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Principle of Pain

Pre-order the new FOTOCRIME album, out May 18, 2018.

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FOTOCRIME present their debut full length album, Principle Of Pain, for pre-order with a wide variety of special bundles, limited color vinyl, and rare, unique items.
 
Following their acclaimed EPs Always Hell and Always Night, the dark post-punk trio FOTOCRIME have announced details for their debut full-length album, Principle Of Pain. FOTOCRIME is the creation of singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist R (aka Ryan Patterson, longtime tentpole of the Louisville music scene). Set for a May 18 release on Patterson’s own Auxiliary Records, Principle Of Pain boldly returns drum machines and analog synthesizer sequencing to the forefront of the guitar-rock landscape, resulting in an album that confidently displays a mastery of song craft and stylistic range while crafting an distinct sonic identity. FOTOCRIME have established themselves as one of the most sonically and visually exciting new bands to emerge in the post-punk/alternative landscape, leading Revolver to proclaim “FOTOCRIME is darkwave heaven.” 
 
Produced by J. Robbins (JAWBOX, AGAINST ME, COLISEUM), the album was performed entirely by Patterson, with a small handful of contributions from friends, including FOTOCRIME band members Shelley Anderson and Nick Thieneman. Principle Of Pain is a deeply personal album, the singular work of an artist traversing the peaks and valleys of his obsessions, loves, and fears soundtracked by massive beats, warm synths, and guitars that veer from chiming cleans to blown out fuzz. The stunning original album cover artwork was painted by Chicago-via-Barcelona artist Noelia Towers, known for her beautiful, challenging artwork depicting elements of BDSM and feminine power. An in-demand painter and apparel designer, this is her first commissioned album artwork.
 
FOTOCRIME is pleased to partner with Pledge Music for the Principle Of Pain preorder, which offers the album on digital and physical formats, limited edition bundles, special personalized art and music, instruments from Patterson’s personal collection, and more. All advance orders through Pledge Music give you member-only access to early access to singles before they are released to the public, updates direct from the band, behind the scenes photos and videos, and more.
 
Shipping as close as possible to May 18th 2018 release date.
 
FOTOCRIME supports Me Too, Times Up, and the fight against sexual assault, sexual harassment, rape culture, misogyny, and toxic masculinity. A portion of the profits from this campaign will go to benefit The Center For Women And Families in Louisville, Kentucky. The Center for Women and Families provides trauma-informed advocacy and support for individuals, families and communities affected by intimate partner violence and sexual assault. They mitigate the impact of trauma by building resiliency and reducing risk factors at all levels. They are guided by a strong grassroots feminist history, and a commitment to social and economic justice. They co-create violence free lives, families, and communities.

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Album Download
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The AccessPass includes 10 song digital download of Principle Of Pain on the day of release.

Deluxe LP Bundle

Deluxe LP Bundle
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Principle Of Pain LP on exclusive ice blue color vinyl LP limited to 100 copies with exclusive album cover shirt, canvas patch, sticker, and exclusive bonus track download. Album download included. 100% cotton fine jersey Canvas brand t-shirt, sizes XS, S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL.

Deluxe CD Bundle

Deluxe CD Bundle
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Principle Of Pain CD with exclusive album cover shirt, canvas patch, sticker, and exclusive bonus track download. Album download included. 100% cotton fine jersey Canvas brand t-shirt, sizes XS, S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL.

CD

CD
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Principle Of Pain compact disc. Album download included.

Black Vinyl LP

Black Vinyl LP
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Principle Of Pain LP on standard black vinyl. Album download included.

Transparent Red Color Vinyl LP

Transparent Red Color Vinyl LP
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Principle Of Pain LP on transparent red color vinyl limited to 200 copies. Album download included.

Transparent Green Color Vinyl LP

Transparent Green Color Vinyl LP
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Principle Of Pain LP on transparent green color vinyl limited to 200 copies. Album download included.

Print of the Cover Art by Noelia Towers

Print of the Cover Art by Noelia Towers
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18×18” print of the original hand-painted cover art for Principle Of Pain by Chicago/Barcelona artist Noelia Towers. Museum quality print on thick, durable archival, acid-free matte paper.
 

Mixtape for You by Ryan Patterson

Mixtape for You by Ryan Patterson
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60-90 minute compilation mix on your choice of cassette tape, CD-R, or MP3 made specifically for you. Principle Of Pain album download included.

Original Art/Collage Print by Ryan Patterson

Original Art/Collage Print by Ryan Patterson
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New, original collage art by Ryan just for you. You’ll receive both a one color 12×12” screen print on French paper and an 18×18” museum quality print on thick, durable archival, acid-free matte paper, both suitable for framing. This artwork piece is unique and created just for you and signed by Ryan. Principle Of Pain album download included. (Original artwork will be copyright Ryan Patterson and cannot be reproduced or reused in any way by the purchaser.)

Original Instrumental Song by Ryan Patterson

Original Instrumental Song by Ryan Patterson
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A new, original 3-5 minute experimental electronic track composed and recorded specifically for you. Principle Of Pain album download included. (Original song will be copyright Ryan Patterson / Fotocrime and cannot be released or publicly shared in any way by the purchaser. The composer may reuse or release the song or any elements within in the future.)

AtomoSynth Mochika 2.1

AtomoSynth Mochika 2.1
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Mochika 2.1 analog synth and step sequencer, made by Atomo Synth from Lima, Peru. Principle Of Pain album download included.  “This excellent translucent synth was my entry into analog synthesis and sequencing. It was used on Coliseum’s Sister Faith recording and our tours around that time. The case has some cracks and wear from tour, but the synth is in excellent working condition.”

Schecter Guitar Used on Coliseum Records/Tours

Schecter Guitar Used on Coliseum Records/Tours
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Mid 2000s Schecter Ultra guitar used by Ryan Patterson on Coliseum’s Goddamage and No Salvation recordings and tours during those eras, also used on all Whips/Chains recordings and tours. Headstock broken and repaired on tour multiple times. Principle Of Pain album download included.  “This was the last of a handful of Schecter Ultras that I owned and heartily abused on tours around the globe. It was used on some of my most aggressive recordings; specifically Goddamage and No Salvation. It’s a personal favorite guitar of mine and is notable for the headstock that I’ve glued and clamped together to save its life on tour. The guitar is in full working order, but would certainly benefit from a professional setup.” Shipping included in the United States.

Principle Of Pain LP Test Pressing

Principle Of Pain LP Test Pressing
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One of 25 original test pressings of Principle Of Pain LP. Signed by Ryan Patterson, if requested. Album download included.

Always Hell 7” Test Pressing

Always Hell 7” Test Pressing
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One of five original test pressings of the Fotocrime debut 7”, Always Hell. Signed by Ryan Patterson, if requested. Album download included.

Coliseum Black Magic Punks 12” Test Pressing

Coliseum Black Magic Punks 12” Test Pressing
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Original test pressing to the 2014 self-released Coliseum “Black Magic Punks” remix/reinterpretation 12” featuring Cold Cave, Justin Broadrick (Godflesh), Atsuo (Boris), J. Robbins (Jawbox), and more. Signed by Ryan Patterson, if requested. Principle Of Pain album download included.

Coliseum Anxiety’s Kiss LP Test Pressing

Coliseum Anxiety’s Kiss LP Test Pressing
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Original test pressing to the 2015 Coliseum final album Anxiety’s Kiss on Deathwish Inc. Signed by Ryan Patterson, if requested. Principle Of Pain album download included.

Coliseum House With A Curse LP Test Pressing

Coliseum House With A Curse LP Test Pressing
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Original test pressing to the 2010 Coliseum classic House With A Curse on Temporary Residence Limited. Signed by Ryan Patterson, if requested. Principle Of Pain album download included.

Coliseum Deluxe Reissue 2xLP test pressing Test Pressing

Coliseum Deluxe Reissue 2xLP test pressing Test Pressing
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Original test pressing to the 2014 deluxe reissue of the debut Coliseum album on Deathwish Inc. Signed by Ryan Patterson, if requested. Principle Of Pain album download included.

Young Widows Settle Down City LP Test Pressing

Young Widows Settle Down City LP Test Pressing
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Original test pressing to the 2006 Young Widows classic Settle Down City on Auxiliary Records. Principle Of Pain album download included.

Coliseum Goddamage 12” Test Pressing

Coliseum Goddamage 12” Test Pressing
$150
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Original test pressing to the 2005 Coliseum cult favorite Goddamage 12” on Manic Ride Records. Signed by Ryan Patterson, if requested. Principle Of Pain album download included.

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