News 12/21/12

 The Obligatory End of the Year 'Thank You' Post
Once again, I wanted to say thanks to everyone who helped make 2012 such an exciting year for Assemblage 23  Thanks espcially to everyone who bought "Bruise" and helped make it one of A23's most well-recieved releases so far.  In support of the album, we did a bunch of touring borh in Europe and in the States and got to meet lots of new and old fans alike.  The live shows this year were also special because we added drummer Mike Jenney to our live line-up.  And now, right before year's end, we have Assemblage 23's first ever vinyl release, "The Vinyl Sessions".  Not a bad way to wrap up the year.  So thank you, everyone who has helped spread the word about A23, turned their friends on to us, came to see us live, bought albums or merch... for everything, really.  You're the reason I've been able to keep doing what I'm doing and that is something I am thankful for every day.  Here's hoping 2013 holds even more surprises!

Assemblage 23 "The Vinyl Sessions" Released
This past Tuesday, Metropolis Records released A23's first ever vinyl release, entitled "The Vinyl Sessions".  In addition to two remixes with newly recorded vocals, the album consists of tracks taken from each album, all given a brand new mix from the floor up.  All copies ship with a special download card for a digital copy of the album as well.  Thanks to everyone who pre-ordered a copy through The Assemblage 23 Online Store.  I had hoped to get these shipped tomorrow, but the blizzards in the midwest have held the package up in shipping and it has not arrived yet.  So, it looks like I'll have a little project waiting for me when the holidays are over.  I apologize for the inconvenience, but this was obviously out of my control.  One day I'll learn to control the weather, but that day hasn't arrived as of yet.

Assemblage 23 Online Store Back Online - Free Shipping Until the End of the Year
The Assemblage 23 Online Store is back online after being de-activated during our US tour.  It took me a bit longer to get it back up and running as there was some question of my credit card processor going out of business, but that issue is resolved and everything is back online with lots of new items.  We're a bit low on some items because of the tour, but we have placed restock orders and should have a fuller selection soon.  In the meantime, I'm offering free shipping on all orders placed through the store until January 31st.  Nobody gets what they want at Christmas, so buy yourself something nice after the holidays!

First Live Show of the New Year Announced
Even though we only recently finished our US tour, we already have some live dates lining up for lucky 2013.  The first of these will be in Phoenix, AZ on February 9th at 910 Live.  More details will follow, but for the time being, here is the Facebook event page.  I am also working on booking a DJ date in Tucson around the same time.