Briefly jumping forwards through my backlog to post about this one for a couple of reasons.
Reason one is the fact that this has taken forever to arrive. Pre-orders for this went up on Deathwish's Estore without much warning at the start of May and such was the rush of people to buy it, Deathwish broke. The site went down for around 2 days in total before fully coming back on line. During this time judging from forums and DW's tumblr and twitter feeds there were a lot of people flipping out desperate to know if their order had gone through and wether they had sold out or not. Confusion and chaos in this tiny corner of the interweb in full effect. Anyway, store went live eventually, and I snagged the Deluxe Edition (naturally) of Touche Amore's Deathwish debut - Parting The Sea Between Brightness And Me. 1000 of these made, never to be available again. Encased in a 28 page 12" LP sized hardcover book and on 180 gram black. And then I waited.
And wai.. yeah you get the point. Many a delay stopped this from shipping out and from Jake and Tre's regular updates it had something to do with the huge ass book the record comes in. Months went by, to the point where I wasn't even sure if I was bothered about it anymore. I was seeing pictures online of other people's standard editions in a variation of pretty colours and began to wonder if the extra cash for the Deluxe, the chaos of the order process and the long wait was going to be worth it?
In short, yes. So reason two that this jumps the queue - it's fucking gorgeous.
Deathwish & Touche Amore have really outdone themselves with this one.
The 180 gram record comes inside a sleeve inside that hand written lyric sheet. While we're on the subject of how nice this is, you should head over to this great post by my man Gav Weir. He drops all kinds of science about paper weight and stuff.
And it's got a really fucking cool label.
I'd be into it if all Deathwish releases had this label, a bit like how A389's are all the same. So, in the words of the Partridge Family, how long is too long? Well when it comes to the finished product being this brilliant, it's pretty irrelevant.