It’s been months in the making, but now you can finally buy the very first Oaken Palace label shirt in our shop! The shirt colour is a beautiful dark pine-green with white print. Artwork by Wired To The Moon, who also designed the label logo.
We will collect pre-orders until 5th June, and then decide on the total amount of shirts that will be produced. So if you want to make sure that you will get a shirt in your size, we strongly recommend pre-ordering a shirt before 5th June. The shirts will arrive approximately three weeks later, on 26th June.
All shirts are made from certified 100% organic cotton, produced by an ethically accredited and wind-powered factory. The profits will this time be donated to Wildlife SOS, an Indian environmental organization that has embarked on the ambitious project to free all remaining circus elephants in India. Due to long lawsuits, this will cost millions of dollars, and we want to contribute to this great cause. Read more about the project here, and the great story of their last rescue here.
Pre-orders for Blown Out’s new album Planetary Engineering are now live! As usual, you can pre-order the album on our homepage or our Bandcamp page. In addition to the regular version, which is limited to 500 copies on space-black vinyl and comes in a 100% recycled cardboard sleeve, we again have 20 test pressings for sale, this time in thick 300gsm purple cardboard sleeves with screen-printed alternative artwork. All profits will be donated towards the protection of the Aye-aye. Get your copy here:
Important release date info: Unfortunately, the Record Store Day madness is now also affecting Oaken Palace Records. Due to RSD backorders, all pressing plants are currently struggling to keep the usual turnaround times. At the moment, we just have a system-generated ETA date, but we hope that the records will be delivered in July. We are sorry for this delay! To make the waiting time a bit more enjoyable, you will directly receive a DOWNLOAD CODE FOR THE FULL ALBUM, no matter from which page you order, either directly from Bandcamp or via email. Thank you for your understanding!
As most of you will know, Oaken Palace Records is a registered charity. As such, we have to report our progress and accounts to the UK Charity Commission in a Trustees’ Annual Report. While interested people can also find this report on the Commission’s homepage, we have also published it on this website to increase transparency. You can find the Report by clicking here.