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Friday, April 22, 2011


Hey, here's a few notes about some swag that is out there and will be out there soon for you to swipe up. Firstly, this site called "HD Tracks" has Chemcom up for a sale until next week. You can go right HERE to buy it, until April 26. I haven't been to the page, so don't blame me if a sale on HD TRACKS means it still costs like $50 or something. I'm sure it doesn't though? Also you have to put in a code when you check out - the code is "HDTfuckedup", ok?

Hey, so speaking of April 26th, that's when something called "BUY EARLY GET (it) NOW" (BEGN [Trademark Matador Records {I am not kidding}]) begins, which is this really confusing (just kidding) way to order an elaborate version of our upcoming record, "DAVID COMES TO LIFE" (DCTL). With this post I'm going to try and break it all down for everyone nice and tidy.

So there are a few ways you can do this. The first and easiest way is to just go on and download the whole thing for free. But let's not really talk about that option again, ok?

The second easiest way is to just wait until June 7 and buy it on iTunes. You just open the thing up and click a few buttons and you get it or whatever. I don't know - I'm a working professional musician - you think I've ever paid for music on the internet before?

Next, you can go to store and buy it. Not like Walmart or Sears, but like kind of cool "record stores" that sell records. I personally would buy the LP, but if you are on your bike or something and don't want to carry a huge bag, maybe just grab the CD and put it in your clutch or pocket.

Now this is where it starts getting a bit serious-business. You can also mail order the thing on the internet, specifically from Matador, or other sites. You can just order the straight up CD or LP, no frills, no questions asked.

OK no let's all just digest that for a second. Lot's of options. Here is obviously the best one:

On April 26 go to this website HERE. This is where you can pre-order the deluxe version of DCTL. It costs like $35 or something, which is kind of a steal. Here is what you get:

-David Comes to Life 2xLP or CD
-5 non-album tracks on MP3 format (more about these in a minute)
-stream/download of the whole album over May 10-13 (one side per day), ie a month before it comes out
-A poster
-MP3s of the "Davids Town" LP
-4 exclusive 7" singles

pretty good right?
Here is the timeline:

April 26 is when you can pre-order the BEGN package. I don't know when pre-orders start for the regular version. I think as soon as you register for the package, you get sent 5 non-album songs. May 10 - you start getting the album digitally. On June 7 (or just around then) you get the actually physical copy of the record. Just after June 28th(ish) is when you get the 4 7" singles. Ok cool?

You can either register to pick up these packages at your closest participating record store, or Matador will just mail them to you directly.

Here is the deal with the 7"'s:

As you know, when we started this whole DCTL thing we wrote a bunch of songs. We'd earmarked maybe 23 or 24 songs for the album before we know how long it was gonna be. A few of these 7" tracks would have made it onto the album if they'd fit. But in terms of content, these songs exist also to flesh out the characters and the setting for the story. Each character in the thing has their own song, and a side of a 7" devoted to them. The lyrics tell a bit more about their motives and why they do what they do in the story. Here is an example of the first 7":

That's two 7"'s (four characters). A 3rd one explains a bit about the town it all takes place in ("Byrdesdale Garden City") and the bside is about the factory where some of the characters work at ("Into the Light"). You get a 4th 7" that acts as an epilogue of sorts and tries to explain a bit about what happens at the end, but I'm not gonna talk about that right now!

Just fill up the comment zone if you have awesome gripes or legit questions, THANKS.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

1st (onest[wonest])

7:20 PM  
Anonymous steve said...

but i don't get paid till the 29th! dear fucked up, can you somehow make sure you don't sell out of dee-luxe packages fore then? hold one back or something? thnx guys

9:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

interesting but tiring and complicated. at the end of my day i just want to listen to music that makes me feel good. stop making things feel like school.

9:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I got lost reading all of that. All I know for sure is that I'm going to drop $35 on Tuesday.

10:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ayo, ChemCom is still in print and I'm pretty sure Matador's only pressing as many 7"s as will meet the demand. What I'm saying is that you'll probably be alright, kiddo.

11:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where is the best place to find Fucked Up tour dates? Other than, you know, doing work and looking up festivals and such.

12:30 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fucked Up dates:

4:10 AM  
Blogger LSD said...

Legitimate question:

It looks like you need to enter a BEGN code, will you let us know what this is?

5:00 AM  
Blogger vaya said...

as a UKer I'm getting directed to another site that will 'be online soon'

is that going up on the 26th?


5:11 AM  
Blogger HiddenWorld said...

-they won't sell out, they make as many as get ordered
-no idea about the code
-site won't work until the 26th

9:43 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks arse-piece.

1:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Head hurts.

1:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Guess where most of these editions will end up???

2:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They'll end up stored affectionately in everyone respective record collections?

5:07 PM  
Blogger sonicmoremusic said...

I Talked (G-Mailed) to someone at Matador yesterday, they said once you sign in on the 26th you get the BEGN code....then the rest is up to u


6:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wish the Wavy Originals were a real band.

9:10 PM  
Blogger sonicmoremusic said...

They are

11:41 PM  
Blogger LSD said...

Thanks Sonic

3:54 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

how are we gona find out what record stores we could pick this up from? if we're paying while pre-ordering are we gona have to pay for postage too? i've had to spend shit loads on postage from the states in the past only to find the same record on rough trade the next week

9:07 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

wait, scratch that, you can find all that info on the website.

9:08 AM  
Blogger Bryan said...

This sounds great. When we order the package will there be an official way to download the songs from the 7 inches?

7:20 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How much is the one for European shoppers going to cost?

8:15 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How big is the universe?

12:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Buy records
Download mp3s

1:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can you explain your twitter please? Are they lyrics or some sort of riddle..? Hmmmm..

1:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey just listening to A Little Death now (yeah I know I am slow) but it's brilliant, especially that one note descending scale thingy in the bridge. Like like like. That's going to kill live.

4:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just realised today is the 26th...

This link seems to take you to the pre-order page and once that is done you get the BEGN code (as far as I can tell).

3:05 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Any way to get the begn in australia?

6:24 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Australia, you could try asking on the matador facebook page - they will probably provide the answer.

8:14 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does DTCL feature any transsexual characters?

9:20 AM  
Blogger sonicmoremusic said...

Here's the new Fucked Up single "Ship of Fools"

9:41 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Another song that goes nowhere ... does any of the present FU-Lovers remember MAGIC KINGDOM or BAN VIOLINS? I miss those non ARCADE FIRE days ...

11:54 AM  
Blogger Jess Baumung said...

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12:02 PM  
Blogger crazycarl said...

purchased! can't wait

12:19 PM  
Blogger Jess Baumung said...

I purchased it online and got my code and Im listening to the new songs now. They sound great.

12:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just 'shuffled the pod' to find Magic Kingdom and being alphabetical, it's followed by Magic Word (album version) and Magic World (Daytrotter version). All very different, all very ace.

1:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i just perched the BEGN 35$ dill through the english site(i live in israel) and just couldn't figure one thing;
if the record ships around june 7th when does the 4 7" ships?

7:47 AM  
Blogger HiddenWorld said...

around the same time

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