copy from Amazon with no idea what color I would get. I received it on white, which was a bit of a surprise as I expected it to be on black vinyl, the least limited variant. Since some of the variants are a vague description rather than a straight up color, here is what each one actually looks like. The “blush” UK exclusive is light pink vinyl and the black and white Collect records exclusive is half black/half white.

The record comes in a die cut sleeve, like many singles from the early 90’s on back. But rather than the die cut circle being on the front of the jacket, or front and back, on the Stay b/w Eyeshadow single thediecut is solely on the back. Rather than a paper dust sleeve, a printed dust sleeve on thick card stock is included. The dust sleeve is a stock Collect Records sleeve.

Despite legal issues, the band known as United Nations soldiers on. The band released their second album of sorts. It’s a mixture of some older material and some newer stuff, with the older songs not seeing a widespread, legit release until now. The Next Four Years was released by Temporary Residence Recordings, who have some past times with Geoff Rickley. Rather than go the traditional route, which both Temporary Residence and United Nations are known for; taking the road less traveled, The Next Four Years was released as a box set limited to 1000 copies featuring three different formats inside for the same album.

The album is split amongst three four separate items; a 10” record, two 7” records and one cassette. It starts off on the first 7”, moves its way to the second 7”, then to the cassette and wraps up on the 10”. The first 7” features two songs, one on each side; “Serious Business” and “Meanwhile On Main Street.” The second 7” features four song, two on each side; with “Revolutions at Varying Speeds” and “False Flags” on the a-side (which in the grand scheme of things is the c-side) and “United Nations Finds God” and “Between Two Mirrors” on the b-side (which in the grand scheme of things is the d-side). The cassette features three songs, which repeat on both sides, which is a great touch because you don’t ever have to rewind the tape. I’m sure quite a few people who read this blog have no idea how tapes work, but those of us growing up prior to the late 90s should know. My first car had a tape player and every car I rode in growing up had a tape player too. You kids these days make play lists, we used to make mix tapes. Anyway, the cassette has “F*ck The Future,” ‘Stole The Past” and United Nations vs. United Nations.” Lastly, the 10” features two songs, one on each side; “F#A#$” and “Music For Changing Parties.” One interesting fact about some of the records in the box set; the second 7” was recorded to be played at either 33 rpm or 45 rpm and the b-side of the 10” has concentric grooves, which play different versions of the song depending on where the needle starts on the record. So every time you play the record you get a different listening experience.

The Next Four Years is the best release so far this year (That I have. I have yet to buy the deluxe Led Zeppelin re-presses yet, but I suspect those will top this United Nations album). The aforementioned legal issues are one of the highlights of this box set. The cassette comes wrapped in a copy of the actual cease-and-desist letter THE United Nations, you know, the political organization that basically oversees the entire world, sent the band trying to get them to spot using everything associated with their image (name, logo, etc.) On the reverse side of the C&D letter is the band’s apparent “response” to the UN, which one can only assume is not real and was never actually sent in response or published formally anywhere.

The art layout of the box is meant to replicate old New York Times newspapers. It’s a die-cut box that closes like an envelope, similar in style to the Circa Survive b-sides 7” and The Horrible Crowes – Elsie 7”. The faux newspaper features loads of full-length articles that are obviously fictitious and meant to raise eyebrows. Each box is also hand numbered (again, /1000), which is done inside the box itself; once you open it to slide out the audio formats you will see the numbering. And as if the three different formats and four different items weren’t enough oddity for you, the album comes in an LP sized box despite an LP not being utilized for this album.

The 7″s and 10″ features exclusive artwork by an acclaimed group of fine artists and designers, including STEAK MTN (second 7”), Victoria Burge (10”), MrThe (first 7”), and Jeremy deVine (first 7”). The 10” comes with an insert and the two 7” records are half fold sleeves, which have the lyrics printed on the inside. The packaging is great but unfortunately there is a glaring error with this box set, as there is a pressing error with the first 7”. The first 7” has the a-side of the second 7”, so the song “Serious Business” does not appear on any of the physical formats found in the box set. It’s a pressing error that should have been caught somewhere. Temporary Residence should have played some of the final copies that came into their office before sending all of them out. It would have been a minor hassle to wait longer in order to have the proper release, it would have been much better than sending out a botched record that results in people not getting to listen to the full album. The plant or Temporary Residence will be sending out corrected Serious Business 7”s to everyone who ordered. There is no timetable on when the correct 7”s will start being sent out. ***EDIT –  On August 21 I received my corrected 7″. I did not receive any notification that the replacement was sent out, and neither did anyone else. I did not contact Temporary Residence about a corrected 7″, it just showed up on my doorstep. Other people report the same situation.***

In mid August 2014 it became known that a standard LP version of The Next Four Years will be pressed, which is slated to be released in late October 2014. There are three variants for the standard single LP pressing, 418 copies on half white/half black, either 481, 491 or 500 copies on blood red with black oil splatter and an unknown amount on black. Temporary Residence will like keep this record in print on black vinyl for a while if not do a re-pressing on new colors at some point down the road. They do a good job of keeping their albums in print.

The blood red with black is an indie record store exclusive, and some stores also included a free bonus 7″ while their supply of said free 7″ lasted. I said above this variant was limited to either 481, 491 or 500 because I have seen both of those numbers used but have not heard official numbers from Temporary Residence. I saw some record stores advertise the variant as being /500, and saw some internet chatter that the number is actually lower than 500, hence the /448. The bonus 7″ included with some record store purchases is practically the same in every way as the one replacement”Serious Business” 7″ that was given to everyone who bought the box set. Except for needing a 45 adaptor to play it, so a large center hole record, it has the same track listing, same center labels and comes in just a plain white paper dust sleeve. No jacket/sleeve is included with the free bonus 7″, and every indie record store in the country did not give them away. I know the ones that did either had it taped to the LP’s that were in the racks at the store, or had it behind the counter and you would get it when you checked out. As far as my knowledge goes, this free bonus 7″ was a U.S. exclusive and wasn’t done overseas.

The half white/half black copies were exclusive to Temporary Residence mail-order, and took  a surprising amount of time to sell out. I know there were quite a number of people holding out for a standard LP pressing of this album, but since it took a while for it to actually be announced, some of those people could have caved and bought the box set version out of fear of not being able to buy this record on vinyl at all. Odds are out of the 1,000 or so people who bought the box set, a majority of them did not buy the standard LP pressing, otherwise it would have sold out almost immediately, or at least a lot faster than the month or so it did actually take for it to sell out.

The standard LP comes with a download code just like the box set pressing, but that is where the similarities end, obviously. An insert is include with the standard LP, which is different from anything included with the box set. This insert is small in size for an LP, and in reality it’s a 7″ insert, as in one that would be used for 7″ records. It’s a double-sided insert, with a bit of liner notes on one side and an image on the reverse side. The album art for the single LP is inspired by the Black Flag album The First Four Years.

For the photo gallery below, everything before the LP is included with the box set pressing, and everything from the LP and after is part of the standard LP pressing.