For the forseeable future (maybe forever?) Catsup Plate is on hiatus. All stock is int he hands of the good folks at Fusetron. Anything not there is gone. Thanks to everyone for your supposrt. This isn't a sad ending, just a new beginning.
Simon Joyner, all around great songwriter and Catsup Plate participant (alum?) has the very last copies of Stranger Blues, his collaborative record with Dennis Callaci of Refrigerator. He will have them on tour, so interested parties should snap them up from him in person before they are gone forever.
And a side-note about his tour. As you can see here, Simon has a pretty sweet concept going here. Tired of all the crap-ass rock venues out there, he is mounting a tour of atypical musical spaces. You buy your tickets via Paypal and see him in a more humane/unusual setting. So check him out if you can.
Also: there are about 30 copies left of the (super beautiful, if we do say so ourselves) Animal Crack Box prints, available through SEEN, our graphic design wing. Details are here (and below).
New release news coming soonish, we promise.
Our sister company, SEEN, has published a limited run of art quality prints
based on the outer packaging design of the Animal Crack Box we released
back in May. These four color silkscreens are printed on super high
quality, super thick all-cotton Coventry Rag 335 gsm paper. The print area
is a huge 18" x 35".
This is an edition of 150 copies, signed and numbered by Jon Vermilyea (the
illustrator) and SEEN. They are beautiful to behold (if we do say so
Details, images and ordering information are here.
Many thanks for your time and attention. We have some upcoming releases,
but they are still a little ways off. We will let you know about those as
Man, time to open the champagne: we have sold out of the Lettuce Prey LP. Its a shame that it took this long, but no matter, the music got out there and that's what's important. Those of you who kept telling yourself that you'd buy it soon missed an awesome chance.
We'll have information about Animal Crack Box posters up here soon. We'll just say they look amazing. Suitable for framing!
After much ballyhoo, Eric Copeland's Al Anon is ready for orders. Full details on the release page. This is the second twelve inch from the recently released Alien in A Garbage Dump CD on Paw Tracks. We couldn't be more honored and psyched to unleash this on the world.
Also we are planning a limited run of posters based on the Animal Crack Box cover design. Since parts of the design were lost due to the particulars of the box construction this will be a way present the whole drawing. Plans are just now coming together, but these will be high quality silkscreens on archival quality paper — you know, frame-worthy. So they'll cost a little bit of money, but nothing outrageous for an art-quality print. And we'll probably do a very small run. Let us know if you are interested so we can gauge how many of these things we ought to make.
Next up: Axolotl LP and the Mountains CD reissue (we'll keep you posted).
Apologies to those of you who tried ordering over the past few days — Paypal changed their shopping cart system on us and we've only now been able to correct it. Let us know if you run into any lingering issues.
Eric Copeland's Al Anon vinyl should be here in about a week or so. Copies should be ready for sale the first week of September. We'll send out an email announcement about it (or check back here)
Also, luddites that we are, we've only now set up a Facebook presence for Catsup Plate. Um, yeah. So feel free to become a fan. We'll post stuff up there, along with here at C-Plate HQ.
We've sold through the copies of the Black Dice "Chocolate Cherry" tour 7". Those of you who missed it should still be able to get a copy from the good folks at Fusetron for a bit. Don't sleep.
Hi everyone. Black Dice returned with a small number of copies of the "Chocolate Cherry" tour 7". So we've put copies up for sale here and are dropping off a bunch at Fusetron as well. Since there's not a ton of these left those will be the only outlets for this record.
Up next on Catsup Plate is Al Anon by Eric Copeland. We're hoping to have it out by the same time at the Alien in a Garbage Dump CD that Paw Tracks is releasing (with collects the vinyl only Alien and Al Anon). But we may not get it out at texactly the same time -- we're doing our best. And we'll keep you updated here.
Black Dice just picked up their copies of the "Chocolate Cherry" tour 7" that we've released. We've got to say that these things look amazing -- another stellar print job by our friends at VG Kids. And the design istself isn't bad either...
For now the band has the only avaiable copies which they will sell on tour -- including a very smalle number of handmade covers covered in plastic puddles a la their awesome and most recent record Repo. Not totally sure how many of the super limited edition copies will be available, but probably not more than 30 or so. And the total run is only 500 copies so try and catch them when they come through your town and pick up a copy. We'll sell whatever copies remain once the band returns.
We understand there's a lot of disappointed folks out there who missed out on copies of the box set. We we taken by surprise by the high demand for these things. Folks who signed up for the fusetron email list got the word (as did Pitchfork readers I guess -- they've been amping up interest in the set for some time now). We had planned to send out an email and post info here last night but by the time we attempted to do so Fusetron had been flooded with orders. For now they are assessing exactly how many orders came in -- there is a chance that more copies will be available when the dust clears, so sign up for their email list if you want one.
If you missed out, we are sorry, but we made the playing field as level as possible for everyone. And we honestly though that folks would have a good week or two to place an order -- we thought this would see out, but were blindsided by the demand.
In other Catsup Plate news, Black Dice will be taking a limited edition (500 copies) tour 7" with them when they head out on their US tour this month. We'll sell any copies that are left over once they are back, but in the meantime, pick one up at a show when they come to your town.
Thanks. That's all for now.