"The Dunedin Double was a seminal in both independent and New Zealand music. Released in March 1982, The Dunedin Double went on to kick start New Zealand_¢‚Ǩ‚Ѣs biggest independent record label Flying Nun Records as well as the careers of, at the time, local, unknown kiwi bands The Chills, Verlaines, The Stones and Sneaky Feelings.
\r\nRecorded over two weekends in two separate damp flats in Christchurch, the EP launched the notion of the _¢‚ǨÀúDunedin Sound,_¢‚Ǩ‚Ѣ a phrase and sonic influence that still has a_Ç place in todays jangle-indie pop world. Unusual in it_¢‚Ǩ‚Ѣs format, each side of the two 12_¢‚Ǩ‚Ѣ_¢‚Ǩ‚Ѣs showcasing each bands first recordings, and take on the Dunedin Sound. The Dunedin Double has become one of the mantelpieces for lo-fi record collectors disappearing after one press. For Record Store Day 2014, Flying Nun in conjunction with Captured Tracks, will once more let The Dunedin Double briefly appear on the shelves, gloriously re-mastered._¢‚Ǩ¬ù - Captured Tracks.
After nearly a decade of false starts, multiple game plans veering off the rails, and a handful of shattered hopes and/or dreams, the odyssey is finally complete—the new Fusetron site is here.
This is the first phase of a multipart rollout that will span the next few months: the currently browsable stock includes miscellaneous new releases from the past 8+ months (we have a lot of catching up to do), plus approximately a third of our backstock. Note that we’ve reduced/slashed prices on many titles and will continue to do so in order to make room for new stock. We’ll also be expanding / tweaking / improving / debugging the site itself (for example, we still have work to do on the automated international postage system, not to mention the inevitable inventory discrepancies that come with transferring an ancient and massive database to a new system).
Over the next few months, as we take inventory, clean house, and delve into our storage, we will be uploading thousands of additional items, gradually, on a near-daily basis. This will include the majority of the LPs, as well as many titles, in all formats, once thought long-gone. Many currently “sold out” items are likely to resurface.
Finally, once our general backstock is up (probably in the next two or three months) we’ll begin making our extensive stockpile of rarities available online for the first time: tons of random out-of-print titles, "deadstock," warehouse finds, secondhand collectibles, etc., accumulated over the past few decades.
Frequent/returning customers will be getting early access to these items. Details to follow on how this will work (a priority mailing list? a 'frequent flyer'-like program?), but it will not be based on dollars spent. We want to reward those who consistently support us, especially in the discogs marketplace era (to those who show up trying to poach five copies of a one-off rarity, and nothing else, ever… ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ ).
So—we suggest you take some time to dig through the site—even we’ve been surprised by what’s been turning up, and there’s much more to come.