It’s that time of year again, the best time of year, THE FEST time of year. For Self Aware Records, FEST is like Christmas to us. Like xmas for any good parent, it is also a very stressful time of year. We are scrambling to figure out how we are getting down there, and also figuring out how to get awesome records available for you to buy at the fest flea market!
This year is really exciting, because we have 5 artists playing THE FEST. That’s up from ZERO last year, so we are doing well. Who is playing you ask? Well Old Flings, Late Bloomer and Museum Mouth. Neil Mauney (of Late Bloomer) and Matt Evans (of Old Flings) are also playing solo sets, so that counts as well. Go check out our sampler and also take a gander at what time our “artists” are playing!!! Museum Mouth is still working on their LP and we expect an early 2014 release, but Karl Kuehn is lazy, so we will see. We mentioned this briefly above, but we WILL be at FEST check-in at the flea market, slinging records, shirts. We will have FREE coozies, stickers, buttons and download cards with the sampler on it. We have some awesome shirts this year that you have to see to believe!
Now that we have that out of the way, here is another update about One Another. We aren’t really sure when the LP will be done, to be honest. We thought it would be a mid summer 2013 release, but it looks like it will be an early spring 2014 release, if all goes well. The band realized they wanted to spend more time in their studio, and I definitely don’t fault them on it. Definitely excited to see what they have been toiling away at. In the mean time, we are trying to get Viewfinder to go record their full length. The plan is to release the effort on cassette/digital formats, and maybe do a full package with it and make it all look really snazzy. Later on down the line, we are talking to Neil Mauney (of Late Bloomer//Pullman Strike) about releasing his debut full length on tape as well. 2014 looks really promising/busy. Other than that we are working our current release(s) by Means Well and Totally Slow.
Now that we are on the subject on Totally Slow, I figured I would let you know where the vinyl release stands on that. Due to pressing plant issues, that has since been resolved, the project is taking a bit longer to get released than expected. By the time you read this, you should expect to see the record very soon. If you preordered the record, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts and really appreciate your patience. The release is available digitally at anywhere you can get music in its digital format. We have it up over at our bandcamp, its on Spotify, iTunes, Amazon, Googleplay, and so many more. Definitely go check it out, such a good record!
I believe that concludes our transmission. We hope you have a good holiday, we appreciate your support and PLEASE come see us at The Fest if you are attending!!!