Chicagoans may remember a particularly harsh string of thunderstorms back in the summer of 2010. Ryan Graveface, sole proprietor of Graveface Records, certainly does; the intense rain flooded his stocking space, destroying a majority of his product. Thanks to an outpouring of support from friends and fans alike, Graveface recovered. Inspired by the love, he’s looking to give something back with a new Charity Subscription Series.
Graveface has put together a collection of a dozen 7″ and three 10″ singles from the likes of Xiu Xiu, Shearwater, Mike Watt, Monster Movie, Appleseed Cast, and more. Each artist selected a charity that will receive a large portion of the profits from their particular single’s sale. The singles have been split into groups of three to be released once a month, with the first installment coming August 28th and featuring contributions from Mount Eerie, Serengeti with Tobacco and Advance Base, and Dosh, whose offering can be heard below. It’s a swirl of electronics entitled “From the House of Caesar”.
As if great music for a good cause wasn’t enough, Graveface has made this charity series even more enticing. Three different vinyl pressings have been done for each release, and what you get depends on how you order. For example, if you go “full monty” and subscribe to the complete series, you get the Dosh single on tie-dyed deep purple and bone vinyl; if you buy the Series 1 triple pack, it comes on grimace purple; if you nab a retail copy (available at only 25 stores nationwide), you get classic black. Tag on a VIP option with the complete subscription and get all three versions.
Each purchase option is limited to under 300 pressings, and the full subscription includes a custom 45 adaptor, tote bag, poster, and exclusive hand-numbering of the singles. For more information and to place your orders, head over to Graveface’s website.