As many of you may have noticed, there's a lot of mortality going around Buck-Tickistan these days. Luckily, it's the kind we can get behind! For those of you who don't read Japanese, an update on all the news:
As Yet Untitled Album is still untitled as yet, but the release date has now been officially scheduled for November 11th, also known in Japan as Pocky Day, due to the date 11/11 greatly resembling a pack of sticks of Pocky. (Peter Pecker snacked a pack of sticks of Pocky, say it ten times fast!) The album will contain twelve tracks, including "Yume" and "Pain Drop."
As usual, the album will come in two editions. The limited edition will come housed in "rich and magnificent" packaging, and will include a DVD which, according to the announcements, will contain "special film contents," so from now until the time of release you can feel free to speculate that "special" in katakana means "all your fangirl dreams come true." Yume yume you may dream, as they say. Perhaps the pain drop is what happens to the dream upon waking. The limited edition of the album will cost 5400 yen including tax, so start saving your yennies!
The regular edition of the album will not include any special bonus features, just a case with the CD in it, so if you're more of the minimalist type who's totally over it, this is probably the edition for you. The regular edition will cost 3240 yen including tax.
If you are still interested in applying for my Mortal Offer (see this post) for the purchase of Spirit and As Yet Untitled Album, send me an email to themadaristocrat at gmail right away!
The Mortal will be featured on the cover of the November editions of two major music magazines, Massive and Ongaku to Hito. The November edition of Ongaku to Hito will be released on October 5th and cost 750 yen, while the November edition of Massive will be released on October 13th, and cost 1350 yen. If you would like to order either magazine through Cayce, please email me at themadaristocrat at gmail.
While we were led to believe back in July that The Mortal would only be playing three shows during their inaugural November tour, they have now announced that they will be playing two additional gigs, as below:
Monday, November 16th at Namba Hatch in Osaka
Thursday, November 19th at Shinkiba Studio Coast in Tokyo
Furthermore, unlike the previously announced gigs at Orix Theater and NHK Hall, which are seated gigs, the gigs at Namba Hatch and Studio Coast will be STANDING gigs (see our Japanese Concert Guide for more info on seated vs. standing gigs.) Amp up the excitement accordingly!
Tickets for the standing gigs will cost 6300 yen (including tax, excluding fees), and will go on general sale on Saturday, November 7th at 10AM through all major ticket outlets including Ticket Pia, Lawson Ticket and eplus.
Update: according to Fish Tank's latest email bulletin, there will in fact be a Fish Tank presale for these tickets after all. So rest easy, Fish Tankers!
For those of you who ordered copies of Spirit via The Mortal Offer and would like us to apply for tickets to the standing gigs on your behalf, please contact us directly for details.
For those of you who did not purchase copies of Spirit through us but would still like our help in ordering tickets through general admission sales, again, contact us directly for details.
As part of their very nearly annoyingly too-savvy marketing campaign, The Mortal will be offering various free goodies to fans who purchase copies of their debut mini album Spirit. Fan who purchase copies of Spirit from Tower Records will receive a limited edition bonus sticker, while fans who purchase copies of Spirit from other outlets will receive a free limited edition poster. Regardless of purchase outlet, all copies of Spirit will contain application tickets for the standing gigs. However, only copies of Spirit purchased at designated Tower Records stores will contain application tickets for the Tower Records in-store event.
Therefore, if you ordered a copy of Spirit via The Mortal Offer but would like to receive the bonus poster as well, you will need to order a second copy of the album. If you are interested, contact us asap.
And that's all for now, folks. But expect more soon.