PostWax is a curated, year-long series of exclusive limited edition records from some of the best stoner metal, doom and heavy psych bands on the planet, sent straight to your door.
Right now, we are accepting signups for for PostWax Year One in 2019. This Kickstarter ends on December 9th, and we'll continue taking subscribers until the end of December... but that's it!
There's a limit on how many PostWax subscribers we can take on, so if you're looking to get in, we suggest you get in early.
And once you do, sit back, relax, and wait for an absolutely amazing series of limited edition records from phenomenal bands to land in your mailbox all year long.
Ready for more details? Keep reading.
A little history:
Just like you, we're fans of heavy music.
When we founded the heavy rock label MeteorCity 20 years ago, all we wanted was to release bands that we absolutely needed the world to hear.
We had an amazing run of iconic records from bands like Unida (with John Garcia), Spirit Caravan, Lowrider, The Atomic Bitchwax, Truckfighters, Dozer, The Obsessed, Nebula, Blind Dog, and Solace.
We're still in the heavy music scene, working with killer labels like Magnetic Eye Records and Ripple Music, but first and foremost, we're music fans.
That's where the idea for PostWax came from.
There’s so much great music out there, so many amazing records from phenomenal bands coming out all the time, that no matter how big of a fan you are, it's hard to keep up.
We started thinking how awesome it would be if there was a curated, subscription-style series of mindblowing releases from some of the best stoner rock, doom, and heavy psychedelic bands on the planet, records that diehard fans like us were basically guaranteed to love.
We couldn't find one... so we decided to create it.
Imagine a year-long series of exclusive limited edition records from some of the best heavy bands anywhere making music specifically for fans like you.
Some bands you’ll know, others might be among your new favorites even if you haven't heard them yet.
But they all hit that sweet spot of riffs, power, tone and groove.
PostWax Year One will launch with a brand-new exclusive release from Elder. Do we need to say anything else?
We’ll have new music from monolithic doomsters Domkraft, featuring, believe it or not, Mark Lanegan (of Screaming Trees, Queens of the Stone Age, The Gutter Twins, etc.).
If you were at Roadburn this year, maybe you saw the crushing set from Spotlights... who'll have a PostWax release in 2019 as well.
And... Lowrider. Finally, all-new music from the originators of Swedish desert rock.
Those are just some of the bands who'll be part of the first year of PostWax.
Your PostWax subscription includes 7 killer records sent directly to you during 2019, beginning with the Elder release (shipping in Feb/March).
Subsequent records follow approximately every other month, culminating with your final mailing in December.
Each PostWax 12-inch record will include a cohesive batch of killer new music that the band is stoked about, whatever music they want to include.
A PostWax release from one band might contain a 5-song EP, another a 9-song experimental full-length, and another might feature 2 songs of 15-20 minutes each.
We really have no idea - we trust these bands to deliver amazing music, and are leaving it entirely up to them.
PostWax releases will also be indescribably cool packages... put simply, you’ve never seen records like these. We're talking about:
- Next-level, futuristic, archival-grade sleeve design
- Hand-crafted artwork by internationally renowned artist Max Loeffler
- Behind-the-scenes liner notes by J.J. Koczan from The Obelisk
- A collector’s slipcase to house the entire year of releases
- Secret bonus goodies with each release
It's really going to be something special.
And the only way to get this exclusive series is to subscribe now.
Again, PostWax will be produced in a limited quantity, which means people won't be able to just join whenever they like during the year - once we reach our maximum subscribers for the year, that's it.
Which means, only those who get in at the beginning are guaranteed to get in at all.
Subscribe to PostWax through this Kickstarter campaign and you're guaranteed the best price possible.
You'll also get a special limited edition patch created exclusively for Kickstarter backers. No one else gets these, period.
Subscriptions are also available with multiple-payment plan options at bluesfuneral.com, so you can lock in a subscription for yourself or that heavy rock fan you need the perfect holiday gift for.
Whoever it’s for (even if that's you) will be blown away.
Get on board and subscribe to PostWax... it's gonna be one hell of a trip in 2019.
One Final Note: In an era when music and arts programs are being increasingly eliminated by school budget cuts and kids are learning about music from Kidzbop and Tik Tok, we want to help make sure kids have the chance to learn how to play and write real rock music on real instruments, the way they're supposed to.
With that in mind, a chunk of the profits generated by PostWax will be donated to support youth music education programs. There's nothing extra you need to spend or do, just know that part of the cost of your subscription will go toward this important cause that we really believe in.
Risks and challenges
We've been working for two years to put together all the moving parts for this amazing undertaking, but there are always a few variables we can't control. For instance, we have custom-created an entirely unique and pretty much unheard of design scheme for PostWax's record sleeves. But what that means is that we could possibly run into delays on the production side. We've been assured that it won't happen, but for the sake of transparency, it's better that you know. All this means is that our intended schedule might have to be adjusted to fit any unexpected speedbumps on the manufacturing side. Likewise, we're working with some of the most creative and exciting artists in the heavy/stoner/doom/psych scene, and if for any reason there's a delay related to their music taking longer than planned, that also could delay the release. The bottom line is this, though - our commitment is to deliver you an unbelievable series of records over the course of the year, and that's exactly what we'll do, even if some unavoidable issue happens to delay a record or two briefly along the way.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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