“Dead Kids, R.I.P. City” Deluxe 2xLP + Board Game (2nd Edition)
Note: this item is a PREORDER, but all orders will be shipped BEFORE Christmas. If you purchase this item alongside other merch, we will ship your merch NOW and the physical release separate.
Due to overwhelming demand and us underestimating the response to a fucking board game, we put together a second and final edition for anyone who missed out. There a couple key differences with this version: the box top is screened in red ink, the syringe game piece is blood filled and the vinyl is a new variant we’ve named colored smoke.
Our long awaited follow up to 2018’s “Savior” is here. A story odyssey of sorts told in ten parts, ten songs - each track essentially a character - “Dead Kids...”, produced by David Trumfio (Built To Spill, Wilco, OK Go) and mastered by the legendary Howie Weinberg (The Cure, Smashing Pumpkins, Nirvana), explores, through a beguiling mix of personal memory, allegory, and narrative structures by turns both poetic and stinging, a long and complicated relationship with a dark version of Portland OR. It’s songs that tell of the fractured and fragile legacies of those lost during the city’s last couple decades as it moves from soggy backwater to unheard of growth and tech-fueled transformation.
Two years in the making, desperate, redemptive, its contrast of light and shadow favoring the latter, Dead Kids, R.I.P. City is like no other album in the genre, a kind of doom pop Drugstore Cowboy featuring the brave and abandoned, the tender and the afflicted, all teetering in memory on the edge of the city. For all the sadness and pain of addiction haunting it, however, the record, by its very existence, proves that hope doesn’t necessarily win but that, even if at great cost, it can. It’s what makes Dead Kids, R.I.P. City so powerful beyond just the scope of its dark luminous sound and indelible melodies, and is one of the many reasons you’ll carry it with you.
Featuring guest appearances on “Floodgate” by Tamaryn and Adam Klopp of Choir Boy on “Matty Rue”.
Cover photo by Megan Tvedt, art by David Rugh with layout by Nathan Preston.
1. Roses All Around
2. Wanting War
3. Matty Rue (feat. Adam Klopp)
4. Floodgate (feat. Tamaryn)
6. Pretty Face
9. Oil Burner
10. I Needed The Pain
Limited to 100 deluxe, hand-numbered editions:
- 2xLP on rose garden colored vinyl, packaged in deluxe tip-on jacket with digital download code
- 13" x 13" silk screened box, hand-numbered in red ink
- 33" x 11" tri-fold game board
- one black & red die
- four game pieces: heart, blood-filled syringe, trash can and brick
- instruction sheet
Due to the inability to source materials this is the second and final edition of this item.
This is Cercle Social 023.