Dan Bejar's Destroyer Offshoot Points Gray Seeks Funding for Vinyl Release

> Feb 23 2012

Dan Bejar's Destroyer Offshoot Points Gray Seeks Funding for Vinyl Release
By Gregory AdamsDan Bejar's prolific output has given us more than a few Destroyer and New Pornographers songs, but fans of the Vancouver singer-songwriter are about to get another dose of Dan via an unearthed recording sessions of his short-lived late '90s project Points Gray.

A donation page has been set up at Indiegogo to repress the trio's album Off Shore on LP. It had been originally released as a CD-R in a limited run of 100 on now-defunct Vancouver label 1777rex, and the proposed LP will arrive in a run of 500.

Points Gray was formed by July Forth Toilet leader Robert Dayton, who roped Bejar and Julian Lawrence into the project to deliver a batch of out-there, folk-influenced tunes. They performed one show under the name AIDS before settling on Points Gray.

"It's quite a brilliant document of this sort of turn-of-the-century music," Lawrence recently told the Georgia Straight. "I think it really captures the feeling that was going on at the time with Y2K and the whole millennium thing coming down. When Robert originally did it, he was calling it downer folk, but it ties into a whole history of folk music that goes back to the '60s."

You can listen to the gently strummed, banjo and acoustic guitar number "Growing Beards" down below.

The band is offering bonus incentives depending on how much fans are willing to donate, with prizes ranging from a download code of the disc to a personal call from Dayton, who "promises to be charming and wish you all the best."

You can donate to the fundraising campaign and get more details here. The goal is to raise $5,000.

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Cause it's just GOTTA be on vinyl. The download is enough thanks.
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Download only comes with the vinyl album, when one pledges 30 dollars, sorry Some guy.
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Thankfully I have the CDR on 1777rex (No. 20!) but rad they want to do a vinyl. And that new cover rules. They better use that.
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Thanks Jimbo, the CDR is missing one track which was a pivotal one, the vinyl will be complete. This is the first time the entire album has ever been issued. That cover above with blue washes will be used (one of the Perks is getting the original art) (and thank you). It will be professionally mastered by longtime July Fourth Toilet member Josh Stevenson who also mastered the Destroyer demos that were issued last year. Liner notes by Kevin Howes who spearheaded Light in the attic's Jamaica To Toronto series as well as Doug Randle (an album that is simply incredible, by the way), he also wrote the Monks and Sixto Rodriguez liner notes.
Thanks ever so much.
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Points Gray "Offshore" album release listening party at THEY LIVE VIDEO (4340 MAIN STREET) on Saturday, May 25th, 9 pm, album to be listened to at 10 pm and sold as well as art displayed, dj set by Sipreano (who wrote the liners) and a midnight candlelight recitation by The Canadian Romantic (www.facebook.com).
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The album is now out, available in some shops and through this distributor:
www.tediumhouse.com
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