From the words of the sweetest people on earth..
BRIAN BONZ / FROM SUMI TO JAPAN – IS HERE!!!
Hallelujah! Besides being our very first full length, this release has been a total labor of love and we’re very excited to finally have it finished. We’re sorry that we left people in the dark about this one for quite some time. We would look at that March 09 release date and just laugh…..But now we can finally give out all the gory details about this truly special release.
From Sumi To Japan comes pressed on 180gm vinyl and in a limited run of 315 copies. Every aspect of the packaging has been produced by hand. Each record comes in a dbl-sided screen-printed jacket containing two screen-printed inserts which are then placed in an embroidered muslin bag and sewn shut. This release features two different jacket designs. We call them “op art” and “record” respectively. You can call them whatever you want. We plan to send these out randomly. Please feel free to request a specific design when you order but we can’t guarantee we can accommodate you. Finally, a cover of the Broken Social Scene tune “Supperconnected” is exclusive to our vinyl release. Interestingly, this vinyl version sports a different track order than the August 4 release on Triple Crown Records. This was not intentional, but merely a last minute revision after we had already gone to press. Just to note, we wanted to keep the cost reasonable for something this special so pressing a low number of copies was the compromise for that. There is a good possibility we may do a second pressing in the future with completely different packaging. We have some pics of this beauty over on our blog. Do yourself a favor and pay a visit to get a better idea of what we’re talking about.
There are a couple of people we want to thank for helping us with this who didn’t make it onto the inserts. Sorry peeps there just wasn’t enough room. So here we go:
Jennifer Frost for all her invaluable sewing work. This couldn’t happen without you!
Polluted Eyeball for his teachings and patience with endless email questions about screen printing. It truly IS a journey!
Brian will also have copies with him on upcoming tour dates so please feel free to pick it up straight from him if you’ll be catching him live.