Today I get to announce that this Thursday, April 24th at 10am PDT, Rocket Heart Records will be launching a 60 day Kickstarter to fund this release. With your help, we can make this possible.
For being a backer, we have designed 11 reward bundles that offer everything from the vinyl to your name being on the insert.
Thank you for your time, now let’s bring this 15 year old classic to vinyl!
Links to the Kickstarter campaign will be posted here, Twitter, and on Facebook on April 24th, at 10am PDT.
UPDATE: Kickstarter page is now LIVE! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/rocketheartrecords/ultimate-fakebook-this-will-be-laughing-week-vinyl
After sitting dormant on the launchpad for two years, the Rocket Heart Records spaceship is ready to once again take flight. Since their last release, the Dead Girls’ “She Laughed a Little” single, the label has been working to acquire the rights to Ultimate Fakebook’s landmark piece of power pop, This Will Be Laughing Week.
That moment has arrived. After Rocket Heart’s release of Ultimate Fakebook’s debut full-length, Electric Kissing Parties, in 2010, fans have been clamoring for the power-pop trio’s powerful sophomore release. The much-beloved album has been out of print since 2000, when it was re-released by Sony/550 Records.
Presented on vinyl for the first time, and in its finest form yet, this release of This Will be Laughing Week will be a merging of histories. The cover will feature the art of the original Noisome Records release from 1999, but the music on the LP will be from the later Sony/550 release. In addition to the songs on the original release, the Sony version featured re-recorded versions of the Electric Kissing Parties’ tracks “Downstairs/Arena Rock” and “Far Far Away.”
Featuring such live favorites as “She Don’t Even Know My Name,” “Little Apple Girl,” and “Soaked In Cinnamon,” This Will Be Laughing Week is a masterpiece of power-pop, and a must for any fan of catchy rock ‘n’ roll. This vinyl release takes a powerful statement of Midwest music, with roots and hooks hearkening back to Cheap Trick, and presents it in its finest form yet, and on vinyl for the first time.
Rocket Heart Records’ initial vinyl pressing of This Will Be Laughing Week will be 850 copies; with 500 on black, and 350 Coke bottle clear. In order to fund this pressing, as well as pay for the licensing rights, the goal for this Kickstarter campaign is $13,000. If funded, the record will be available in early Fall 2014.