Rosetta – The Anaesthete

We are extremely happy to announce that we will be releasing the Australian edition from Philadelphia’s Rosetta. The digital release will drop on August 8 simultaneously with vinyl pre-orders. Here’s what the band had to say:

Friends,

We have two big announcements to make today.

First, our new album. The new Rosetta full length, titled The Anaesthete, will be available as a pay-what-you-wish digital download on August 8th. We are tracking this with Andrew Schneider at Studio G Brooklyn from July 1st-11th, and self-releasing it online in August. Artwork for the release is by Jordan Butcher/Work of Self (Thrice, Minus the Bear, Backstreet Boys) and Ryan Clark of Invisible Creature. We are not releasing this on CD. The download will be available in almost any format you can imagine, including high-definition.

We are partnering with different labels around the world for vinyl and other goodies. These will vary from continent to continent. Debemur Morti (http://www.debemur-morti.com/) will handle the European physical release, Monolith (http://monolithmonolith.com/) will be covering Australia. In North America, we will self-release a vinyl version of the album once revenue from digital sales has reached critical mass to allow us to do that.

The album is being financed entirely by the band personally. The revenue from the digital download goes 100% back to helping us recoup that cost, and then toward pressing the North American vinyl. This is a big risk for us, but we feel that our listeners are a trustworthy bunch on the whole. Moreover, we want to find out whether releasing music completely independently is a sustainable way for a small band to operate. You get to decide what the album is worth to you, and pay that amount.

Our final EP for Translation Loss has already been recorded, and will be released in early 2014. This will still be a traditional release with a CD available.

Second, we are excited to be supporting Ken Mode on tour in August.

Dates are:
8/8 – Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter (w/ Weedeater)
8/9 – Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus
8/10 – Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie (part of This Is Hardcore)
8/11 – Cambridge, MA @ Middle East Upstairs
8/14 – Rochester, NY @ Bug Jar
8/15 – Albany, NY @ Valentine’s
8/16 – Newark, DE @ Mojo Main
8/17 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Smiling Moose
8/18 – Columbus, OH @ Kobo Live
8/20 – Cleveland, OH @ Now That’s Class
8/21 – Milwaukee, WI @ Cactus Club
8/22 – Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock
8/23 – Joliet, IL @ Mojoes (w/ Grace the Damned, no Ken Mode)

Hope to see you at some of these shows.

kenmode