Tuesday, June 16, 2009
I just finished repressing the excellent SOUVENIR'S YOUNG AMERICA / CITY OF SHIPS 12", which was issued early last year for a tour that the bands did together, but it has since sold out. With all the touring that City Of Ships are doing it made sense to keep this amazing record in print (and do it right this time, as it was a little rushed the first time around).
In my opinion, these are two of the more interesting underground bands running the gamut of post-hardcore, metal and experimental heavy music these days. SOUVENIR'S YOUNG AMERICA show a lot of growth since their Crucial Blast-released album An Ocean Without Water with two new dark instrumentals that meld heavy, doom-inspired soundscapes with a slow, western dirge. Florida natives and occasional Richmond residents, CITY OF SHIPS follow up their criminally under appreciated debut ep Live Free Or Don't with two more songs of effects-soaked, crunching, squealing, mathy, heavy rock.
This second pressing is limited to 175 copies, all on colored translucent marble vinyl; all are a bit different and unique from one another, though they've been lumped into three color ways. Packaged in two-color silkscreened covers with metallic gold ink and black ink on dark grey stock, inserts, free digital download card, a sealed poly bag and sticker on the front. Cover artwork by French artist, Arnaud Lounaeu.
39 copies on translucent Dark Red marble
60 copies on translucent Black/Brown marble
76 copies on translucent Amber marble
ORDER NOW IN THE PMM STORE
For those in Europe, you can pick this up from CITY OF SHIPS, on tour from June 17 -August 2, sharing dates with Rosetta and Braveyoung. See dates on their Myspace page.