ok i am breaking the rules here a little, sometimes it is called for, and post about a record i am very excited about that is still in the preorder stages.
anyone who knows me can attest to how much i dig murder by death, there are an amazing band who have consistently put out great records for nearly a decade, they simply have not let me down, live they kill it, and from my end every time i have talked to them they genuinely seem to care about their fans.
that is not the reason for this post though, this post is because murder by death is about to issue an 11(thats right this shit goes to 11!) record box set collecting just about everything the band has done in the past 10 years in one elaborate box set. No detail seems to be spared here, it is a box set done right, none of this “we are just going to throw all the lps in a box and not give you the individual covers/inserts that go with each record” like a lot of sets,this has it all. the bulk of the records are on 200gram vinyl, and even if you own all of their albums like i do there is more to be excited about. the set includes a new 3LP set of singles/demos/live tracks all collected together, and if that is not enough their Little Joe Gould demo will be on vinyl for the first time. And all of that will be collected in a deluxe branded wooden box. and having all of their previous records i feel confident in stating that this shit will destroy. the band really does seem to pay attention to every detail about the records, from the finish on the jackets to the weight/color of the vinyl, it feels as if they really do want the listener to have the utmost listening experience and remind us why listening to music on an ipod will never be the same.
and good news for all of us who already own the records, the new limited records are available to be purchased separately so you do not need to be buy the whole set to get them.
my only complaint with it all is the only way to get the wooden box is to buy the whole set, which, even with the very reasonable $140 price tag is still a lot to ask when i already own all the old LPs (twice over actually), but that seems minor with all the quality music enclosed. that said, MBD if you are reading this and can spare a wooden box get in touch, firstname.lastname@example.org , seriously. alright enough begging.
head over to their site if you want one: murderbydeath.com , tell em we sent you, buy them a drink, but that is on you we are broke and can’t afford such things.
off to drink whiskey instead of water.