Saturday, 28 December 2013

Steppin' Up

I've bought so few new releases this year that it's almost embarrassing. It used to annoy me when people would stop listening to new bands or new music, and now I'm pretty much one of them. Pathetic. Anyway, late as ever, here's the best 7" of the year in my opinion. Turnstile's 'Step 2 Rhythm' 7" on Reaper Records. I was very late to this party and only managed to get hold of these two second press colours - the green and the pink.

As has already been pointed out by some young trendsetter, the sleeves on these things are different. The more limited green vinyl comes in a glossy sleeve with the words 'second pressing' added in the bottom right corner, whereas the pink vinyl comes in a matte sleeve which fails to mention that it is a second press. I would guess they had lots of sleeves left from the first press and wanted to use these up before moving on to new sleeves... although only making 200 extra sleeves for the second press would have been expensive... so maybe they made loads more, which will then get recycled later in the third press. But then they'd have to alter the word 'second'. Sounds like a lot of hassle doesn't it?

I missed the first press completely. Shame as the first press colours look nicer than the second press. But now there are three more colours up in the Reaper store for the third press. Go get 'em kids...

10 comments:

J@screamingforrecords said...

Latest to the party and yet you'll probably have the most complete Turnstile collection plus test presses by the end of 2014! Haha

Willem Termote said...

Who has got the largest Reaper Collection here? I've got all the new releases from Reaper this year by far. I've even got a personalized copy of this release because I did that. Your ignorance.

mcs said...

Sorry Willem? What do you mean 'your ignorance'?

J@screamingforrecords said...

I think he meant my ignorance for jokingly suggesting now you have two Turnstile records you'd be after more....wow!

Willem Termote said...

I respect you guys a lot! You are at the forefront and doing more than you might ever expect!

Mike said...

Hey, you managed to pick up a new record within the year it was released. Nice job, old man.

Willem Termote said...

I look at it like being on the ball...

Willem Termote said...

Also nice shots there mcs! The sleeves look different as pictured like that. Glossy and matte.

Willem Termote said...

Also Mike started the blogging already in 2006... Wow to that also!

Willem Termote said...

Also mcs, the first presses have thicker vinyl. I'm sure you'll love these more...