Color: Red-Orange w/ Black & White Marbling
Released: 2008, July 28
Welllllshit! I fucked up again. But I had a semi-decent excuse… or at least what I was doing that ran over the time I had allotted to this blog yesterday was completely worth it and design-related. So There. Faraquet. Great fucking band. And Dischord has kindly made all of their non-full-length-album tracks available in this tidy package. Previously I only owned these songs as 1s and 0s, so this was a nice present to me and the rest of the Faraquet fans out there. I’m sure I don’t have to tell you that hearing these songs in this fidelity versus those crappy less-than-192-kbps mp3s was a night and day experience. “Call It Sane” seems 150% more brilliant and catchy in that way that only this band knew how to craft. That is until the copy cats came on the scene. The cover of this new collection repurposes the cover of the “Parakeet” seven inch with a new warmer color way. I think I’ve mentioned that I’m a sucker for orange? Yes? The back cover then features photos of the covers of the original art from the releases contained within accompanied by a brief essay about the band (think, like, jazz liner notes… which seems somewhat appropriate.) And then the whole thing is finished out with a beautiful red-orange slab of wax that matches the hue of all the type on the packaging. Bee-yoo-timus.
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