Ten Hours until Ten Stories… and other important information!

May 14, 2012

Right now we are all anxious counting down to when our new album “Ten Stories” is officially unleashed upon the world. Starting at midnight Eastern Standard Time (we’re from Philly after all) we will have Digital Downloads available to all the world exclusively from our website through a simple PayPal transaction. For all your early adopters who pre-ordered the CD, the LP, or the Box Set you will be receiving an email later tonight with instructions on how to get your Digital Download. It won’t be complicated. You will get an email with a link to a “secret page” where you’ll be able to enter your email address. From there you should be able to download your digital copy of Ten Stories. Its gonna be exciting.

For all you who didn’t pre-order the new album, if you live in the US or Canada and want to get a physical copy of Ten Stories, we strongly urge you to go ou and pick up the CD at an independent retailer tomorrow. We think record stores are super important when it comes to healthy appreciation of music. Click the button below and see where you can pick up a copy nearest you. If you’re not near an indie store our Ten Stories will also be available in Best Buys around the country as well. Its not independent but it is what is and we appreciate the support anyway we can get it (after all we did ship 1,200 copies to them) and you shouldn’t feel bad in anyway if this is your only option.

If you’ve pre-ordered a Compact Disc of Ten Stories then chances are most of you have already received your copy. Which is awesome, right? However, if you’ve pre-ordered an LP of Ten Stories I regret to inform you that we are running behind due to a major set back a couple weeks ago. When the first test pressings came in they didn’t quite cut the mustard. So we had to go back, get the album re-mastered to 24-bit files, get the the lacquer recut and get new plates and stampers made. Woo! Man… making records can be complicated at times. At that point we knew we weren’t going to be able to make the LPs and CD launch on the same day, but we figured its better to have a late LP than a poor sounding one. After all its only gonna be late once and now it can sound good forever. So stick tight with those bad boys. Don’t worry they are coming. I’m actually listening to the 2nd Test Pressing of the Standard LP right now and about to approve it with our production manager. Its the difference of night and day. So I think we made a good call.

There’s also been a lot of questions as to when the Deluxe Box Sets will ship. A lot of people think they are shipping tomorrow or have already shipped. This is not the case. We still don’t have all the pieces of the Box Set in our hands right now. We are still waiting on a majority of the pieces to come in. They should all be in the next couple weeks but we will be out on tour. So they’ll ship to Philadelphia but no one will be there to put them together and when I say put them together I mean just that. The sleeves and LPs come from one place, the 7 inches come from another, the CDs, Posters, Booklets all come from different places. So when all the parts are in we have to assemble them by hand and ship them off ourselves. It should be a couple days of work at least. So we are working hard to get all this stuff out there to our fans who have helped us make this pre-order a success. Look for the majority of those to ship at the end of June. Don’t worry it’ll be worth it.