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Press a compilation on vinyl featuring exclusive tracks by Sore Eros, Amen Dunes, Wooden Wand, Xray Eyeballs, The Renderers and more!

From Brooklyn's Blackburn Recordings comes Various Deficiencies Volume 2, a new compilation that drifts and pops with the likes of Sore Eros, Amen Dunes, Wooden Wand, The Renderers, Black Eagle Child, Xray Eyeballs, Las Robertas, Sleep In Sundays, Sacred Harp, Sweet Bulbs, Mountainhood, Sultan, and Brett Marren. Repping the best of the contemporary underground sphere -- from Brooklyn and Northampton to St. Louis and Costa Rica -- the comp was recently released for free as a digital download, via the wonderful people at the Free Music Archive. But we need you, wonderful, beautiful music lover, to help make a physical version a reality.

Since launching in summer 2009, Blackburn Recordings has garnered praise for debut vinyl releases from the likes of Big Troubles and Sweet Bulbs, but the label's pallet is broad, also including LPs from Sore Eros, Mountainhood, Sleep In Sundays and more. 

At Blackburn, we are well aware of our fans' dynamic tastes in both musical styles and format-preference. For those content with mp3s, we've offered this collection for free, and we thank everyone who has been interested enough to take advantage of that. But we also know there are quite a few of you who prefer the physical manifestation. For you, we have this: a project chock full of goodies and rewards, whatever your budget.  Various Deficiencies Volume 2 was curated for vinyl!

If you have any comments, questions, etc. feel free to contact Jonathan at blackburnrecordings@gmail.com. Stream/download/enjoy the compilation RIGHT HERE.

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    UNRELEASED SWEET BULBS SONG Pledge at the $5 level and you get an mp3 to your inbox of Sweet Bulbs' last song ever! Originally recorded for a 7" to be released after their album, the band broke up before the project could see the light of day. "All I Want To Do" may be one of the band's catchiest songs, and this is the only place it will be made available.

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    SORE EROS CD-R OF COVER SONGS Pledge at the $10 level and you get the Sweet Bulbs song and a CD-R of Sore Eros doing a wide variety of covers. All recordings are otherwise unreleased. The CD-R will include photocopied artwork designed by the band in a rice-paper sleeve.

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    VARIOUS DEFICIENCIES VOL. 2 ON VINYL Pledge at the $20 level and you get the Sweet Bulbs song, the Sore Eros CD-R of cover songs and Various Deficiencies Vol. 2 on vinyl. Original artwork by Molly Smith featured on the digital version slightly modified for vinyl release. All tracks on Various Deficiencies Vol. 2 are exclusive and won't be available on vinyl anywhere else!

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    SLEEP IN SUNDAYS PLASTIC PLATE LATHE-CUT 7" Pledge at the $25 level and you get the Sweet Bulbs song, the Sore Eros CD-R, Various Deficiencies Vol. 2 on vinyl, plus a special 7" cut on a plastic plate. That sounds silly, but it works! This 7" will feature an exclusive song unavailable anywhere else.

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    HANDMADE COLLAGE EDITION OF BIG TROUBLES' DEBUT 7" Pledge at the $50 level and you the the Sweet Bulbs song, the Sore Eros CD-R, Various Deficiencies Vol. 2 on vinyl, the Sleep In Sundays 7", and a unique version of Big Troubles' out of print debut 7". This was only pressed in an edition of 350 copies, and these are the last copies available anywhere! They have unique jackets featuring collages hand made by Alex and Ian. Each jacket is unique! Big Troubles have their second album, Romantic Comedy, coming out on Slumberland this fall.

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    FULL BLACKBURN CATALOG Pledge at the $75 dollar level and you receive the Sweet Bulbs song, Sore Eros CD-R, Various Deficiencies Vol. 2 on vinyl, the Sleep In Sundays 7", and the entire Blackburn catalog (excluding the Big Troubles 7"). This includes The Sunflower Split by Sleep In Sundays and Falsetto Boy, Various Deficiencies Vol. 1 on cassette, the Taal Compass 7" by Sore Eros, The Boat-Maker's Daughter by Mountainhood, Sweet Bulbs by Sweet Bulbs, Okay by Sleep In Sundays and Just Fuzz by Sore Eros. Immerse yourself!

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    BLACKBURN CATALOG+++ Pledge at the $100 level and you are a true hero. At this reward level you get everything mentioned in the $75 level plus the next three Blackburn releases before they come out. Up next: a cassette from Alan Watts (featuring members of Sweet Bulbs, Human Resources and Weed Hounds, recorded at Shea Stadium in Brooklyn). You will receive these upcoming releases before they are available to anyone else. Records! Tapes!

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    YOU WRITE LINER NOTES Pledge at the $500 level and you get everything at the $100 level, plus you get to write the liner notes for the compilation. Liner notes will be printed on an insert and sent out with every record.

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