Mylene Sheath Records...
"Hey fam! Just squeezing in here real quick to let y'all know that we're repressing the seminal debut EP by Caspian on vinyl for the first time since 2008!
As the band prepares to release their new full length Waking Season (view the trailer below) and tour North America and Europe throughout the fall, we thought it was probably time to press up some more of these so they're available again.
I don't think too much can be said about this album that hasn't been said before, it's a bonafide classic in every way. From the opening 1-2-3 punch of "Quovis," "Further Up" and "Further In," known now simply as "The Trilogy", to the shimmering final notes of the epic closing track "Last Rites," You Are The Conductor ebbs and flows flawlessly in instrumental perfection. Few bands have ever set the bar so high for themselves on their debut EP, and as we all know by now, Caspian saw that bar and continues to raise it higher with each subsequent release, never succumbing to the pressure of their previous excellence. And it all started here, with these six tracks comprising the most promising instrumental debut in recent memory.
For this particular pressing we've gone all out, balls-to-the-wall with the quality and packaging. The records have all been pressed on 180 gram virgin vinyl. There's four different colors; we've got translucent green, which is the mailorder edition, limited to 100 copies and only available through us. Then we have opaque mint green, which we've split with the band, so we have a very limited amount of these. There's 100 total of them pressed, but we have much less than that to sell in our webstore - the rest will be made available exclusively through the band. Then we have 100 copies on white vinyl, these ones will only be available from record stores and online retailers via Redeye Distribution. And lastly, for the audiophiles we have 300 copies on black vinyl.
So these thick slabs need to be properly stored when not constantly rotating around your turntable, right? We gotchoo. These 180 gram slabs will be housed in super thick, heavy-duty, no-joke casewrapped, tip-on jackets. If you've seen these jackets before, then you know how THICK and unbelievable they are!
Anyhow, to round out the package we've got full-color printed inner sleeves snuggling their 180 gram buddies. This is truly a gargantuan behemoth, friends. Quality with a capital "Q", and truly the definitive edition, and proper retelling of this classic record.
*Collectors Note: We know that we also did 100 copies on white vinyl in the first pressing, so to tell the difference between the two pressings, just remember that the jackets in the first pressing were on 20pt reverse board stock, not casewrapped. And beyond the jacket difference, there's been slight alterations to both the printed inner sleeves and the center labels on the record itself.
Here's some album deetz for ya, so you know what you're getting yourself into:
2. Further Up
3. Further In
5. For Protection
6. Last Rites
You just thought to yourself... "my god, I've got to see these guys perform live!", didn't you? Well, you're in luck friend, the band will be on tour this fall with Minus The Bear & Cursive:
9/13 Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity Theater
9/14 Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
9/16 Iowa City, IA @ The Blue Moose Tap House
9/17 Indianapolis, IN @ The Vogue Theatre
9/18 Grand Rapids, MI @ The Intersection
9/19 Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop
9/20 Rochester, NY @ Water Street Music Hall
9/21 Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
9/23 Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
9/25 Washington, DC @ The Fillmore
9/26 Clifton Park, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall
9/27 Boston, MA @ Royale Night Club
9/28 Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
9/29 New York, NY @ Best Buy Theatre
9/30 Richmond, VA @ The National
10/1 Raleigh, NC @ Lincoln Theater
Head over to their website and check out all their upcoming tour dates beyond these ones (including a European stint with Thisquietarmy). Also on their website, just below the tour dates, you can download Live At Old South Church for free for a limited time only!!
We'll be running a few pre-order contests, including a doozy over on Modern Vinyl. Check it out right HERE for a chance to win some free Caspian goods! Such as...
•First prize - A copy of the record on translucent green vinyl (limited to 100) and a T-shirt.
•Second prize - A copy of the record on black vinyl (limited to 300).
But tonight we'll be chattin' it up over on our message board RIGHT HERE, so feel free to drop by and say hello! And also, tomorrow at 1pm, be sure to stop by the message board again as Philip Jamieson of Caspian will be popping in to talk to fans of the band about all the action happening in the bands world right now as they gear up for a new release and a huge tour!
Lastly, we'll be resuming the TEST PRESS ARTWORK CONTEST SERIES with this one. So if you've got the creative itch to design a jacket for a very limited set of test presses (10 hand numbered copies), head over HERE and check out all the details!
I think that should do it for now, please forward this info to anyone you know that likes good music, we appreciate it and depend on word of mouth above all else! If you have any other questions at all, please feel free to hit us up at any time! Lets do this!!
We expect these to ship in September"
"Caspian has the instrumental firepower to make a big noise when it feels like it. But the melodies, timbres and harmonics are so fully realized that "Tertia" would be mighty, even without its climaxes..." - The Washington Post
"With key tempo changes, well-spaced arrangements, and delicate instrumental insertions Tertia succeeds in capturing an earthen mood even as it soars to scrape the upper levels of the atmosphere..." - Pop Matters
"the ability to create such a wide range of reactions is the definition of true art. And if it can be accomplished through a version of metal, all the more power to it. Heady stuff, this." - Metal Sucks