Hello and thanks to all of you who’ve pre-ordered the vinyl edition of our latest LP Embers. We appreciate that you’ve been waiting for a little while, but we haven’t forgotten you – there have just been some changes in the world of vinyl (e.g., it’s not possible to press a record in Canada anymore, so we have to negotiate a deal with an international plant) that have delayed the production of this artefact.
& as you know, the whole album (like all of our albums and singles) is available for FREE on Last.fm or Reverbnation (as 128 kbps MP3s – see the links in the sidebar). That’s not changing. If you’re just fine with the free downloads, then we’re just fine with that. Go ahead and take them. We’re still trying to get enough money to get the vinyl pressed, however. Remember, the vinyl edition will only come to fruition if our fans help make it happen. We need to pre-sell 100 copies to make this work. To date, we’ve sold 5. No hype, all transparency here. 5 records.
So if you really want the vinyl and know other people who might want it too, refer them to this page, or the merch page on this blog. You will only ever be able to buy this album directly from us – not through iTunes, not through CDBaby, Amazon, or anything else like that. And it will be a limited edition release (only 300 copies will ever be pressed).
As part of our commitment to you we intend to keep you updated with how close we’re getting to our goal of 100 records pre-ordered. Stay tuned to our Twitter presence (@asihe) to keep this on your radar!
And, as promised, if we don’t make the 100 mark we will refund everyone’s money and call it a day. But let’s give this record one more gigantic push. OK?
-A Spectre Is Haunting Europe