Hello and welcome to another edition of the Sorry State Records newsletter! The big news this week is that we’ve launched a preorder for our next release on the label! Cochonne’s Emergency 12” EP is up on the site now, along with some t-shirts and tote bags featuring Jack Thegan-Crowley’s awesome cover art. We’re also previewing two tracks from the record, which you can listen to at sorrystaterecords.com or on our Bandcamp site. We’re hoping everything ships around October 8, which is the record’s official release date.
I have to admit, this week’s newsletter is not coming easy. I’ve been feeling burnt out, so I decided earlier this week that I wouldn’t do my normal Featured Release Roundup. Writing detailed descriptions for seven releases every week plus a staff pick takes up a huge amount of time. I usually need to listen to something at least three or four times, ideally more, to get any kind of handle on it, so just the time I spend listening eats up a big chunk of my week, then I have to write the things. It’s enjoyable work, but being who I am, I can get into a manic state with routine tasks like that, putting way too much pressure on myself about something that doesn’t really matter that much. So, I thought it was best to step away for a week and give myself some space to find the joy in what I do.
Even though I’m trying to let go of the pressure I put on myself to write about all of them, we still have a ton of great new items in the shop this week. Read on to learn about them!