Jay Reatard – Always Wanting More 7″ Preorder

a1: Always Wanting More
a2: You Mean Nothing to Me

Preorder: Matador
Listen: Myspace

Single number three is available to for pre-order, and this whole “limited edition” story is starting to make more sense. Every subsequent single is pressed in roughly half of the single before it, with the first single (See/Saw) being pressed at 3500 copies, with 400 copies being pressed for the last single. If you think that the first single is almost completely sold out, and the second single already going crazy on ebay… This one is sitting somewhere around 1000 copies, and it should be a quick sell out.

Matador sez:

The 3rd in our Limited Edition Jay Reatard singles series. Entitled “Always Wanting More” and backed with “You Mean Nothing To Me,” the sleeve design, by Lindsay Shutt, comes in a clear plastic sleeve with Dangerhouse-style paper half-insert; the disc is clear one-sided vinyl with both tracks on the a-side and a silkscreen design printed directly onto the b-side.

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Represses of note

I would way rather pick up a repress than waste my time on eBay all the time. There are so many records that just need to be repressed to curb the insane prices they are going for on the secondary market – the Eat Skull singles, Sic Alps, Tyvek… anyways, these are going towards the right direction:

Rob’s House Records has a repress of the Deerhunter/Hubcap City 7″, except the Hubcap City plates were lost, so they made this into a one-sided 7″ with the Deerhunter song “Greyscale”. 600 press.

The Hospitals have repressed their self-released “Hairdryer Peace”, which I have already written about and still enjoy quite a bit. This record sold out a day or so after I wrote about it, and it was going crazy on eBay in the meantime. Cop the reissue while supplies last. First 100 orders come with a poster!

Pink Reason – Winona 7″

a: Winona 7″
b1: Give Yerself Away
b2: Letting Go

Label: Woodist
Buy: Florida’s Dying Distro
Listen: Myspace

71012 is back with this tasty gem from Pink Reason’s second single in 2008. A-side is a song called “Winona”, which is apparently the very first Pink Reason recording, of which The Woodist website has the story behind this song:

“During a show with hardcore punks Hatefuck, DeBroux and company traveled to Winona, Minnesota. After a five-hour drive to the town, wasted locals, angry punks and gnarled three-legged dogs greeted them by leading them into a commandeered park. Inside the park, DeBroux found “the ultimate punk rock experience” with townies huffing rubber glue and mohawk-brandishing kids starting fights with crusties. The show ended and the locals gave the band three dollars for their troubles. A few kids asked DeBroux and company to chip in the three dollars on a keg. Soon, the crowd dispersed and left the band with no money or place to stay. The band wound up sleeping on an island between Minnesota and Wisconsin and breaking up soon thereafter. He wrote the first Pink Reason song, “Winona,” about this experience.”

The b-sides are on a similar vein; “Give Yerself Away”, a dark and dreary number that features a keyboard riff that makes it sound like “I Wanna Be Your Dog” on barbiturates, and “Letting Go”, the final straw that will convince you to plunge and end it all. Damn, this little single is de-pressing as hell, aka business as usual.