Happy Halloween! We always prefer treats here, and speaking of treats, we have THREE new albums up for sale! Annabel are back with their sophomore release entitled Youth In Youth, and this album is a pure masterpiece. You can stream the entire album at Alternative Press now, and pre-order it on CD or LP in our webstore. What’s that? You want more Annabel? Well, you are in luck, because we have also pressed an earlier self-released only EP on cassette called Now That We’re Alive. See how all the buzz was built!
We have also put the pre-orders up for Kid Brother Collective‘s Highway Miles on 2xLP. Punknews will be hosting a stream of this album shortly, but things got a little backed up there with some of their editors/contributors displaced during Hurricane Sandy. We will let you know when that is up.
If you have never heard Kid Brother Collective, now is the time to find out what you were missing. Kid Brother Collective were a band from 1997-2003 from Flint, Michigan who cut their teeth by playing shows alongside Small Brown Bike, Brandtson, and Benton Falls. Their final album Highway Miles was hugely influential in Michigan- especially in Flint scene, in the days before the rage and influence of the internet. They electrified and unified the scene- it’s fair to say they were the scene here. But they broke up shortly after this gem of an album was released, and time too quickly forgot how great they were. Even in the darkest corners of the internet it was hard to find mention of our hometown heroes. We have a chance now to give credence to a band that never truly got their shot, despite all the hard work. Even better, it’s on vinyl for the first time as a 2xLP and includes a previously unreleased bonus track and gatefold artwork. Grab it here.
KBC are reuniting for a few shows to celebrate this release in December, so if you are anywhere in Michigan you have no excuse to not be there. Details on the show will follow. Co-released with our good friends at Lower Peninsula Records.
We have also added some Homelife LPs to our webstore, so if for some silly reason you don’t have it yet, go get it!
05.11.12 UK Sheffield @ Tye Die Tapes HQ
06.11.12 UK York @ Stereo
07.11.12 Scotland Glasgow @ 13th Note
08.11.12 Scotland Dundee @ Club Kage
09.11.12 Scotland Edinburgh @ The Wee red Bar
10.11.12 UK Manchester @ The Bay Horse (matinee)
10.11.12 UK Leeds @ Wharf Chambers
11.11.12 Ireland Dublin @ The Twisted Pepper
12.11.12 Ireland Cork @ Cyprus Avenue
13.11.12 UK Bath @ Green Park Tavern
14.11.12 UK Falmouth @ Fish Factory Art Space
15.11.12 UK London @ The Blackheart
16.11.12 UK Southampton @ Joiners
17.11.12 UK Brighton @ The Green door store
A collection of all the dates on Facebook on one even can be found here: http://www.facebook.com/events/169417963198041/
FINALLY, (AND THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT): ALL ORDERS PLACED FROM 11/01 TO 11/18 WILL NOT BE SHIPPED UNTIL WE RETURN FROM OUR UK TOUR. IF YOU WANT SOMETHING BEFORE WE LEAVE, ORDER IT NOW. WE WILL DO ONE LAST SHIPMENT TOMORROW AFTERNOON.
This is a rare occurrence (see: the second time we’ve done this) but because both of us who run Count Your Lucky Stars are also in Empire! Empire!, there are sometimes where both of us are gone at once and can’t mind the store, so to speak. ALL ORDERS PLACED DURING THAT PERIOD WILL BE SHIPPED IN ORDER OF OLDEST TO NEWEST THE WEEK WE GET BACK.
Thank you all for your support and sorry for the trouble.
Keith and Cathy