The long awaited 8th album by the Lawrence, Kansas outfit is finally up for pre-order! Over the last decade and a half this bunch has made some serious changes, deviating in ways that saw their fan base either divided or sewn together — some saw change as a positive progression or simply refreshing; others saw it as potentially regressive. The forums are sprawling with debate on the choices these fine folks have made. Regardless of all that, one thing remains: they paved a path and set an early direction for the ’emo’ sound and have not stopped in their experimentation. As a ‘post-rock’ fan I can definitely say that I love the strength in their experimentation and the only track I can seem to find has me enjoying the adventure. Although not the wisest of Appleseed fans — the appreciation is surely there. Check out a track from the release down below! It’s good.

The Details

Change, as they say, is a good thing. And a lot has changed for Lawrence, Kansas, post-rock outfit The Appleseed Cast over the 14 years since their founding. With Illumination Ritual (out April 23rd), their first full-length since 2009’s Sagamartha & first output since 2011’s Middle States EP, they’ve embraced not only a new line-up, but also hopscotching time signatures and a tumultuous anthemic energy that rivals anything else in their consistently impressive catalog..... click here for more info on this release


1. Adriatic to Black Sea
2. Great Lake Derelict
3. Simple Forms
4. Cathedral Rings
5. 30 Degrees 3am
6. Branches on the Arrow Peak Revelation
7. Barrier Islands (Do We Remain)
8. North Star Ordination
9. Clearing Life

10. Illumination Ritual



LP: Record Club members receive wine red & beer AsideBside vinyl. All RC copies hand-numbered. First retail pressing is milky clear and bone AsideBside vinyl (limited to 1200). Mail-order only vinyl option is 180 gram black (limited to 500). All come with an 18x24 poster and the vinyl is slipped into a black audiophile sleeve. LP jacket printed on reverse board. All customers receive an 11x17 promo poster. LP will hit you by April 23rd. Comes with digital download.

CD: The CD is packaged in an uncoated recycled sleeve. All customers receive an 11x17 retail poster. CD will hit you by April 23rd. Comes with digital download.

Cassette: The cassette comes with a full color j-card. Cassette itself is 'smokey' colored. 500 copies. All customers receive an 11x17 retail poster. Tape will hit you by April 23rd. Comes with digital download.

Digital: 320kbps digital download. Will be emailed to you by April 23rd.



320Kbps Digital Download : $8 / USA: $12-CD, $9-Cassette (1st Class), $15-LP (retail color shipped Media Mail), $16-LP (180gram black shipped MM) / Canada: $15-CD, $13.50-Cassette, $26-LP, $27-180gram-LP / Rest of the World: $17-CD, $15-Cassette, $33-LP, $34-180gram-LP / Combo (US only): Retail & 180gram LPs + tape & CD - $45

Price $15



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