Posted: May 27, 2009 7:13 am
We have 500 copies of \"Bats\" sitting in my living room right now. They do not have covers yet. I\'m trying to get the artwork and money together for that second batch, so that I can get them to distributors.
None of this has anything to do with depriving people of our music. The first pressing was just supposed to be a fun \"art project\" thing (hand made) and now we will be selling the record like any other. All of Lost Treasures of the Underworld records are small batches, and he likes to do weird little things to make the records more interesting. I think he\'s just bored. So we went along with it. The records he sold to RR were a few we sent with him to NY for the noise fest they had there. He wanted to try to sell a few of the new batch to raise money for the jackets for the rest of the batch. We\'re just trying to have fun with this release and do it a little differently so the record evolves over a period of time. The last version, if we can get it together, will include the live show we did for the record release. I know it\'s a little pretentious, but I think the very concept of doing this type of record is a little pretentious so we felt...what the fuck...go all the way to the logical conclusion. Also the live show is way more fucked up.
Unfortunately this stuff takes money to make happen and David and Dana were laid off a few months ago and there are no jobs in Ohio right now. I have been scrimping and saving to try to do recordings and put out records. We do not have a record label, let alone Southern Lord (which I would not want to be on). Our next studio record will be on Columbus Discount Records. They are going to help us record at the legendary Musicol Studio here in Columbus (which is like going back in a time machine) so it seems like it will be a fun project. (Still have to write the songs though). We have a 7\" coming out on CDR in late summer. It is limited because it is their singles club. I will have a few copies for sale if someone needs it and isn\'t part of that club.
As for our records being unavailable in NYC...all of our records are out of print on LP. \"Walk into the Sea\" was the biggest disaster story of all time distribution wise...but I won\'t go into that. But then again \"On Your Knees\", our first record, went straight to the cut out bins when it came out. Scorpio was its only distributor because the label went defunct about the day it came out and sold the whole pressing for pennies on the dollar. It was a popular item in the Rhino cutout bins in about 1990.
And to make the Canadians feel better, we just recorded a Roy Orbison song for a record coming out of Toronto. I don\'t think it\'s limited...but how would I know? That\'s the label\'s business.