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Singles Club

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The following email appeared in my inbox today,



13 singles to be distributed in 3 shipments over the next year. The first and second shipments will have 4 singles each, while the third shipment will have 5.


Apples in Stereo / Poison Control Center
Of Montreal / James Husband
M Coast / the Minders
Tullycraft / the Smittens
Boyracer / the Faintest Ideas
Casper & the Cookies / the Marbles
Bunnygrunt / Phil Wilson (June Brides)
All Girl Summer Fun Band / Cars Can Be Blue
the Love Letter Band / Tender Forever
Circulatory System / New Sound of Numbers
Fishboy / Baby Calendar
Keith John Adams / Velcro Stars
Ideal Free Distribution / Red Pony Clock

The Happy Happy Birthday to Me Records 2007 Singles Club is limited to 450 copies. There will not be a second pressing, so once these are gone……they are gone for good. The first HHBTM singles club back in 2000 went out of print almost as soon as it was announced….so get in line. We start taking orders Thursday night, March 22, 2007 at midnight. Ordering the club will work in this way: There will be a button on the Happy Happy Birthday to Me Records order page. You will
click this button and leave your ordering info (name, address, email, how you plan to pay, and how many clubs you want, yes i said how many. we are letting people order multiple clubs if they want.). HHBTM will then email you letting you know a paypal total, and you will have 72 hours to pay via paypal. If you don’t send payment within 72 hours your club will go to the next person in line. If you plan to pay with check or money order, you will have 2 weeks to get your check or money order in. If after 2 weeks your payment has not been received, then your club will be given to the next person in line.

The singles club will run $60.00 in the USA, $65.00 in Canada, and $80.00 the rest of the world. The first 150 subscribers will get a special version of the singles club with lots of extras and special packaging. Each single will be split between two bands with each single being on a different color vinyl and in a different color silkscreen sleeve.

Folks, this is freaking huge. I encourage everyone to run over to the Happy Happy Birthday To Me Records website and reserve your copy of this. Trust me, this is going to be pure pop bliss.

NOTE: For those that might have missed the reference at the end, the singles club releases are going to be 7″ vinyl, i.e. records. If you don’t own a record player… well, you should go buy one. If your stereo doesn’t have a phono jack, upgrade.

And yes, for the record, I held off on posting about this until after I placed my order. Are you surprised?

And if this wasn’t enough, I just got an email from Microindie Records about an CD Release show for The Icicles. I didn’t even know they had a new album coming out. 2007 is shaping up to be a very good year. More later.

Written by Matt

March 22nd, 2007 at 11:55 pm

Posted in pop