Jeremy and Kevin at Jump Start Records wrote:Hello All!
First, I'd like to thank you for picking up a copy of either The Siren Six's 'The Voice With a Built in Promise' and/or 'Young and Professional'. We've just completed assembling all the records with the various color formats and transistion pressing variants. We're a two person operation so assembling 1000+ records takes a little bit of time, especially when we're trying to fish through all the records for the special gems and unique variants, which we'll discuss in full detail below.
Because of how we press our records and the close relationship we have with the pressing plant we work with, we're able to not only be present for many of our releases pressing runs, but we're able to have a lot more input during the actual physical pressing of the record.
The Siren Six! pressings were no different.
In particulr, our original plans and intentions for the pressing of 'Young and Professional' was to be 400 on black, and 100 on solid white. To have some fun we asked the plant to load the vinyl PVC hopper with white pellets at the end of the black pressing so we could see some cool color mixes and variations. On the day of the pressing we actually got to the pressing plant at 5AM to approve the test pressings in person and run the pressing immediately. While we hoped to get 100 solid white opaque copies of 'Young and Professional' that didn't happen. BUT....
What did happen is even more unique and limited.
From that pressing we've pulled 45 white/grey 'marblized' copies of 'Young and Professional'. So, if you ordered a solid white version of this release you've got something even more limited on your hands than you original planned. We're sorry that's not 'as advertised', and if that's a problem, please let us know as soon as possible as we've now started shipping the black vinyl version orders and would like to start the color version shipping ASAP.
In addition to those white/grey marblized versions of 'Young and Professional' we also got some really interesting transitional color copies from the transition to the 'The Voice With a Built in Promise' pressing.
Once we got over 500 total copies of 'Young and Professional' we instructed the plant to keep on pressing since we had more labels and more jackets. Since the red color version of 'The Voice With a Built in Promise' was first up for that pressing, we asked them to start adding red PVC pellets to the mix.
From that, we got about 40 burgundy to deep red wine colored vinyl that we're going to make available to anyone that's ordered directly from our Bandcamp webstore first. We're also talking to the band about the possibility of selling these transitional color copies with proceeds going towards the charity of the band's choice. We'll have more on that soon.
Lastly, halfway through the 'The Voice With a Built in Promise' opaque red pressing the plant accidentally started using transparent red PVC pellets instead of the opaque red pellets. That means we've got a split red pressing, roughly 60 oqaque red and 70 transparent red. Again, we're going to make these availble to you first. Again, if you orderd the opaque red vinyl vesion of 'The Voice With a Built in Promise' you got something even more limited than the original 100 that we had planned.
As a special thank you for ordering and supporting the band and independent music we're going to raffle away two test press copies of each record only to those that have grabbed the record direct from us.
Again, thanks again for your support and picking up these records. Any questions or concerns, please let us know.
Jeremy and Kevin at Jump Start Records
Let U be the set of all united sets, K be the set of the kids and D be the set of things divided.
Then it follows that ∀ k ∈ K: K ∈ U ⇒ k ∉ D