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former kingdoms

by Arms and Sleepers

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  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

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    THIS IS A PRE-ORDER ITEM. SHIPPING IN JUNE 2022.

    ☞ Desert Sand 140g 1xLP
    ☞ Gatefold Jacket, Printed Inner Sleeve, Printed Insert
    ☞ Limited edition of 300, only 70 available on Bandcamp
    ☞ Incl. Digital Download of the album + Track by Track Commentary

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    PLEASE NOTE: Shipment is from the US, so international shipping rates are extremely high due to the United States Postal Service's crazy international prices. Unfortunately there is not much I can do about this - sorry.

    ALSO PLEASE NOTE: Shipping fees include the following costs: percentage that Bandcamp and PayPal take from each online order + packing material expenses. If you have any questions about this, feel free to get in touch directly: hello@armsandsleepers.com

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    THIS IS A PRE-ORDER ITEM. SHIPPING IN MAY 2022.

    ☞ A companion piece to the 'former kingdoms' album, this is a 13-piece Postcard Set titled 'Alien Registration Numbers'
    ☞ Featuring 13 short stories written by me (Mirza) about my experience of immigrating to the United States of America
    ☞ Postcard Set includes 13x postcards with artwork on one side and a short story on the other side
    ☞ Limited edition of 25, hand-numbered and signed
    ☞ Incl. PDF Download of the short stories
    ☞ Incl. Digital Download of the 'former kingdoms' album + Track by Track Commentary

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    PLEASE NOTE: Postcard sets will be shipping separately and from a different location than the vinyl release. As such, I am unable to offer bundle deals and combined shipping for this item.

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  • CACTUS GREEN 12" VINYL
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    THIS IS A PRE-ORDER ITEM. SHIPPING IN JUNE 2022.

    ☞ Cactus Green 140g 1xLP
    ☞ Gatefold Jacket, Printed Inner Sleeve, Printed Insert
    ☞ Limited edition of 200, only 40 available on Bandcamp
    ☞ Incl. Digital Download of the album + Track by Track Commentary

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    PLEASE NOTE: Shipment is from the US, so international shipping rates are extremely high due to the United States Postal Service's crazy international prices. Unfortunately there is not much I can do about this - sorry.

    ALSO PLEASE NOTE: Shipping fees include the following costs: percentage that Bandcamp and PayPal take from each online order + packing material expenses. If you have any questions about this, feel free to get in touch directly: hello@armsandsleepers.com

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  • VINYL BUNDLE
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    THIS IS A PRE-ORDER ITEM. SHIPPING IN JUNE 2022.

    ☞ Cactus Green + Desert Sand 140g 1xLP
    ☞ Gatefold Jacket, Printed Inner Sleeve, Printed Insert
    ☞ Cactus Green limited edition of 200, Desert Sand limited edition of 300
    ☞ Incl. Digital Download of the album + Track by Track Commentary

    __________________________________________________________

    PLEASE NOTE: Shipment is from the US, so international shipping rates are extremely high due to the United States Postal Service's crazy international prices. Unfortunately there is not much I can do about this - sorry.

    ALSO PLEASE NOTE: Shipping fees include the following costs: percentage that Bandcamp and PayPal take from each online order + packing material expenses. If you have any questions about this, feel free to get in touch directly: hello@armsandsleepers.com

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We Americans possess a priceless ingredient which is at a premium in today’s troubled world. The ingredient is…
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yours alone 02:48
I want you to know, I'm yours alone.
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Launching is not an easy task. In the countdown, each step must be scheduled exactly, checked, and rechecked. Still, there are no guarantees… Through my devotion... still, there are no guarantees.
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my L 02:13 video
My love.
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Casa De Caro 02:05
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Come true. The hidden, far side of the moon.
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The history of the human race is a continual struggle from darkness toward light. It is therefore to no purpose to discuss the use of knowledge. Man wants to know, and when he ceases to do so, he is no longer…
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Everything from A to Z.
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So come with me.
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For generations from the four corners of the world, people came to America to find… freedom.
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Falling for you.
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Through my devotion.
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Any day.
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about

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Arms and Sleepers - 'former kingdoms'

✦ NEW ALBUM OUT 10 MAY 2022 ✦

While Arms and Sleepers celebrated its 15th anniversary in 2021, Mirza Ramic—one of two original co-founders and now the group’s sole member—celebrated another milestone: 25 years since he first arrived to the US as a refugee. Born in Bosnia & Herzegovina and having fled the war-torn country with his mother, Ramic immigrated to the US as a 13-year old and arrived to Tucson, Arizona in July 1996. The family would eventually make it to Boston, Massachusetts where Ramic would go on to meet the other half of Arms and Sleepers (Max Lewis), but the first two years living in the Southwestern US shaped the core of an American immigrant identity. Exactly 25 years later, in July 2021, Ramic sat down to write an album dedicated to the memories of first arriving in the US, far removed from everything he was previously familiar with and at the footsteps of a new life ahead.

'former kingdoms' releases on 10 May 2022 and will be available as a Gatefold LP via SlyVinyl Records + on all music streaming services via DXFXWXU Collective.
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MAY 2022 UK + EUROPE W/ BLOCKHEAD:

MAY 12 - LONDON - NEW CROSS INN
MAY 13 - BRISTOL - EXCHANGE
MAY 14 - GLASGOW - STEREO
MAY 16 - BERLIN - KULTURHAUS INSEL BERLIN
MAY 17 - DRESDEN - OSTPOL
MAY 18 - HAMBURG - HAFENKLANG (GOLDENER SALON)
MAY 19 - BRANDENBURG - HAUS DER OFFIZIERE
MAY 20 - LEIPZIG - NEUES SCHAUSPIEL LEIPZIG
MAY 21 - POZNAN - MESKALINA
MAY 22 - LODZ - KONKRET
MAY 24 - PRAGUE - PALAC AKROPOLIS
MAY 25 - BRNO - KABINET MUZ
MAY 26 - BUDAPEST - DURER KERT
MAY 27 - VILNIUS - LOFTAS
MAY 28 - RIGA - TU JAU ZINI KUR

JUNE 2022 N. AMERICA W/ CASPIAN:

JUNE 3 - MONTREAL - THEATRE FAIRMOUNT
JUNE 4 - TORONTO - VELVET UNDERGROUND
JUNE 5 - DETROIT - THE LOVING TOUCH
JUNE 7 - CHICAGO - LINCOLN HALL
JUNE 8 - OMAHA - SLOWDOWN
JUNE 10 - DENVER - MEOW WOLF
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credits

released May 10, 2022

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Arms and Sleepers - 'former kingdoms'

All tracks written, performed and produced by Mirza Ramic
Mixed by Pierre Navarron
Mastered by Antony Ryan at RedRedPaw Mastering
Artwork by Victor Ferreira (madeByhujo / Sun Glitters)
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(c) 2022 Mirza Ramic
(p) 2022 Arms and Sleepers

SVR23
Vinyl release courtesy of SlyVinyl Records

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The things that make me weak and strange get engineered away.

Est. 2006
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NEW ALBUM
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