Death Blues is the new album by Jon Mueller being released by Taiga Records, as a split release with Hometapes, who have already released the album digitally.
According to Taiga, there will be only 500 copies pressed on vinyl:
100 gold & baby blue blend
200 black pressed
Below is a photo of the gold & baby blue blend (left) and the silver pressing (on the right).
Each one will be pressed on 200g virgin vinyl, and come packaged in a hand-numbered heavy-duty litho-wrapped jacket, including the full Death Blues manifesto. Barring any delays, the record will start shipping on or around January 14, 2013.
Mueller has one performance scheduled in the next week:
December 7… Milwaukee WI (Repeal Day Celebration @ Great Lakes Distillery, 7pm
For a listen to Death Blues, you can stream the album via Bandcamp.
The 20th release from Taiga Records is a collabration between Jon Mueller & James Plotkin in the form of a 2-record set called Terminal Velocity. The music is a continuation of their love of guitars, drums, and percussion, sounding like entering a world that is completely unfamiliar yet somehow you stay because the experience will be a rewarding one. The entire project came about when both collaborated for a music festival, which lead to sketches for an eventual studio project together. Mueller brought Plotkin over to his Wisconsin home studio, and when the project was over, Plotkin mastered the entire album from start to finish.
There will only be 500 copies made of this, all of it on 200g vinyl, with 200 regular black, 200 orange, and 100 copies that are a blue/gray splatter, all housed in a heavy Stoughton tip-on gatefold, visually wrapped in artwork from Karlynn Holland. Pre-orders are being taken right now over at the TaigaRecords.com online shop, with orders being shipped on or around June 25th. An audio excerpt from Terminal Velocity can be heard by clicking here.