Mansions - Dig Up The Dead (Acoustic) BTR-017


The second pressing of this album will be available for preorder on Wednesday, Nov. 25, at 2pm EST. Want to be notified when it's up for sale? Just click that gold button.

You can grab this and the second pressing of New Best Friends in a bundle while saving a few bucks. Just click here. Also, beginning Wednesday, most of our store will be 20% off for Black Friday! You should go have a look around.

We feel comfortable expressing the opinion that Mansions' Dig Up The Dead is one of the greatest emo records of the last decade. In his 2011 review,'s Drew Beringer called it "a refreshingly bold album in a scene that's grown stagnant," describing it as "beautifully desolate" and comparing frontman Christopher Browder to great songwriters like Jesse Lacey and Kevin Devine.

Well, we agree with all that. The emo scene has obviously blossomed over the past few years, but we revisited Mansions' early work with a repressing of New Best Friends in 2014, and now we're ecstatic to bring forth a first-ever vinyl pressing of Dig Up The Dead's acoustic rendition.

This acoustic version was released in 2012, just over a year after Dig Up The Dead originally came out. It's an elegant take on an album that, in its original state, is intricately fuzzy and endlessly relatable. This acoustic version lets the lyrics do more of the work, and peeling away the distortion proves to be a worthwhile endeavor.

We worked with Chris to get this acoustic album remastered for vinyl, and all purchases will come with an immediate digital download of the remastered MP3s! You can stream it below, if you want.

Also on this page, we have Dig Up The Dead and Doom Loop LPs in stock from our distro section, and our 2014 pressing of New Best Friends as well, in case you're missing any of those from your collection. A Mansions starter pack!

P.S.: These are in stock right now and will ship beginning...well, probably right after we get the first order.

From Bad Timing Records and Mansions: Happy New Year.

Pressing Information

Second Pressing:
500 - Transparent Purple

First Pressing:
150 - Cotton Candy Splatter (Half Baby Blue / Half Pink with White Splatter)
350 - Cotton Candy Tri-Color (Baby Blue, Pink, White Tri-Color Wheel)