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BACK IN MY DAY WE HAD THESE THINGS CALLED “SINGLES”

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I know we have more than a few vinyl purists reading this column, so you’ll likely be interested to know that the Aaron Turner / Justin Broadrick collaboration Grey Machine (which we first told you about back in September) just released a 12″ single for “Vultures Descend” via beardo metal specialists Hydra Head Records.

From the label:

This 12″ is the precursor to the full length “Disconnected” which drops on CD July 21st and on 2xLP somewhere before or after depending on how the production gods are feeling. We did 600 copies of the 12″ on black vinyl with white labels. Each are in a DJ style sleeve (center hole punched out) with a sticker in the upper right hand corner. We like to think the whole thing looks like something we’ve have found in the racks of our college radio station back in the 80’s and 90’s…back when bands, like Godflesh, would have singles n’ whatnot issued on promo 12″s in support of whatever full length they were promoting. Anyway, its simple as all hell, but we’re shockingly giddy about it….hopefully you dig it as much as we do.

As someone who did time at a college radio station back when such promo 12″s were in circulation, this throwback concept sounds like a real treat for old fucks like me.

By the way, if you’re on Twitter, you should follow Mr. Broadrick to hear more about Jesu, Grey Machine, and other projects that, sadly, aren’t Godflesh.

-GS

[Gary Suarez isn’t feeling all that witty today. He also writes for Brainwashed and usually manages the consistently off-topic No Yoko No. Say, why don’t you follow him on Twitter?]

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