AVAILABLE NOW: This release will be one of the titles that is restocked as part of our 2020 Vault Release. The 2020 Vault Release will go on sale at 2pm EST on Tuesday, May 5th. Please note that the units we are releasing in this process have been moved back and forth across different warehouses, distributors and BTR headquarters. Some may have visible signs of damage, such as small splits in jackets -- but we have visually checked each unit to get rid of the ones we view as unacceptable. We will not be able to issue refunds or accept returns on sales from these units except in extreme circumstances, so please consider this before purchasing.
For this record, the units returning to stock will be first pressing of black.
In 2011, Kevin Devine & The Goddamn Band recorded a cover of the entire Nirvana album, Nevermind. Assuming you've heard of that one, I'll just let you know that this is the first vinyl pressing of it and it's limited to 500 units on regular ol' black vinyl.
Here's a statement from Kevin:
It’s basically impossible for me to talk about Nevermind objectively.
I recognize its canonical place as a cultural artifact, and that there is nothing unique about being one of the tens of millions of people for whom that album was literally life-changing.
That doesn’t make it any less true.
I played it for my parents, and I play it for my daughter.
It’s unquestionably the most important music I’ve ever heard.
It engaged and clarified murky looming interior early adolescent messinesses, introduced me to entire aesthetics and subcultures and sociopolitical sensibilities and non-traditional iterations of masculinity to which I am indebted to this day, encouraged me to write songs and yell and sing and play guitar and worry less about expertise and more about expression, and helped define whole friendships, installing in us a language we still speak fluently.
It was keys and a map and a flashlight and a scalpel.
It made things seem possible. It was a magic trick, a ubiquity that felt like an insurrection, something that was everyone’s and yours, too.
We recorded this because we wouldn’t have done any of what we’ve done - or even known each other - without this record.
It felt like a fitting tribute to its spirit to knock it out in a basement over a weekend. That’s how I learned it in the first place, 27 years ago.
We hope you have as much fun as we did.
Thank you as always.
500 - Black
Kevin Devine & The Goddamn Band - Nevermind - Black - 500
Kevin Devine - Brother's Blood - Third Press - Orange with White Splatter - 500