Record of the Week for November 21st, 2014

Hey out there vinyl fans, it’s another week and were back with a virtual cornucopia of awesome records for this week’s RECORD OF THE WEEK blog…

Our very own PIRATES PRESS RECORDS has teamed up with BURNING HEARTS RECORDS to bring you “Generation Tranquilized”, a brand new full-length from the kings of Swedish street punk, BOMBSHELL ROCKS!!! Including the original singer, this twelve song album has the previously released but rerecorded single “Scars & Tattoos” and eleven other soon to be hits. This hard-hitting and super catchy album marks the band’s 20th year together and is the first release in 10 years with the original lineup. This release comes in an extra thick reverse board jacket, holds a printed inner sleeve and includes a digital download card. Of course the vinyl matches the art, so it’s available in either a pure ‘Black’ color, a ‘Mustard Yellow’ color, an ‘Oxblood’ color or the tie-it-all-together ‘Black’, ‘Mustard’ and ‘Oxblood’ tricolor pie slice version! Click the link to preorder your copy of this sooner than later… right here : http://bombshellrocks.com/?p=670

BAND: Bombshell Rocks
BAND WEBSITE: http://bombshellrocks.com/
LABEL:  Pirates Press Records
LABEL WEBSITE: http://piratespressrecords.com/

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We’ve had a few repeat labels on the blog here recently, but nothing is as cool or dare we say cute, as this flexi right here! STAND UP! RECORDS is back again this week with the newest (and only) release from MILA SCHLISSEL. This precocious little girl told some knock-knock jokes at the Grumpy’s Sad Comedy Jam’s open mic, and what you see here is the result of that epic night. Made in a ‘Red’ flexi base color with ‘Yellow’ foil, it also included a fold over jacket with a picture worth way more than a thousand words. It’s hard to believe she was only 5 YEARS OLD at the time of this recording!!!! You’ll have to keep tabs on STAND UP! RECORDS to see where you’ll be able to get one of these….

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BAND: Mila Schlissel
LABEL:  Stand Up! Records
LABEL WEBSITE: www.standuprecords.com

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With their first album in over 8 year, New Zealand Instrumental/ Post-Rockers JAKOB are back and by the looks of it, ready for battle!! Just wrapping up a tour of NZ and Australia, this is their fourth full-length album. Called “Sines”, it’s obvious why this release is on the blog. First off, THE MYLENE SHEATH made the gatefold jacket of this double LP in that extra slick gloss lamination and has either an all ‘Black’ set of discs, the more limited version with both discs a ‘Orange Crush’ and ‘Blood Red’ half-n-half with ‘Black’ haze , or the even more limited version a ‘Blood Red’ disc 1 and a ‘Orange Crush’ disc 2! Have no fear, even though JAKOB just finished up a tour, they’re scheduled to go out on a US and EU tour in 2015….

BAND: Jakob
BAND WEBSITE: http://jakob.co.nz/
LABEL: The Mylene Sheath
LABEL WEBSITE:   http://mylenesheath.com/

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TURNTABLE KITCHEN is here yet again with another installment of their subscriber series. This monthly release (which is also paired with ingredients and recipes) is DANIEL WILSON with his debut single! DANIEL is a Michigan based Indie Rock songwriter and this release is sure to be a collectors item in no time flat. In a matte laminated jacket, you can find this in either a ‘Baby Blue’ color, or the more exclusive ‘Baby Pink’ and ‘Baby Blue’ Aside/Bside, which looks just like the cloud on the jacket depending on what side of the disc you’re looking at. We bet that you’re kicking yourself for not having already subscribed to TURNTABLE KITCHEN’s subscription program….

BAND: Daniel Wilson
BAND WEBSITE: https://www.facebook.com/danielwilsonzz
LABEL:  Turntable Kitchen
LABEL WEBSITE: http://www.turntablekitchen.com/

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About to hit up the East Coast in support of this new EP, YOUTH FUNERAL are back with their mix of full throttle blasts and melodic detours. Put out by SF’s own TWELVE GAUGE RECORDS, this EP will give you the Screamo/Post-Hardcore sound you’ve been jonesing for. You can find this 7” in either the limited and purists’ favorite ‘Black’ vinyl, a ‘Blood Red’ color, or our favorite, the ‘Ultra Clear’ with ‘Black’ and ‘Blood Red’ haze. Either catch YOUTH FUNERAL on tour or click your way to the TWELVE GAUGE website to purchase one of these…

BAND: Youth Funeral
BAND WEBSITE: http://youthfuneral.bandcamp.com
LABEL:  Twelve Gauge Records
LABEL WEBSITE: http://tgrex.com

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For the first time in over 10 years, you can finally pick up vinyl of NASUM!!!! RELAPSE RECORDS is reissuing all 4 albums from these Swedish GrindCore masters, and what you have in front of you is their “Helvete” album from 2003. If you’re going to reissue the most famous Swedish Grindcore band ever, you better do it right and RELAPSE did, in spades. With a gatefold jacket, this record was made in a standard ‘Black’ version, an ‘Ultra Clear’ version or the special ‘Gold’ and ‘White’ Aside/Bside with ‘Black’, ‘Gold’ and ‘Red(sin)’ splatter. There is only one place to get your NASUM albums on vinyl and that would be through RELAPSE RECORDS…

BAND: Nasum
BAND WEBSITE: http://www.relapse.com/nasum/
LABEL:  Relapse Records
LABEL WEBSITE: http://www.relapse.com

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Finding their inspiration and motivation in the power trios of the late 60’s and early 70s, STUBB is back with their long awaited sophmore album, “Cry of the Ocean”! This Psych/Stoner Rock trio from the U.K. have been gigging all over the place and when you hear this, it’ll be obvious why their first album sold out. Those radicals over at RIPPLE MUSIC are at the helm of this release and totally killed it. Along with the vinyl, they’ve included a poster and download card to accompany the ‘Black’ version or the psychedelic ‘Milky Clear’ and ‘Aqua Blue’ Aside/Bside super limited version. You have two choices here, you can hit up the RIPPLE website, or wait until the rumored STUBB tour takes affect in the EU next year…

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BAND: STUBB
BAND WEBSITE: http://www.stubbrock.co.uk/
LABEL:  Ripple Music
LABEL WEBSITE: www.ripple-music.com

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If you are into Death, Black, Thrash, Grind, Doom or Heavy Metal, then you know HELLS HEADBANGERS. And if you know them, then you have to know MIDNIGHT, one of the best Black/Thrash Metal bands out there. Repressing their 2012 compilation, “Complete and Total Hell”, this ear splitting send-your-grandma-running-away-in-tears double LP is finally going to be available again through the HELLS HEADBANGERS’ website. Unfortunately, MIDNIGHT isn’t planning any tours at the moment, so you’ll have to get your fix by buying this awesome reverse board gatefold jacket that holds either a set of ‘Black’ discs or a set of ‘Silver’ with lots of ‘Black’ splatter…

BAND: Midnight
BAND WEBSITE: http://totalmidnight.webs.com/
LABEL:  Hells Headbangers
LABEL WEBSITE: http://www.hellsheadbangers.com/

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We couldn’t be happier to help FORGED ARTIFACTS put out the debut album from Minneapolis’ own RUPERT ANGELEYES! Called, “Young Sunset”, these 10 tracks are a navigation through the trenches of love and all the ups and downs. Wielding a vintage formica, warped guitars and classic pop song structures, this is a very personal recording. You can catch RUPERT ANGELEYES playing the very infamous Triple Rock Social Club in MN in December, but if you can’t wait that long, go grab one of these ‘Black’ inside ‘Beer’ color-in-color records from the FORGED ARTIFACTS website…

BAND: Rupert Angeleyes
BAND WEBSITE:  https://forgedartifacts.bandcamp.com/album/young-sunset
LABEL:  Forged Artifacts
LABEL WEBSITE:  http://www.forgedartifacts.com

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Record of the Week for November 11th, 2014

Another busy week here at the vinyl mine, digging up records for everyone. Here is what we were able to unearth for this week’s RECORD OF THE WEEK Blog…

Long time comedy legend DANA GOULD is our Record of the Week this time around. And it’s no wonder why when you see the package or get a chance to hear this hilarious comedy album. This comedy goldmine is put out on the Minnesota based STAND UP! RECORDS, who has more than 140 titles under their belt and is becoming a comedy juggernaut far outreaching their record label roots. And you might remember DANA GOULD from his appearances on the little known HBO, Showtime, Comedy Central or as a producer on our favorite, The Simpsons! Called, “Let Me Put My Thoughts In You”, this is the second of three releases on vinyl and our favorite by far. This limited run record has a reverse board jacket including a download card and comes in either the standard ‘Black’ vinyl, a ‘Blood Red’ inside ‘Ultra Clear’ Color-In-Color record with ‘Black’ splatter, or the super sick ‘Blood Red’ and ‘Ultra Clear’ Half-N-Half record with ‘White’ splatter on the clear side and ‘Black’ splatter on the red side. Move your mouse on over to the STAND UP! RECORDS websIte for further details…

BAND: Dana Gould
BAND WEBSITE: http://www.danagould.com/
LABEL:  Stand Up! Records
LABEL WEBSITE: www.standuprecords.com

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After 10 years of running around California and the West Coast, the ‘Noma Punks known as ROADSIDE BOMBS have finally added an LP to their list of accomplishments! Put out by our friends over at CHAPTER ELEVEN RECORDS, in coordination with LONGSHOT MUSIC and CONTRA RECORDS, this is a perfect package to hold the fourteen songs contained on this Punk Rock n Roll record. Featuring some notable cameos, this LP is available on either a transparent ‘Swamp Green’ color, the more limited ‘White’ or ‘Easter Yellow’ colors, or the very, very limited ’Swamp Green’ with ‘Bone’ splatter version. If you just so happen to be in Europe this coming May, you can catch ROADSIDE BOMBS on tour. If you’re like us and can’t wait that long, make your way to the CHAPTER ELEVEN website and order one today!

BAND: Roadside Bombs
BAND WEBSITE: http://roadsidebombs.bandcamp.com/
LABEL:  Chapter Eleven Records
LABEL WEBSITE: chapterelevenrecords.com

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Stirring around Chicago for several years now, ONYOU is back with their seventh release on CAPTCHA RECORDS. If you’re a fan of the ROTW blog, then you undoubtedly know CAPTCHA by now for their incredible releases, this one is no different. Spending countless hours in their underground layer perfecting this noxious brew of experimental music, this NSFW album cover is a tease of what lies beneath the reverse board jacket. With a very limited run of records, this is ONLY available in a ‘Cyan Blue’ and ‘Sea Blue’ Aside/Bside color configuration. By now, you should be familiar with CAPTCHA’s website, so you know what to do.

BAND: onYou
BAND WEBSITE: https://www.facebook.com/pages/OnYou/102753136471859?ref=tn_tnmn
LABEL: Captcha Records
LABEL WEBSITE:  http://www.captcha-records.com/

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I AM BECOME DEATH has finally released their first self titled album and if you’re into Hardcore/ Metal/ Punk, you better check these guys out. MAGNETIC EYE RECORDS really knocked it out of the park with this debut 10”. This reverse board jacket includes an insert and is a VERY limited run of records. Available as either a ‘Olive Green’ and ‘Ultra Clear’ Half-N-Half record with ‘Black’ and ‘White’ splatter, a ‘Gold’ and ‘Bone’ Aside/Bside color, or the smokey looking ‘Milky Clear’ with ‘Black’ haze color. I AM BECOME DEATH has a few appearances coming up soon, and there are rumors of a East Coast tour this spring. Stay tuned for further details.

BAND: I am become Death
BAND WEBSITE: http://magneticeyerecords.bandcamp.com/album/i-am-become-death
LABEL:  Magnetic Eye Records 
LABEL WEBSITE: http://www.magneticeyerecords.com

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Longtime Indie / Sludge-Pop powerhouse BEN KWELLER is here with his latest 7” called “It Ain’t Christmas Yet”. With more releases than we can count, this is just the latest in his storied career and features a B side song called “Here Comes Santa Claus” that is in Robin William’s final film being released this month. Put out by his own label, THE NOISE COMPANY, this release has a ‘Emerald Green’ foil stamping on the jacket and contains either a ‘Blood Red’ record (not pictured) or a much more limited Blood Red’ record with ‘Doublemint’, ‘Baby Pink’ and ‘White’ splatter. Better get over to the BEN KWELLER website before these are all sold out.

BAND: Ben Kweller
BAND WEBSITE: www.benkweller.com
LABEL:  The Noise Company
LABEL WEBSITE: www.http://benkweller.com/pages/noiseco

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Coming from our on back yard in San Francisco, where it was recorded, designed and made through us all in the city, is the debut album from HOXTON MOB! This monochromatic piece of art was funded by their Kickstarter campaign, so it’s going to make a lot of their fans happy to be able to finally get their hands on one. Technically a self titled album, many people will refer to it as “Sad Songs in Major Keys”, which is quite a fitting title. Including a download card, this limited run record is only available in a solid ‘Grey’ color, fitting the artwork to a tee. Follow HOXTON MOB to find out where you can catch them on upcoming appearances and where to pick one of these up!

BAND:  Hoxton Mob
BAND WEBSITE: https://www.facebook.com/HoxtonMob

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A389 RECORDINGS is a Baltimore based DIY label and has more than 150 releases under their belt, and this latest one from HOMEWRECKER is just fantastic. Called “Worms And Dirt”, this Hardcore/Metal record was their first release and is now in it’s third pressing because of it’s popularity. This time around, you can pick this record up in either a ‘Blood Red’ color or the much more limited ‘Swamp Green’ color. Head over the A389’s website to get one today!

BAND: HOMEWRECKER
LABEL:  A389 Recordings
LABEL WEBSITE: www.a389records.com

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This is the Tuscon natives called BRASS HANDS’ first release, and we’re sure they’re as excited about it as we are! Put out by BATHOLITH INDUSTRIES, looking at this record gives you the same dark feeling that listening to the Dark Pop/Rock sound the band is known for gives you. With a reverse board jacket and an insert, the record is only available in a ‘Black’ and ‘Grey’ Aside/Bside configuration. Appearing regularly in Arizona, BRASS HANDS is currently booking a US tour for mid next year, so be on the look out!

BAND: Brass Hands
BAND WEBSITE: brasshands.bandcamp.com
LABEL:  Batholith Industries
LABEL WEBSITE: batholithindustries.com

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Well known Christian Hardcore label SOLID STATE RECORDS is here with the third release from the metal core band FIT FOR A KING! The Dallas based band is back with their biggest sounding and most cohesive work to date, filled with apocalyptic 3-minute breakdowns and all. Called “Slave to Nothing” and including an innersleeve with lyrics and all that, this album was only made in a jacket complimenting ‘White’ and ‘Black’ Half-N-Half style, fitting with the band’s focused vision. About to start a month long tour all over the U.S., head over to SOLID STATE’s website to get the details!

BAND: Fit For A King
BAND WEBSITE: http://fitforakingband.com
LABEL:  Solid State Records
LABEL WEBSITE: solidstaterecords.com

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Record Of The Week – Nov. 7th, 2014

Oh man, there were SO many awesome titles that came through here this week, it was really hard to choose. But, like every parent has a favorite child, here are our favorite children for this week’s RECORD OF THE WEEK blog!

This week’s ROTW is none other than Melbourne’s very own punk poets, THE SMITH STREET BAND. With songs written in Winnipeg, Salt Lake City, London and New York, ‘Throw Me In The River’ is truly a passport for the bands global rise. And boy, did POISON CITY RECORDS really go all out for this third full length from the band. You can pick one of these up in either a regular or gatefold jacket, all with a reverse board finish. As for the vinyl, there is an ‘Ultra Clear’ version, the ‘Black’ inside ‘Orange Crush’ Color-In-Color “Halloween” version, the ‘Milky Clear’ with ‘Black’ splatter “Smoke Splatter” version, or the super-cool-blew-our-pants-off ‘Black’ and ‘Milky Clear’ AsideBside with ‘Red(ish)’ and ‘Halloween Orange’ splatter “Fireworks” version (this is the one available in a gatefold jacket). And fear not, while THE SMITH STREET BAND just finished their UK/Europe tour, they’re about to return home to Australia for a sold-out tour! Make your way to POISON CITY’s website or the band’s for more details….

BAND: The Smith Street Band
BAND WEBSITE: www.thesmithstreetband.com
LABEL:  Poison City Records
LABEL WEBSITE: www.poisoncityrecords.com

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Back again this week is the punk rock staple that is FAT WRECK CHORDS! This time with an uber compilation of FAT WRECK bands made specifically for Florida’s annual music event THE FEST. Featuring everyone from CJ RAMONE to LAGWAGON to BAD COP/BAD COP, these 10”s were only available at THE FEST, but we’re not just teasing you here because they will be available at the FAT RECORD STORE some time “soon”. And just to make even more exclusive, they made it in 7 variations! With some being plain ‘Black’, there is also ‘Deep Purple’ inside ‘Baby Pink’ Color-In-Color version, a ‘Olive Green’ and ‘Grimace Purple’ Half-N-Half version, a ’Sea Blue’ and ‘Oxblood’ Aside/Bside version, a ‘Hot Pink’ with ‘Black’ haze version, a ‘White’ with ‘Blood Red’ splatter or the ‘Aqua Blue’ and ‘Bone’ and ‘Red(ish)’ Tricolor version. Keep tabs on the FAT STORE via the link below to see when you can grab one of these discs…

LABEL:  Fat Wreck Chords
LABEL WEBSITE: http://www.fatwreck.com/
LABEL WEBSITE: http://www.fatwreck.com/recordstore

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ANCHOR EIGHTY FOUR RECORDS knocked it out of the park with this first full length from MINNOW. This L.A. based sextet tracked 90% of the album live in studio, to really capture their dual percussionists, so you know they’ll sound as good live as they do on the record. Available in either a solid ‘Bone’ color, a solid ‘Oxblood’ or the limited ‘Oxblood’ and ‘Bone’ Aside/Bside color, which is killer! Keep tabs on these guys for their record release show coming up or mosey on over to ANCHOR EIGHTY FOUR’s website to order yours…

BAND: Minnow
BAND WEBSITE: www.minnowmusic.com
LABEL:  Anchor Eighty Four Records
LABEL WEBSITE:  www.anchoreightyfour.com

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Following up last week’s ROTW, NUCLEAR WAR NOW! PRODUCTIONS is back at a once again. With their picture disc being featured last week, this is VARATHON’s second full length from ’95 called “Walpurgisnacht”. These Black Metal masters are currently playing in Berlin at the NWN! Fest, but fear not, you can order one of these from the NWN! website. In a super smooth and shiny Hi Gloss gatefold jacket, you can grab one of these bad boys in either the purist “Black’ vinyl, a solid ‘Aqua Blue’ color (not pictured) or the super limited ‘Royal Blue’ with ‘Silver’, ‘Gold’ and ‘Black’ splatter.

BAND: Varathron
BAND WEBSITE: http://www.varathron.com/
LABEL:  Nuclear War Now! Productions
LABEL WEBSITE: http://www.nwnprod.com/

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When you mix the winner of the Detroit’s Red Bull Big Tune Championship and one of Dr. Dre’s Top 5 Emcees alive, you’ll get this Hip Hop treasure you see before you called ‘Blasphemy’! Hailing from Detroit is APOLLO BROWN, and from L.A. is RAS KASS, and this duo is on fire right now making it on the Top 10 of Hip-Hop downloads. If you can make it to Europe this winter, you can catch these guys on tour. Otherwise, you’ll just have to rock up and buy one of these from MELLO MUSIC GROUP. This double LP is available in either a heavy weight ‘Black’ vinyl or the patriotic ‘Milky Clear’ with lots of ‘Blood Red’ and ‘Cyan’ splatter, all wrapped in a matte finished jacket and a download card. Beat that!

BAND: Apollo Brown & Ras Kass
BAND WEBSITE: https://www.facebook.com/ApolloBrown
LABEL:  Mello Music Group
LABEL WEBSITE: http://www.mellomusicgroup.com/

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Reissuing their 2013 EP, ‘Burner’, CREATOR-DESTRUCTOR RECORDS made  POINT OF VIEWS’ awesome record even better! It’s been remixed, remastered and is now on heavy weight vinyl with a new layout. Hailing from the SF bay area, POINT OF VIEW is a melodic punk three piece. If you make your way to CREATOR-DESTRUCTOR’s website, you can grab one of these in a super sturdy reverse board jacket stuffed with either a ‘Grey’ and ‘Aqua Blue’ Aside/Bside with ‘Black’ and ‘Deep Purple’ splatter or the more limited ‘Black’ and ‘White’ Half-N-Half record with ‘Aqua Blue’, ‘Deep Purple’ and ‘Grey’ splatter. Do it!!

BAND:  Point of View
BAND WEBSITE: https://www.facebook.com/pointofviewsanjose?ref=ts&fref=ts
LABEL:  Creator-Destructor Records
LABEL WEBSITE: www.creator-destructor.com 

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Obviously not records, but we think these are pretty damn cool. We’re running a fall special where you can get 11 oz C Handle mugs with your band/label’s logo for as low as $2.99 per mug with 2 color printing. Check out the Pirates Press Merch website for specials and details: http://piratespress.com/cms/drinkware-specials

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Recorded in a mixture of houses and studios, CLOUD GAVIN are releasing their third album called ‘Fermata Supreme’. This is also their first release on vinyl and we couldn’t be happier about making this one for them. A blend of different Alternative music styles, CLOUD GAVIN has been growing day by day since they started in 2010. This gatefold jacket holds a double LP, with all of the A/B discs being being ‘White’ with ‘Black’ haze and all of the C/D discs being the opposite, ‘Black’ vinyl with ‘White’ haze. Starting today, CLOUD GAVIN is embarking on a 75 day, 48 state tour. Better hope they’re stopping in your town first or they’ll probably be all sold out of these babies….

BAND:  Cloud Gavin
BAND WEBSITE: http://cloudgavin.bandcamp.com/ 

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Digging around in the archives, ENJOY THE RIDE RECORDS is rereleasing the first album from THE HONORARY TITLE! Originally released in 2004, this album called “Anything Else But The Truth” is back and better than ever. This time around the double LP is in a gatefold jacket and is available in a myriad of colors. All of the C/D discs are a solid ‘Olive Green’ color and the A/B discs come in either a ‘Black’ and ‘White’ half-n-half version, the more limited ‘Black’ and ‘White’ half-n-half with ‘Oxblood’ splatter version (not pictured), a ‘Black’ and ‘White’ Aside/Bside with ‘Oxblood’ splatter version, or the super limited ‘White’ with ‘Black’ circles version. Either way, you can’t lose….

BAND: The Honorary Title
BAND WEBSITE: Facebook.com/thehonorarytitle
LABEL: Enjoy The Ride Records
LABEL WEBSITE: www.EnjoyTheRideRecords.com

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Currently on tour in Europe, the iconic hardcore band TERROR is still running strong after more than a dozen years. It’s no wonder why REAPER RECORDS is repressing most of their albums including this best seller, “One with the Underdogs”. Originally released back in 2004, this is THE album that put TERROR on the map making its way onto a bunch of charts and lists. This time around, it comes with a download card and printed insert and is available in either a ‘Halloween Orange’ color, a ‘Grey’ color, or the crazy looking ‘Milky Clear’ with ‘Halloween Orange’ and ‘Grey’ splatter. Head over to REAPER’s website or catch the band on tour today!

BAND:  Terror
BAND WEBSITE: http://www.terrorlahc.com/
LABEL: Reaper Records
LABEL WEBSITE: http://www.reaper-records.com/

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After three years of silence, ARMS AND SLEEPERS is back with a new release! Calling the album “Swim Team”, this duo is a blend of Hip-hop and R&B influenced instrumentation. FAKE CHAPTER RECORDS made quite an cool package for this latest release, making sure the presentation fits the music. While simple, this title is available in either ‘Black’ vinyl or ‘Electric Blue’ vinyl and includes a download card. These guys are currently on tour in Europe through January, catch them while you can.

BAND:  Arms and Sleepers
BAND WEBSITE: armsandsleepers.com
LABEL: Fake Chapter Records
LABEL WEBSITE: fakechapter.com

Record of the Week Blog for October 31st, 2014

Wow, what a week we’ve had, recovering from our 10th Anniversary Party (hopefully you were there) and also bringing you another rockin’ round of RECORD OF THE WEEK. Here you go!

Goleta’s own iconic and world renown punk rock mainstays LAGWAGON are back and better than ever with first album in 9 years, ‘Hang’!!! Even better, LAGWAGON is about to head out on a 5 week tour staring early next month. With a darker feel more reminiscent of their earlier albums, FAT WRECK CHORDS made sure that this release would satisfy the fan’s 9 year wait, and did it in spades. With so many variations, where do we begin? Of course there is a ‘Black’ vinyl version, then there is the ‘Orange Crush’ and ‘Black’ stripped tricolor version, the ‘Olive Green’ and ‘Sea Blue’ Half-N-Half version (not pictured), the ‘Sea Blue’ and ‘Bone’ Aside/Bside version, or the Fat Store Only version consisting of a’ Bone’ colored record with ‘Dookie Brown’ haze. Oh, did we forget to mention that the deluxe versions come with a bonus 7” with the same color configurations? All in a gatefold jacket (for deluxe versions) and a download card, FAT WRECK CHORDS hooks you up. head over to FAT’s website to get one or just grab one from the band while they’re on tour….

BAND: Lagwagon
BAND WEBSITE: http://lagwagon.com/
LABEL:  Fat Wreck Chords
LABEL WEBSITE: http://www.fatwreck.com/

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Commemorating the NUCLEAR WAR NOW! Festival Volume IV (November 7 & 8 in Berlin), NUCLEAR WAR NOW! PRODUCTIONS has created what may be the most sought after set of picture discs any Death Metal fan could possibly want. Known typically for the Bestial Black Metal, NWN! PRODUCTIONS is showing off some of the other Death Metal sub genres here. Housed in a festival specific jacket and with only 100 copies of each made, this festival only group of picture discs is as limited as they come. Not all pictured here, there are discs for NOCTURNUS, IRKALLIAN ORACLE, IMPURITY, BESTIAL RAIDS, EMBRACE OF THORNS, VARATHRON and DEATH COURIER!!! If, and we said if, there are any of these left after the festival, they can be found either at the NWN! PRODUCTIONS website or their German partners in crime, IRON BONEHEAD.

BAND: Nocturnus
BAND WEBSITE: http://www.afterdeath666.com/
BAND: Irkallian Oracle
BAND WEBSITE: http://irkallianoracle.bandcamp.com/
BAND: Impurity
BAND WEBSITE: http://impurityband.com/
BAND: Bestial Raids
BAND WEBSITE: https://www.facebook.com/BestialRaids
BAND: Embrace of Thorns
BAND WEBSITE: https://myspace.com/embraceofthorns
BAND: Varathron
BAND WEBSITE: http://www.varathron.com/
BAND: Death Courier
BAND WEBSITE: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Death-Courier/423460954403378
LABEL:  Nuclear War Now
LABEL WEBSITE: http://www.nwnprod.com/
LABEL:  Iron Bonehead
LABEL WEBSITE: http://www.ironbonehead.de/

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For the first time ever, DESPERATE RECORDS is making the POWDER MONKEYS’ 1995 album available on Vinyl! This Australian punk/rock trio existed from 1991 until 2003 when a tragic death brought it to a close. In the 90’s, the POWDER MONKEYS were the shining light of raw Rock & Roll in Australia, calling up influences anywhere from the STOOGES to CHUCK BERRY. This album, called ‘Time Wounds All Heals’ is everything you could need. Coming in either a purist ‘Black’ or a’ Blood Red’ colored vinyl and is wrapped in a reverse board jacket, includes a decorative obi strip, download card, liner notes and a poster!

BAND: Powder Monkeys
BAND WEBSITE: https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Powder-Monkeys/251905859191
LABEL:  Desperate Records
LABEL WEBSITE: https://www.facebook.com/desperaterecords

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What started as a one man band from Sweden, OFERMOD is now a 5 piece Black/Death Metal powerhouse! This is their latest EP titled ‘Serpents’ Dance’, and follows a long line of EPs and full lengths since their inception in 1996. This 7” has a 6 panel fold over jacket in a matte finish and contains either the purist ‘Black’ vinyl or the crazy ‘Blood Red’ colored vinyl oozing with ‘Black’ splatter, it’s painfully obvious that THE ANJA OFFENSIVE is on the attack! It’s too bad you’ll have to wait until March of next year to see OFERMOD playing in Athens…

BAND: Ofermod
BAND WEBSITE: https://www.facebook.com/OfermodOfficial
LABEL:  The Anja Offensive
LABEL WEBSITE:https://www.facebook.com/theajnaoffensive

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In a special limited edition release, OH LAWD YEAH! RECORDS AND TAPES are releasing two instrumental songs from the upcoming film “Honeypot”. Calling themselves FUTURE ASTRONAUT, this sound track is sure to be a collectors edition in no time flat. Consisting of a gatefold 7” matte finished jacket, a download card and a ‘Beer’ colored record, this is the perfect teaser for the soon to be released 10 song soundtrack/score coming in 2015. This 7” is a perk for their Kickstarter funding staring in December. Keep tabs on OH LAWD YEAH! RECORDS AND TAPES to find out what to do.

BAND:  Future Astronaut
BAND WEBSITE: www.Honeypotthemovie.com
LABEL:  Oh Lawd Yeah! Records and Tapes
LABEL WEBSITE:  www.ohlawdyeah.com

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More than 10 years in the making, this is the debut release from THE LUXEMBOURG SIGNAL. With a shoe gazey indie pop sound, this 10 track album is sure to give this L.A./UK band a cult like following. SHELFLIFE RECORDS made sure the vinyl package was as precise and deliberate as the music itself. With only a small number made, you can pick this up in either an ‘Electric Blue’ or the more limited purist ‘Black’ vinyl color, this will have to tide you over until THE LUXEMBOURG SIGNAL head out on tour some time early next year. In the mean time, head to SHELFLIFE RECORDS’ website to order this today…

BAND:  The Luxembourg Signal
BAND WEBSITE: https://www.facebook.com/theluxembourgsignal
LABEL:  Shelflife Records
LABEL WEBSITE:  http://www.shelflife.com/

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Recorded in the picturesque South Coast of the UK, this debut album from ORANGE YELLOW RED will definitely have your imagination seeing colors. ORANGE YELLOW RED is a mixture of Shoe Gaze and Dreampop, which just happens to be the specialty of SAINT MARIE RECORDS, the label with the vision to put out this masterpiece. With a gatefold jacket in reverse board finish this ‘Doublemint Green’ and ‘Electric Blue’ Aside/Bside record also has ‘Olive Green’ splatter throughout. The blues and greens swirl in a subtle mixture that is hard to describe. If you get to SAINT MARIE RECORDS’ website in time, you might be able to pick up the limited edition version that also includes a bonus 7”!!!

BAND:  Orange Yellow Red
BAND WEBSITE: http://www.orangeyellowred.com/
LABEL: Saint Marie Records
LABEL WEBSITE: http://www.saintmarierecords.com/

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Mixing Ambiance, Post-Rock, Electronics, Death Metal, Pop, you name it into the cauldron, BURIAL HEX is the group who’s closure has been calculated since it’s inception. This is their last album called ‘The Hierophant’ and is the culmination of 10 years of touring and more than 80 releases. You can only get this from the boutique archive of HANDMADE BIRDS out of North Texas. It’s painfully obvious that great attention to detail was paid into making this whole package outstanding and a work or art. With only a limited number, this matte laminated gatefold jacket hold an ‘Oxblood’ inside ‘Milky Clear’ record that is fitting both in name and artistically. Get on the internets and head over to HANDMADE BIRDS’ website before you’re out of luck…

BAND:  Burial Hex
BAND WEBSITE: http://burialhex.bandcamp.com/
LABEL: Handmade Birds
LABEL WEBSITE: http://www.handmadebirds.com/

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Record of the Week for October 24th, 2014

As our gift to you for our 10th Anniversary (AND party!!  http://www.piratespress.com/PP10/ ), we have an extra big, jammed packed RECORD OF THE WEEK Blog for y’all, including a couple of our own special releases. It’s our birthday present to you!   

It was a tough one this week, but here again in a back-to-back RECORD OF THE WEEK is RELAPSE RECORDS! This time with Death Metal legends OBITUARY and their 9th full length called ‘Inked In Blood’. OBITUARY are THE definitive death metal band, which is why RELAPSE made this double album one of the most insane we’ve seen! First off, this matte laminated gatefold jacket is 3D embossed and has selective use of spot gloss so that the torso on the cover really pops! Then, they made it available in EIGHT different vinyl configurations!! Going down the list, there is a ‘Black’ version; a ‘Bone’ colored version; a ‘Blood Red’ version; a ’Swamp Green’ version; a ‘Bone’ and ‘REDish’ Aside/Bside version; a ‘Silver’ version; an ‘Ultra Clear’ version; and saving the best for last, a ‘Black’ with ‘Olive Green’ and ‘Bronze’ tricolor version! This release is going to keep the hard core collector’s heads spinning for some time to come. Luckily, OBITUARY has not one but two tours coming up soon. Head over to the RELAPSE or OBITUARY website to grab a record or figure out where to catch them…

BAND: Obituary
BAND WEBSITE: http://www.obituary.cc/index.html
LABEL:  Relapse Records
LABEL WEBSITE: http://www.relapse.com/

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Our very own PIRATES PRESS RECORDS is bestowing on you this feast of street punk that is the REDUCERS S.F.’s entire catalog! That’s right, all three of their LP’s and even an extra 12” featuring some live tracks, demos and more. Reforming to play the PIRATES PRESS 10th Anniversary party this weekend (and hopefully staying together permanently), this is the essential REDUCERS S.F. collection. Housed in a reverse board slipcase, these four individual jackets hold a plethora of colored vinyl choices. Depending on where you get it, you’ll find an all ‘Gold’ vinyl version OR a color version featuring a ‘Blood Red’ record, a ‘Bronze’ record, a ‘Royal Blue’ record and a ‘Piss Yellow’ record. For those inquiring minds out there, there is also a splatter version that is mail order only featuring all Aside/Bside colored vinyl and more colors of splatter than we can list here!!!

BAND:  Reducers S.F.
BAND WEBSITE: https://www.facebook.com/TheReducersSF
LABEL: Pirates Press Records
LABEL WEBSITE: http://piratespressrecords.com/

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SCHEISSE MINNELLI is a Skatecore band from Germany, yes the country not some small town in the mid west. GFP is a old-school traditional punk-roots band featuring none other than Tony Alva of Z-Boys fame. It was fitting then when BEANIES RECORDS decided to put out a split between these two bands. Called ‘Best At Its Worst” the title speaks for itself. This Skate/Punk split comes in either a standard ‘Black’ vinyl version, a much more limited ‘Halloween Orange’ version or the extremely rare ‘Highlighter Yellow’ version. You might just have to head over to Indonesia and wait around for SCHEISSE MINNELLI where their tour is just about to start…. Or go to the web if you can’t afford the plane fare.

BAND: Scheisse Minnelli
BAND WEBSITE: www.scheisseminnelli.com
BAND: General Fucking Principal (GFP)
BAND WEBSITE: http://www.tonyalva.info/about/music/gfp/
LABEL:  Beanies Records
LABEL WEBSITE: https://www.facebook.com/nicole.beaniesrecords

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The SUEDE RAZORS are back to rattle your eardrums and get you moving with their latest release, the ‘Boys Night Out / (I’m a) Bovver Boy’ 7”. Co-released between RANDALE RECORDS in E.U. and PIRATES PRESS RECORDS, what stared as a side project has taken on a life of it’s own. Fresh off their first show in picturesque Alameda CA, the SUEDE RAZORS are the best mix of Punk, Bootboy Glam and old school Rock N’ Roll you can find anywhere. Made in a throw back style, this notched, top loading textured disco bag jacket holds either a standard ‘Black’ vinyl version, a ‘Piss Yellow’ version, a ‘Milky Clear’ version or the very rare ‘Kelly Green’ version. Not that you’ll ever want to listen to this on anything other than your favorite record player, it also includes a download card for your iThings. If you’re at our 10th Anniversary party this weekend, maybe you can have the SUEDE RAZORS sign your copy of this album…

BAND:  Suede Razors
BAND WEBSITE: https://www.facebook.com/SuedeRazors
LABEL: Randale Records
LABEL WEBSITE: http://www.randale-records.de/
LABEL: Pirates Press Records
LABEL WEBSITE: http://piratespressrecords.com/

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604 RECORDS from Canada created a truly spectacular package for this certified platinum album. Originally released in 2008, where it reached the number 1 spot on the Hard Rock charts, this is the third album from none other than B.C. Canada’s own and very infamous THEORY OF A DEAD MAN!!! Titled, ’Scars & Souvenirs’ and featuring everyone’s favorite song “Bad Girlfriend”, 604 RECORDS really went all out to make sure this fit the platinum status it deserves. What they chose to do was create a very limited edition GLOW IN THE DARK record (record glows blue) with GITD print on the jacket as well. Cameras can’t do this one justice, but when you see the x-ray skeleton glowing along with the record, it’s truly something. I guess you’ll have to pick one up yourself to find out. The band is on tour in Ireland, the U.K and Canada supporting their fifth album. Hit the web to find out where to find this record and the band today.

BAND: Theory of A Deadman
BAND WEBSITE: www.theoryofadeadman.com
LABEL:  604 Records
LABEL WEBSITE: www.604records.com

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Following up their album “Victoria” which took these Chicago natives all around the world, the DOWNTOWN STRUTS are back with their latest and more introspective EP, “Hope You’re Dope”. Alumni of our own PIRATES PRESS RECORDS, the DOWNTOWN STRUTS are showing their maturity on this release, both musically and packaging wise. In a reverse board jacket, including an insert and download card, this EP is available in either a very limited ‘Electric Blue’ version or a ‘Milky Clear’ version with ‘Bone’, ‘Electric Blue’, ‘Baby Pink’ and ‘Doublemint’ splatter. You can get the ‘Electric Blue’ version from the PPR web store and find the splatter version in a record store near you soon!

BAND:  Downtown Struts
BAND WEBSITE: http://www.downtownstruts.com/
LABEL: Pirates Press Records
LABEL WEBSITE: http://piratespressrecords.com/

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This is the first release from the Tulsa Oklahoma based label DAMNATIO MEMORIAE, and they’re coming out swinging! Formed in the depths of the bible belt, this is the second release for SKELETON FARM and is a perfect match for all you shoe gazing post-hardcore heads out there. With a limited run of 500 units, this perfectly matched gatefold and ‘Piss Yellow’ and ‘Kelly Green’ Half-N-Half vinyl with ’Swamp Green’ splatter is just astounding. You can pick one of these up at SKELETON FARM’s website or if you can wait until Spring of 2015, catch the band on their upcoming tour!

BAND:   Skeleton Farm
BAND WEBSITE: skeletonfarm.bandcamp.com
LABEL:  Damnatio Memoriae
LABEL WEBSITE:  Damnatiomemoriae.bigcartel.com

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MIC THEORY RECORDS is the home of Hip Hip duo EPIDEMIC, who’ve been friends since they were kids and making mix tapes for years. This time, they’re coming at you with their latest LP titles ‘The Solution’. Originally the artist and beat maker TANTU was just guesting on a previous album, but it eventually turned into this project you see here. Available only in a eye catching ‘Electric Blue’ vinyl with ‘Blood Red’ splatter, this is a classic in the making. Keep tabs on MIC THEORY to find out where to can pick one of these up today!

BAND:  Epidemic
BAND WEBSITE: http://www.facebook.com/epidemic954
BAND:  Tantu
BAND WEBSITE: http://www.tantubeats.com/
LABEL: Mic Theory Records
LABEL WEBSITE: http://www.mictheoryrecords.com/
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The LOST TAPE COLLECTIVE have found their way with this latest release from MAN OVERBOARD. This pop punk band has had somewhat of a lull until they decided to put out the ‘Passing Ends’ 7” to tide their fans over. Not only sonically appealing, this is a visually appealing title as well. In a heavy weight matte laminated jacket, this EP comes in either a ‘Bone’ and ‘Black’ splatter version; a ‘Doublemint’, ‘Coke Bottle’ and ‘Olive Green’ stripped tricolor version; or the most limited of all, the ‘White’ with ‘Baby Pink’ and ‘Deep Purple’ pie shaped tricolor version. Whatever your favorite is, find your way to the LOST TAPE COLLECTIVE’s website now.

BAND:  Man Overboard
BAND WEBSITE: www.manoverboardnj.com
LABEL: Lost Tape Collective
LABEL WEBSITE:  www.losttapecollective.com

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This is Toronto native SEAWAY’s first release on PURE NOISE RECORDS, and it is everything a pop punk fan could want. This 7” is called ‘All In My Head’, has a reverse board jacket, an insert and includes a download card. There’s also some crazy vinyl stuffed in there. Whether it’s the ‘Baby Pink’ and “Cyan Blue’ Aside/Bside version, the ‘Baby Blue’ with ‘Electric Blue’ and ‘Cyan Blue’ stripped tricolor version, or the rarest of them all, the ‘Ultra Clear’ with ‘Cyan Blue’ hazed version, you can’t lose. SEAWAY just finished touring, but no fear, they start up again next month!


BAND:  Seaway
BAND WEBSITE: https://www.facebook.com/seawayoakville
LABEL: Pure Noise Records
LABEL WEBSITE:  www.purenoise.net

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PURE NOISE RECORDS has it so dialed in, they’re on our ROTW blog for the second time this week! This time with the second release from the Folky/Acoustic band FRONT PORCH STEP. Currently out on the PURE NOISE RECORDS TOUR, FRONT PORCH STEP’s latest EP is just plain sick. This 7” comes in three flavors, the ‘Ultra Clear’ with ‘Royal Blue’ and ‘White’ splatter, a ‘Black’ and ‘’Kelly Green’ with ‘REDish’ stripped tricolor version, or the gnarly ‘White’ and ‘Ultra Clear’ Half-N-Half version with ‘REDish’ and ‘Kelly Green’ splatter. The PURE NOISE RECORDS website should probably be in your bookmarks by now…


BAND: Front Porch Step
BAND WEBSITE: http://frontporchstepmusic.com/
LABEL: Pure Noise Records
LABEL WEBSITE:  www.purenoise.net

Record Of The Week for October 17th, 2014

We’re crazy busy getting ready for our 10th Anniversary party next week ( http://www.piratespress.com/PP10/ ), but we were still able to give you a peak at some of these new releases. There were so many awesome titles that came through this week, it was hard to narrow it down to the selection you see before you for the RECORD OF THE WEEK blog….

This week’s RECORD OF THE WEEK is none other than the heavy metal powerhouse BARONESS, with a repress of their first release ‘Red Album’ from 2007. It’s not often that we’ll feature a repress, but RELAPSE RECORDS absolutely killed it with this release. In the gatefold jacket, you’ll find either a ‘Bone’ colored set of records, or the much more limited ‘Hot Pink’ and ‘Bone’ Aside/Bside colored set. It also comes with an insert and download card, just taking this whole package to the next level. It’s fitting that this title would be ROTW since this album was names Album of the Year in 2007 by REVOLVER MAGAZINE. BARONESS just finished up touring around, but we’re sure you’ll be able to catch them again in the near future. Make your way to RELAPE’s website and order one of these today!

BAND: Baroness
BAND WEBSITE: http://yourbaroness.com/
LABEL:  Relapse Records
LABEL WEBSITE: http://www.relapse.com/

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Pittsburgh based independent label A-F RECORDS is releasing a new protest compilation titled ‘This Concerns Everyone’. Swirling mostly around Folk, Punk and Protest music, the collection includes live and studio recordings of rebellious covers and originals from the likes of TOM MORELLO (The Nightwatchman, Rage Against The Machine), TIM MCLLRATH (Rise Against), CHRIS WOLLARD (Hot Water Music) and CHRIS #2 (Anti-Flag) among others and is being released on the limited edition vinyl you see here. In a matte finished jacket, this album can be found in either a ‘Red(Ish)’ color, ‘White’, ‘Silver’ or the always popular ‘Ultra Clear’ and even includes a download card. You can preorder this masterpiece today over at A-F RECORDS’ website…

BAND:  Various Artists
LABEL:  A-F Records
LABEL WEBSITE: www.A-FRecords.com

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Formed in 2005, BEWARE OF SAFETY is a five piece instrumental, post-rock band from Los Angeles, California. Their newest release, ‘Lotusville’ is an homage to the city in which they live. It is described as the sound track for those who roam the LA streets in the wee hours. This is the fourth release from the band and it looks like they got the formula down! Very simple, this gatefold jacket hold a ‘Grimace Purple’ disc one and a ‘Hot Pink’ disc two. Only a small number of these were printed, you better pick one up before they’re sold out, the band gets huge and you miss out on a true collectors item…

BAND:  Beware of Safety
BAND WEBSITE: http://www.bewareofsafety.com/

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CASTLE FACE RECORDS is always on the leading edge of Indie Rock. That is obvious here with their latest release from USELESS EATERS, a gathering of home-fried punk concoctions that will make you want to flick cigarettes and push strangers. Called ‘Bleeding Moon’, this mini masterpiece comes in our favorite reverse board jacket with flood printing inside the jacket, printed inner sleeves and a download card. Available in the purist ‘Black’ vinyl, or the “only available from the band or CASTLE FACE directly” ‘White’ and ‘Ultra Clear’ version called the ‘Glass Half Full Edition’. USELESS EATERS are going to be touring in March of next year, stay tuned to the band’s or CASTLE FACE’s website for ordering info or to find out what venue you need to buy tickets for….

BAND:  Useless Eaters
BAND WEBSITE: http://uselesseaters.bandcamp.com
LABEL:  Castle Face
LABEL WEBSITE:  http://www.castlefacerecords.com/

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Considered by many to be the original American Oi band, THE BRUISERS released several pivotal albums in the late 80’s and early 90’s. Even though they are a defunct band, CHAPTER ELEVEN RECORDS had the foresight to release this 7” called ‘Gates of Hell’ for the first time in the U.S.A.!! Originally only available in Europe, you can now find this only through our friends at CHAPTER ELEVEN. Sandwiched in a Punk/Oi classic 1/4 fold jacket, you can pick one of these up in either ‘Black’ vinyl, the more limited ‘Bone’ color, or the super limited ‘Bone’ with ‘Black’ splatter version. When you get to CHAPTER ELEVEN’s website, you’ll find that some of the packages come with patches, buttons and coasters too! They thought of everything on this one…

BAND:  The Brusiers
BAND WEBSITE: https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Bruisers/127350907341113
LABEL: Chapter Eleven
LABEL WEBSITE: http://www.chapterelevenrecords.com
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Always on the forefront of new Rock/Post Hardcore bands, FEARLESS RECORDS is here with another limited first pressing of THE COLOR MORALE’s latest album called ‘Hold On Pain Ends’. Since forming in 2007, THE COLOR MORALE have released 3 prior albums, with this being their fourth. This release, wrapped in a matte finish jacket with a printed insert, houses only a ‘Sea Blue’ with lots of ‘Grimace Purple’ splatter version that comes together so perfectly. You can find the record over at FEARLESS’ website or catch THE COLOR MORALE on their upcoming tour anywhere from San Diego to Ft. Lauderdale to New York to Denver. Just about anywhere you can think of these guys will be there or right around the corner…

BAND:  The Color Morale
BAND WEBSITE: http://thecolormorale.net
LABEL: Fearless Records
LABEL WEBSITE:  http://fearlessrecords.com

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It seems that there isn’t a week that goes by that CAPTCHA RECORDS doesn’t make the blog. It’s probably because they spend so much attention to making the entire package as spell binding as possible. This time, CAPTCHA is releasing the ‘Punk n’ Roll’ band BUFFALO TOOTH’s debut album called ‘Gardeners of the Devil’s Lettuce’. A mixture of ‘70s hard rock, ‘80s hardcore, surf and thrash, BUFFALO TOOTH is currently booking a West Coast tour to keep their fans happy. In the mean time, you can pick up this ‘White’ with ‘Black’ splatter colored record over at CAPTCHA’s website.

BAND:  Buffalo Tooth
BAND WEBSITE: http://buffalotooth.bandcamp.com/
LABEL: Captcha Records
LABEL WEBSITE:  http://www.captcha-records.com/

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We’re always saying that there isn’t enough Grindcore coming through here. Well, those nonconformists over at HOUSECORE RECORDS must had heard our mumbling because they just put out a 5” record featuring the weirdo/metal band from Detroit known as SHILD BITE along with PHIL ANSELMO. Yes, the same PHIL ANSELMO from PANTERA. What you have in front of you is their tribute to ANAL CUNT. Being GRINDCORE, this is a 5” (yes, 5 inches) record with 5 songs totaling 5 minutes, just the way we like it. This is the first time CHILD BITE and PHIL have ever mixed it up in the studio and like most people, we think there should be more. Originally only available on ‘Black’ vinyl, this repress is available on ‘Piss Yellow’, ‘Oxblood’ or what you see here, the ‘Grimace Purple’ version. It even comes with a full size poster! Go to HOUSECORE’s website right away or your favorite color may already be gone…

BAND:  Child Bite & Phil Anselmo
BAND WEBSITE: http://www.childbite.com
BAND WEBSITE: http://www.philanselmo.com
LABEL: Housecore Records
LABEL WEBSITE:  http://www.thehousecorerecords.com

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‘Unfuckwithable’ is the MOJAVE LORDS’ new limited edition, full-length vinyl LP on LAST HURRAH RECORDS. Born in Joshua Tree California, this ‘Desert Stoner Rock’ is sure to melt your mind! It also features a myriad of notable cameos and was recorded in the famous Rancho De La Luna studio in Joshua Tree, CA. Not only is this cool music, but the entire package is OUT OF CONTROL! Where do we even begin? The jacket is a thick stock with a selective use of spot gloss AND embossing that pictures don’t truly do justice. The printed inner sleeve either holds a ‘White’ with ‘Deep Purple’ haze record or a ‘Blood Red’ and ‘Gold’ Aside/Bside colored record with ‘Blood Red’, ‘Red(ish)’ and ‘Orange Crush’ splatter. Catch the MOJAVE LORDS on one of their upcoming shows in the South or head over to LAST HURRAH’s website, like NOW!

BAND:  Mohave Lords
BAND WEBSITE: http://www.mojavelords.com/
LABEL: Lat Hurrah Recordst
LABEL WEBSITE: http://www.lasthurrahrecords.com

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Fans of Post-Rock/Metal can revel in one of the latest releases from ROBOTIC EMPIRE because they pulled one from the archive for this. For the first time in like 5 years, you can pick up one of ISIS’s 2006 album ‘In The Absence Of Truth’. Not at all associated with islamic radicals, ISIS is Boston born L.A based godfathers of “Heavy Music”. Even though the band is broken up, labels like ROBOTIC EMPIRE keep the faith alive by pressing such awesome releases like what you see here. This time around, they made a gatefold LP jacket on reverse board stock with printed inner sleeves. Then they made it available in a set of ‘Black’ discs, an ‘Ultra Clear’ disc one and ‘Red(ish)’ disc two set, or the very rare ‘Hot Pink’ set. You can find yours today over at ROBOTIC EMPIRE’s website…

BAND:  Isis
BAND WEBSITE: http://www.isistheband.com/
LABEL: Robotic Empire
LABEL WEBSITE:  http://www.roboticempire.com/store

Record Of The Week for October 10th, 2014

We never stop! So here again for your viewing pleasure is another RECORD OF THE WEEK blog…

If you are a regular reader of this blog, how could you not love a record label that only puts out vinyl records like New Jersey’s own PANIC STATE RECORDS? Even more so, how could you not love the repress of the split 7” from them featuring ASTPAI and THE FLATLINERS??? Blasting out of a dirty basement is one of Australia’s most straightforward punk bands known only as ASTPAI, who is about to embark on a huge Wast Coast / Mid West U.S. tour. From the opposite side of the globe is THE FLATLINERS, hailing from Toronto Canada and producing some of the best Rock/Punk Canada has ever seen, which can be witnessed live on their current tour. On this split, THE FLATLINERS cover an ASTPAI song and vice versa, so you get to see each band’s take on the other’s music. In a classic reverse board jacket, this 7” can be found in either a ‘Royal Blue’ inside ‘Orange Crush’ Color in Color variation; the ‘Orange Crush’ / ‘Royal Blue’ / ‘Kelly Green’ Tri Color version; or the super limited ‘Ultra Clear’ with ‘Orange Crush’, ‘Royal Blue’ and ‘Piss Yellow’ splatter version. You can order the record over at PANIC STATE’s website or find out where you can catch the bands live at their respective websites….

BAND: Astpai
BAND WEBSITE: http://www.astpai.org/
BAND: The Flatliners
BAND WEBSITE: http://www.theflatliners.com/
LABEL:  Panic State Records
LABEL WEBSITE: http://www.panicstaterecords.com/

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EMPTY CELLAR RECORDS is pulling no punches with the second full length album by San Francisco’s own COOL GHOULS. Called ‘A Swirling Fire Burning Through The Rye’, great attention to detail was paid to make this thing look like swirling fire. Consisting of a light catching Silver Foil stamped jacket and slick printed innersleeve, this package wraps either a pure ‘Black’ vinyl record or the very limited “Swirling Fire” version made of a’ Blood Red’ and ‘Halloween Orange’ Aside/Bside record with ‘Easter Yellow’ splatter. Calling the COOL GHOULS a 60’s style Rock band doesn’t even begin to scratch the surface. Head over to EMPTY CELLAR RECORDS website to order a copy or catch them in one of their upcoming Bay Area shows right around the corner…

BAND: Cool Ghouls
BAND WEBSITE: http://coolghouls420.bandcamp.com/
LABEL:  Empty Cellar Records
LABEL WEBSITE: http://www.emptycellarrecords.com/

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THE MELVINS. In case you didn’t catch it the first time, THE MELVINS!! AMPHETAMINE REPTILE RECORDS, the de-facto home of THE MELVINS is bringing you their latest record, this time also featuring two members from the BUTTHOLE SURFERS. Called ‘Bride Of Crankenstein’, we were ecstatic to be able to get this latest release is out just in time for their tour starting in just a few days. Available in either a ‘Red(ish)’ and ‘Silver’ Half-n-Half with black splatter (not pictured), a ‘Red(ish)’ and ‘Silver’ Aside/Bside or the very rare ‘Hot Pink’ and ‘Baby Pink’ Half-n-Half with ‘Red(ish)’ splatter. Find THE MELVINS on tour to grab one of these, and if you can’t do that, then head over to AMPHETAMINE REPTILE’s website for further instructions…

BAND:  The Melvins
BAND WEBSITE: http://www.themelvins.net/
LABEL:  Amphetamine Reptile Records
LABEL WEBSITE:  http://www.amphetaminereptile.com/

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As part of JOYFUL NOISE RECORDING’s monthly Flexi subscription service, this is the first new music from OWLS since their smash hit ’Two’ came out earlier this year. Titled ‘Song #9 Demo’, you can speculate that this was one of the unreleased songs from ’Two’. ‘Song #9 Demo’ is only available on Flexi, and limited to 1000 copies. Period. Choosing the ‘Clear’ Flexi stock and placing that over a printed insert inside of a polybag, JOYFUL NOISE is combining the best of the Flexi while still adding an artistic element. Their Flexi subscription plan is so popular, it’s sold out! Better get on the waiting list and be on the look out for the 2015 subscription or you’ll be missing out…

BAND:  OWLS
BAND WEBSITE: http://owlschicago.com/
LABEL:  Joyful Noise Recordings
LABEL WEBSITE:  http://www.joyfulnoiserecordings.com/

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FATHER DAUGHTER RECORDS is a multi state Indie/Pop record label who has been cranking out releases for over four years now. Their latest release, also the first release for this band is San Francisco’s own HAPPY DIVING. Called ‘Big World’, this 10 song Guitar Rock album is in the right place at the right time. Playing a few, select shows in the near future, HAPPY DIVING painstakingly pick out every detail of this package to make sure it came out how they had envisioned, and we have to say they were successful. Made in either a purist ‘Black’ vinyl, a solid ‘Oxblood’ color or the very appealing ‘Doublemint’ colored with ‘Oxblood’ and ‘Baby Blue’ splatter variant. Preorder yours today over at FATHER DAUGHTER’s website…

BAND:  Happy Diving
BAND WEBSITE: http://happydiving.bandcamp.com/
LABEL: Father Daughter Records
LABEL WEBSITE: http://www.fatherdaughterrecords.com/
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In a Co-release between the U.S. based record label AND record store, GONER RECORDS, and Australia’s AARGHT RECORDS, this team must be excited to put out the second album of AUSMUTEANTS. Known as ‘Orders of Operation’, what appears to be an instruction manual for copy/fax machine is actually a monochromatic full of package of Australian Punk. Very elegant, this record is only available in ‘Black’ or ‘White’, with an insert and download card. “If you don’t like this record, you pretty much won’t ever like Ausmuteants.”

BAND:  Ausmuteants
BAND WEBSITE: https://ausmuteants.bandpage.com/
LABEL:  Goner Records
LABEL WEBSITE:  http://www.goner-records.com/
LABEL:  Aarght Records
LABEL WEBSITE:  http://www.aarghtrecords.com/

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Nathan Maxwell of FLOGGING MOLLY fame is here with his latest project, THE BUNNY GANG! HARDLINE ENTERTAINMENT was lucky enough to be able to release this Clash and Bob Marley mixed with some Dub inspired revolutionary music. This is THE BUNNY GANG’s second album, recorded in El Paso Texas and called ‘Thrive’. Only made with ‘Piss Yellow’ colored vinyl, only 500 made, only available at HARDLINE ENTERTAINMENT and just about the only record you have missing from your collection.

BAND:  The Bunny Gang
BAND WEBSITE: http://thebunnygang.com/
LABEL: Hardline Entertainment
LABEL WEBSITE:  http://hardlineent.com/

October 3rd, 2014

Hey All!
Once again we’re back with another RECORD OF THE WEEK Blog!

This time, our very own PIRATES PRESS RECORDS is coming in HOT with the latest releases from THE WORKING STIFFS!!! For the first time in over ten years, feast your eyes and ears on not one, not two, but THREE brand new recordings from one of San Francisco’s best booze-soaked-aggro Oi!/Street Punk bands ever. First, we have the 7” titled ‘Moderation’ that comes in either solid ‘Gold’, ‘Black’ with ‘Gold’ splatter or the very rare ‘Gold’ with lots and lots of ‘Black’ splatter. It also comes in a throw back reverse board disco bag jacket with flood gloss on the front, so the back has a rough feel but the front is smooth as can be, then topped off with an insert and download card. This is followed up with the second release called ‘We Are The Truth’ which is a custom ‘Gear’ shaped 7” that is a first! Made in either ‘Gold’, ‘Silver’ or classic ‘Black’ vinyl, the disco bag jacket has an embossed beer stein on it! Finishing it up with a flexi titled ‘Painting My Nails’, this flexi post card features some hilarious artwork! These titles are scheduled to be release towards the end of October, be on the look out for pre-orders coming soon to the PIRATES PRESS RECORDS website. Or, catch them yourself at the upcoming Pirates Press ‘Rock the Ship’ 10th anniversary party taking overs streets in San Francisco on October 25th!!!

BAND:  The Working Stiffs
BAND WEBSITE: https://www.facebook.com/TheWorkinStiffs
LABEL:  Pirates Press Records
LABEL WEBSITE:  http://piratespressrecords.com/

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It’s hard to find words to describe the latest single to be released on SAILOR’S GRAVE RECORDS, because it’s one of the godfathers of OI!, none other than THE BUSINESS!!! With their first new music in about 4 years, these guys are going to have a triumphant return with this one. Called ‘Back In The Day’ this beauty comes with a gatefold 7” jacket and vinyl to match; the packaging here is superb. Available in either a ‘Beer’ with ‘Bronze’ splatter, a solid ‘Bone’ color, an ‘Ultra Clear’ with ‘White’ haze color, or the crazy looking ‘Bronze’ inside ‘Bone’ Color-in-Color version. You better be on the lookout at SAILOR’S GRAVE RECORDS’ website to find out how to get one of these bad boys!

BAND:  The Business
BAND WEBSITE: http://myspace.com/businessoi
LABEL:  Sailor’s Grave Records
LABEL WEBSITE: http://www.sailorsgraverecords.com/home.php

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Back for the second week in a row is Humbolt’s own DIY label CAPTCHA RECORDS! What more can we tell you about KIKAGAKU MOYO that we didn’t already tell you last week, other than this is the sister release to last week’s ROTW. This self titled release is actually their first record, originally released on COSMIC EYE from Greece. This release has a similar reverse board jacket, but with silver foil this time. Available on ‘Ultra Clear’ with ‘Silver’ haze vinyl, ‘Ultra Clear’ with ‘Oxblood’ splatter or the super cool ‘Hot Pink’ and ‘White’ Half-N-Half version. Hit up the CAPTCHA website to get this or it’s sister release today.

BAND:  Kikagaku Moyo
BAND WEBSITE: http://kikagakumoyo.tumblr.com/
LABEL:  Captcha Records
LABEL WEBSITE:  http://www.captcha-records.com/

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Our friends at OFF WITH THEIR HEADS have just put out this magnificent new Flexi with the song ‘Communist Daughter’. In a transparent ‘Blue’ color with a ‘Yellow’ foil stamped center, this is a very striking Flexi. OFF WITH THEIR HEADS have their game figured out, because they know that Flexis are the fast and easy way to get your music into your fans hands…

BAND:  Off With Their Heads
BAND WEBSITE: https://myspace.com/offwiththeirheads

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Australia’s own POISON CITY RECORDS is a consistent winner and they sure won us over with their latest release from THE GIFTHORSE! Called ‘Give My Body To This Town’, this is the first release since 2009 for this Brisbane punk-rock powerhouse. This reverse board jacket houses either a solid ‘Gold’ colored record, a transparent ‘Blood Red’ color, or the more limited and purist favorite ‘Black’ vinyl. If your a fan of 90’s punk, you’d be making a mistake to not hit up POISON CITY’s website and preorder one today!!

BAND:  The Gifthorse
BAND WEBSITE: https://myspace.com/thegifthorseband
LABEL: Poison City Records
LABEL WEBSITE: http://poisoncityrecords.com/
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The sound and energy of Las Vegas’ Rock & Roll trio MERCY MUSIC is incredible. Just as incredible is their latest release on SQUIDHAT RECORDS is almost a work of art in and of itself. Coming out just in time for their crazy busy tour all around the U.S., this matching package comes in either standard ‘Black’ vinyl or the super limited solid ‘White’ version and includes a download card. If you aren’t able to catch MERCY MUSIC on their tour, then make your way to SQUIDHAT’s website.. “Because Music Doesn’t Have To Suck”

BAND:  Mercy Music
BAND WEBSITE: http://www.reverbnation.com/mercymusicforyou
LABEL: Squidhat Records
LABEL WEBSITE: http://www.squidhatrecords.com/

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  The United Kingdom is the home of of OI! music. It’s also home to STEP 1 MUSIC who decided to resurrect and create a venerable best of album of one of the best OI! bands ever, THE 4 SKINS!! Called ’The Wonderful World Of The 4 SKINS’, this simple yet, do we dare say elegant package hold 16 of some of the most classic OI! songs known. Available in either ‘Easter Yellow’, ‘Red(ish)’ or the always popular classic ‘Black’ vinyl (not pictured), this disc will have you singing in your shower at the top of your lungs. You better convert your dollars/yen/dinars into British Pounds and hit up STEP 1 MUSIC’s website before these discs are all sold out…

BAND:  The 4 Skins
BAND WEBSITE: https://myspace.com/officialthe4skins
LABEL:  Step 1 Music
LABEL WEBSITE:  http://www.step1music.com/

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Resurrecting one of their earlier albums, PROSTHETIC RECORDS is putting out the 2007 album from SKELETONWITCH with flawless execution! Not that we even need to tell you, but this one is titled ‘Beyond the Permafrost’. Accompanying their rerelease of the other SKELETONWITCH albums on picture disc, this one may be the sickest of all. We’re sure that if you catch them on their current tour around Canada, the U.S. or even the Netherlands, you’ll have your mind blown. Perhaps you’ll even get a chance to grab one of these or the other picture discs from the band… If you can’t seem to find gas money to make it to a show, then head over to PROSTHETIC or SKELETONWITCH’s website and grab one from them….

BAND:  Skeletonwitch
BAND WEBSITE: http://skeletonwitch.com/
LABEL:  Prosthetic Records
LABEL WEBSITE:  http://prostheticrecords.com/

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All you fans of that twangy punk sound can get your fix with BEN DISASTER’s latest LP ’See You Next Spring’. Edmonton Canada’s famous busker is here with his first full length on Vinyl. Head over to BEN DISASTER’s website to preorder the mesmerizing record in a ‘Black’ inside ‘Cyan’ Color in Color style with a poster included as well. This was a limited run, so don’t delay!!

BAND:  Ben Disaster
BAND WEBSITE: http://bendisaster.bandcamp.com/
LABEL:  Lloyd Tillman Records

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Following in the foot steps of some of the more influential Power Pop bands, THE MANDATES have just unleashed their latest 7” ‘Suspicion b/w Wastin’ Time’. We were excited that we were able to get these 7”s to the band just in time for a big show in Vancouver. These rock’n’roll rippers are on TEENAGE RAMPAGE RECORDS, one of Canada’s best punk labels who decided to create a fantastic little package here. Starting off with the reverse board jacket, you can get either a purist ‘Black’ vinyl or solid ‘Oxblood’ colored vinyl. THE MANDATES were even kind enough to include a digital download card…

BAND:  The Mandates
BAND WEBSITE: http://mandates.bandcamp.com/
LABEL:  Teenage Rampage Records
LABEL WEBSITE:  http://www.teenagerampagerecords.com/

September 26th, 2014

Hey there Record of the Week followers,

We’ve got another round of killer Vinyl for you to peruse this week. There are some well known labels and some newcomers here.

We’re beginning this week with Humbolt’s own DIY label CAPTCHA RECORDS! About to start a tour in the UK, Tokyo’s KIKAGAKU MOYO’s first domestic release, ‘Mammatus Clouds’ is an awesome “Feel Good Music” album. This limited run features a Gold Foil stamped reverse board jacket with vinyl available in either ‘Ultra Clear’ with ‘Gold’ haze, ‘Ultra Clear’ with ‘Doublemint’ and ‘Baby Pink’ splatter, or the super slick ‘Aqua Blue’ and ‘White’ Aside/Bside variation. Known for their ’60s Psychedelia sound, KIKAGAKU MOYO run the Tokyo Psych Fest and recently had an acclaimed performance at the Austin Psych Fest while they were on a US tour last May. You can order the vinyl or stream the album on CAPTCHA’s website. Oh, and there is also another self titled release around the corner!!

BAND:  Kikagaku Moyo
BAND WEBSITE: http://kikagakumoyo.tumblr.com/
LABEL:  Captcha Records
LABEL WEBSITE:  http://www.captcha-records.com/

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Death Metal fans can all rest easy because ABYSMAL DAWN’s latest LP is almost here! Titled ‘Obsolescence’, this release is coming out just in time for their tour, which starts in just a few days. Of course RELAPSE RECORDS does it right by putting this out on a ‘Sea Blue’ colored record with ‘REDish’, ‘Halloween Orange’ and ‘Cyan’ splatter, a ‘Black’ version or the ‘Ultra Clear’ variant. RELAPSE then wrapped it in a super shiny and smooth High Gloss jacket, with a gatefold insert and download cards! Head over the RELAPSE or ABYSMAL DAWNS’s website to see where you can catch them on tour or order a copy today!!

BAND:  Abysmal Dawn
BAND WEBSITE: http://www.relapse.com/abysmal-dawn-obsolescence/
LABEL:  Relapse Records
LABEL WEBSITE:  http://www.relapse.com/store.html

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In a split release between EXPLODING IN SOUND RECORDS and DOUBLE DOUBLE WHAMMY RECORDS, the latest LP from LVL UP is going to blow up the charts! Formed in 2011 in New York, their latest is called ‘Hoodwink’d’, and this album is available in a standard ‘Black’ for the purists, a solid ‘White’ color, or the limited edition ‘White’ with LOTS of ‘Black’ splatter. This is one of those releases where you need all three variants for your collection. Luckily for you, you can find LVL UP out on tour staring this week going everywhere from NYC to Florida to sunny California. Head over the LVL UP’s website or EXPLODING IN SOUND’s page to find out more today!

BAND:  LVL UP
BAND WEBSITE: http://lvlup.bandcamp.com/
LABEL:  Exploding In Sound Records
LABEL WEBSITE:  http://www.explodinginsoundrecords.com/

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The latest project from Philly’s own Jay Laughlin, JJL’s newest release, ‘The Tiger E.P.’ is a Technicolor masterpiece! This album is available on a limited run of either ‘White’ or ‘RED(ish)’ or a larger run of purists’ favorite ‘Black’ vinyl. You can listen to a preview of this album over at JJL’s website or see them in Philadelphia this November. Be on the look out for JJL or you might be missing the next big thing!

BAND:  JJL
BAND WEBSITE: http://jjlband.com/

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Electronica fans get ready because back again is none other than MINIMAL WAVE / CITITRAX RECORDS with their monochromatic package for a split between SILENT SERVANT and BROKEN ENGLISH CLUB! Called ‘Violence and Divinity’, the reverse board jacket holds either a limited classic ‘Black’ version or the ‘Black’ inside ‘Milky Clear’ Color in Color version. You can order yours over at MINIMAL WAVE’s website right now!!

BAND:  Silent Servant / Broken English Club
BAND WEBSITE:http://silenteditions.tumblr.com/
BAND WEBSITE:http://brokenenglishclub.tumblr.com/
LABEL: Cititrax / Minimal Wave
LABEL WEBSITE:  http://www.cititrax.com/

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Hailing from St. Petersburg Florida, JENSEN SERF COMPANY is making waves with their latest self titled release. With an ‘Ultra Clear’ covered in lots of ‘Cyan’ and ‘Black’ splatter record and reverse board jacket, this is one of the coolest Lo-Fi Garage Rock albums we’ve seen in a while. It’s hard to believe these guys have only been together for about 2 years! They have a couple of shows coming up soon, just check out their webpage for more info…

BAND:  Jensen Serf Company
BAND WEBSITE:  http://jensenserfco.bandcamp.com

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PURE NOISE RECORDS just keeps killing it again and again! This time it’s FOREVER CAME CALLING’s newest release ‘What Matters Most…’ Currently out on tour just about everywhere in the US, FOREVER CAME CALLING and PURE NOISE RECORDS really made some awesome choices on this package. Available in either ‘Mustard’ and ‘White’ Aside/Bside with ‘Grey’ splatter, the not pictured here ‘Kelly Green’ and ‘Orange Crush’ Half N Half with ‘Black’ splatter or the over the top ‘Black’ inside ‘Kelly Green’ INSIDE ‘Ultra Clear’ version!!! Preorder it now via PURE NOISE’s website or go catch them out on tour, like today!!!

BAND:  Forever Came Calling
BAND WEBSITE: http://forevercamecalling.com/
LABEL:  Pure Noise Records
LABEL WEBSITE:  http://purenoise.net/

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Following up their first release, THINK FAST! RECORDS knew what they were doing with this latest release from SNAKEWAY! Bred from the miserable summer heat of Texas, this stripped down Hardcore will suck you in. This 10” record really shows what you can do with a picture disc. If you hurry, you might be able to get one of these playable pieces of art over at THINK FAST! RECORDS’ website…

BAND:  Snake Way
BAND WEBSITE: http://snakeway.bandcamp.com
LABEL:  Think Fast! Records
LABEL WEBSITE:  http://www.thinkfastrecords.com/

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Started in 2008, NADA NADA DISCOS has been putting out some seriously cool records, by bands from all over the world! Check out their latest release from CADAVER EM TRANSE. Sometimes the simplest packaging is the best and you can see that here with their ‘Ultra Clear’ or “Black’ vinyl wrapped in a reverse board jacket. Check out NADA NADA DISCOS’ website for this and a while lot of other killer pieces of Vinyl!!!

BAND:  Snake Way
BAND WEBSITE: http://cadaveremtranse.bandcamp.com/
LABEL:  Nada Nada Discos
LABEL WEBSITE:  http://www.nadanadadiscos.com/
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September 19th, 2014

Fellow Vinyl Enthusiasts…

We have a jam packed Record of the Week blog coming at you, with more 7”s on here than we’ve ever featured before, so without further ado….

Starting this week off is none other than our friend TIM BARRY! With his upcoming fifth studio release set to come out on November 28th for Black Friday Record Store Day, CHUNKSAAH RECORDS went monochromatic with this title known as ‘Lost and Rootless’. Housed in that sweet reverse board jacket that we love so much, this title comes in either a solid ‘Grey’ color, the available only on tour ‘Grey’ with ‘Pink’ and ‘Black’ splatter version, or our favorite, the ‘Pink’ and ‘Grey’ Aside/Bside with ‘Black’ splatter version. This title also includes a slick insert and a download card for all you techies out there. If you missed Tim on some of his recent East Coast shows, then fear not because he has more dates in October and will even be venturing across the pond next February for a UK tour! Head over to TIM or CHUNKSAAH’s website today or you might miss out…

BAND:  Tim Barry
BAND WEBSITE: http://www.chunksaah.com/
LABEL:  Chunksaah Records
LABEL WEBSITE:  http://www.chunksaah.com/

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Over ten years in the making, this latest collaboration between LONGSHOT MUSIC, KB RECORDS out of Germany and our very own PIRATES PRESS RECORDS, HARRINGTON SAINTS’ latest release is a two song 7” with ‘Upright Citizen’ and ‘Rob a Bank’. These songs are already crowd favorites, which makes the fact that this release is coinciding with their upcoming east coast tour even better. In a classic ‘Disco Bag’ sleeve, these 7”s are available in either ‘Olive Green’, ‘Mustard Yellow’, the awesome looking ‘Silver’ or the ultra rare ‘Black’ vinyl version. If you can’t see them on their tour, then you better get a copy of this to tide you over until their next release scheduled for 2015…

BAND:  Harrington Saints
BAND WEBSITE:http://www.harringtonsaints.com/
LABEL:  Longshot Music
LABEL:  KB Records
LABEL WEBSITE:  http://www.kb-mailorder.de/
LABEL:  Pirates Press Records
LABEL WEBSITE:  http://piratespressrecords.com/

Self described as “Music for Losers”, this latest 7” from these Detroit natives known as CHILDBITE is spectacular! Put out by HOUSECORE RECORDS and called ‘Strange Waste’, this title is a gatefold double 7”, a rarity these days. With disc one coming in as a ‘Orange Crush’ and ’Swamp Green’ Aside/Bside with ‘Gold’, ‘Dookie Brown’ AND ‘Olive Green’ splatter. To top that (if you can), disc two is a’ Kelly Green’ and ’Swamp Green’ Aside/Bside with ‘Gold’, ‘Dookie Brown’ AND ‘Olive Green’ splatter. If you hurry you can catch these guys at some shows around the Chicago area real soon.

BAND:  Child Bite
BAND WEBSITE: http://www.childbite.com/
LABEL:  Housecore
LABEL WEBSITE:  http://www.thehousecorerecords.com/

PESANTA URFOLK likes the strange and rare and it couldn’t be more evident than with MEDICINE MOON’s ‘Demo’ EP on a double 7”! This limited release is available on either standard ‘Black’ vinyl, or the rare and super cool ‘Olive Green’ inside ‘Coke Bottle’ Color in Color disc one paired with the ‘Grimace Purple’ inside ‘Coke Bottle’ Color in Color disc two. It’s all wrapped up in a reverse board gatefold with flood black printing inside the jacket for that little extra something. Head over to PESANTA URFOLK’s website to get yours today.

BAND:  Medicine Moon
LABEL:  Pesanta Urfolk
LABEL WEBSITE:  http://pesanta.bigcartel.com/

The crew over at REBEL SOUNDS MUSIC is releasing the first music available from Melbourne Australia’s own THE TRANSITIONS. These “Three Dudes” play a mix of 70s and 80s Punk, Oi and just some plain ol’ Rock. What you see in front of you is their self titled EP in a retro disco bag sleeve with an insert. Available on either ‘Black’ vinyl, ‘Oxblood’ or the limited run ‘Coke Bottle Green’. You can pick yours up over at REBEL SOUND MUSIC’s website!

BAND:  The Transitions
BAND WEBSITE: http://thetransitions.bandcamp.com/
LABEL:  Rebel Sound Music
LABEL WEBSITE: http://rebelsoundmusic.limitedrun.com/

One of our favorite Australian labels, HOMELESS RECORDS just released the latest album from DEAF WISH! Currently out on tour in the U.S., this latest self titled release is killer. This is only available as a ‘Black’ and ‘Army Green’ Color in Color record in a reverse board jacket. It also includes a download card just in case the record player in your car is on the fritz. Head over to DEAF WISH’s website to see where you can catch them on tour or get the vinyl over at HOMELESS RECORDS’ website today.

BAND:  Deaf Wish
BAND WEBSITE:http://deafwishstyle.bandcamp.com
LABEL: Homeless Records
LABEL WEBSITE:  http://homelessrecords.bandcamp.com/

MEDICAL RECORDS was able to dig into the archives and reintroduce the world to the iconic band IKO. This album titled ‘’83’, is over 30 years old and features more Synth than you’ll know what to do with. This heavy weight vinyl was only made in the jacket matching ‘Yellow’ and ‘Black’ Half ’n Half configuration you see here. If your a fan of Kraftwerk or a serious vinyl collector, get it in gear and get over to MEDICAL RECORDS website to order yours today!

BAND:  IKO
LABEL:  Medical Records
LABEL WEBSITE:  https://medicalrecords.bandcamp.com/

Only available as part of their subscription packages, TURNTABLE KITCHEN is really turning up the heat with one of their latest releases, the first release from Poland’s own OXFORD DRAMA! Titled ‘Asleep/Awake’, this 7” is a perfectly matched package. Available in a ‘Piss Yellow’ color, you have to be part of the “Gold Club” to get one of the deluxe ‘Piss Yellow’ and ‘Royal Blue’ Aside/Bside versions. If you do subscribe, you’ll not only get the record, you’ll also get a digital mixtape, recipes, ingredients and some tasting notes. Get yours today!!

BAND:  Oxford Drama
BAND WEBSITE: www.soundcloud.com/oxford-drama
LABEL:  Turntable Kitchen
LABEL WEBSITE:  http://www.turntablekitchen.com/

NO VISIBLE SCARS got together with the exploitation film company VINEGAR SYNDROME to offer up the hit song fro the movie NIGHT TRAIN TO TERROR, ‘Everybody But You’. This limited edition pressing is available in either the standard ‘Black’ vinyl, and this beauty, the ‘Bone’ and ‘Royal Blue’ Aside/Bside variation. You can preorder this masterpiece now over at NO VISIBLE SCAR’s website…

BAND:  Night Train to Terror
LABEL:  No Visible Scars
LABEL WEBSITE:  http://novisiblescars.bigcartel.com/

We were very stoked to be able to get these records to THE FUZZ KINGS just in time for their record release party this week! From Edmonton Canada, these guys are known as “Roots/Rock Weirdos” and that’s evident here with their latest release ‘ReTurn Of The Century’. You can get this in either a solid ‘Baby Pink’ or the more limited and insanely cool ‘Bone’ and ‘Bronze’ Aside/Bside with ‘Doublemint’ splatter. If you can’t make the record release party, then you can see them in November…

BAND:  The Fuzz Kings
BAND WEBSITE: http://fuzzkings.com/