Fanatic! I hope you had a great week. I was busy working on a lot of things. We have a great show lined up for you. We’ve been lucky to have a lot of new records on the show over the last few weeks. There are more great ones coming soon.
I listened to the new Scientists album Negativity on LP a couple of hours ago and it’s really good.
Get ready for delays on vinyl deliveries on your preorders. It’s not the label’s fault. Vinyl is taking months to get out of the plant and back to labels. Larry Hardy and I have some great 7” records that have been in the works since last year and they’re only arriving now. We’ll have a great announcement for you soon. Super cool and super limited.
I don’t know if you saw the memo I sent out a few days ago about a new and very limited release on Dischord Records. Since it is limited and there is a brief window of opportunity to get it, I thought I better put the notice here.
Fanatic! Now and then, I tell you there are great records in our future that I know for a fact are on the way. I also tell you until the label makes an announcement, I have to keep the information to myself.
Ian MacKaye has been keeping me in the loop on the progress of one such project for several months: Dischord 200, a limited edition box set containing the first six 7” releases of Dischord Records. Information can be found at the this site address.
What’s important to know is that this is a one time only press run. The amount produced will be determined by how many are ordered. The last day to order is June 11th, 2021. Dischord is not kidding! Once the orders are filled, that’s it. There will be no second run.
Fanatic, it’s not for me to tell you what to do but as your sonic ally, I strongly recommend you get in on this. When Dischord was just getting started, it was an extremely exciting time. All that energy is in the box set. I was around for the early days of Dischord and as you can imagine, it was a lot of work to get the releases made and out of the door.
The fact that forty years on, Dischord is still in operation and doing the work is really inspiring. It started with these records. All of the tracks have been remastered from the source tapes and the original artwork has been utilized to make this a truly one-of-a-kind release.
Again, Dischord 200 will not be in stores. It’s mail order only and the window of opportunity closes on June 11th 2021.
I hope you dig tonight’s show. Until next week, stay safe and STAY FANATIC!!!