Boards Of Canada Distribute NEW Vinyl Releases Out For National Record Store Day

Boards Of Canada Record Store Day 2013

Special Note: The 2020k review of Tomorrow’s Harvest by Boards of Canada is available here. Below is our coverage of the viral marketing campaign which lead up to the announcement of this record.


It seems as though Warp Records took to National Record Store day today to let us know that Boards of Canada’s follow up to their 2005 release The Campfire Headphase is well on its way!

Hidden throughout several record stores today was a 12 inch vinyl for sale. We’re not sure how many of these have been pressed, or what’s on them. However, information will be edited into this post, equipped with edit tags on them, as we sift through the details that are being provided.

Currently, we know that @Imnopandabear from New York City, known as Lilcakey on Reddit found and purchased one of these promotional vinyl from Other Music. His account of the product lets us know that the packaging dates this as a Warp 2013 release and contains 20 seconds of audio on one side of the vinyl that says a six digit number one time, then cuts out.

This purchaser goes on to describe more information that he gathered from the store itself. “Clearly I have one of six similar Boards of Canada records released today and distributed “randomly” around the world (Other Music said they received the record with no word / acknowledgement of its existence, it was just there in a shipment they received). I think that if all of the numbers are gathered and arranged in a proper order, we might be able to figure something out, so we just need the other 5 people who found the record (or maybe they haven’t been found yet) to reveal their numbers and where they fit in the sequence, and then of course, have to decipher what the numbers together mean.”

Regardless, the devil is in the details right now, guys. So if you happen to have acquired one of these vinyl records, please leave a comment below with what’s on them so we can compile all the information we can! Everything is pure speculation at this point, but this does seem very legitimate and we are piecing together the puzzle…on the date of the fifteenth anniversary of Music Has a Right to Children, no less!

Keep the 2020k Twitter page on check, too. We’re following information closely and retweeting as necessary. All information will ultimately be reported on this blog.

EDIT #1: Youtube video of the vinyl playing is up. Watch it here. 936,557 is the number on this copy. The music is beautiful. Thank you, Lilcakey for posting in our comments. Please keep us posted!

EDIT #2: Boards Of Canada do have a page on

EDIT #3: This one is to be taken with a grain of salt. A YouTube video on Boards Of Canada’s official playlist show “Julie and Candy,” from Geogaddi, with a strange video description. Click here to see the full playlist. The video is number eight. While this playlist compiles fan made videos, for the most part, the video description is interestingly  “——/——/——/——/——/—–­-“.

EDIT #4: The video description to edit #3 seems to have changed again. It now reads “1977 snow computing amateur footage beards synthesizer”. But, YouTube user wentingtonful left it as a comment on the video. Presumably just to note that it was there at one point in time. Please keep in mind that the “Julie and Candy” video was uploaded by user Ataalantafugiens, who only has this video on their channel. The version of this song seems to be a soundboard recording from one of Boards of Canada’s only live performances. We’re still unsure, since its upload, how this user got a hold of it.

For notes: The year in the description has also altered several times in the last few minutes. 1976, 1977, 1978. Seem to be staying on ’77 now. However, the dashes are back. Go to 4:20 on the video and pause. No, wait. The placement has changed. Go to 4:19 and pause. (A rumored, possible countdown?)

It is also noteworthy that the description of the video used to read “1977 snow computing amateur footage beards synthesizer salopette endtimes uaevuon yera”

EDIT #5: Album out in June according to Tweet from Iain Stewart, who is a friend of a friend of the band. Tweet dated 4/11/13.

EDIT #6: Warp Records has just followed Other Music on Twitter.

EDIT #7: The record is number stations influenced (The Conet Project is a good place to start for beginners at this). So, there are a few number theories floating around. They’re only theories, but the number 6 keeps popping up quite a bit, and with the Tweet from Iain Stewart mentioning a possible June release, I will keep all number theories inside this edit.

Theory 1: The Julie and Candy video. Presumably, the position of the dashes and slash marks started at 4:20 on 4/20. Today, they were moved down to 4:19. Tomorrow, if they move to 4:18, this could possibly be a countdown of some sorts to something. This positioning has not moved. Theory debunked.

Theory 2: The full video description on the “Julie and Candy” video and the six set of numbers correlate:

——/——/——/——/936557 /——
1977/snow/computing/amateur footage/beards/synthesizer

Theory 3: Each of the vinyl records will contain a different set of numbers. So far, we have the fourth set since this looks like the fourth copy of the vinyl made, judging by the X’s. So far only one vinyl has been found. A second set of numbers came from a YouTube video. See Edit #12

EDIT #8: krs from the message board spoke to Other Music who confirmed that there is only one Boards of Canada Record Store Day vinyl released in the United States. A Warp Rep brought in the vinyl to the store. This has been obtained. The rest of them? Apparently they’re in other countries. Get searching. Update in the comments section if you obtain one. You can listen to the phone conversation here. Voice in the phone recording isn’t board member krs.

“Just got off the phone with the guy from Other Music again, and he said they DID INFACT have it at the store!!!!!! He said a warp representative brought it in at 3pm the day before record store day. He also said that the one found in their store is THE ONLY ONE IN THE U.S.!!!!! THE OTHERS ARE IN FACT IN DIFFERENT COUNTRIES!!!! He didn’t specify, but they way he said it, I imagine this is what the representative from warp told him.”

EDIT #9: Pitchfork (twice!) & The Consequence of Sound have linked 2020k as a main source in their articles for this Boards of Canada mystery. I am a huge follower of both publications. Thank you for spreading the word, guys. A thank you to as well. Updates to this article will continue as information rolls in. Pitchfork has apparently confirmed that this is a legitimate Warp release. The Guardian has picked up this article. Shout out to Jakub over at Tycho’s blog. Thank you. Thanks to FACTmag too (check your Tweets). SPIN has also reported.


EDIT #10: The “Julie and Candy” video has not been altered today, debunking the rumor that the annotations were a countdown to something. The source of the video and affiliation with Boards of Canada to the user is still noteworthy, as the video is reportedly a backdrop used for their ATP performance, and the version of the song is presumably the soundboard recording of the live performance (or a live, studio version of the track).

EDIT #11: Also relevant, Other Music tweets out that they did receive a copy of this vinyl, finally confirming that this is an official Record Store Day release by Warp and Boards of Canada

EDIT #12: The official Hell Interface Youtube channel (which is the name Boards went under before they were Boards of Canada) posted this three second video, which links to this video that plays a new jingle. The video is called “csch” by tarekeys. More numbers. This time, the numbers are: 717228

Edit #13: Hellinterface YouTube account just posted a comment under an “Everything You Do Is A Balloon” YouTube video. Points to the same hellinterface YouTube account video as the numbers in edit #12. Also, Youtube Video name is CSCH. Well look what happens when you add a .ca after it. The link is speculation at this point and seems more coincidental at this point, than anything. The 3 second video shows images when you hover over the timeline and drag. click for pic!

Edit #14: The new placement for the 717228 number seems to be the following: ——/——/717228/936557/——/—— The  reasoning behind this being that the text “—— / —— / XXXXXX / —— / —— / ——” appears on the csch video at approximately 0:40 for exactly two frames.

An enhanced picture from the 3 second YouTube video can be seen below. Thank you to the Boards of Canada (unofficial) IRC for figuring this edit out. Also, it seems as though the stills are from The Little House On The Prairie, Episode 69 68, “Times of Change”, aired Sept 19 1977. [Source needed for airing date].


EDIT #15: The order of the videos on the Boards Of Canada YouTube playlist has been changed. The Felix Baumgartner “Dayvan Cowboy” video used to be the starting video. Now, three others are on top of it. The “Julie and Candy” video which contained the first hint, the “Everything You Do is a Balloon” video which contained the second hint, and below those two videos is a video for “Trails”. Speculation is that “Trails” will contain the next hint.


EDIT #16: Rough Trade reports a second vinyl has been sold from their store. Posts three pictures. We don’t know the numbers. I playfully yelled at them on Twitter. The xxxxxx’s are in the same spot as the first vinyl sold.

Rough Trade has tweeted the number: 936557 and the audio from their copy. The same number as the vinyl found in New York.

Edit #17: Looks like BBC Radio 1 is in on it too! Here’s a screencap taken at 3:20PM EST by us. It was played on the Zane Lowe show. Did anyone tune in? Playlist reads: Unknown —— / ——- / —— / —— / —— / XXXXXX

The clip is now DOWNLOADABLE on BBC’s website. Click here for the MP3. New numbers: 519225

So, now we have ——/——/717228/936557/699742/519225

EDIT #18: NPR have posted a string of numbers on All Things Considered. These numbers are 699742.


Theory: All of the numbers, except the NPR number have a double digit in the last three numbers. 717228, 936557, 519225 However, if you reverse the NPR number completely backwards so that it reads 247996 instead of 699742, it follows suit with the double digit theory.

Then, after the NPR number is reversed, take a look at the last number following the double digit. 717228, 936557, 519225, and if we reverse the NPR number we get 247996. With this theory, the string of numbers would be ——/——/717228/936557/699742 (or, reversed 247996)/519225. So, the first set of numbers should theoretically end in a double digit, followed by a 0 (or possibly xxx110). The second set of numbers should theoretically end in a double digit, followed by a 9.

No word on what this all means or if this theory is legitimate in the long run. Extraordinary thanks to @cydoniac for this! If anything, it’s good thinking. After finding the Soundcloud numbers, unfortunately this theory seems void.

EDIT #19: Background on Boards of Canada’s Youtube page has changed to a snowy/sky blue background and the annotations have changed on the “Julie & Candy” video. At 4:19 and 4:20, where the annotations are, there are now boxes. You cannot click them, but they are small, new editions.


EDIT #20: Looks like is in on the fun! On Youtube, the infamous playlist on Boards of Canada’s profile updated so that a video for “Twoism” was in the number one spot. The website’s banner altered, leaving six hints:

csch,hexagon sun,boc,hell interface,boards of canada,music70,boctransmission,hexagonsun,fyt,twoism
there is another…

which lead to a Soundcloud page which held two audiofiles (Audiofile #1 called “∑” & Audiofile #2 entitled the same thing).

The album art shows a diagram of a signal mixer which sums two inputs. By summing the two Soundcloud files we’ve received the new number: 628315.

EDIT #20.5: It look as though when viewing the ID tags of the .WAV files on these uploads, we find some great information. Audio#1 is entitled “AAAA.wav” and the second being “BBBB.wav”. However, what’s even better is that in the description it mentions these files being clues for “Cosecha,” which is spanish for the word harvest and is being speculated as the album’s title. This would make sense, seeing as though the Youtube “csch” links to a video called “neuvas,” which is spanish for new seeds.

The website’s banner on also linked to .gif files that, when manipulated, will display where the new number from the Soundcloud files will go. Click for the picture.


EDIT #21: Rough Trade, the record store in which one of the vinyl releases was found has been posting some cryptic Twitter status updates, including a “Boards of Canada loop” playing outside a building across the street at the Loading Bay Art Gallery. A video has been posted, along with a time stamp of “20:35?”, but no more information has been released as of yet beyond the loop. Video has also been posted, but while it showed a sunny desert, only X’s have been broadcasted so far, no number. There is audio that is being broadcasted as well, changing once, but nothing new.

EDIT #22: Adult Swim aired an advertisement in the United States. No new number, but confirms the 699742, which is the number NPR also gave on their broadcast a few days ago.

EDIT#23: currently redirects to and is asking for a password. Viewing the page source displays the code in a huge Hexagon with X’s where the missing numbers in our string of code is.

EDIT #24: Your password, thanks to Noby at (how he obtained this is to be determined):. 699742628315717228936557813386519225. Upon entering the password, you see a video that confirms a June 10th, 2013 release date for a new Boards of Canada album titled “Tomorrow’s Harvest”, which you can pre-order on (CD or Vinyl) by clicking here.

EDIT #25: The missing numbers seem to have been coded into the header of the source code on The missing numbers? 7813386.


We did it, guys.

All information on the release can currently be seen via the new entry, which you can see by clicking here.


EDIT #26: Coverage continues. Boards of Canada have just updated their Facebook with a status! Let the more traditional promotion begin? Or is this some more cryptic goodness? The status reads: “May 22nd 24:00 @ 1-23-10 Jinnan Shibuya-ku Tokyo”

EDIT #27: A new song and some visuals from Tomorrow’s Harvest was debuted in Jinnan Shibuya-ku Tokyo on a large screen. Unofficial Ustream captured it live for us. Upload and song title are pending.

EDIT #27.5: Video is up.

EDIT #28: Zane Lowe premiered “Reach For the Dead” at 2:55 EST PM on BBC Radio 1, which is the same track featured in the aforementioned YouTube video!

EDIT #29: Warp Records has put up a stream of the song. Boards of Canada have uploaded the video to their YouTube channel. Click here to see and listen.


EDIT #30: Boards of Canada tweeted this, which lead to an Abandoned Water Park in SoCal, here. 5PM PSD, which is 8PM EST.

EDIT #31: Boards of Canada Transmission in Detroit, Michigan at the Movement Electronic Music Festival. A new song! An amazing sounding new song that’s rumored to be “Cold Earth”. A Tweet from Warp confirms this.


EDIT #32: New Hell Interface YouTube video confirms the location in EDIT #30.

EDIT #33: The California Tweet/Hell Interface video location is a place which held an official listening party for Tomorrow’s Harvest. The attendees? Just those who could make it. An introductory speaker asked the individuals to please only record audio of the first three songs. So, we have “Gemini,” “Reach For The Dead,” and “White Cyclosa” over at this unofficial uStream.

Oh, “Jacquard Causeway” is also on the stream. “Reach For The Dead” didn’t count, right? 😉

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1,816 Responses to Boards Of Canada Distribute NEW Vinyl Releases Out For National Record Store Day

  1. Fliege says:

    The snowy theme seems rather reminiscent of one of the videos accompanying Amo Bishop Roden that circled around a bunch of snow topped mountains. It used to be one of the first results when you search the track on Youtube but now I can’t find it anywhere, could this point to anything?

  2. h3xis says:

    The snow background is NOT new. Look up their youtube page on the Wayback Machine. It’s been there for over a year. Also, “1977 snow computing amateur footage beards synthesizer salopette endtimes uaevuon yera” has been there since at least January 2012. Check out this thread:

  3. Just went to the 4:19-4:20 mark, posting to let you know it said ‘one got fat’ or something which is the bicycle safety video for Everything You Do Is A Balloon. I know you’ve got this clue but I wasn’t sure whether anyone saw that text right after the –/– etc. Can’t wait to see how this unfolds!

  4. john says:

    Has anyone noticed that the background ambient noise for the NPR sequence sounds NOTHING like the background noise for any of the other number sets that have been confirmed?

  5. micronink says:

    Random Theory. Its six numbers each time. split the numbers into 3. gives you area codes.

    717: Pennsylvania (Harrisburg, Gettysburg, Lancaster, York and most of south-central Pennsylvania)

    228: Mississippi (Gulfport, Biloxi, Pascagoula, Bay St. Louis, and southmost Mississippi)
    Created in 1997 by split from 601.

    936: Texas (Nacogdoches, Lufkin, Conroe, Huntsville, Center, and Southeast Texas)
    Created in 2000 by split from 409.

    557: Missouri—planned overlay for 314 St. Louis

    226: Ontario
    Overlain on 519 in 2006.

    225: Louisiana (Baton Rouge, Donaldsonville, New Roads, White Castle, and east-central Louisiana)
    Created in 1998 by split from 504.

    : California (San Jose, Cupertino, Los Gatos, Milpitas, Mountain View, Santa Clara, Sunnyvale, and Silicon Valley)
    Created in 1959 by split from 415.
    Split in 1998 to create 831.
    Overlain by 669 as of November 20, 2012.

    Area code 742 is currently reserved as a fourth overlay code for Ontario. When it comes online it will overlay 289, 365 and 905.

    Just a theory.

  6. nickfromtheus says:

    Could the SNOW picture be showing the placement for the codes? From the Julie and Candy video? That would make the placement: ——/699742/717228/936557/——/519225

  7. i went through the source of the site and found what they changed their youtube background too…***snow***?

  8. Enge says:

    Something odd happening on the YouTube channel and the Baumgartner video:

    Just rolling video noise and the text:
    An error occurred. Please try again later.

    Thing is, this type of rolling noise bar wouldn’t happen on a video stream….it’s very analogue.

    • sundog says:

      It does this on all broken YouTube videos I think. Something to make them look hip and funky.

    • Warabou says:

      I think it’s just an error occurring. It’s working fine for me.

    • Matt says:

      I just looked at it, I’m assuming I have the right page, and the video works fine for me.

    • Enge says:

      Back now….weird.

    • Silas Be says:

      Well if we are looking for any clues on that video which is 4th on the BOC youtube channel there are three six digit numbers I can think of.

      1 : if you pause the video at 1:23 you will se he has reached 128,176 ft.
      2 : and it has taken him 02:35:51 time to get there
      3 : wikipedia says that he reached and approx. speed of 1357.64 km/h on his decent

      maybe something maybe not. but these are the number i’ve come up with related to this video.

  9. aphixtwin says:

    i was toying with the boards of canada youtube page and at the “Featured Channels” followed the link to “Meat beat manifesto”. once on his page a video started playing named “synthesizer test”. on this video @3:57 there is a 6 numbered code visible for 1 second. “481516”. Would this be meant with the “synthesizer” part of the “julie and candy” sequence? what do u think?

    • Matt says:

      Interesting for sure but I just dont see why Meat Beat would have anything to do with BoC.

      • aphixtwin says:

        me neither but Boc has 3 Featured Channels. 1st is “hell interface” where we found 1 clue and 2th “meat beat manifesto” and 3th “the4ger’s channel”
        Dont know why they only choose those 3 to be the Featured ones.

        • Frontier Lvthn says:

          My only issue with this idea is that the string of numbers is apart of the actual video rather than an annotation, and the video was posted in June of 2012.

        • BoC remixed Meat Beat.

          & The Forger is an alias of Meat Beat (worth checking out too, the video clips are very cool.)

      • Soyabeanz says:

        Boc remixed MBm on prime audio soup

    • Warabou says:

      Huh, that could be something actually. Since I think you have to personally add a featured channel, there would have to be some reason why they picked that Meat Beat Manifesto channel, and it seems like a pretty big coincidence that the synthesizer video has a 6-digit number flash on the screen, and one of the Julie and Candy words is synthesizer. No idea where that number would go, though, and it’s seems to be the only set of numbers so far that doesn’t have repeating numbers. Good find, though

    • Warabou says:

      Okay, now I’m digging through the other featured channel, The4Ager. There’s a video called “microphone test”, very similar in title and style to that synthesizer test. And there’s a date in one of the samples that’s from 1977, which is another Julie and Candy term.. Check it out:

    • Ben Parker says:

      Google those numbers and tell me what you see. 🙂 This one has been brought up a few times.

      • aphixtwin says:

        nooooooo, don’t use the numbers! they are bad luck! 😀 i knew the dharma initiative is behind all of this

  10. sundog says:

    I think the theme of snow and skiing is important, as is a different media source for the next code. We should all watch Ski Sunday when it’s next on. If the code’s not on there, fuck it, it’s a great start to a Sunday anyway.

  11. Matt says:

    All I can say is this better lead up to something fucking amazing (double album) otherwise they are just taking the piss.

  12. Someone named neinuoy just posted this on the Julie and Candy video comments:

    Pause at 2:15. The video name translates to “soon”. Real or not real, who knows.

  13. Daniel says:

    Firstly, I apologize for the length but here are some things to note.

    Okay, so this is my first post here but I’ve been following this thing religiously. I live in Alberta; a province in Canada where this secretive duo spent at least some of their childhood as their father did construction work in Calgary (As far as I know from the interview in Wire magazine that I have in my possession). I have checked every record store in existence in Edmonton (where I live) and have officially contacted every known record store in existence in Calgary (I am yet to hear back from two of them) and in the two major cities in Alberta, there are no Record Store day BoC albums. Now I can’t be positive but the album art for Music has the Right to Children looks extremely similar to photos my parents took of our family as kids in the Rocky Mountains of Alberta. It has got to be Lake Louise near the Chateau Lake Louise, Jasper (right across the main road going through Jasper) or Near Angel Glacier at Mount Edith Cavell. It’s definitely a place they would have travelled to, if they went on any sort of vacations while here. I only know of one record store in Jasper and it closed down about a decade ago or so, when I was in my teens. So based on all of their links to this province of Alberta I immediately assumed that one of their records would be here and based on the searching I have done I cannot find one here, yet. I will continue to look and try to contact any and all record stores in this province. Their music evokes nostalgia in almost everyone who listens to it and I thought Alberta would have something but I can’t seem to find anything. The whole point of me bringing this up is that something has got to be here, they wouldn’t elude to it so often in both their inspiration (NFB documentary trilogy about Pete Standing Alone, a native of the Southwest Alberta, somewhat where Calgary is) and in what seems like the cover for Music Has The Right to Children. If anyone looks at this and lives in Alberta, get up and try to do some digging to see if you see something I have not.

    I also am a huge documentary fan and avid Canadian National Film board collector and have been looking through a massive amount of the documentaries they are directly influenced by (Standing Alone, most notable for their song Pete Standing Alone; a real man who the NFB financed three docs. about) or others that even have Boards of Canada music in them and based on their affinity for nature and the NFB I cannot come up with anything that would convince me of messages that they may elude to in those codes related to the NFB. So I think we can rule that out.

    I have also studied “One Got Fat” on it’s own via the Prelinger Archives and I can also safely say that the video in it’s original form was merely the video that was linked to “Everything you do is a balloon”.

    I’m no mathematician but I’ve tried my best to come up with links to the Fibonacci or anything that helps feed the ideas presented in these posts and I can come up with only one conclusion: They love to play with numbers, they love subliminal messaging and they most certainly love us fans for being so into them. With that being said, if they are on here spying, please come out with a new album and thanks for keeping all of our minds insanely busy for the past week or so.

    • energywarning says:

      I appreciate the speculation and tie-in to your roots. That’s really cool stuff regarding MHTRTC/Alberta. And kudos for the NFB fandom! I hope others stay as positive.

    • dom turnor says:

      well done Daniel, it almost makes me and my pal Jez weep with our eyes… This is ace

  14. gypolo says:

    Hi guys i need some help here. I have gone into the code in YouTube on the video for Julie and Candy i have paused on both the ——/——/…. and the ONE GOT FAT and right clicked, copied the debug info across into Dreamweaver. that’s when it all get a bit confusing. does ANYBODY know what were looking at. there is a shed load of data embedded but i really have no idea what I am looking at. Please help or dismiss. Peace

    This is what got my attention


    Parts of network inspection request… shed load of 6 digit numbers


    Server:gwiseguy/2.0Expires:Tue, 27 Apr 1971 19:44:06 ESTDate:Thu, 25 Apr 2013 20:35:31 GMT

    • gypolo says:

      debug info for one got fat

    • mjvotaw says:

      The “boards-of-canada-distribute-new-vinyl” is part of the referer url (the url of this blog post).

  15. bradley parker says:


  16. KidforToday says:

    Twoism is now first on the playlist – This better not be a fucking greatest hits album! 🙂

  17. KidforToday says:

    Now 3… Have they been hacked?

  18. ant says:

    What’s the deal with the header on bocpages?

  19. selleck says:

    3 Twoisms = 6

  20. Behrang says:

    There’s a car in their youtube channel’s background,you can see it if you download the photo,I think it’s their car.
    and the beginning sound of “everything you do is a balloon” and their mystic track is exactly the same.

    • Oromeda says:

      It’s not the same ffs, listen to the two of them, it’s obvious. Though I admit they have a similar mood.

  21. whoacoder says:

    Somebody found this:

    Any idea wtf this is?

    • Warabou says:

      Huh, is that a legit BoC Soundcloud? I heard a voice repeating something in the static. Sounded like “green” or “three”. Can anyone remove some of the noise?

  22. With the 3 versions of Twoism at the top of the YT playlist now (2 + 2 + 2 = those cheeky 6 obsessed bastards), maybe we’re meant to split up the numbers. ie. 936557 = 93 65 57? And decode THOSE numbers in some form? Like with one of these?

  23. paper says:

    I got beards from the volscp, which may be fake.
    1977 snow Computing Amateur footage beards synthesizer
    6 6 7 9 7 5
    1 9 1 3 1 1
    9 9 7 6 9 9
    7 7 2 5 8 2
    7 4 2 5 8 2
    8 2 8 7 1 5
    38 37 27 35 34 24
    11 10 9 8 7 6

    =5 1 (wednesday, May 1)

  24. marcus says:

    “Somebody” “found” those Soundcloud files 🙂 Funny.

    Adding the 2 files together (as suggested by the schematic) gives:

    I hear 6 2 8 3 1 5…..

    Let the fun continue!

  25. KidforToday says:

    IGNORE MY PREVIOUS COMMENT, I AM A FOOL. Can verify both AAA & BBB put into logic gives you a new series of numbers… I. AM. A . FOOL.

  26. Liam says:

    This is so much fun – you couldn’t get many fan bases doing this sort of stuff. Excellent work BoC and Warp!

  27. KidforToday says:

    Thought some of you might find this interesting.

  28. aussz says:


    • smilinghobo says:

      What is it?/How are people finding all these hidden things in the banner? Like, is there a link in the website’s source code, in the image itself,…?

      • paper says:

        Save the gif file and open it with notepad. The message is near the end of the code. It mentions other sites as well along with the links to the audio files. I think the message is only in banner1 and banner 7.

    • vostok says:

      are you talking about the one that we just discovered?

  29. Waldir says:

    The new album maybe called Cosecha:

    which means “Harvest” in spanish. That’s a nice reason why Hell Interface’s video is called “nuevas semillas” which means “new seeds” in spanish.

    Just sayin.

  30. Behrang says:

    Is there any link too AAAA and BBBB WAVs?
    The download button is no longer available

  31. aussz says:

    The NPR number may be the first: “NPR was primarily a production and distribution organization until ***1977***, when it merged with the Association of Public Radio Stations. As a membership organization, NPR was then charged with providing stations with training, program promotion, and management, and with representing the interests of public radio before Congress and providing content delivery mechanisms, such as ***satellite transmission***.”

  32. paper says:

    here’s the message in the code that’s in the twoism gif banner that pointed to the soundcloud site, if anyone is interested: csch,hexagon sun,boc,hell interface,boards of canada,music70,boctransmission,hexagonsun,fyt,twoism
    there is another…

  33. Elk Magic says:

    June 9th?

  34. Keshia says:

    Has anyone else been to the website lately? If you go to the discography, there is a last box that is grey and blank. When you click it nothing comes up but a black screen. Now why would it be there? I really dont remember seeing it there before, I could be mistaken. I just decided to check the site out tonight.

  35. Matt says:

    All of this has been the most amazing thing ever lol!

  36. Johnbo says:

    New album is called Cosecha

  37. snowtire says:

    so i’ve been enjoying this whole number-huntin fiasco, but does anyone have any idea yet what we’re to do with the numbers once we’ve gotten em all? like it sorta just seems like we’re gathering arbitrary sets of numbers with no particular goal besides that

    • Sparkletoots says:


      I’ve been thinking the same thing, the guys in BoC are just gonna tell us the date in a few days/weeks/months and say this was all for nothing.

    • Keshia says:

      I would not have it any other way, brings back the excitement of new music. Something that is seriously lacking in this era of music. I can say I am truly excited.

    • I have a feeling in keeping with the numbers stationesque theme, it’ll have something to do with decoding the numbers as such: but of course, with some kind of zany multi-step twist that we have to figure out, of course.

      • Warabou says:

        Yeah, we’ll probably have to do something like that. But there aren’t any zeros in any of the numbers we’ve gotten so far, so I don’t know what we do for that. Do we push every letter up a number, so A=1, B=2, etc? All the numbers might even just be a long password to some new site that’ll be revealed

        • Jonny Leahan says:

          the fact there are no zeroes makes it far more likely that this is a station number type code… they don’t use zeroes.

          • Jonny Leahan says:

            to clarify, once the code is converted, there are no more zeroes, meaning it’s just 1-26 (and that doesn’t mean A=1 by the way). regardless, we ain’t gonna have a chance without the one time pad. 🙂

  38. Kevin says:

    Soooo, did anyone else notice this? I opened the header in textedit (on mac) and saw the same code and SoundCloud links, but if you scroll alllllll the way down, in the very last line there’s this: ‘HDEuthanasia’. Did a quick google search and found this article. It’s a virus that kills your hard drive when your computer is booted on the 22nd of August and 22nd of September…. So maybe one of those is the release date, or we’re all screwed.

    • aseek says:

      yea i saw it too, interesting info, not sure it’s relevant

    • sam says:

      this is very interesting. someone earlier on this blog mentioned that they found this youtube video

      embedded on a hex to text website of all places. It’s about the hare virus. After erasing the harddisk the virus displays the message “HDEuthanasia by Demon Emperor”. Not sure what to make of this.

  39. pizzatheorem says:

    Maybe we have to determine a numbers station frequency to listen to a broadcast by them. That would tie into the numbers station idea and get around the pesky fact that the code elements are digits and not letters.

  40. 699742 / 628315 / 717228 / 936557 / – – – – – – / 519225

    I think this whole thing is a link from their website. Next clue could be on TV, since that’s the only medium this hasn’t touched yet. Probably will be a commercial on Adult Swim since they play Warp stuff in and out of commercials. Regardless if I’m wrong or not…almost there guys!

  41. jenn&ez says:

    Ok, I leave the house for a couple of hours and THEN they release the next clue 🙂 Can someone get me up to speed? How were the sound cloud files discovered? How do we know where they are placed? Thanks!

  42. jenn&ez says:

    I know….My heart’s been racing for almost a week now 🙂 I love this! It’s so fun!

  43. bradley parker says:

  44. bradley parker says:

    theres the placement incase no one else shared it because i had trouble finding that second gif ha

  45. Choogster says:

    So it appears that somebody left the name of the album embedded within a banner they had worked on. Purely by accident, as its part of the save path. But I guess Warp is kicking them now.

  46. Krok says:

    Oh I’m a bit behind….

  47. BBQ08 says:

    so now, we have 2 codes where we don’t know where the fuck they go.

  48. BBQ08 says:

    got it. so it’s just the NPR code placement.

  49. BBQ08 says:

    2020K can’t even keep up with the comments section! LOL.

  50. Chris says:

    note the description of sat anthem is not the same as on the “video” page… the “number placement” is only in the search description

  51. Chris says: xxxxxx/——-/——/——/——/——

    • Chris says:

      damn it its right there holy crap

      • Andrew Beato says:

        What’s right where?

        • Chris says:

          credits…. its on the credits of the video
          3:07 damn it its the first 6 digits

          • Chris says:

            my imigur is awaiting moderation damn it

          • Chris says:

            2:41 sorry… too excited

          • Warabou says:

            Sorry man, but it looks like this is fake. Someone put that in there recently, it’s not there originally. It could just be that the guy who uploaded is following this whole thing and decided to put that there to mess with people. Every single clue we’ve gotten so far has been linked to something we can prove is legit (like them using their personal YouTube account to link the video, using NPR to broadcast, etc). This is fake 😦

          • Chris says:

            are you kidding me? same set up as the julie and candy and next to it in featured video…. I say prove to me its a fake

          • Warabou says:

            I can’t “prove” it’s false anymore than you can prove it’s real. I don’t have BoC with me to testify. Every real clue we’ve gotten so far has been directly linked to a legit source, as I said. With the one YT video clue, it was linked in the Julie and Candy vid by an account called hellinterface, which is a Boards of Canada account. That’s how we know it’s not some stranger playing a joke. With the NPR and BBC broadcasts, those are big, big radio companies, so it’s obvious they’re not fake. With the recent SoundCloud one, that was planted into the actual Twoism site, after the official BoC YT channel hinted at it. Then with the record clue, Warp was following the record store it was found at on Twitter, as well as confirmed it was real. The video you showed has zero legit links to show it’s real. The number shown is too obvious, had no hints to direct it, was added by annotations, and has no Numbers Station background noise/radio tune, which ALL legit clues have included so far. That’s the most I can prove to you that it’s false, I know it sucks. That guy who uploaded it is just trying to fool some people. Tomorrow there should be the final clue, and I’d bet there will be a direct source to give a strong hint that it’s real. People think it’ll be broadcast on Adult Swim (they’ve changed their method of clue delivery every single time, from physical record -> youtube video -> BBC broadcast -> NPR podcast -> embedded in gif on Twoism site)

          • marc francis says:

            it doesn’t follow the same format or font of the other video. i dunno…

  52. Andrew Beato says:

    I have to say, I reckon this reveal: …was a legitimate SCREW UP by the Warp people. Tsk Tsk Tsk… “Cosecha”, huh…. I don’t mind it, but I am a tad disappointed they didn’t end up using New Clear Dawn.

  53. Choogster says:

    Oh well. Cosecha means Harvest in Spanish, and this was written previously, it’s all fitting together. “they’ve (BOC) been working on a new exhaustive collection of their favourite early work, for future release, which would take in parts of many previous compilations including the ones that have previously leaked.”

  54. Chris says:

    try spinning these numbers 132550/628325/717228/936557/699742/519225

  55. Chris says:

    look at the second imgur image i posted

    • Chris says:

      better yet go to youtube.. look up boardsofcanada videos. filter BY DATE you will like what you see

    • Ben Parker says:

      This was marked as fake 2 days ago. Sorry to burst your bubble.

      • Chris says:

        who? and why hasnt somebody said that on he video page

        • Ben Parker says:

          It is universally believed to be faked because it follows none standards of the other 5 code reveals and there have been several other previously posted BoC fan videos that have had annotations added after this ARG started to confuse people and to get views. I believe this specific video was actually posted and discussed earlier on this blog if you read up on comments. For more info, follow the IRC channels regarding this ARG or check and

          • Chris says:

            ok been following for 3 days. why hasnt anybody mentioned it on video page. and why is it a sponsored video right next to the 1977 snow synthesizer video… what does it hurt to run with it.

          • Chris says:

            also by greypelican. who posted 1 video from 5 years ago? how is that diferent from the standards of the other numbers?

          • Mic says:

            Every single legit code has been the same numbers station broadcast/
            If it ain’t a numbers station broadcast, it’s not part of the game. Makes it easy. :o)

          • Warabou says:

            Scroll up for my reply about why it’s fake. And having it as a sponsored video means nothing. We don’t really wanna run with anything unless we have some solid evidence that it’s real, or else it’ll just cause confusion. Literally any single person could’ve done that video and changed the annotation. The only YT clue we’ve gotten so far was linked to us by an actual Boards of Canada account. No one can fake that.

          • Ben Parker says:

            If we believed every code that appeared as an added annotation on a BoC FAN MADE video the last few days, we’d have probably 10 codes by now! 🙂 Just read through all of the comments on this blog and you will see what I mean.

          • AgentGraves says:

            Plus all of the numbers so far have been delivered by the processed voice – regardless of media (vinyl, radio, youtube, wav file). Why would they deliver one just as numbers on the screen?

  56. Dudemannerisms says:

    I hope that this album has not only a load of new music, but the older ones that they never released. Also, I saw this link on the “Julie and Candy” YouTube video:/watch?v=gwZH0SCmspk&feature=player_embedded

    Could this be Boards of Canada themselves?

  57. Andrew Beato says:

    How is RJ Kozain and 2020k not hopping on this blog to update it every few hours? Lol…

  58. WACOB says:

    ok i just think about something : just look at the name of the BOC’s soundcloud page , called : “∑” ; its very strange that they choose a greek alphabet letter to name the tracks, particularly since i noticed that the the owl in the “NEWCLEARDAWN” website contains greek alphabet letter and in the head of the owl, you can see the letter “∑” …… the bohemian owl appears sometimes under this form it could be a part of the enigma 😉 other letter in the owl symbol is Lambda, just take a look

  59. Enge says:

    Oh man…that phase cancellation clue is next level stuff…I frickin’ love this; it’s like being at Bletchley Park or something….

  60. The plot thickens. They’ve been re-releasing high quality versions of their back catalogue and concert bootlegs for months, and we didn’t even know it. Pull them up in HD quality, and pump on your stereo. I’m in heaven! I can’t wait for the sun to come out in a few hours so I can turn it up louder.

    We’re all officially winners now. Rejoice

    • energywarning says:

      It may just be me, but I think that these are just recordings that already existed but were put up by a user kind enough to compile them all in one convenient place.

  61. Those tones in the samples sound like an altered version of the ones in “close encounters of the third kind”

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  63. mraunderwood says:

    I don’t know if anyone has noticed this but the BoC youtube page has changed the opening video, it was Everything You Do is a Balloon, now it’s Twoism…. Apologies if I’m going over old news.

    • marc francis says:

      yup. it was the clue that brought people to the twoism page where the altered banner was found which had 2 audio tracks which when played on top of one another brought the next set of numbers and the images where found to contain the information where the numbers fit in the sequence. 🙂

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  65. gypolo says:

    Its all fallen quiet. is everyone as dizzy as me? so what are everyones thoughts on the location of the final piece of the puzzle?

  66. poopbutt says:

    mmm….you should probably update your page. new number!

  67. Keshia says:

    I am tired of waiting. BoC you are making me feel like the little girl in the at&t commerical ” We want more, we want more.Like you really like it, you want more”. Time to stop playing it our emotions!

    • Joe Erickson says:

      whats making it get tiresome and semi annoying now is all the fake stuff coming out, all these pathetic people that are making up stuff just to get youtube hits or whatever.

      • Keshia says:

        I completely agree. I am seriously having a hard time believing the banner find. I know that it could be real though, and as much as I like the hunt what happened to finding all the numbers on the vinyls? I am worn out with all the info and the speculations. I cant follow it anymore.

  68. . says:

  69. paper says:

    has anything been transmitted via the BOC twitter account yet? Wondering because there was a reference to “BOCTransmission” in the message hidden in the Twoism gif file.

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