sour29 wrote:I remember a couple of bands telling me that vinyl is crazy-cheap to press -- much less than cds, even. But it's not done frequently because they don't sell in terribly large quantities.
That being said, I don't work for Barsuk and I'm not really qualified to be responding to this message.
Um, whoever told you that must be referring to some shitty vinyl. High quality 140-gram and 180-gram is not even close to being cheap to produce. That said, we didn't run these records, they were licensed to The Control Group, so I don't know exactly how much their production costs are. And even if I did, I wouldn't be talking about it here.
Just order the vinyl, embrace it, cherish it, share your deepest secrets and longing glances with it. You won't be sorry.