Sunday, December 30, 2018

To My Grave

I've been blogging like mad lately, in an attempt to get all the new records for 2018 posted up here before the end of the year. I finally finished and posted the last 2018 release yesterday, and was expecting to get one day off before I dove into my end of the year wrap up...and then the new Protester record landed in my mailbox, giving me one more record to write about before we close out the year.

I had no idea that there was a new Protester record on the way, and I was kind of surprised when I saw a couple posts for it on Instagram recently. I didn't know what was going on, so I let it sit for a couple of weeks before I bothered looking into when it was coming out and who was releasing it. Once I starting searching for info online, that was when I found the video they shot for Watch Them Fall...and I loved it.

I quickly headed over to New Absolute Records to order a copy, and was crushed to discover that they had the limited gold vinyl listed as out of stock. With only the black vinyl available, I still ordered one to get the album into my collection. A couple of days after placing my order, I was surprised to find an email from someone, saying that they were packing up my Protester record, and they wanted to know if I was straight edge. I had a glimmer of hope that this was related to the gold vinyl, and replied back to let them know that I've proudly been straight edge for the past 28 years. I had no email response, but I was pleasantly surprised when the record arrived yesterday.

So excited to see that gold piece of paper with my name on it. This is possibly the coolest insert for any record...ever.

This album is killer, and even though I've only had time to give it one spin, I can tell that I'm going to have to go back and redo the Top 10 list that I made in preparation for my year end recap.

1 comment:

chris said...

Lucky bastard!!! Awesome that you got one. They sold out really quickly.