Friday, January 13, 2012

Jellyfish - Bellybutton Spiltmilk 12" Vinyl (2012)

1/13/12 5:02PM
They arrived at my post-office today. Absolutely lovely, not much more to say, other than I need to get around to buying a Turntable  even more, to actually listen to them now.

11/30/11 1:11AM
The typical no time to go in-depth about how I love this band's 2 records, blah blah.

They're awesome, and I've been hoping to find (still am I suppose) copies of both of them on Vinyl this year. And I did find some on this weekend and nearly ordered a copy of Bellybutton, but failed to "Checkout." The price is cheaper for this newly released 12".

I saved a bit in shipping I believe by ordering both as well.

Maybe 2012 will be a big year for Jellyfish? a new biography is coming, and some talk about a Roger Manning + Jason Falkner and perhaps also Andy Sturmer collaboration as well.


Bellybutton & Spilt Milk

Available January 10, 2012 where fine records are sold!
As nature intended—as 12″ LPs with the first 1,500 copies pressed on 180 gram colored vinyl!
Cut from the original analog masters by John Golden at Golden Mastering.
Early ’90s power pop at its finest—commercially available for the first time on vinyl in the U.S.! After the demise of Andy Sturmer and Roger Manning’s Beatnik Beatch, the two recruited Roger’s brother Chris and former Three O’Clock guitarist Jason Falkner to create Jellyfish. While Jason and Chris left after the first album and tour—the follow-up, Spilt Milk, was created by Andy and Roger with help from Jon Brion (Aimee Mann, Kanye West, Fiona Apple, Spoon), Lyle Workman (Todd Rundgren, Bourgeois Tagg, Beck), and T-Bone Wolk (Hall & Oates).
Bellybutton Spilt Milk
Even though the group lasted for only two albums and four years, their influence on power pop bands since has been as profound as the bands that Jellyfish were influenced by: Cheap Trick, Big Star, Badfinger, Raspberries, Brian Wilson, and more—all part of the power pop tradition being handed down one generation at a time.
Omnivore Recordings’ release of the two Jellyfish albums on LP marks the first time either have been commercially available on vinyl in the U.S. Bellybuttonwas only released on vinyl as a promotional item in 1990—its only official release at the time was on CD. The first 1,500 copies of the Omnivore release carefully replicates the original tri-fold gatefold packaging and is pressed on translucent blue vinyl. Spilt Milk has a similar story. It was only released on vinyl in the U.K. The U.S. release was, again, only on CD. This time around Omnivore is pressing the first 1,500 copies on translucent green vinyl.

Click on the image to download your copy and have fun coloring!
Now we know that late January is still a ways away and you’ll probably need something to do to keep you busy while you’re waiting for these pretty pieces of vinyl to be fully cooked. So we dug deep into our archives and found this illustration that was originally used for a coloring contest to promote the release of Bellybutton. We thought you might like to spend a little time coloring in Jellyfish (or maybe your kids would). If you come up with something of which you are particularly proud, go ahead and send it to us and we’ll post the ones we like.
Send to:
I Colored A Jellyfish!
Omnivore Recordings
7958 Beverly Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90048

Here’s a few of the masterpieces we’ve received thus far—keep coloring and keep sending them to us! You can click on your fav to see it larger.