Philly’s THUNDERBIRD DIVINE’s Album ‘MAGNASONIC’ Set for Limited-Edition Vinyl Pressing via Interstellar Smoke Records; Pre-order Starts February 21st!
|Photos by Dante Torrieri
The Poland-based Interstellar Smoke Records is set to release Philadelphia’s Thunderbird Divine‘s debut, ‘Magnasonic‘ on limited-edition vinyl pressing.
“I have few bands with whom I want to cooperate, and I make a list of these bands,” says Jacek Trepko, president of Poland’s Interstellar Smoke Records. “From this list of bands, I choose the ones I would like to release first. This decision is taken by listening a material several times in a loop. I look at the graphics of cover to have an idea how the physical edition should look. In this particular case, I liked the album cover, the music content fit my label profile and the music material was the best of the rest of the bands.”
The debut album, which was initially released in January on CD by Salt of the Earth Records, will bear Interstellar Smoke Records‘ imprint for 300 copies. These 300 pressings will be made available in three different vinyl colors (transparent purple, transparent yellow, and black), each color limited to 100 copies. A different poster and sticker will be included in each color run.
“This is a pretty cool thing,” says Erik Caplan, guitarist/vocalist of Thunderbird Divine. “There’s really no other way to say it. Jacek got in touch with us because he heard the record, loved it and wanted to be involved. That’s an extremely vindicating feeling–to have someone you’ve never met want to work with you based on the strength of your work. We’re excited.”
– 100pcs black with poster A2
– 100pcs transparent yellow with poster A2
– 100pcs transparent purple with poster A2
All three editions come with insert and band stickers.
Each edition is unique and comes with a different A2 poster.
This debut album is a 30-plus-minute exploration of riffs and psychedelia, featuring custom art design by the band’s bassist, Adam Scott. “The inspiration for Magnasonic’s artwork stems from classic optical and psychedelic line art,” Scott explains. “It then evolved to the stargate space exploration of graphic symbolism, which we feel reflects the music’s loud vibrance.”
|Magnasonic – Track List:
2. ‘Til Shiloh*
3. Bummer Bridge
4. The Devil’s Hatband**
*features additional vocals by Kermit Lyman III of Sheena and Thee Nosebleeds
**features additional vocals by Andy Martin of Clamfight
Produced by the band and recorded with both Ted Richardson
in Philadelphia and Charles Newman
(who also mixed the album) at Cottage Sounds Unlimited
in Brooklyn, ‘Magnasonic’
shows the quartet is not willing to be pigeonholed as a strictly stoner/doom rock band. Featuring Adam Scott
on bass and guitars, Flynn Lawrence
on guitars and additional instrumentation, Mike Stuart
on drums and percussion and Erik Caplan
on vocals, guitars, and various instruments,Thunderbird Divine
went for an unexpectedly broad tonal variety with ‘Magnasonic’