UPDATE: We've made it! Say So on vinyl will be a reality! On to the stretch goal — if we can double our initial goal ($10,000), we'll be able to press Shiny Eyed Babies as well, so keep spreading the word about the campaign.
Ever since our latest album Land Animal was released on vinyl, many have asked when the rest of our catalog is coming to the format. A good question, to be sure, so we looked into it. Turns out, 2016’s Say So and 2014’s Shiny Eyed Babies are far too long to fit on a single LP, resulting in a considerably higher cost per unit and a band wondering how to fund the manufacturing. So, here’s where you come in. If you’d like a copy of Say So on vinyl, preorder it here. If there’s enough demand to meet the cost of a pressing, we’ll make it happen. If there’s enough interest to cover the expense of two pressings (the elusive stretch goal), we’ll cut Shiny Eyed Babies to wax as well.
Each order will come with a handwritten note from a member of the band and a signed one-of-a-kind Polaroid photo. Signed records will be available as well. Order multiple copies to grab a discount and save on shipping. If we hit our stretch goal, you can choose which LP(s) you’d like us to send you. As always, thanks for your support. We couldn’t continue on this journey without you.
1. Black Tar Water
2. Leak Water
6. The Things You Love
9. Hands Up
10. Good Girl
STRETCH GOAL: if we raise $10,000, we'll be able to press 2014's Shiny Eyed Babies to double vinyl as well. Order more than one LP in the rewards and you'll have the option of choosing that album in addition to Land Animal. Spread the word and let's make our vinyl dreams a reality!
To sweeten the pot, we've made some rare Bent Knee artifacts available in the upper reward tiers. The Limited Edition Collector's Package includes the original white pressing of 2017's Land Animal on vinyl, the original packaging for 2014's Shiny Eyed Babies (out of print and assembled by hand), and the original packaging for 2011's Bent Knee (out of print, assembled by hand, and stamped with a wax seal). All of this packaging is extremely limited and will not be pressed in these formats again.
Even rarer: we're offering the four test pressings of Say So in the Ultimate Collector's Package. A test pressing is a very small first run of a record that's made to confirm the quality of the stamper. Only four will ever exist in the world. This reward also includes everything in the Limited Edition Collector's package, in addition to a vinyl copy of Beast, a compilation of thirteen songs from Boston-based artists commissioned by The Record Co. The album contains an alternate take of our song "These Hands", which appeared in the video game Rock Band 4. More information on the album at therecordco.org/beast-compilation.
Rarer still: an unused, original cutting lacquer for Say So. The lacquer is what the metal master used to press the vinyl is actually made from. Due to some logistical complications, the first lacquer made for Say So was unable to be used and so it remains in its original form. It will in all likelihood be the only lacquer ever made available for a Bent Knee album.
A note regarding shipping: our records are pristine when packed. Please be aware we do not issue refunds or replacements for minor cosmetic damage, such as corner dings, bends, split inserts, and so on. We pack our vinyl very securely, but in some cases this type of wear is simply unavoidable during transit.
Much love, and thanks for listening.
-Bent Knee (Ben, Chris, Courtney, Gavin, Jessica, and Vince)
P.S. if you live in the US and will be seeing us on tour this summer, we'd be happy to deliver your vinyl to you in person at the concert you'll be attending. Just let us know! Tour dates at bentkneemusic.com/tour.
Risks and challenges
There aren't any risks to speak of. The album has been remastered for the format, the artwork has been redesigned, and all assets are lined up and ready to go.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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