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Always Tired vinyl, The Stereo studio film and Gatsbys in NYC + Merch! Posted 01 Dec 2023

Always Tired - Contact Sports LP Pre-order

Always Tired - Contact Sports LP Pre-order

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After releasing Contact Sports on cassette and streaming earlier this year, we've finally got the vinyl version of Always Tired's debut LP.

Limited to 550 copies on transparent red vinyl, the album features an exclusive lyrics sheet and alternative artwork.

But that's not all! There's a fun little feature on the playback itself. Side A has standard grooves, meaning you play it as you would any record, from the outside. But since Side B features the same songs in a live setting, the grooves are reversed! On Side B, you play it from the label out!

We’ve also got a brand new shirt design! This is the first time any Always Tired shirt has been available online, previously only for sale at shows. Be the envy of your friends! You can purchase the vinyl and the shirt separately of course, but you get a discount if you bundle them!

The album will be released on Friday, February 2nd, 2024. We will ship it a bit early, so it arrives on or before the release date!

Pre-order via Bandcamp (launched today for Bandcamp Friday) or via our store!

Always Tired - Contact Sports vinyl and shirt

"Kiss Me Quick: A Film by the Stereo" premieres on Dec 11th!

"Kiss Me Quick: A Film by the Stereo" premieres on Dec 11th!

Overdue Collection Agency and Stem Recording are proud to present "Kiss Me Quick: A Film by the Stereo", which captures the band performing tracks from their latest album, "Thirteen" plus several classics. Filmed December 1-2, 2022 at Stem Recording in Paradise Valley, AZ.

Call it a greatest hits from the Stereo. If you haven't gotten a chance to dig into this band, this film is the perfect opportunity. The film releases for free on YouTube in full on December 11th. Subscribe to The Stereo on YouTube to get notified.

"Thirteen" is now available on limited edition CD from the band at their website.

Gatsbys American Dream in NYC + Merch online

Gatsbys American Dream in NYC + Merch online

Gatsbys American Dream at Gramercy Theatre in NYC

We're a couple of months away from the Gatsbys American Dream show in NYC at Gramercy Theatre on April 27th, 2024! The show is over halfway sold out and this is the only east coast show for 2024. Don't miss out!

But if you're not on the east coast, and you'd like to get some Gatsbys merch, head over to their merch store: gatsbysamericandream.bigcartel.com

And tangentially related, our donation to Backpack Brigade from the Money Pit vinyl was over $900! Thanks so much to everyone who picked up a record, I'm sorry we didn't have more! Maybe someday.

Ribbons & Sugar 20th Anniversary Vinyl Pressing Posted 01 Jul 2023

Gatsbys American Dream - Ribbons & Sugar 20th Anniversary - Hologram detail

Happy 20 years to Ribbons & Sugar!

Happy 20 years to Gatsbys American Dream - Ribbons & Sugar!

Overdue is proud to announce a 20th Anniversary pressing of Ribbons & Sugar, shipping now at overduecollection.com and on Bandcamp.

Originally released on July 1st 2003, this album marked a significant change in direction for the band which would foreshadow their later work.

This anniversary pressing is 45RPM on 180-gram vinyl. The liner notes include the original interview from the 2011 pressing in a fresh new layout featuring photos from GAD's archives! The insert is tri-fold, printed on uncoated paper.

The plain, white, uncoated jackets feature two different stickers. One is a hand-numbered, two-color risograph-printed sticker on the top right of the jacket. The second is a custom imprinted, holographic sticker which folds over the spine (except for the Swine Edition). Everything is housed in a resealable polypropylene sleeve.

The matte black jacket variants are exclusive to the Overdue store and are limited to 100 copies each.

The Blue / White Swirl variant may contain random streaks of black and brown. We asked the pressing plant to not clear the hopper between colors, with fun results.

50% of the profits go to the band. 25% goes to charity or mutual aid funds chosen by the artist (in this case, water.org), and the remaining 25% goes to production costs associated with the releases. This new model is more sustainable for the artists, and we're excited to partner with Gatsbys American Dream on this release!

They are shipping now. Pending demand, they should arrive within 1-2 weeks.

Pressing info:
20 Test Presses
100 Swine - Matte Black Jacket - Black Vinyl (Overdue Exclusive)
100 Back in Black - Matte Black Jacket - Black Vinyl (Overdue Exclusive)
100 Black & Blue - Matte Black Jacket - Blue/White Swirl (Overdue Exclusive)
300 Black - White Jacket
400 Blue/White Swirl - White Jacket

Gatsbys American Dream - Ribbons & Sugar 20th Anniversary vinyl

Gatsbys American Dream - Ribbons & Sugar 20th Anniversary vinyl

Gatsbys American Dream - Ribbons & Sugar 20th Anniversary vinyl

Gatsbys American Dream - Ribbons & Sugar 20th Anniversary vinyl

Seattle show tickets still available!

Gatsbys American Dream - Live at the Crocodile

There's still tickets for the show in Seattle on September 29th! The opener has been announced, they're called Help. Come on out if you're in the area!

New Always Tired is out now!

Always Tired - Contact Sports is out now! Arkansas sludge emo"

Always Tired - Contact Sports album cover

Yesterday, the debut album from Always Tired was released on streaming services everywhere! Check them out on Bandcamp, or anywhere you listen to music. We also have limited edition cassettes available.

They've got some upcoming shows soon:
July 2nd, 2023 at the Smoke & Barrel in Fayetteville, Arkansas. $5 cover with Colour Design, Nightosphere (KC), Chrono Wizard and Crush

July 8th, 2023 at the Farewell in Kansas City, Missouri
with Claw Marks American and Stressor

The band will some amazing t-shirts and will have copies of the cassettes there as well.

Seattle show for Gatsbys American Dream! Posted 10 Jun 2023

New show announcement

Gatsbys American Dream announce Seattle show"

If you haven't heard already, tickets are now available for a new Gatsbys show in Seattle! The show is happening on September 29th at the Crocodile! It's the band's first time playing a hometown show since 2011! Tickets are available here.

I'll be selling merch again at the Seattle show, so say hi if you come around. I had a blast selling at the LA show.

New Always Tired album on June 30th!

Arkansas emo band Always Tired announce Contact Sports album

Emocore shoegaze band Always Tired have their debut album coming out on June 30th! We've got limited edition cassettes available at our store and on Bandcamp. You can check out the first two singles "the weather channel" and "the better part" on streaming services everywhere! They'll be playing some record release shows, with two being announced so far.

July 2nd, 2023 at the Smoke & Barrel in Fayetteville, Arkansas. $5 cover with Colour Design, Nightosphere (KC), Chrono Wizard and Crush

July 8th, 2023 at the Farewell in Kansas City, Missouri
with Claw Marks American and Stressor

The band will also have copies of the cassettes there as well.

Gatsbys tickets selling fast + Bandcamp Friday Update Posted 03 Feb 2023

Gatsbys Tickets going fast!

The tickets for the Gatsbys reunion show in LA are not gonna last and it's uncertain if there's any further show plans at the moment. Most of the guys have day jobs and families, so touring is probably not in the cards. This might be it! So if you're anywhere close to LA on April 28th, make the trek!

Happy Bandcamp Friday!

If you didn't know, Gatsbys first two LPs and the EP are up on Bandcamp. We got these up back in September, but we've only mentioned it on our socials.

If you've ordered records via our regular webstore anytime since September, send me your receipt and I'll send you free Bandcamp download codes for your purchases. Then you can have them in your Bandcamp library too! If that's you're thing.

New Always Tired EP!

While you're over there on Bandcamp, if you're into sludgy emo shoegaze, you might want to check out a band we're working with called Always Tired! They're from Fayetteville, Arkansas and we've released a new EP Three Songs just in time for Bandcamp Friday (embedded above). It's also available on streaming pretty much everywhere.

After releasing a lone single last year, they've become mainstays of their local scene, opening for the likes of Titus Andronicus and Cloarkroom.

Alright, that's it for a while. Unless there's more Gatsbys shows, we won't bug you!

Gatsbys American Dream announce first show in over 10 years! Posted 24 Jan 2023

Gatsbys American Dream has announced their first show in over 10 years!Gatsbys American Dream has announced their first show in over 10 years! With hopefully more dates to come.

On April 28th, 2023, Gatsbys will play their first show back at the Teragram Ballroom in Los Angeles.

Tickets will be available here, starting this Friday at 10 AM PST.

Follow Gatsbys on their new Instagram for more updates! Or follow their Facebook and Twitter accounts, which have been around forever.

The Stereo announce a Kickstarter Posted 15 Feb 2022

The Stereo has announced a Kickstarter for their first new album in nearly 20 years, Thirteen along with a podcast called Kings of No Hope.

Kings of No Hope will feature guests like Chris Carrabba (Dashboard Confessional), Patrick Stump (Fall Out Boy), Ryan Seaman (I Don’t Know How But They Found Me), Chad Gilbert (New Found Glory), Vinnie Fiorello (Less Than Jake), Andrew Dost (fun.) and many more.

If you’ve never heard of this band, please check them out on streaming services to get a sample. A very underrated band with supremely catchy songs. Overdue Collection Agency is a big fan of this band, and we think you will be too.

Rewards include the new album on color vinyl with gatefold packaging, an HD livestream in-studio concert and test pressings of the new record.

Featuring Jamie Woolford from Animal Chin and Rory Phillips from The Impossibles, the band began in 1999 at the suggestion of John Janick, founder of Fueled By Ramen. The Stereo released their first album Three Hundred that year. Infighting led to Rory leaving before their next album No Traffic in 2001, creating a revolving door of new members.

Despite the drama, The Stereo continued releasing solid albums, with amazing songs. However, most of their adulation came from their peers rather than fans or the music industry itself. The band released their most recent album Rewind + Record in 2002 (we have dead stock, original copies of the vinyl in our store), before finally breaking up in 2004.

The band, including Rory, came back together initially in 2011 for a one-off performance for Fueled By Ramen’s 15th Anniversary. The show featured them, Paramore and fun. After playing, the band would continue to occasionally playing shows together before deciding to make another record. The band self-funded the production of Thirteen for the past seven years. The Kickstarter will help fund the physical production of the record, the podcast and the livestream.

Modern Man comes to vinyl! Posted 07 Oct 2020

The 2 songs Gatsbys American Dream recorded in 2011 are coming to vinyl for a very special cause by Equal Vision Records. Two 12" variants limited to 250 copies each, available here.

If you don't follow the band on socials, you may not have heard that Bobby's niece is fighting cancer. Bobby's brother Billy Darling was also the tour manager for the band. They've started a GoFundMe which can be donated to here. All the profits from the vinyl will got to this fund.

Full disclosure, we were not involved in this pressing, but we knew as fellow Gatsbys fans, that this release is something you'd probably want to know about!

So buy the vinyl for a good cause, or at the very least, donate a couple of bucks to the GoFundMe.

Don't use Uline if you care about queer and BIPOC Posted 24 Jun 2020

If you do any kind of mail order, and want to support queer and BIPOC, please stop using Uline.

As pride month comes to an end, let's acknowledge it's beginnings as riot with heavy involvement from trans Black and Latina women. But what are some actions you can take?

In 2014, Oni Press made a pledge to stop using Uline as a source for shipping supplies because of Uline's owners support for Family-PAC, an anti-gay political action committee in Chicago. After hearing about this, I decided to stop using Uline for any mail order supplies. I had the power to make that change, so I did.

If this is the first you're hearing of Uline's politics, welcome into the fray. Uline's owners are also large supporters of Trump and conservative politicians. During the 2018 election cycle, they gave $38 million to conservative PACs and candidates, including supporting the campaign to elect Roy Moore.

When I order stuff, occasionally I see a Uline mailer when it arrives. It's disappointing when there are so many great alternatives out there. If you run mail order at your label, publisher, wherever, you can easily find new suppliers. If you have the power to choose your suppliers, I'm implore you to do so.

I've primarily used Bags Unlimited and more recently Whiplash mailers (though they were significantly cheaper when I ordered 6 weeks ago.) I utilize kraft paper tape to reduce my use of plastic, and that can be purchased at most shipping supply companies.

Burlesque of North America made an extensive list of shipping suppliers in 2017 that you can find here. However difficult your shipping need is, you don't need to turn to Uline to solve it. Even your local box store would probably be able to help.

24 hours left for the Test Press Solidarity Raffle Posted 15 Jun 2020

Raffle Update: Finally mailed out all prizes! We raised $1425 total for http://communitybailfunds.com. Overdue covered the processing fees of our e-commerce store / payment providers to maximize the contribution. Thank you all for contributing!

Special thanks to Gatsbys American Dream, Gates and Matt Pryor for the amazing music that drove contributions.

Wanted to let everyone know you've got 24 hours left to purchase a raffle ticket or tell your friends. Send 'em to overduecollection.com, it'll be the first thing they see on the page. All funds will be going to communitybailfunds.com

Thanks so much to everyone who has purchased a raffle ticket so far! We'll be announcing and notifying winners on Tuesday.

Stay safe out there, especially if you're protesting, and wear a mask!

Test Press Solidarity Raffle Posted 08 Jun 2020

After witnessing the recent protests against the racist murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Tony McDade by police, I struggled with what I could do stand in solidarity. My partner is immunocompromised, so physically going to a protest was not possible. Outside of that, I decided on donating to several different bail funds, local Black Lives Matter and community organizers working to defund the police. For the label, I participated in Blackout Tuesday since it's a part of the music industry, technically. It felt insufficient.

But with the great examples from Touché Amoré, Memory Music and Joyce Manor, we realized we could contribute our test presses as well. It still feels insufficient, but it's a step forward. Proceeds will be donated to benefit a fund split between 70+ (and growing) bail networks, mutual aid and racial justice organizations via ActBlue. All money raised will be donated to that fund.

Tickets are available from June 8th until midnight on June 15th. (PDT)

We've never auctioned off or sold our test presses, they've only been made available for bands and their management or friends.

Each ticket is $5 per LP and $2.50 per 7 inch. Each test press has original artwork and is numbered. We have two copies available of each record, except for Why We Fight test press and the misprinted Ribbons cover. That means for every ticket you buy, you have two chances to win. You can win multiple items, but not duplicate items. Buy as many tickets as you'd like. Free downloads of the music included with entry.

Also available in the raffle is a rare copy of Ribbons and Sugar with a misprinted jacket. Our initial batch of covers did not include a panel due to an error at the printer. We received free replacement jackets, but decided to save some to exclusively give to folks at the Subscriber level from our initial Kickstarter. Only 16 were sent out.

With this action, we hope we can contribute in solidarity with the Black community in the fight against white supremacy. Defunding police departments are a large part of this fight as well. We encourage you to read up on these issues and find your local community organizers to find out how you can help out where you live. Click through to read more:

Black Lives Matter Global Network

National Bail Fund Network

MPD 150 - Working towards a police free Minneapolis

Defund12.org - Resource to contact your local officials about defunding police

15th Anniversary of Volcano Posted 12 Apr 2020

Today is the 15th Anniversary of Volcano by Gatsbys American Dream. An ominous, poppy album about the arrogance of humanity at odds with their environment. More appropriate than ever during this era of pandemic.

Before I continue, I wanted to state there are no current plans (that I am aware of) to release Volcano or the self-titled album on vinyl. This is not for lack of trying, I assure you.

Volcano was a big album for Gatsbys. If you were fortunate enough to watch them grow throughout the years, the lead up to this album was remarkable. It was a logical step up to Volcano, and the band rightfully received the best reviews of the career.

The heavy themes that run the gamut from exuberant to threatening, the music itself seesaws between gloom and glee. The dark sounds of "Theatre" contrasts with the joyful chord progression of "Fable". Their songwriting and musicianship at their peak, the album simply sounds amazing.

The band had a three month window at home between tours to record Volcano with producer Casey Bates, and they certainly gave it their all. The utilized a map to insure each song had 2-3 connections to other songs on the album, providing a sense of familiarity as you kept listening. That soaring reprise from "Fable" at the end "Speaker of the Dead" is one of the most triumphant parts of an album that I can remember.

On a more personal note, this album had a positive effect on me as one of my earliest exposures to concept albums. Being focused more in the punk scene, there really wasn't a precedent for me to hear concept albums until Gatsbys and Coheed started coming into their own. While the concept album may have become an albatross around their necks as their careers progressed, their albums were executed so well. It opened my mind to a lot more music and I'm eternally grateful for that.

During this isolation, I've leaned heavily on media to keep me level. Volcano's questioning of the hubris of a ruling power has provided validation. Reassurance that I'm right to be concerned about how the people in charge have been handling this emergency. The end, whenever that might be, will be dark. Out of that dark will eventually bring light. Until then, our skies are black plumes.

Thanks for reading everyone. Please stay safe.

Update - May 10th, 2019 Posted 10 May 2019

Happy new release day to the Get Up Kids! Their new LP "Problems" comes out today via Polyvinyl. You can order the Light Blue vinyl directly from the band or the Starburst variant via Polyvinyl.

Make sure to check them out on their European tour happening now and their upcoming US tour. Tour dates can be found here.

Matt Pryor performed an acoustic version of the song “Brakelines” on the 7″ we put out in 2016. The new LP is awesome, and it's amazing to hear this song in it's final form. This label is truly honored that our release featured two future Get Up Kids songs, especially because the song "Overdue" is our namesake. I personally apologize for spelling song name wrong (the 7" lists it as Brake Lines), so let's call it a mulligan. "My Own Reflection", also from the 7", came out on the Kicker EP last year.

In label news, we're proud to announce that 7" has raised $316 ($158 each) for RAINN and East Los Angeles Women's Center. That amount was donated in December of last year. We can't recommend these organizations highly enough, particularly in this difficult of period time. If you have funds to spare, we hope you consider them for donations.

Still no new releases on the docket, but the store is open. Orders will be shipping at their usual pace, and we hope to press some new records in the future. Sorry that I don't have any more specifics. Either way, I'm just glad that the Get Up Kids are more active than the label has been recently. Our first record came out when their last one did, so it's been a long time coming!