Published Dec 18, 2013Joyful Noise has announced it will once again be pressing up flimsy but collectible flexi-disc singles in 2014, with artists attached to the subscription-based series including Born Ruffians, Big Business and more.
The label confirmed on its website that it has roped in a dozen artists to contribute exclusive tunes for the Joyful Noise 2014 Flexi Disc Series. This also includes lo-fi great Daniel Johnston, DM Stith, Fang Island, Half Japanese, Joan of Arc, Margot & the Nuclear So and So's, Marnie Stern, Mount Eerie, Serengeti and Yip Deceiver.
Regarding the Joan of Arc entry, Joyful Noise report that "the Kinsella boys have some tricks up their sleeve this year. Be prepared for a surprise with this one."
Though song details have yet to arrive, each single will house a previously unreleased cut to be included on a one-sided square flexi-disc. This could mean anything from brand new compositions to "remixes, alternate versions, or demos of previously released songs." None of the tracks will be appear in the digital realm, unless you have yourself a USB-equipped turntable and feel like loading that on your MP3 player yourself.
The subscription-only service will cost you $5 a month for the flexis and accompanying artwork, though a deluxe package adds a "a hand-numbered, screen-printed wooden box set" featuring artwork from Shawn K. Knight for an extra $30.
You can pre-order over the series over here.
Previous participants in the the Joyful Noise Flexi Disc Series include Lou Barlow, Of Montreal, Tortoise and more.