OD 3.0 is now shipping.On July 6th 2004, Gatsbys American Dream released an EP on LLR Recordings that would re-define their band once again. Produced by Casey Bates, who would go on to produce the band’s next two albums, the EP served as a mission statement for the group. In the Land of Lost Monsters became an essential bridge of experimentation between Ribbons & Sugar to Volcano. A little more than 10 years later, the EP is coming to vinyl for the first time.We’re very proud to announce In The Land of Lost Monsters by Gatsbys American Dream is now available on vinyl. No Pre-Order, simply shipping now.
There are 3 variants, here’s the pressing information:
- 200 Black with a hand-numbered OBI Strip
- 350 Black
- 550 Clear / Glow in the Dark SplitThe EP has been remastered for vinyl, and cut at 45 RPM. Each record is 180 gram vinyl, hand-numbered with all-new album art (original artwork unfortunately did not reproduce for the LP format). The liner notes feature an all-new interview with Nic Newsham and Bobby Darling conducted by Sarah Shay. Each record also comes with a free download code.
Like the previous releases, 100% profits (or approximately 52% of the sales price) for this release will be donated to Water.Org. Additionally, the profits for the previous releases have been donated to Water.Org. Together, we’ve raised $3415 from the sales of the two previous releases so far! According to Water.Org, we’ve created permanent sources of clean water for 137 people. A huge thank you to everyone who contributed!
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Store Update + New Distro Items!
We still have all variants of the last two LP’s in stock. However, we are running low on the splatter variants.
Why We Fight
Ribbons & Sugar
DistroWe’ve been hoarding some vinyl over the last couple of months in anticipation of our latest release. We’ve got some great items in the store, all of them brand new and unopened.
Beastmilk - Climax (Blood and Milk Swirl from Black Friday 2013)
Brand New - The Devil and God Are Raging Inside Me ( 2XLP 180 Gram Black, Music On Vinyl label. STICKER ON PLASTIC)(Sold Out)
Get Back Loretta / Fight Fair - Winter Bloo split 7” (Black Vinyl, Blue Vinyl limited to 150)
The Early November - The Room’s Too Cold (White/Green limited to 650 pieces)
Japandroids - Celebration Rock (180 Gram White )
Portugal. The Man. - Waiter: You Vultures! (2011 Repress. Black Vinyl )(Sold Out)
Saves The Day - Stay What You Are (Late 2013 pressing. “Purple” vinyl - looks blue)
Straylight Run - Straylight Run (Black vinyl)
Texas Is The Reason - Do You Know Who You Are (Second pressing. 540 on Translucent Orange)
Thursday - Five Stories Falling EP (Limited to 372 pieces on baby blue vinyl)
Thursday / Envy - Split (Offset Cover, Design #2 Silver Cover)
William Miller - Ruined Polaroids (2011)
"These pictures are taken with a camera that is, by most definitions, broken: an old Polaroid SX-70 camera. With its first use I realized the camera wasn’t functioning properly. It sometimes spills out 2 pictures at a time and the film often gets stuck in the gears, exposing and mangling them in unpredictable ways. The image as it is exposed within the camera becomes pulled and stressed by these violent mechanisms, often to abstraction. Each one is determined by the idiosyncrasies of the film and the camera.
This project, Ruined Polaroids, is an unintended exploration into the 3-dimensional physical character of an antiquated photographic medium that touches on subjects such as the nature of chance, destruction and what constitutes a photograph.”
- Artists’ Statement on Ruined Polaroids
I feel like I romanticize being a difficult human a lot… like it’s this fun and adorable part of my life to be this wildly intolerable, but mostly it’s like carrying around a really heavy backpack.
When I was in middle school I used to walk to school everyday. I would keep all of my textbooks in my backpack because it was too stressful for me to go to my locker all the time. I hated the hallways full of brat kids. I felt smarter than them in a way that I could not begin to prove on paper. That frustrated me. I dragged all seven textbooks home even though it was too overwhelming for me to ever pull them out and do any homework. Instead, I would sit very still on my bed for hours eating microwave popcorn and trying to get everyone else’s energy out of my hair, out of my dumb sweater, out of my stupid nike socks. I had to completely unravel. I required hours of complete stillness, that’s a quality that I have yet to outgrow. (Not that I am some kind of pro at outgrowing qualities. Unwavering irrational behavior has always kind of been my thing) I kept the books in there, knowing that I would have to wake up and walk to school with them. Knowing I would be miserable. Knowing they would be too heavy because I was tiny and weak, maybe 70lbs tops. Knowing I would regret it and be mad at myself.
Yet I still did it, day in and day out. And that’s just what it is to be me. It’s the way I refuse to drive even though I know it makes my life harder. Or the way I’m too scared to do anything that will benefit me in the long run like school or avoiding alcohol or fighting custody. I am truly the queen of quick fixes and temporary relief. It’s not lost on me. I had an annoying day at work and I’ve been sitting here in bed basically since getting home. I don’t want to get dressed. I don’t want to go outside. Sometimes I think I have some sort of sensory disorder, but mostly I think that’s just more bullshit I feed myself to make me feel better about being me.
Make no mistake, there is nothing endearing about being this insufferable. I’ve been carrying that goddamn backpack for like 27 years. It’s starting to get fucking old. I’m starting to get really fucking old.
I relate to Kait more than anyone else ever.