The Casket Girls - The Casket Girls EP, on what Graveface Records is calling beer and mustard swirl vinyl. The B Side is etched with an image of an eye in a pyramid with The Casket Girls’ name and logo. This as about to become the first Record Store Day 2013 release to hit my turntable.
The Casket Girls - Sleepwalking. This came with all the usual Graveface Records ephemera (puzzle pieces, Pixy Stix, a page ripped from a coloring book, Bazooka Joe Bubblegum wrapper) but was missing the download code. Hopefully they’ll email me one. If I don’t have good music to listen to at work I have to actually think about what I’m doing.
The Lava Children. Self-titled EP. This record was really hard to find. It was released by Graveface Records in Chicago but I had to buy mine from Surreal Peppermint Store/Merlins Nose Records in Germany. Danke!
Lava Children. It finally arrived after taking the scenic route and when it did it was bearing gifts. In addition to the record and poster, the kind folks at Graveface Records also placed in my package three pages torn from books (two from coloring books, one from a novel about a serial killer), two tiny puzzle pieces, and a Wonka Pixy Stix.
For those of you who (like me) might think this is funny, this is what my Lava Children record has been up to since it traveled 619 miles in the wrong direction (as related in a previous post on this here vinyl blog). According to Track & Confirm on the United States Postal Service’s website, my package was processed through and departed the USPS Sort Facility in Hazelwood, MO, near St. Louis, on June 14th. On June 16th it was again processed through the USPS Sort Facility in Hazelwood, MO. No updates since then. So I’m wondering: Is the postal equivalent of the Bermuda Triangle centered near Hazelwood, MO (near St. Louis)? Have any of you had packages disappear in Hazelwood, MO?
I ordered a record from Graveface Records because the samples I heard of the Lava Children LP sounded like it was right up my difficult/weird/fun music alley. They sent me a tracking number. I enjoy tracking the progress of my purchases across this great land of ours to my door. Graveface Records is located in Georgia. I noted the progress of my package from Georgia to Warrendale, PA, which is located in MY VERY OWN STATE. I know from experience that Warrendale contains a USPS sorting hub. It’s about a three hour drive from Warrendale to my hometown. My package was processed in Warrendale on the 12th of June and left Warrendale on June 13th. On June 14th it was in Hazelwood, MO, just outside of St. Louis, 619 miles, 10 1/2 hours in the opposite direction from Warrendale to my hometown. Why? Is there a reason it would go from Warrendale to St. Louis? Is it taking the long way ‘round?
Enjoy your world tour, Lava Children record!