Welcome back to another awesome RECORD OF THE WEEK blog! Kicking things off this time around is a super-rad repress of LENNY LASHLEY’S GANG OF ONE ‘Illuminator’ LP! This repress was done with bronze foil stamping on the jacket, and three bronze-related colored vinyl configurations to match. The ‘Silver’ / ‘Bronze’ AsideBside with splatter is out of control, as is the tri-color striped version! If that wasn’t enough, this thing also includes a special 6″ x 9″ flexi-postcard which includes the track ‘U.S. Mail’ from the 12″! Check out the video for that single here, and if you haven’t gotten your copy of this LP yet, do so here! These things are awesome and only take 2-3 weeks production time these days, so if you’re looking for a quick solution to have something unique to sell at an upcoming show or tour, definitely consider a flexi or flexi-postcard!
BAND: Lenny Lashley’s Gang of One
LABEL: Pirates Press Records
LABEL WEBSITE: www.piratespressrecords.com
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The first honorable mention this week is a colorful and eye-catching new release from Empire! Empire! COUNT YOUR LUCKY STARS did an awesome job with the colored vinyl choices on this one, just check out that ‘Cyan’ in ‘Ultra Clear’ Color-in-Color configuration! The ‘Milky Clear’ with Baby Blue, Easter Yellow, and Hot Pink splatter is great one as well… NICE!
BAND: Empire! Empire!
LABEL: Count Your Lucky Stars
LABEL WEBSITE: www.cylsrecords.com
This new 12″ LP from TAPE WAVES is called ‘Let You Go’, and features some killer ‘Halloween Orange’ / ‘Doublemint’ AsideBside colored vinyl! The Gloss Lamination on the Jackets was a fitting choice for the package too- Kudos to BLEEDING GOLD Records for making this a classy one!
BAND: Tape Waves
LABEL: Bleeding Gold Records
LABEL WEBSITE: www.bleedinggoldrecords.com
SOUTHERN LORD went with a cool ‘Kelly Green’ / ‘Silver’ / ‘Royal Blue’ Tri-Color Pie-Slice configuration for BROTHERHOOD’s new LP, ‘Thick as Blood’ – Sweet choice!
LABEL: Southern Lord Records
LABEL WEBSITE: www.southernlord.com
PURE NOISE Records knocking it out of the park once again, this time with TO THE WIND’s latest release, ‘Block Out the Sun and Sleep’! Get a load of that ‘Bone’ / ‘Black’ AsideBside vinyl with ‘Dookie Brown’ Splatter! The ‘White’ version with Black Haze is a beauty as well.
BAND: To The Wind
LABEL: Pure Noise Recordings
Check out the colored vinyl choices included in the debut EP of Relapse’s newest signing, a one-woman black metal project called MYRKUR! The ‘Bone’ / ‘Doublemint’ AsideBside matches that artwork perfectly, and those jackets with Spot UV printing looks amazing as well…. Rad!!
LABEL: Relapse Records
Last but not least is a 12″ split between always-heavy GRAVES AT SEA and SOURVEIN, thanks to Seventh Rule Records! The ‘Deep Purple’ vinyl with ‘Aqua Blue’ Splatter suits the package really well, and that art is amazing!
BAND: Graves at Sea / Sourvein
LABEL: Seventh Rule
LABEL WEBSITE: www.seventhrule.com
That just about wraps up this week’s blog! Thanks for checking out all these rad new releases and for supporting the these bands and labels! As always, see you next Friday for another round! Until then… VINYL RULES ALLLLL.