It’s another grey and gloomy Friday in San Francisco, but that won’t stop us from being STOKED about this week’s RECORD OF THE WEEK blog! Check out the top choice this week, a super-rad repress of the almighty COCK SPARRER’s ‘Running Riot in ’84′ and ‘Live and Loud’! This special repress features two different and equally amazing colored vinyl configurations per record- Just check out that ‘Piss Yellow’ with Black Swatches and White/Black Splatter! That ‘White’ vinyl with ‘Blood Red’ Swatches and Red/Black Splatter is pretty righteous as well… If that wasn’t enough, both records are tucked into a grey-stock obi-strip with Black/White screen-printing… NICE!! These represses are a MUST have for fans of Sparrer… Don’t sleep on em’!
BAND: Cock Sparrer
LABEL: Pirates Press Records
LABEL WEBSITE: www.piratespressrecords.com
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The first honorable mention this week comes from the almighty GHOUL! Their new 7″ release is entitled ‘Hang Ten’, and TANKCRIMES really went all out on this one. Check out that ‘Cyan Blue’ vinyl and ‘Hot Pink’ / ‘Orange Crush’ AsideBside Vinyl with ‘Cyan Blue’ / ‘Easter Yellow’ Splatter… NICE!
LABEL WEBSITE: www.tankcrimes.com
From P2 comes a brand new 12″ LP from MALIGNANCY entitled ‘Eugenics’! The ‘Bone’, ‘Orange Crush’, and ‘Olive Green’ colored vinyl choices match the artwork perfectly! Those matte gatefold jackets look great as well. Nice one, dudes!
CLOSED CASKED ACTIVITIES did a killer job with this debut 7″ release from GOD’S HATE! The White w/ Blue/Red Splatter and Gold colored vinyl choices look fantastic- Fans of late nineties New York and New England hardcore will eat this up! Get on it!!
BAND: God’s Hate
LABEL: Closed Casket Activities
LABEL WEBSITE: www.closedcasketactivities.com
Check out this four-way split double 7″ from FORTERESSE, CHASSE-GALERIE, MONARQUE, and CSEJTHE! Spot-PMS Printed Gatefold Jackets, ‘Grey’ Vinyl w/ Black Splatter’, and 21″ x 14″ fold-up posters? AWESOME.
BAND: FORTERESSE / CHASSE-GALERIE / MONARQUE / CSEJTHE
LABEL: Sepulchral Productions
This repress of WINDHAND’s ‘Soma’ is definitely a looker… ‘Olive Green’ / ‘Kelly Green’ AsideBside Vinyl w/ Orange Crush and Halloween Orange Splatter?!? Yes, please.
LABEL: Relapse Records
LABEL WEBSITE: www.relapse.com
From REALLY Records comes a gorgeous new vinyl offering from JEFF ROSENSTOCK! Who would have thought that ‘Dookie Brown’ in ‘Milky Clear’ Color-in-Color vinyl with Red Splatter would look so rad?!
BAND: Jeff Rosenstock
LABEL: Really Records
LABEL WEBSITE: www.reallyrecords.com
You gotta’ love when a band chooses the perfect colored vinyl configurations to match their artwork, and this brand new 10″ from DOG COMPANY certainly succeeds in that respect! ‘Grey’, ‘Mustard Yellow’, and ‘Olive Green’ are all spot-on!
BAND: Dog Company
LABEL: Cadre Records
LABEL WEBSITE: www.deathwishinc.com
Last but not least is a gorgeous new split 7″ from THE SONIC and MUDHONEY! Everything from the Reverse-Board Brown Stock Jackets w/ Die Cut Holes to the ‘Kelly Green’ vinyl with ‘Piss Yellow’ and Black Splatter make this one hell of a release. Kudos to Muddy Roots Records for such an awesome job!
BAND: The Sonics / Mudhoney
LABEL: Muddy Roots Records
LABEL WEBSITE: www.muddyrootsrecords.com
Annnd that does it for this week’s blog! As always, thanks so much for checking out all these super-sweet new vinyl offerings, and make sure to check in next Friday for another round! Until then… VINYL RULES ALLLL.