we are having a HUGE MERCH CLEARANCE SALE of AFP & Dresden Dolls stuff
HOLA MY DEAR ONES!!! or, as they say in Aotearoa, KIA ORA!
Greetings from my new little home, the island of Waiheke, about a 45 minute ferry ride off the coast of Auckland. My life is unrecognizable to me, and not just because of the geographical unsettledness. I’m sure I’m not alone. So many of us are reeling in one existential crisis or another right now. I’ve been reading and following everybody’s stories, mostly via patron comments, and it’s been one hell of a year. When things are this nuts, it’s always a little harder to put out an email saying “HEY! BUY THINGS!” But we have a lot of things we need to get rid of, so it’s time to come to you and say “HEY! BUY THINGS!”. To make it easier, we are going to make the things VERY CHEAP TO BUY.
Every five years or so, it’s time to CLEAR OUT THE OLD MERCH. Team AFP across the globe has been, like, DROWNING in merch…Michael and Hayley in the New York office (which we just downsized, because of costs and covid) were drowning! Alex has been drowning in his flat! The US warehouse is overflowing! There is a VERITABLE SEA of shirts and posters! SAVE US! Yes, it is CLEARANCE TIME. Let’s undrown everybody, and also get you some NICE THINGS, so you can swim in your own little sea of old merchandise, shall we?!
EVERYTHING on both the AFP and Dresden Dolls US and UK stores has been reduced. Because of the office move, we’ve also uncovered some old gems from past eras, so the AFP stores are stocked with a whole bunch of t-shirts from the past 10 years of AFP tour history, reduced by up to 80%. We just gotta get ridda this stuff.
And just a note….. the stores are based in the US and UK, but all ship internationally!
ALL AFP PATRONS – EVEN BRAND NEW ONES – GET AN ADDITIONAL DISCOUNT IN THE AFP STORE
and we’ve launched a whole patron-only boutique section of both the US and UK AFP stores, where you can find the super-rare, sought-after, limited edition THINGS. If you are a patron (or want to become one) click here to read about the extra perks: https://www.patreon.com/posts/49787457
And just a note here……due to the landscape of the world, and how things shape up, the AFP stores and the Dresden Dolls stores exist as their own separate worlds, which means that unfortunately you do have to checkout separately for each store. we know it’s a bummer, WE’RE SORRY. but think of all the wonderful merch you can soon have in your life.
I will be writing and speaking publicly more about the miracle of patronage in the year to come, but let it simply be said that I would not have survived this past year, financially or emotionally, without my patrons.
It may sound dramatic: it is not. My patrons have become my family, my trusted and beloved community, my safety net, my sounding board, my hive-therapist in the dark of night, my salve.
After leaving my major label – which was an experience that I found so punishing and coldly transactional I vowed never to return – I have always deeply believed there is a better, simpler, and more heartful and nourishing way of connecting an artist and an audience. I believe I’ve finally found Oz. I’ve been writing and sharing over there more and more, and trying to steer further away from social media (twitter, facebook, instagram, and the like…even though I don’t think I’ll ever fully quit).
So: please join us there in OZ, it’s pretty technicolor compared to the rest of the world, and together, we’re going to make and create some pretty phenomenal things over the next year.