Polygondwanaland Update #6

Two weeks until we have the LPs.

Greetings, everyone! We hope you all had a wonderful holiday season.

Got a little status report for you: we have the official word from Pirates Press that the Polygondwanaland LPs will be finished in two weeks! Shipping will begin immediately once we have them. The moment we’ve all been waiting for will be upon us soon!!

Polygondwanaland CDs are now shipping. As of now we have 40 left.

Polygondwanaland cassettes are currently in production. As of now we have 38 left. (Also, they’ll have Dolby NR!)

Polygondwanaland decagon-shaped 10″ 45 RPM picture discs have entered the test pressing phase. As we did with the original Polygondwanaland LPs, we’ll be sending email updates showcasing the test pressings and updating you about the production of these records. Only 250 of these will be made! Hang them on a hook. Put them on display.

Thank you so much, everyone. See you in two weeks with a mountain of boxes full of records.

Polygondwanaland Update #5

Test pressings!


We received the test pressings from Pirates Press last week and they sound absolutely wonderful. The plant has moved forward with production, and at this point we just have to wait for the entire run of 1000 records to arrive. We’re just as on the edge of our seats as you are! Note that test pressings don’t come on colored vinyl.

CDs and Cassettes


A fair amount of you must be wondering, “Hey what about those CDs and cassettes?” I’m happy to let you all know that they’re officially now in production. Since Beau Micheli did the final design layout of the LP, we decided to have him do the CD and cassette artwork as well. Note that mock-ups above aren’t 100% accurate and the tape will have a yellow shell, not a black shell. The CDs will have a digipak case. The cassettes will have Dolby B noise reduction applied, so if you have a cassette player with that capability, you’re in luck!

Turnaround time on the CDs and cassettes should be quicker than the LPs, and will likely end up being the first orders shipped.

There will be 100 copies of each format. As of now, about 40 cassettes are left.
Click here to order a CD.
Click here to order a cassette.

Picture Discs: 45 RPM

And finally, we’ve officially placed the order for 250 copies of this amazing decagon-shaped picture disc. We’re also happy to announce that this picture disc is made to be played at 45 RPM, to preserve the best possible sound quality. We should be getting the test pressings for this variant very soon.

Click here to order a copy.

Thank you all again for the incredible amount of support. We can’t wait to get these products delivered to you.

 

Democratic Wax: Choose Needlejuice’s Back Cover

Today we sent out a mailing list message that included the projected back cover for our Poly release. Quite a few brave individuals messaged me back with a polite suggestion to change it. We went with the one we went with because it fits this brick motif we were going for, but I can see the appeal of our 2nd option (designed by the dashing and worldly Beau Micheli).

The finalization of our order form doesn’t go through until tomorrow anyway and switching the back cover is just a matter of flipping one layer to another in Photoshop. So we’re putting the decision in your hands.

#1 – simple brick

#2 – circular craziness

Which back cover should we use?

  • Circular craziness (91%, 532 Votes)
  • Simple brick (9%, 53 Votes)

Total Voters: 585

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Needlejuice Records Email Update #3

 

 

Check out the back cover of the LP!

We’ve sent the artwork to Pirates Press and this is what we’ve chosen as the back cover (provided by Eduardo Jorge).

Speaking of which, the first estimate on turnaround time we’ve received from them is about 6-8 weeks for production of the actual records. Test pressings will take about two weeks. Pirates Press is also closed during the week of Christmas, so we’ll see how that affects things. At any rate, we’re probably looking at around two months until the LPs start shipping. And as promised, we’ll be keeping you updated about more information as we find out.

If you only ordered a CD or a cassette, you’ll receive your copy a while before everyone else. We just placed the order for the CDs last night and the cassettes will be ordered tonight!

WE REDESIGNED THE PICTURE DISCS!

We sold out of all 1000 copies of the regular variant LPs. We’re still feeling floored by the incredible response we’ve gotten, and to celebrate, we announced our 2-LP decagon shaped picture disc version of Polygondwanaland, with artwork created by Beau Micheli.

The album itself is separated into 4 distinct parts: I. Crumbling Castle (track 1), II. Polygondwanaland (tracks 2-4), III. Horology (tracks 5-7), and IV. Tetrachromacy (tracks 8-10). We had the idea to replicate the Nonagon Infinity picture discs from last year, which were pressed on two 10″ records and were delighted to find that these 4 parts spread perfectly over the space of four 10″ record sides. It seemed like the format this album was meant to be on to properly display the story. Polygon infinity opens the door.

Click here to order your copy of the Polygondwanaland shaped picture disc variant!

Thank you for your support and we’ll talk to you again very soon for the next update!

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Needlejuice Records Update #2: Order Placed w/ Pirates Press!


 

WE HAVE OFFICIALLY PLACED THE ORDER WITH PIRATES PRESS!

And there it is. That’s our order with Pirates Press. I’m sure very soon we’ll be conversing with them and soon as we know any information (such as how long they say turnaround time we’ll be), I’ll be letting you all know. I was just excited to say it: WE PLACED THE ORDER! HOORAY!!

2nd color variant almost gone!

There are only around 30 of these left!

If you got friends who want one, if you want multiple ones for whatever reason– do it now! They’re going to be gone really soon.

We also have our new decagon shaped picture disc of the album.

We’ll let everybody know when the orders have been placed for these as well. Actual images used are subject to change.

That’s it for this email update! As soon as we know any more information, we’ll let you know! Thank you all so much for your support.

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The first official Needlejuice Records email update!

Welcome to the first email update from Needlejuice Records! We’re so excited for you to come along this journey into bringing a King Gizzard album to vinyl.

First off, an announcement!
We sold 1 variant, you guys bought the hell out of it. We added another, you bought the hell out of that too. You are all amazing. THANK YOU for all the incredible support over the past few days. It’s been an unbelievable experience and we’re so very psyched to be making these for you.

That’s why we’re announcing this super ambitious third variant. This is the big one. The one we hoped we would be able to get to. Available now is the insane double 10″ decagon-shaped picture disk variant: POLYGON INFINITY. It’s a companion piece to the Nonagon Infinity picture disc from last year. Polygondwanaland has 1 more song than Nonagon Infinity, so it gets one more side to its shape.

As you might imagine, these cost more to press than a standard LP. We’re pricing them at $30 + shipping. Click here to order your copy.

Another neat thing!

We were given a shout-out in this NME article/interview with Stu Mackenzie. So huge thank you to them for that.

NOW, LET’S TALK ABOUT THOSE RECORDS.

We’ve talked before in various internet spaces about how the pressing plant we’re using is Pirates Press, a plant that some friends of ours had turned us onto while we were still talking about starting the label months ago. Coincidentally, we also found out that this is a plant that King Gizzard themselves have used in the past.

Currently, we’re in the final stages of getting the artwork together. King Gizzard definitely put us to work by providing a minimal amount of artwork to use!

Fortunately, this is a badass new piece of artwork that was given to us by Eduardo da Floresta for the back cover. The record sleeve will be gatefold. And we’re currently working on the artwork templates not just for the vinyl, but for the CDs and cassettes as well. Lots of work, but very rewarding.

We’re hoping to place the orders for the first 1000 records (both variants, split 600/400) sometime this weekend, if possible. The minute the order with Pirates Press is placed, we’ll be letting you know about the status of everything, how long it’s going to take to get from the pressing plant to us– and then we’ll be giving you all progress reports on shipping the actual products to your doorstep. The orders for the brand new picture disc version will be placed at a later date, and we’ll be giving updates as we move forward with it as well. It’s going to be a long journey and we’re happy to be embarking on it with you.

Thank you so much for the love and support you’ve given us in the wake of our unexpected early launch.

POLYGON INFINITY Picture Disc!

Thank you again for the overwhelming, incredible response to our Polygondwanaland release. The 1st variant sold out and the 2nd is about to. We’re gathering the artwork and templates for the first 1000 records as I type this. We’ve been talking with Pirates Press all week to prepare. Things are happening!!
 
To keep up with you, we’re announcing a 3rd variant.

This is our craziest, most ambitious idea yet: POLYGON INFINITY. A double 10″ decagon-shaped picture disc companion piece to last year’s Nonagon Infinity picture disc. As you might imagine, these cost more to press than a standard LP. We’re pricing them at $30 + shipping, and there will be only 500 of them.

Thank you again, everyone.
 

Launch

Welcome to the new Needlejuice Records site. Soon to be brimming with all kinds of delightful, purchasable goods. Well, perhaps not all kinds. Like, probably music mediums mostly, some shirts too, maybe. In any case, some kinds of buyable items.

Needlejuice, squeezing out the jams since now.