Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Will Backspacer Glow in the Dark?

Easy Street Records seems to think so.  They had this to say in their pre-sale announcement.


Pearl Jam never stops surprising us, this time by giving our indie distributor US rights to this exclusive version ofBackspacer - on both CD and vinyl. Yes, Target is carryingBackspacer as well, but our version is different - and way cooler. The version sold by Easy Street comes with superior packaging including a hard-bound book/Pizzoli-style package (ala the "Avocado" CD), glow-in-the-dark spot cover, 24-page full-color booklet, and original art by Tom Tomorrow (This Modern World). Official release date forBackspacer is September 20, but order it now from us and feel great about supporting your local indie store! Plus, check out these special pre-order prices!


Thanks to the All That's Sacred podcast for catching that!

UPDATE: Thank you to bodysnatcher, who happens to be a print designer, for this description of the term "spot."

In print, a "spot" color is an ink that is pure and takes advantage of a single run through the press. For instance, most things are printed with 4 inks (cyan, magenta, yellow, and black) which take 4 different plates and press runs that all converge to create a multi-color image. A spot color is a predetermined Pantone color that only takes one plate. Spot colors can also be used to create cool techniques, like a shiny varnish. A glow-in-the-dark spot color means that there will be parts of the artwork that are printed with this single extra color that will, apparently, glow in the dark.