Today's a big day -- copies of the Young Froth/Taypiss vinyl are shipping!
We couldn't be happier with how they turned out and included some pictures below to give you a taste before they arrive at your door.
We have a lot to send but will definitely get them all out by the end of the month. (If you pledged for other rewards -- WAV downloads, tour passes, test pressings, etc... -- all of those will be coming your way in the next week or so as well.)
To give you an update on the DVD front, we want to pass along a message from Jason Miller who's been working on the documentary.
oM fans and supporters of Song Dynasties:
I’d like to take a quick break from editing to fill you in on the last few months and give everyone an idea of what we have left to finish the film.
I met the Late B.P. Helium at the 40 Watt in 2008 when he was playing a show with another one of his bands at the time called Dark Meat. When he introduced me to the rest of the band and they asked me to come film the Skeletal Lamping tour, I had zero expectations and no ambition to make a feature film about the band. I thought we’d shoot some cool stuff and cut together a five minute short, recapping the SL tour.
Before the tour was over, we’d decided to film a live DVD in Atlanta at the Tabernacle. Before that DVD was completed, I’d gone out to film Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza and several other festivals and one-off shows.
As you can see, things started snowballing--and continued to do so for several years. It was frustrating to know that we were sitting on all of this wild footage and I’m sure it was equally frustrating for the fans that were keeping up with the progress of the project.
In 2011, Kevin suggested that I “just make it into a documentary” to which my reaction was something to the effect of “dude….that would take years”, but, we kept filming anyway.
In 2012 we revisited the idea and I became aware of a trove of home movies that band had shot starting with the earliest of Montreal line-ups, which was the crux of our decision to move forward with creating a feature documentary.
After the success of the Kickstarter campaign (thank you!), we embarked on a final tour (Daughter of Cloud) and several trips to Athens and San Francisco to film interviews with all of the band members, the crew and many of their friends.
Starting this past January, my friend Matt and I dove into 12 terabytes of footage and 1000s of photos/posters/artwork files. Since we began editing we’ve received a stream of photos and video files that continue to surface amongst the band members and on our most recent trip to Athens the band discovered a box of 96 tapes they shot from 2004-2007—great for the film…not great for the completion timeline.
I won’t bore you with the rest of the ups and downs, but as they say, nothing good comes easy. I want to thank you all for your patience thus far—to apologize for the many delays and underestimations of just how long this film would take to come into fruition—and to ask you for your continued patience as we continue to work feverishly.
We’re going to try to get you a handful of cool clips in the coming weeks to tide you over in the mean time and we’ll continue to keep everyone updated.