August 8, 2013 · NATIVE 001
Earlier this year, John Vanderslice’s extraordinarily successful Kickstarter campaign raised nearly $80,000 allowing him to self-release his highly praised ninth full-length album, Dagger Beach, and the experimental, track-by-track cover of David Bowie’s Diamond Dogs. Of the many rewards issued to backers of this project – which included vinyl records, original 1/2” master tapes, and even personalized songs – the most unique was “Song For Clay Miller”, a song written for, and released exclusively to the 1,200 supporters of his campaign.
Now, “Song For Clay Miller” along with “Vitas At Wimbledon” (an unreleased outtake from Vanderslice’s 2009 LP Romanian Names) is available as a double a-side single pressed on a limited edition 7-inch flexi disc. The songs were re-mastered for the physical pressing by TW Walsh (Pedro The Lion, Sufjan Stevens, Benjamin Gibbard, Cold War Kids).
Test Pressing (Version 1 – White, with labels) – 5
Test Pressing (Version 2 – Clear, without labels) – 10
Translucent Yellow – 100
White – 200
Translucent Green (Dagger Beach Kickstarter Backer exclusive) – 225, Hand-numbered