Friday, 28 March 2014

Distressed Life

Back at the tail end of last year, I got an email from Mike telling me that Irish Voodoo Records were selling Done Dying test pressings in their store. Well, unfortunately for me, by the time I got the message they were all sold out. The label sold the test pressings for only $6 each, which seems insane these days as a lot of labels will sell tests for big money to help recoup some of their cash that they will probably lose on putting the record out in the first place. Anyway, due to the frustration of missing out on the tests, I didn't place any kind of order at all, and only remembered about the record once people started posting pictures of their 7"s on their blogs... by which point the first pressing had completely sold out. At this point, I was even more bummed and gave up. Done Dying were clearly a hot new band and, as is often the case these days, I wasn't fast enough to get in on the action.

Well, a second pressing appeared so I decided to buy before missing out again. I picked up the red and clear with black swirl pressings of the 'Dress For Distress' 7" from Irish Voodoo. I thought that both were second pressings, but it seems the the first press was red, so I'm not sure if there was also a second press on red, or whather my red is in fact a first press. The Irish Voodoo website is kinda confusing so I'm not sure. Can anyone clarify for me?

I also decided to add the red and yellow 'Shelf Life' 7"s that Reaper released when I picked up the Turnstile 7"s from a couple of posts ago. These look less pretty than the other 7", but the songs are equally good, if not better.

I can say the same as Mike, in that I've liked everything that Dan O has ever done... even God Forgot. And Done Dying is definitely up there with the best of 'em. If you haven't heard them yet I can strongly recommend that you give them a chance.

If anyone can help me with mp3's for the 'Dress For Distress' 7" I'd be extremely grateful as I can't seem to find them anywhere.


Anonymous said...

the red is the first press

Willem RWHAF said...

I like the collection of nooses on the back cover of Shelf Life...