YES! Black Friday is here! As we all know, flat percentage Black Friday sales are BORING! Sure, I guess I could make some sort of “coupon code” or something LAME, but that’s no fun. I don’t understand why any label owner wouldn’t want to stay up until 5:00 am on Thanksgiving night individually marking down over 500 titles?!?!?!?!? Where’s the damn dedication? Or … maybe I’m just bitter because my store doesn’t let me actually MAKE coupon codes. Damn you, webstore, damn you.
Anyways … the GRAVE MISTAKE 2013 BLACK FRIDAY SALE is in full effect! Most of the package deals will be good through the weekend as will the sale prices on all of the Grave Mistake / Vinyl Conflict / No Way titles. Almost all of the distro sale prices are set for good though, so take your time no rush, but do keep in mind a lot of that sale stuff I am down to my last copy.
Here are all of the fun details; I’ve got over 500 discounted distro titles, discounted Grave Mistake package deals, some special Black Friday package deals, some GRAB BAG deals, some FREE stuff, and other fun stuff as well. Here’s the breakdown:
GRAVE MISTAKE DISTRO TITLES ON SALE!
Yup, over 500 7”s and LPs from the Grave Mistake distro are on sale … and I am not messing around, I have a TON of $1 and $2 7”s, a ton of $5 LPs, and more … and this year I’ve confined them all to their own category for your browsing convenience. There is a lot of cool stuff in there, although some of it is a bit older I’m sure you’ll find a few records that you maybe meant to pick up and never did, or just something you may have never heard before that sparks your interest enough to take a chance on. I’ve conveniently also made a list of all of the distro titles on sale (sadly, just the names not the prices). That list can be found here:
GRAVE MISTAKE RELEASES / BLACK FRIDAY PACKAGE DEALS
GRAVE MISTAKE RELEASES / BLACK FRIDAY PRICING
As always with my Black Friday sales, almost every Grave Mistake title is on sale to some extent. The only exceptions are the colored versions of stuff that came out this year, several older titles I’m almost out of, and the Hard Stripes 7” because that just came out (BUT you can catch a deal on it in one of the package deals). I’m also once again giving away free stuff! Same as last year, for EVERY $50 worth of stuff you order in the store (before shipping), you get to pick a free Grave Mistake 7”. For every $75, you get to pick a free Grave Mistake LP (AND the Free 7” thing STILL applies too). You just need to add the respective items to your order, and select your free choices from the lists in the item descriptions here:
FREE GRAVE MISTAKE 7” for every $50 you spend!
FREE GRAVE MISTAKE LP for every $75 you spend!
SURPRISE GRAB BAG!
I’m also trying something NEW this year, I’ve got a few 7” GRAB BAG options for you as well. They are:
PICK 1 (GET 10) for $20
PICK 2 (GET 20) for $30
PICK 3 (GET 30) for $40
Yup, you get to pick 1-3 Grave Mistake 7”s (depending on the deal you choose) from the Grave Mistake 7” Title List in the description, and I’m going to throw in a bunch of random 7”s. Perfect if you are too busy/lazy to pick your own sale records or just want to be surprised! I get to pick the random grab bag titles. I’ll of course also throw in some stickers, maybe a koozie or something (yes, I have secret GM koozies). Sounds fun, huh?
Here are the other awesome deals I’m running (prices do not include shipping):
Any 5 Grave Mistake 7”s for $15
Any 10 Grave Mistake 7”s for $25
Any 3 Grave Mistake LPs for $25
Pick one 7” and one LP that Grave Mistake released in 2013 for $11
All 3 Vinyl Conflict Label 7” releases for $10
BIG EYES three record package deal on sale for $15
DIRECT CONTROL two record package deal on sale for $9
GOVERNMENT WARNING four record package deal on sale for $18
NIGHT BIRDS three LP package deal on sale for $25
SCHOOL JERKS two record package deal on sale for $12
SECTARIAN VIOLENCE two record package deal on sale for $12
PLUS almost every CD in the Grave Mistake distro is on sale, most of them for HALF PRICE! Most of those prices will be good through the weekend only.
I think that’s it … hopefully you find something worth picking up and remember Christmas is right around the corner, and records make great gifts!
Thanks for reading!
Alex / GRAVE MISTAKE RECORDS
Grave Mistake is the absolute best for Punk and Hardcore records.
There’s been something I’ve wanted to talk about for a while that has been bothering me. Lately there have been a lot of articles popping up in [mainstream] media (as well as talk by people involved in our scene in general) vilifying emo, calling it a “Boys’ Club”, and asking why more women aren’t involved in bands (take the most recent NPR Music piece, for example:http://www.npr.org/blogs/therecord/2013/11/18/245954581/a-rational-conversation-is-emo-back).
I don’t disagree with the fact that there should be more women in bands- though I don’t particularly think this is untrue of most “rock” scenes, unfortunately. It should go without saying that we believe that more women should be in bands as half of our band is female.
The problem I have is that none of the articles mention Cathy at all. Is she not a female in an emo band? Why is she often-overlooked when our name is frequently bandied about in these articles? The World is a Beautiful Place & I am No Longer Afraid to Die have two female members, yet I rarely, if ever, see mention of them in these articles either. Let me name some more bands with female members associated with our scene: football, etc., Rika, Hop Along the band, Kittyhawk, Little Big League, Pity Sex, Slingshot Dakota, Tigers Jaw, and until very recently, Dowsing.
I think this is a conversation worth having, but it seems to me that one of best ways to encourage more females to join up/start new bands is to not marginalize the ones who are already in bands. Rather, these females should be looked up to as leaders and role models. We need more females, and there are shining examples of women who are actively defying that stereotype right now. Not enough, but it’s a start.
Most of the bands mentioned represent the best in the genre as far as I’m concerned, it’s bad journalism to be blind to this fact and create a stigma about a scene which is currently flourishing. More women in punk rock in general would be amazing. But yeah, let’s recognize the amazing ones we’ve already got!