We're back with our October newsletter, and we've got some updates and announcements for you.
Most of the I Can Make A Mess Like Nobody's Business Gold Rush records have been sent out. This is with the exception of some non-USA orders, and unfortunately the Limited Edition 180 gram orders. Why aren't the 180 gram copies shipping yet, you might ask? The answer is because the lyric sheets haven't been completed. Ace is still finishing the lyrics sheets, and in the meantime, doing a ton of other things like reuniting The Early November (if you were not already aware). He's an incredibly busy individual, and while we would obviously want the lyric sheets sooner rather than later, that's how these things go. This is also in combination with the fact that Ace and his wife are preparing themselves for having another baby due any day now. Life happens. I can't get frustrated with the guy for taking his time on finishing a lyric sheet when he is dealing with far more important matters. That said, if for some reason you still don't care and would like to cancel your order and get a refund, send us an email and we'll take care of that for you. These things take time and this has been a very cooperative and hands on project with Ace, so I apologize for the delay, but everyone will get what they ordered once the afforementioned issues are taken care of.
We are now in the process of shipping out copies of The Graduate's Anhedonia. Most of the limited edition copies have gone out, the rest are going out this week. The prints look awesome, and the handwritten/signed lyrics from Corey have all been dispersed in the copies that have shipped. We still have a few copies of the more limited colors available, so check out the store and get them while you can. The band won't be selling them on tour, since there is no tour, since the band is no longer together, so once they are gone, they are gone. You can also pick up one of the remaining copies of Only Every Time for a now discounted price, so if you held off on that, maybe you'll reconsider now.
Our release of Hate by Hawthorne Heights is currently in production at the pressing plant. We ended up doing five colors total, three of which are available for pre-order now through our store. The band will have two colors of their own that they will be selling. The limited edition splatter comes with an autographed poster and access to a webchat/performance with the band that will be held at a later date. If you saw the splatter for The Graduate's Anhedonia (check it out in our picture gallery), it will give you a general example of what we plan on this variant looking like, but even more wild since more colors are involved in the mix. The dudes in Hawthorne Heights were kind enough to give us some goodies to include as bonuses in random limited edition packages so we could continue our Willy Wonka-style giveaways. We have seven drum sticks used during shows to give away, a handful of prints and posters (in addition to the limited edition poster), and for one lucky recipient, a set of sticks and a drumhead autographed by the entire band. It's cool as hell and personally I want to keep it for myself, but it will be going to whoever's name we draw out of the hat. Once again, this is for limited edition purchases only, so snag a copy before they disappear.
That's everything I'm allowed to tell you for now, but we're hoping to share one or two more things with you before the end of the year that may or may not be vinyl related.
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