Distro Item / Annabel;Lee "I Saw It All Unfold" LP + 7" + DVD + zine + download

from Flannelgraph Records

Like the labels who have put this release together (XRA Records & Auris Apothecary) this is a band that meant a lot to us. Thankfully the entire Annabel;Lee discography (2001-2003) is now available for everyone to experience. We are happy to have a few here as a distro item while they last!

Released 4/20/2015 on XRA Records / Auris Apothecary (edition of 150)

Includes 12" LP on colored vinyl, 7" EP on colored vinyl, DVDr with 7 live videos and 24 MP3s, 20-page handmade zine full of rare photos, a lost interview with the band, show flyers and more, all housed in a beautiful, hand-numbered, silk screened jacket.

"In the grand scheme of things, Annabel;Lee is barely a drop in the bucket. One of one million bands that cropped up during the turn-of-the-century’s, infantile-internet-fueled, second wave emo revival. They released one album, a few demos, and somewhat-released an EP that was circulated on CD-Rs by their fans after the band dissolved. Then, once all of the members had graduated high school and moved on, that was it. But that’s the grand scheme.

On a more refined scale, Annabel;Lee left a major mark on those that would become the die-hards. Annabel;Lee formed as a more melodic, slightly more accessible, slightly more rebellious alternative to the quasi-rural Indiana religious hardcore that was dominating the freakishly active and cresting Warsaw, IN music scene of the early 2000’s. It was rare not to find a Fire Breathing Dwarf promoted show happening either at the Fireman’s Building, or the Center Lake Pavilion, or The Pit on a Friday or Saturday night at that time. Typically, an all ages, DIY affair with waaaay too many bands on the bill and even more thick black X’s on the hands of the attendants. At Peace While Burning were the local heroes of the time, leading the charge with their punk ethos + Christian acceptance + heavy, chaotic, hardcore metal. As At Peace While Burning began to reach the end of their existence, two of it’s members formed Annabel;Lee and – from my vantage point, anyway – blew the lid off the whole thing.

Their music was still heavy. It was still stitched together with the same fast/slow/fast, loud/quiet/loud assemblage that dominated the end of that hardcore era. But, now they were singing, too. Instead of violent breakdowns and blast-beats they were opening things up to a grand elevation and tear-jerking sentiment. They had an aesthetic. Photocopying and Xeroxing black and white, high contrast photos to handmade CD-R packaging and silkscreened t-shirts. They were an enterprise. And while – in that grand scheme – none of this sounds especially revolutionary, their songs were great. Perhaps the LP’s offering is a bit more transparent. You can hear the bands that Annabel;Lee was influenced by peeking through the filter. But, by the all-too-late time of “The Van’d Gone EP”, Annabel;Lee didn’t sounds like anyone other than themselves, and not many of us in those northern Indiana farm towns had ever seen or heard anything like it. I have full confidence in saying that if it hadn’t been for Annabel;Lee and the scene they were a part of, XRA Records would never even have existed. Seeing and hearing what great things were possible just by taking the reigns of your own creativity – keep in mind, I shared a high school gym class with some of these guys, my musical heroes – left an impression on me that paved the way for almost every decision I’ve made since, and still dominates my way of thinking today."

- Mike Adams, 2015

ships out within 5 days

  $25 USD or more 

 

More merch from Flannelgraph Records

  1. Neil Hamburger Chicken Bucket Sticker

    $1 USD

  2. Neil Hamburger Chicken Bucket Shirt

    T-Shirt/Apparel

    $19.95 USD

  3. Synthesizer Pop for a New Age (1974-1978) – limited edition colored vinyl
    Don Muro

    Record/Vinyl

    $18 USD

  4. Elephant Micah // Embarrassment of Riches // 10th Anniversary Tape Reissue

    $6 USD

  5. The Flannelgraph Records Fifty Dollar Box of Mystery

    $50 USD

  6. Taste Judge Instrumentals – Taste Judge Instrumentals tape
    Junior High

    Cassette

    $5.95 USD

  7. Distro Item / Karima Walker "Hands in Our Names"

    $15 USD

  8. Distro Item / Nicholas Krgovich "On Cahuenga" LP

    $15 USD

  9. Distro Item / Advance Base "In Bloomington" LP

    $15 USD

  10. Distro Item / Advance Base "Nephew in the Wild" LP

    $15 USD

  11. Still On The Line: A Tribute To Jimmy Webb – 150g vinyl LP
    Various Artists

    Record/Vinyl

    $12.50 USD

  12. Don Muro Screen Print by Box Brown

    Poster/Print

    $10 USD

  13. Souffrances Et Extases Du Jeune Amour – 12" vinyl LP
    Don Muro

    Record/Vinyl

    $15 USD

  14. As Long As I've Got You EP – 7"
    Don Muro

    Record/Vinyl

    Sold Out

  15. It's Time – It's Time LP
    Don Muro

    Record/Vinyl

    $15 USD

  16. It's Time – It's Time CD
    Don Muro

    Compact Disc (CD)

    $10 USD

  17. We All Need Each Other: The 1968-1969 Recordings – cassette tape
    Don Muro

    Cassette

    $7 USD

  18. Split 8" – Limited Edition Black Hand-Cut 8" Vinyl
    Tim Heidecker / Moor Hound

    Record/Vinyl

    Sold Out

  19. Old Toy Trains – 7" record
    Mike Adams At His Honest Weight / Mick Foley

    Record/Vinyl

    $6 USD

  20. II – CDr
    Via Vegrandis

    Compact Disc (CD)

    $3.95 USD

  21. Via Vegrandis "II" stickers + download

    $3.95 USD

  22. LEAH – LEAH tape
    New Terrors

    Cassette

    $7 USD

  23. Erin Tobey "Middlemaze Karaoke Edition" tape

    $5 USD

  24. Mocky "Key Change" tape

    $7 USD

  25. Liz Janes "Slow City" tape

    $7 USD

  26. set of two Vollmar band photos + Open Window album download

    Poster/Print

    $7 USD

  27. Open Window – tape + download
    Vollmar

    Cassette

    $7 USD

  28. Open Window – CDr + download (free shipping)
    Vollmar

    Compact Disc (CD)

    $7 USD

  29. Vollmar - Open Window sticker + download (free shipping)

    $7 USD

  30. Vollmar - Open Window shirt + download

    T-Shirt/Apparel

    $15 USD

  31. Rock, Rot & Rule – 150g vinyl LP
    Scharpling & Wurster

    Record/Vinyl

    $15 USD

  32. Rock, Rot & Rule – RSD Exclusive 150g red vinyl LP
    Scharpling & Wurster

    Record/Vinyl

    Sold Out

  33. Funny Morning – 12" vinyl
    Yuuki Matthews

    Record/Vinyl

    $10 USD

  34. I'm Worried b/w Ken Burns' Baseball – Distro Item / 7" vinyl
    Mike Adams At His Honest Weight

    Record/Vinyl

    $6.50 USD

  35. Best of Boiler Room Classics – black vinyl LP
    Mike Adams At His Honest Weight

    Record/Vinyl

    $15 USD

  36. Best of Boiler Room Classics – marble blue vinyl LP
    Mike Adams At His Honest Weight

    Record/Vinyl

    Sold Out

  37. Best of Boiler Room Classics – CD + DVD
    Mike Adams At His Honest Weight

    Compact Disc (CD)

    $10 USD

  38. "Gorilla Monsoon & Bobby Heenan" comic strip sticker by Box Brown + download of theme by Chris Schlarb

    $2 USD

  39. Mike Adams At His Honest Weight enamel pin

    $6.99 USD

  40. Mike Adams At His Honest Weight postcards

    $1 USD

  41. Mike Adams At His Honest Weight shirt

    T-Shirt/Apparel

    $15 USD

  42. Mike Adams At His Honest Weight hoodie

    T-Shirt/Apparel

    $25 USD

  43. Mike Adams At His Honest Weight baseball shirt

    T-Shirt/Apparel

    $20 USD

  44. Mike Adams At His Honest Weight shirt

    T-Shirt/Apparel

    $15 USD

  45. Like A Baby b/w Tasteful Nudes – limited edition 7" white vinyl
    Starflyer 59 / Mike Adams At His Honest Weight

    Record/Vinyl

    $8.59 USD

  46. Like A Baby b/w Tasteful Nudes – limited edition 7" black vinyl
    Starflyer 59 / Mike Adams At His Honest Weight

    Record/Vinyl

    $7.59 USD

  47. Oscillate Wisely – vinyl LP
    Mike Adams At His Honest Weight

    Record/Vinyl

    Sold Out

  48. Oscillate Wisely – limited edition cassette
    Mike Adams At His Honest Weight

    Cassette

    $7 USD

  49. Sing Starflyer 59 – 10" record
    Candy Claws & Mike Adams At His Honest Weight

    Record/Vinyl

    $7 USD

  50. Flannelgraph Records shirt

    T-Shirt/Apparel

    $15 USD

  51. Flannelgraph Records hoodie

    T-Shirt/Apparel

    $25 USD

  52. Flannelgraph Records Pie & Coffee Shirt

    T-Shirt/Apparel

    $15 USD

  53. Flannelgraph Records holiday shirt

    T-Shirt/Apparel

    $15 USD

  54. Phil Elverum Joke Sticker

    $1 USD

  55. Shining Angel Of My Dreams b/w Oh Oh I Love Her So – cassette single
    The Parade Schedule

    Cassette

    $1.95 USD

  56. Huntingtons - "Prime Times: The Tascam Tapes" tape

    $7 USD

  57. Selected Messages From The Badger Theater Answering Machine, 1993-1994 – CDr
    The Badger Theater Answering Machine

    Compact Disc (CD)

    Sold Out

  58. IAMACEO Instrumentals – cassette tape
    Starflyer 59

    Cassette

    $5.59 USD

  59. Christmas Day – 7" vinyl
    Loren Connors

    Record/Vinyl

    $4.50 USD

  60. Kitchen Table – Kitchen Table vinyl LP
    Frank Schweikhardt

    Record/Vinyl

    $15 USD

  61. Kitchen Table Instrumentals – limited edition cassette
    Frank Schweikhardt

    Cassette

    $5 USD

  62. Life But No More – white vinyl LP
    Frank Schweikhardt

    Record/Vinyl

    $15 USD

  63. Weekend Forecast – lathe-cut 7" vinyl
    Josh Ottum

    Record/Vinyl

    Sold Out

  64. Weekend Forecast – tape
    Josh Ottum

    Cassette

    $2 USD

  65. Whiten – tape
    Serhal

    Cassette

    $7 USD

  66. Williams Shift "We Were Wonderers Instrumentals" Tape

    $8 USD

  67. Via Vegrandis – compact disc
    Via Vegrandis

    Compact Disc (CD)

    $4 USD

  68. My Height In Heels – colored vinyl, edition of 300
    She Does Is Magic

    Record/Vinyl

    $10 USD

  69. My Height In Heels – compact disc
    She Does Is Magic

    Compact Disc (CD)

    $7 USD

  70. Family Business – tape
    Prayer Breakfast

    Cassette

    Sold Out

  71. Family Business – limited edition cd-r
    Prayer Breakfast

    Compact Disc (CD)

    Sold Out

  72. Ring Entrance Theme for Professional Wrestler Jake Omen – CDr
    Dylan Ettinger

    Compact Disc (CD)

    $3 USD

  73. Mother – cd-r
    New Terrors

    Compact Disc (CD)

    $4 USD

  74. Mother – tape
    New Terrors

    Cassette

    $4 USD

  75. OF – 7" colored vinyl
    Osteoferocious

    Record/Vinyl

    $3 USD

  76. Distro Item / Joe E. "Love Got In My Way"

    $10 USD

  77. Distro Item / Sound of Ceres "Nostalgia for Infinity" LP

    $15 USD

  78. Distro Item / Advance Base "A Shut-In's Prayer" LP

    $15 USD

  79. Distro Item / Dylan Ettinger "New Age Outlaws" LP

    $12 USD

  80. Distro Item / Serhal "Golden" tape

    $5 USD

  81. Distro Item / Bobo "Smoke in the Elevator" tape

    $5 USD

  82. Distro Item / Dylan Ettinger "Lifetime of Romance" LP

    $12 USD

  83. Distro Item / Josh Ottum "Smart/Dumb" clear vinyl LP

    $12 USD

  84. Snack Music b/w Quilted Into Void – cassette w/ black safety pouch (edition of 20)
    Health Worldwide

    Cassette

    Sold Out

  85. Distro Item / Mount Eerie "Live in Bloomington, September 30th, 2011" LP

    $15 USD

  86. Distro Item / husband&wife "Live At The Bishop, April 20, 2013" 2xLP + Concert Film + MP3

    $12 USD

  87. Distro Item / "The Best of Prefab Sprout" tape

    $5 USD

  88. Distro Item / "I Know You Know What I Know: The Lost Songs and Demos of husband&wife" tape

    $5 USD

  89. Distro Item / Robert Bearns & Ron Dexter "The Best of The Golden Voyage" CD

    $10 USD

  90. Distro item // Snack Mountain and the Boys Who Live "The Magic in Me" tape

    $5 USD

  91. Distro Item / Smedley Jergins & His Orchestra / Two Sugar, One Salt tape

    $3 USD