Graveface selling rare vinyl in fundraiser

For Sale / August 1, 2013

Graveface Records has started an IndieGoGo campaign, in which supporters can pick up some rare vinyl in the process of helping out the label. A few of the vinyl categories are already sold out — such as copies of The Appleseed Cast’s Sagarmatha and Black Moth Super Rainbow’s Dandelion Gum — but many pledge rewards are still available. You can currently pick up some massive test pressing boxes, copies of Black Moth Super Rainbow’s Eating Us RSD release, and copies of Jakob’s full length album, Solace. You can check out the story behind the fundraising campaign below:

In 2010 I endured an awful flood in the warehouse of my former distributor.  They were contractually obliged to have insurance, but in real life, they chose not to carry any.  This started a 3-year-long legal back and forth that finally ended in late June.  The end result of this for Graveface is twofold: 1) I have gotten back an incredible amount of stock that I haven’t had in years and 2) I owe a disturbing amount in legal fees.  So, enter you guys – both fans of what I do and complete strangers that are just looking for specific releases/rarities that pique your interest.  I thought a crowd-funding platform would make the most amount of sense for this purpose.  There are a ton of tiers.  First you’ll note the brand new Marshmallow Ghosts 10″ is only available through this campaign. You will not find this anywhere else.  And you get it for ‘free’ with any purchase $25 and more.  In each tier below that you’ll see how many of each title exist after this lawsuit was settled (what’s left post-flood).  Very few copies of some titles. There’s also a vinyl test pressing grab box, taxidermy & talking boards.  We’ll be launching a few Ebay auctions for super crazy rare tests and items to coincide with this campaign.

Help out the label if any of the rewards interest you! The rewards are expected to be delivered by October of this year.


Christopher Lantinen
Chris Lantinen is the owner and editor-in-chief of Modern Vinyl. Along with his modest collection of sad sounding records, he collects his share of soundtracks and previously adored indie up-and-comers. Chris is currently a professor of journalism and public relations at Edinboro University in the Erie, Pennsylvania area.

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