Famous Class Records is currently auctioning off a slew of rare 7-inch releases from SPIN cover star Ty Segall, Thee Oh Sees, Cass McCombs, Deerhoof, Lower Dens, the Mallard, and more. The Brooklyn-based record label has thrown a total of 25 items onto eBay to help raise money for the VH1 Save the Music Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to strengthening music education in public schools.
With the exception of one piece, every item included in the auction hails from Famous Class Records' Less Artists More Condos split 7-inch series. The LAMC franchise began in 2012 as a tribute to Ariel Panero, a Famous Class co-founder who died in 2010. Named after the "Less Artists More Condos" concerts that Panero organized, it's yielded nine 7-inch vinyl singles that benefited the Ariel Panero Memorial Fund at Save the Music. SPIN previously streamed two of the releases: Segall's "Music for a Film 1" and Lower Dens' "Non Grata."
Now, Famous Class is offering test pressings and rare alternate versions of every piece of vinyl from the LAMC series, including some autographed copies. The only release not linked to the program is a test pressing of Live at Death By Audio 2012, a compilation that features tracks by Segall, JEFF the Brotherhood, METZ, A Place to Bury Strangers, and Future Islands, among others. As of now, that's the priciest treasure at $50. Several other wax slabs are available for as little as $15.
Bidding is open now until September 15 at 9 p.m. EST. Check out the auction directly on eBay, and scroll down for a full list of the goods up for grabs.
Famous Class Records Charity eBay auction items:
Live At Death By Audio 2012 Flexibook test pressing
LAMC #1 A Place To Bury Strangers/ Ceremony Test Pressing SIGNED
LAMC #2 Future Islands/ Ed Schrader's Music Beat 7" test pressing
LAMC #2 Future Islands/ Ed Schrader's Music Beat 7" test pressing (2nd copy)
LAMC #2 Future Islands/ ESMB rare orange vinyl
LAMC #3 Thee Oh Sees/ The Mallard 7" Test Pressing SIGNED
LAMC #3 Thee Oh Sees/ The Mallard 7" Test Pressing SIGNED (2nd copy)
LAMC #3 Thee Oh Sees/ The Mallard rare green vinyl SIGNED
LAMC #3 Thee Oh Sees/ The Mallard rare marble vinyl SIGNED
LAMC #4 Deerhoof/ Half Waif Test Pressing
LAMC #4 Deerhoof/ Half Waif rare white vinyl
LAMC #5 Hunx / Cassie Ramone test pressing SIGNED
LAMC #5 Hunx / Cassie Ramone test pressing SIGNED (2nd copy)
LAMC #5 Hunx / Cassie Ramone pink vinyl SIGNED
LAMC #6 Cass McCombs/ White Magic Test Pressing
LAMC #6 Cass McCombs/ White Magic rare clear vinyl
LAMC #6 Cass McCombs/ White Magic rare teal vinyl
LAMC #7 Ty Segall/ Chad & The Meatbodies test pressing SIGNED
LAMC #7 Ty Segall/ Chad & The Meatbodies test pressing SIGNED (2nd copy)
LAMC #7 Ty Segall/ Chad & The Meatbodies rare beer vinyl
LAMC #7 Ty Segall/ Chad & The Meatbodies rare gold vinyl
LAMC #8 Xiu Xiu/ Lawrence English test pressing
LAMC #8 Xiu Xiu/Lawrence English rare silver vinyl
LAMC #9 Lower Dens/ Horse Lords test pressing
LAMC #9 Lower Dens/ Horse Lords rare splatter vinyl