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PRE-ORDER: Have A Nice Life "Voids" 2xLP (1-2-3-4 GO! EXCLUSIVE)

PRE-ORDER: Have A Nice Life "Voids" 2xLP (1-2-3-4 GO! EXCLUSIVE)

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THIS IS A PRE-ORDER! We expect this to ship on or around May 31st 2024. Any items ordered with this will be held until they can ship together. 

THIS IS A 1-2-3-4 GO! RECORDS EXCLUSIVE VARIANT! Just 250 hand numbered copies made on Clear with Red Splatter!

TRACK LISTING:

  1. The Big Gloom
  2. Waiting For Black Metal Records To Come In The Mail
  3. The Future
  4. Earthmover
  5. Who Would Leave Their Son Out In The Sun?
  6. Human Error
  7. Trespassers W
  8. Defenestration Song
  9. I’m Dr. House
  10. Sisyphus
  11. Destinos

With the broader adoption of the internet around the turn of the
century, how people would engage with and discover underground
music would change forever. As a result of the new digital era, DIY
was now worldwide, and no band embraced this new frontier better
than Have A Nice Life. Formed in 2000 by duo Dan Barrett and
Tim Macuga, the Middletown, CT-based pair would, throughout the
00s, self-release and share a number of demos and home recordings
via early social media channels as well as establish its in-house label
Enemies List Home Recordings. These first steps set in motion Have
A Nice Life’s rise to renown as an icon of underground music in the
internet age, culminating with the release of its pivotal 2008 debut
album, Deathconsciousness. Through word of mouth and online
discussion, Deathconsciousness became subject to viral praise thanks
to its synthesis of bleak post-punk, lo-fi shoegaze, and carpets of
hypnotic drone music. Eventually, this humble self-released project
would attain the status of a post-internet cult classic, amassing Have
A Nice Life a fervent online following that the band would interact
with in kind.

In an effort to thank and continue to engage with Have A Nice Life’s
internet cult following, Barrett and Macuga would regularly share
links to old demos, works in progress, and outtakes from the recording
of Deathconsciousness. Over time, a group of fans would compile
these demos into an unofficial release. Dubbed Voids, this fan-made
compilation several alternate takes of tracks from Deathconsciousness,
as well as a handful of early versions of songs that would appear on
Have A Nice Life’s two following albums, The Unnatural World and
Sea Of Worry. Fans swarmed around this compilation, accompanied
by loud calls for it to receive a physical release. A tape pressing of
Voids would be released via Music Ruins Lives, a DIY label run by
Have A Nice Life superfan Thom Wasluck, also known for his band
Planning for Burial. Between both instances of the tape swiftly selling
out and the compilation’s long absence from streaming services, Voids
has historically been an elusive release to track down, only available
in the obscurest corners of the internet or physically on the secondary
market at eye-wateringly high prices.

Over a decade since its initial, unofficial release in 2011, The
Flenser is proud to reissue Have A Nice Life’s Voids for the first time
ever in an official capacity in physical form.

 

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