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Unnecessary Evil: The New LP

Our 2nd album is finally here! Available in the format of your choice, plus limited edition edition exclusive offers!

All orders placed after 8/29/2016 will be shipped out within 1-3 business days of purchase.

After composing 30+ songs for the follow-up to their acclaimed debut Sisyphus Says and joining forces again with producer Nick Raskulinecz and ultimately with top-shelf producer/engineer/mixer Mike Purcell at the helm to complete the project, The Lees Of Memory (Superdrag’s John Davis & Brandon Fisher + Epic Ditch’s Nick Slack) have re-emerged with Unnecessary Evil, an embarrassment of musical riches that some have called “the best ‘Superdrag’ record since (2000’s magnum opus) In The Valley Of Dying Stars.” The album boasts no shortage of the same brand of visceral and tuneful power pop for which their previous incarnation was best-known. At the same time, it draws from some of the shoegaze inflections of their first LP, and everything from Stereolab at their most motorik to the backwards guitars and vivid psychedelia of mid-period Beatles; from the pastoral Mellotrons of British Folk to the high-altitude space rock of Hawkwind or Spacemen 3. It’s a potent blend of multicolored inspiration that makes for a very satisfying listen. Available now on John Davis brand Music LP/CD & Burger Records cassette.

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Unnecessary Evil
$10
10.00
Available

You’ll get an immediate digital download of the album the minute it’s mastered, plus access to exclusive photos & video of Unnecessary Evil in the making and rough mixes along the way.

Unnecessary Evil 4-Track Demos

Unnecessary Evil 4-Track Demos
$15
15.00
Available

You get a download of a complete alternate version of Unnecessary Evil, comprised of John’s 4-track home demos from High Bias!!! A Cassette-Based Operation™!!!!
Download as soon as you pledge! www.pledgemusic.com/projects/theleesofmemory/downloads

Unnecessary Evil Cassette

Unnecessary Evil Cassette
$15
15.00
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For some of us, cassettes never really went away. Get the new album on cassette from our friends at Burger Records!

Unnecessary Evil CD

Unnecessary Evil CD
$15
15.00
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The new album on CD.

Exclusive T-Shirt

Exclusive T-Shirt
$25
25.00
67 left

Exclusive shirt design based on the Unnecessary Evil album art. These won’t be available anywhere else! Printed in Nashville by Grand Palace Silkscreen.

Ice Dyes & Tie-Dyes

Ice Dyes & Tie-Dyes
$25
25.00
21 left

Original, one-of-a-kind ice dye & tie-dye designs handmade by John Davis. Too many variations to list; it’s the luck of the draw, but only the sickest ones are for sale. Made with fiber-reactive Procion dyes. Wash with confidence!

Limited Edition Handscreened Poster

Limited Edition Handscreened Poster
$25
25.00
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Limited edition poster---only 80 of these will be made. When they’re gone, they’re gone! Handscreened, signed & numbered by Jason Kochis.

Unnecessary Evil Autographed CD

Unnecessary Evil Autographed CD
$25
25.00
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Your copy of the new CD autographed by John, Brandon & Nick.

Unnecessary Evil Black Vinyl LP

Unnecessary Evil Black Vinyl LP
$25
25.00
All gone!

The new LP on black vinyl.
Orders with vinyl will be shipped late August.

Sisyphus Graphic Tie-Dyes

Sisyphus Graphic Tie-Dyes
$30
30.00
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Original, one-of-a-kind tie-dye designs handmade by John Davis, screenprinted with the Lees’ Sisyphus Graphic logo. Too many variations to list; it’s the luck of the draw, but only the sickest ones are for sale. Made with fiber-reactive Procion dyes. Wash with confidence!

"Unnecessary Evil" Original Painting

"Unnecessary Evil" Original Painting
$800
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John’s original painting named for the title track, “Unnecessary Evil” (24″ × 24″, glue & acrylic on canvas, 2015.) Pro packed & shipped by UPS.

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