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Relient K’s ‘Air for Free’ Up for Vinyl Pre-Order

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Melody Bot, Apr 13, 2016.

  1. Melody Bot

    Your friendly little forum bot. Staff Member

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    Relient K’s upcoming album Air for Free is up for pre-order on vinyl. It’ll have a different sequencing than the digital release.

    We spent quite a long time sequencing this album, and while I’m very happy with the digital sequence, I wanted the vinyl to be a bit of a different experience. Listening to a recording on vinyl is a special thing by its very nature, there is a certain reverence that comes with it. The songs are grouped in specific themes, so that each of the four sides can stand alone and also flow on their own. I know sometimes I forget to flip the record or don’t have time to listen to an entire album in one sitting. I wanted each side to feel like a part of the journey that is “Air For Free” but also to be an experience in an of itself. Making this album has been quite a special journey for us and we thank you for coming along.
    Track Listing

    Side A

    • Local Construction
    • Bummin’
    • Marigold
    • Runnin’

    Side B

    • Mrs. Hippopotamuses’
    • Cat
    • Elephant Parade
    • Man

    Side C

    • Air For Free
    • God
    • Prodigal
    • Empty House

    Side D

    • Mountaintop
    • Sleepin’
    • Flower
    • Heartache

  2. Matt504

    Trusted Prestigious

    I'm really diggin Bummin' but I don't know if I wanna buy it on vinyl quite yet...
  3. CMilliken


    This is very cool. I'm definitely going to preorder this one. Can't believe we have to wait until July 22nd! I've listened to Bummin' a few times and I really enjoy it.
  4. Supernova

    Prayers/Triangles Prestigious

    Very interesting about the different track listing. I'm wondering how I will ingest this album when it comes out. Will I keep the digital sequence the way it is, or sequence it the way the vinyl is layed out? Or should I I stay true to how the band intended it to be with keeping it separate? I know I will have to suck it up and buy a record player by then for sure.
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  5. Loki

    God of mischief

    Excited for new music from them... I have a good feeling about this one
  6. contra11mundum

    I hate spoilers. Supporter

    I think this is cool but at the same time I'm a stickler for listening to albums front to back. I imagine I'll be more inclined to listen to the digital track listing. Idk though. I'm just thrilled this is happening and I love Bummin.
  7. Frinet42

    Regular Supporter

    Emery did a similar thing with the You Were Never Alone's vinyl, they had all the poppier songs on one side and the heavier songs on the other and I thought it worked pretty well!
  8. Brodobaggins34

    They fixed your brain when you were young.

    Well.... $130 later.... I now have all the RK records I was missing and this guy. My wallet hurts but my heart is happy.
  9. Gooddayz

    always and forever

    Man I'm contemplating buying the vinyl with the t-shirt even though I don't even have a record player just yet.
  10. Eric Wilson

    Trusted Prestigious

    Haha I'm in the same boat.
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  11. Gooddayz

    always and forever

    Nice. Relient K is the band that got me into music many moons ago, so it would make sense for my first vinyl to be from them. Ahhh decisions haha
  12. jorbjorb

    7 rings

    please be good
  13. Eric Wilson

    Trusted Prestigious

    Awesome, and likewise. It would be fitting, and cool considering how great the new art looks.
  14. Gooddayz

    always and forever

    Definitely! I saw that you're gonna pull the trigger in the other thread. I'm pretty sure I will to and now I'm thinking about adding Mmhmm since they have that discount going on haha.
  15. Eric Wilson

    Trusted Prestigious

    Yep going to do it! Haha I just really like that shirt for some reason.
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  16. Gooddayz

    always and forever

    Yeah same! That's why I even started to consider. It was mentioned how those shirts won't be printed again.
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  17. Ryan

    Might be Spider-Man...

    Really anxious for this thing, don't know
    what to expect
  18. Eric Wilson

    Trusted Prestigious

    So cool. Can't wait to get this bundle in.
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