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The Crane Wife 1, 2 & 3 Demo; The Return of Bandit Queen Wine

Adored Mailing List Recipients,

As winter and its associated holidays loom closer, we have a few bits of news that may help enliven the season.

The 10th Anniversary Edition of The Crane Wife is less than a month away from coming out and we’re excited to share a previously unreleased demo version of “The Crane Wife 1, 2 & 3.” You can listen now via Stereogum.

If you haven’t just yet, you can pre-order the 5 LP + 1 Blu-ray deluxe box set now at We’ll be doing another prize drawing – a $250 gift credit to the shop – for people who’ve pre-ordered by this Monday at noon PT.

Speaking of something that could make a nice gift for your loved ones (or loved self), we’ve teamed back up with Penner-Ash Wine Cellars for another limited-edition batch of Bandit Queen, a Willamette Valley Pinot Noir we blended under the guidance of winemakers Lynn and Ron Penner-Ash. 800 bottles of the new 2015 vintage will be available this time around, still encircled with a lovely Carson Ellis-designed label.

You can head over to Penner-Ash’s website to place your order now. A portion of the proceeds from every bottle sold will be donated to the Oregon Food Bank. The wine is only available to be shipped within the U.S. with a few states legally off-limits – you can find all of the fine print on the purchase page.


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