Test Pressing Sale
Every Test Pressing $30.00 (double LPs $50)
Test Pressings are the discs sent to the pressing plant to confirm that the masters and plates sound right before they press the entire run of records. They are the "rarest" of all versions of the records. All are on black Vinyl, with blank or test pressing labels, in blank white sleeve unless otherwise marked. Most were limited to 5-10 copies.
Every once in a while I clean out the archives to raise money (and clear out space). But it's hard to set prices sometimes because of Ebay/Discogs flippers. If I mark them up a little over original price, but below discogs/popsike selling prices to remove profit incentive from flippers, people that really want them think I'm gouging. If I sell them at original price, ebay/discogs flippers do what they do and the person who comes to this page 10 minutes too late, who really wanted to own the thing ends up either not getting it or has to pay an inflated price.
That being said, this time around, I'm just selling these test pressings (many of which are expensive in secondary markets (Most have never been available at all and this is the first time anyone can get their hands on them) for the same price... $30.00. INCLUDING the crazy expensive Scott McMicken and other Soild Gold Test Pressings. However, to get the Scott McMicken stuff you have to email me personally via the contact form, after you've already checked out with your other purchases and convince me you aren't a flipper. If you've bought stuff from me before, tell me... I can just search through my sales.
UPDATE: I put this on Instagram for about 3 minutes and immediately wished I hadn't. I got flooded with folks, especially wanting "IT". Everybody was PIAPTK's "biggest fan" (many had never bought much if anything), and nobody was wanting to buy anything now except the Scottman LPs. So, maybe you'd better send me a photo of your PIAPTK and/or Dr Dog collection or something. And to be honest, if you haven't really bought much from PIAPTK in the past, and aren't buying anything in this batch, I would prefer to sell this stuff for super cheap to people who have and are. If you are broke, I get it. If Scott is the only thing on the label you like, I get it (but you have probably not actually checked out anything else on the label), but I don't have many of these, and they should go to people with more than a cursory interest in what we are trying to do here. It may take a day or two to get back to you.
If you ARE a flipper, let someone who actually wants to own it buy it... k?thx.bai
Scott McMicken - In Your Dreams LP (Email request only)
Scott McMicken - IT LP (Email Request Only)
Labryyynth (Golden Boots) LP
4 Way Split MW - Saturday Looks Good To Me/Emily Jane Powers/Impossible Shapes and Friends
Casper and the Cookies - Modern Silence 2xLP
Casper and the Cookies - Optimists Club LP
Mona Reels - VOL. 1 (Grey vinyl, only non-black vinyl made of this were Tests)
Southerly - Storyteller and the Gossip Columnist LP
Little Wings - Made it Rain LP
Lazer Zeppelin - American Derivative LP (maroon vinyl)
Floating Action - Research LP (no MP3 download)
Eric Slick - Out of Habit LP (No MP3 download)
Jeffrey Lewis - Outtakes LP (no MP3 Download)
Skrill Meadow - On Vacation LP (Blue Vinyl)
Wooden Wand - Born Bad (Various colored vinyl)
Anni Rossi/Whitman - Collab 10"
Sugar Candy Mountain - 666 Black Vinyl
Sugar Candy Mountain - 666 Maroon Vinyl
Graves / Norfolk and Western - Fleetwood's Hacks 10" (12"test)
Golden Boots - Coyote Deathbed Surprise/Ev
Floating Action - Is It Exquisite
American Monoxide - In Flight Mode LP
Wooden Wand - Archives 6XLP
Little Wings Be Gulls - Dead Ends - Black
Built In Sun LP
Little Wings -Be Gulls - Dead Ends Black or Maroon
Forest Fallows - At Hom
RSTVMO / Billy Anderson Split 4
Grey Waves - VOID 6