Be completely involved with pressing a beloved record from beginning to end--raise funds, listen to test pressings and receive a copy of the final LP!
Ever since its 2004 release, Volcano, I'm Still Excited!!'s critically acclaimed, self-titled debut has been an office favorite at Polyvinyl and has evolved into a cult favorite among the band's dedicated fan base. Unfortunately, in 2004 vinyl wasn't as popular as it is today so pressing an LP wasn't a financially feasible endeavor at the time. For years now, we've listened to requests for a vinyl pressing of the album. And to make matters worse, VISE!! broke up shortly after the album's release - delaying the possibility of a such a venture...until now.
Here is your chance to turn those ardent pleas into tangible vinyl LPs by helping us press a limited edition run of "Volcano, I'm Still Excited!!" on vinyl. We can't do this without your help, though, which is why we're offering some exclusives to those who support the project.
For example, in exchange for a $25 pledge we are creating a 180-gram maroon colored vinyl edition of the record which will only ever be available to those who pledge on Kickstarter. Or for a $65 pledge, you'll get the maroon vinyl and some other goodies, plus we'll send you a test pressing of the record on the same day we receive them at Polyvinyl! This is a rare opportunity for you to be completely involved with the first-time pressing of a beloved record from beginning to end - raising the funds, listening to the test pressings and ultimately receiving a copy of the finished version (that you made possible).
Since VISE!! disbanded, its members have kept active in the world of film and music. Songwriter and frontman Mark Duplass, along with his brother Jay, have earned accolades as the writer/director duo behind the much buzzed about independent films The Puffy Chair (2005) and Baghead (2008). Drummer John Thomas Robinette III has contributed to a number of musical projects as beat machine JTR3. Guitarist Craig Montoro is a multi-instrumentalist in Sufjan Stevens' band.
NOTE: the way Kickstarter works for shipping addresses--at the end date of the project (sept 8) all Backers will receive an individual message asking for your shipping address.
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Jun 11, 2009 - Sep 8, 2009
Pledge $5 or more
Gets you 320kbps MP3 download of the album.
Pledge $15 or more
Gets you 180-gram black vinyl + 320kbps MP3 download – shipped anywhere in the US or Canada. (Please add $10 for international shipping).
Pledge $25 or more
Gets you special, limited, hand-numbered 180-gram maroon colored vinyl (which will only ever be available to Kickstarter supporters and no where else!) + 320kbps MP3 download – shipped anywhere in the US or Canada. (Please add $10 for international shipping).
Pledge $65 or more
36 backers Limited (4 of 40 left)
Gets you the 180-gram maroon colored vinyl (described above) + download + Volcano European Tour 7” on white vinyl + DVD of the Duplass Brothers short films (The New Brad, This Is John, Scrabble, and The Intervention) + a TEST PRESSING of the record sent to you separately the same day we receive them at Polyvinyl! – all shipped anywhere in the US or Canada. (Please add $25 for international shipping).