Arriving in the heyday of the alternative revolution, The Throes' astonishing debut, All the Flowers Growing in Your Mother's Eyes, captured the innocence and idealism of that singular movement. Driven by the songwriting prowess of Bill Campbell and Harold Evans, the Throes create dour, moody pop akin to the Smiths and R.E.M.. Songs are built around Campbell's sparkling guitar and driven forward by Evans' idiosyncratic percussion. Where most college rock bands flounder amidst pretentious lyrics and too-light music, the Throes convey their often-poetic sentiments adroitly. "This Love Is an Ocean" churns and rolls, moving slowly forward while "Passion Flower" is up-tempo and colored by sadness. Even the sweaty, punkish rave-up "Skin Kings" is propelled by a sentiment of self-loathing and disgust. All the Flowers Growing in Your Mother's Eyes works because it stays open and airy and buoyant despite these weighty confessions. The record is charged with the unmistakable energy of possibility, the sound of a young band who still believes they can change the world. ~ J. Edward Keyes
The "All The Flowers Growing In Your Mother's Eyes" Kickstarter CD/VINYL/Download Reissue Facts:
Why are you doing this with Kickstarter? Why not just reissue the album "normally?" ~ None of what we're attempting here is inexpensive. All of the production and manufacturing involved with reissuing this album is costly and time consuming for all involved. So we're using Kickstarter to let fans speak out through their pledges.
There's a lot of reward levels in this campaign! - Yes. As of launch, there's 44 different reward levels. Something for everyone.
Will there be bonus tracks will be on the reissue? - Yes. The band has submitted a long list of possible inclusions for the project. Demos, writing session tapes, alternate mixes, etc. Final restoration and decisions will be made once the campaign is successful.
Will there be a stretch goal? - Yes! If the campaign hits $25,000 every vinyl order will include a bonus LP + download of the band's 1989 debut, "The Era Of Condolence". Download pledges will receive the album as a bonus download. CD pledges will receive the album as a bonus CD + download. If this happens, it would be the first time the album has been on vinyl or available on CD outside of the very limited "12 Before 9" tin that was released in 1995.
What will be in the Lyric & Photo book? - This will be an 8"x8" professionally printed and bound book featuring the lyrics for the 12 songs on the album, as well as photos from the band archive specific to the "All The Flowers..." era. This book will be exclusive to this Kickstarter campaign and extras will not be printed.
Do you know what the T-Shirt will look like? - We're going to create a t-shirt using elements of the original CD disc art. The shirt will be BLACK, and available in ladies sizes Small - XL, and Mens sizes Small - 5XL. This shirt will be exclusive to this Kickstarter campaign and extras will not be printed.
Do you know what the 5 vinyl pressings will look like? - We have artist renderings that give an idea of what the vinyl might look like, but they aren't exact...and pressings that feature multiple colors will always be different from record to record. All vinyl will be pressed in heavyweight 180g.
Transparent Red Vinyl
Can I see the "The Era Of Condolence" cassette and signed guitar being offered in the $1000 level? -Yes! (Please note the guitar will only be signed if the level is pledged and is currently without signatures.)
How long will it be before I get my order? ~ Great question. Our desired ship date is November of 2019 of this year. If we meet the goal, and pledges go through in a timely manner so we are quickly paid, we can begin production. Please note, November 2019 is an ESTIMATE and not set in stone. Band (and label) health is a factor in delivery date. Patience is key - and if waiting isn't your thing, Kickstarter campaigns might not be for you. ;) Please make sure you are pledging with a valid/non-expired credit card as any delays in Kickstarter collecting pledges results in delays in us getting paid...and sets us back with manufacturing, shipping, etc. Whatever the wait time, we promise it will be worth it.
Risks and challenges
The main "risks" simply relate to manufacturing timelines to meet the November 2019 ship date if the campaign is successfully funded. If we meet the goal, and pledges go through in a timely manner so that we are quickly paid, we can begin production and manufacturing. Please make sure you are pledging with a valid/non-expired credit card as any delays in Kickstarter collecting pledges results in delays in us getting paid...and sets us back with manufacturing, shipping, etc.
***Please note: Unless otherwise noted, all domestic vinyl orders are shipped either USPS Media Mail in the USA. All international orders are sent USPS First Class Airmail. We package all vinyl using the heavyweight "Mighty Music Mailer" made by Bags Unlimited to minimize damage to vinyl during shipments. 99% arrive without issue. However, unless your record is lost or destroyed in shipping, Lo-Fidelity Records & The Throes will not be responsible for replacing/exchanging orders that arrive with dinged corners, bent jackets, or other USPS related damage that is out of our control. If you would like to add shipping insurance to any domestic order, please add $5 to your pledge total, and let us know you would like insurance added by sending us a private message so we can note your account. Thank you.***
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