Planning for Burial - Leaving (11th Anniversary)

The Flenser presents the first-ever vinyl issue of Planning For Burial’s debut full-length Leaving. The 2010 album is a depressing journey though isolation and sadness now recognized as a cult classic. Originally released by the legendary micro-imprint Enemies List Home Recordings, CD copies of Leaving have since become sought-after collector’s items. The Flenser is proud to offer a limited edition of Leaving in its intended analog format with updated artwork designed by longtime collaborator Niels Geybels. Planning For Burial is the solo work of gloom prince Thom Wasluck, who has toured the DIY circuit with his one-man show extensively and become an unlikely sad-boy figurehead in the new-school gloom-gaze movement alongside labelmates Have a Nice Life. With heavy, dark shoegaze, ’80s goth, and ’90’s rock influences, Planning For Burial is hard to categorize and hard not to like. The project has released a slew of EPs and splits on various labels in the last five years, and shared the stage with a wide breadth of musical compatriots from Chelsea Wolfe to Deafheaven. The Flenser released the band’s second full-length Desideratum in 2014.  “Wasluck’s longing and misery plays such a role in Planning for Burial’s music that it often receives equal credit alongside the instrumentation.” —Pitchfork “Thom Wasluck feels pain, and you certainly will also.” —Sputnik Music