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Help us reissue The Gerbils' classic album from 1998, Are You Sleepy, on vinyl LP for the album's 21st anniversary!
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It's the 21st anniversary of The Gerbils' debut album Are You Sleepy. Originally released in June 1998, the album is loaded with infectious pop tunes. Scott Spillane, John d'Azzo, Will Westbrook, and drummer Jeremy Barnes recorded a 4-track gem in the prolific Elephant 6 Collective catalog.

There was a limited pressing of the record made by Earworm Records in the UK. It quickly went out-of-print and has remained unavailable for nearly 20 years. Please PRE-ORDER a copy today and help us reach our fundraising goal! We can't do it without your support!

Love,
The Elephant 6 Recording Co.

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Album Tracks:

1. Sunshine Soul 2. Is She Fiona 3. Crayon Box 4. Penny Waits 5. Fluid
6. Wet Host 7. Glue 8. Ted Doesn't Mind 9. Walnuts 10. Lead 11. Grin

Band Members:

  • Scott Spillane - Vocals, Guitar, Bass 
  • Will Westbrook - Vocal, Guitars, Crystal Calibrator, Tape Manipulation, Bells 
  • Jeremy Barnes - Drums, Vocals 
  • John d'Azzo - Vocals, Guitar, Bass, Piano, Air Organ, Drums

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Rewards:

HAND-POURED VINYL: Each record will be one-of-a-kind, hand-numbered and ONLY AVAILABLE for our kickstarter supporters. John & Scott will personally be helping to create this batch of records (with the help of the fabulous Kindercore Vinyl staff). We can't guarantee what your record will look like but here are some examples the plant has provided us from other pressings:

Examples of hand-poured LPs
Examples of hand-poured LPs

T-SHIRT: The classic design (circa 2001) on royal blue, 100% cotton, lightweight unisex t-shirts. You can request any size from X-small to 3X-large!

T-shirt design
T-shirt design

Risks and challenges

Vinyl manufacturing can sometimes be delayed during different parts of the manufacturing process. We will do everything we can to stick to our delivery deadline but if something unforeseen happens, we promise to communicate any problems to our supporters as quickly and as honestly as possible!

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    Digital Download

    Receive a digital download code for the entire album by email.

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    Standard vinyl LP + download

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    • One (1) copy of the "Are You Sleepy" vinyl LP reissue on black vinyl with single-pocket LP jacket, liner notes, and digital download card.

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    Deluxe color vinyl LP + download

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    • One (1) copy the "Are You Sleepy" vinyl LP reissue on limited edition, hand-numbered, hand poured, multi-color vinyl with single-pocket jacket, liner notes, and digital download card. (Vinyl color will be random. See pics of examples).

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    Standard LP + “Battle” LP

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    • One (1) copy of the “Are You Sleepy” vinyl LP reissue on black vinyl with single-pocket LP jacket, liner notes, and digital download card.
    • One (1) copy of “The Battle of Electricity”, on black vinyl, originally released by Orange Twin Records in 2001.

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    Standard vinyl LP + T-shirt

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    • One (1) copy of the "Are You Sleepy" vinyl LP reissue on black vinyl with single-pocket LP jacket, liner notes and digital download card.
    • One (1) Gerbils t-shirt screenprinted on 100% cotton.

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    Deluxe color vinyl LP + Battle LP

    You will receive:
    • One (1) copy the "Are You Sleepy" vinyl LP reissue on limited edition, hand-numbered, hand poured, multi-color vinyl with single-pocket jacket, liner notes, and digital download card. (Vinyl color will be random. See pics of examples).
    • One (1) copy of "The Battle of Electricity", on black vinyl, originally released in 2001 by Orange Twin Records.

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    Deluxe color vinyl LP + T-shirt

    You will receive:
    • One (1) copy the "Are You Sleepy" vinyl LP reissue on limited edition, hand-numbered, hand poured, multi-color vinyl with single-pocket jacket, liner notes and digital download card. (Vinyl color will be random. See pics of examples).
    • One (1) Gerbils t-shirt screenprinted on 100% cotton.

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    Two Deluxe color vinyl LPs + Downloads

    You will receive:
    • Two (2) copies the "Are You Sleepy" vinyl LP reissue on limited edition, hand-numbered, hand poured, multi-color vinyl with single-pocket jacket, liner notes and digital download card. (Vinyl color will be random. See pics of examples).

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    Standard LP + Battle LP + 7" + T-shirt

    You will receive:
    • One (1) copy of the "Are You Sleepy" vinyl LP reissue on black vinyl with single-pocket LP jacket, liner notes, and digital download card.
    • One (1) copy of "The Battle of Electricity", on black vinyl, originally released in 2001 by Orange Twin Records.
    • One (1) copy of the "Glue b/w Fiona" 7" released in 1998 by Hidden Agenda.
    • One (1) Gerbils t-shirt screenprinted on 100% cotton.

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    Deluxe color LP + Battle LP + T-shirt

    You will receive:
    • One (1) copy the "Are You Sleepy" vinyl LP reissue on limited edition, hand-numbered, hand poured, multi-color vinyl with single-pocket jacket, liner notes, and digital download card. (Vinyl color will be random. See pics of examples).
    • One (1) copy of "The Battle of Electricity", on black vinyl, originally released in 2001 by Orange Twin Records.
    • One (1) Gerbils t-shirt screenprinted on 100% cotton.

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    "Sleepy" Test Pressing w/ handmade cover

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    • One (1) copy of the "Are You Sleepy" test pressing LP with a unique, hand-drawn artwork on the jacket by John d'Azzo. Includes digital download card.

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    "Battle" Test Pressing w/ handmade cover

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