It’s sometimes said that music represents the intersection of art and commerce, or simply art as commerce. But notice which of those words comes first in that phrase: art. Current technology has yielded new and easier, though arguably far less personal or affecting methods of music distribution, making the art often feel secondary to the commerce. It’s old hat to mention it at this point, but the act of opening up Spotify and typing a band or album name in the search bar doesn’t quite carry the same weight or warmth as sitting on a bedroom floor on a Saturday afternoon and thumbing through LP inserts, poring over lyrics, and staring at album art. Maybe it’s not an end-all-be-all solution to the problem, but Saturday’s Call + Response event in Washington, D.C. sought to and succeeded in merging music with words and visual art in a unique setting.
▶︎ ”Alright Boys, When We Get To The Airport, There Will Be Absolutely No Place To Land” is now streaming via DCist. This is our track for Call+Response IV. This was tracked live with Jon Low at Miner Street this past July.
Pressing info: 1,600 on red/white/yellow/black starburst (300 of these are 180g) 100 on white/brown/black starburst. Available only with preorder bundle. Our friends at Reanimator Coffee here in Philly did a special blend for this. You’re gonna want a mug and a shirt, too.
If you’re overseas, we’ve made exclusive color variants so your copies are cool looking and you can save a couple bucks on shipping. Australia:100 clear w/ red starburst available from Poison City Records (preorder link coming soon) United Kingdom:100 clear w/ black starburst available from Banquet Records Germany:100 clear w/ blue starburst available from Finest Vinyl