Record of the Week for June 24th, 2016

An extra long RECORD OF THE WEEK blog for everyone out there!!

Spearheaded by Australian songwriter Adam Harding, DUMB NUMBERS is a collective of sorts. Enlisting the help of a rotating cast of amazing musicians, Harding’s compositions touch on everything from drone-pop to left-leaning-metal to balls-out rock. Currently available for preorder over at JOYFUL NOISE RECORDINGS, the ‘Hot Pink’ and ‘Aqua’ AsideBside record is the hand number limited edition VIP version, better order now to grab one of those!

 
BAND NAME: Dumb Numbers
BAND WEBSITE: http://dumbnumbers.com/
LABEL NAME: Joyful Noise Recordings
LABEL WEBSITE: http://www.joyfulnoiserecordings.com/

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OF MICE & MEN is an American metalcore band from Orange County, California. Having already released 3 LPs, they bring you the ‘Live at Brixton’ double LP to tide you over until their next release. Make your way over to RISE RECORDS to figure out how you can get your hands on one of these.


BAND NAME: Of Mice & Men
BAND WEBSITE: http://ofmiceandmenofficial.com
LABEL NAME: Rise Records
LABEL WEBSITE: riserecords.com

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CONVEYOR are a Brooklyn-based music project that has its roots in a wandering tarot of formerly Gainesville, FL-based musicians. Full of lucid, homey synths layered over acoustic guitars and harmonious vocals, Conveyor project extraterrestrial bible-thumpers drenched in love; acid-soaked pop unafraid to beam with the simultaneous acceptance of life/death realities with a polyrhythmic, pulsing backdrop. GOLD ROBOT RECORDS is dropping this in two versions, an all ‘White’ version and the ‘White’ inside ‘UltraClear ‘ version, get more over at the GOLD ROBOT website!

 
BAND NAME: Conveyor
BAND WEBSITE: http://www.conveyormusic.com/
LABEL NAME: Gold Robot Records
LABEL WEBSITE: http://gold-robot.com

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One of the biggest Splatterthrash bands there is, GHOUL is back with another one for ya! About to head out on a US tour, TANK CRIMES crafted this package around the album including the already sold out Glow in the Dark version, it pays to think ahead!


BAND NAME: Ghoul
BAND WEBSITE: www.creepsylvania.com
LABEL NAME: Tankcrimes
LABEL WEBSITE: www.tankcrimes.com

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INFINITE FLUX is a heavy, stoner, sludge rock band from Tacoma WA. they formed in 2012 and after many lineup changes are finally ready to release their debut album on vinyl through DEVILS CHILD RECORDS. Having just gone up for sale last Friday, this ‘Beer’ colored limited pressing is running out quick!


BAND NAME: Infinite Flux
BAND WEBSITE: https://infiniteflux.bandcamp.com/
LABEL NAME: Devils Child Records
LABEL WEBSITE:  http://devilschildrecords.bigcartel.com/

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MY NAME IS JOE is an early 80’s style punk three piece. After waiting more than 3 years to find the right drummer, this San Francisco local band is finally ready and has an album for the masses. With a release show July in SF, you can get this splattered LP from the web or even better from MY NAME IS JOE themselves!

BAND NAME: My Name is Joe
BAND WEBSITE: https://mynameisjoe.bandcamp.com/releases

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DENY THE CROSS is a Power Violence “super group” featuring members of Spazz, Black Army Jacket, Agents of Satan and Discordance Axis/Municipal Waste. TANK CRIMES brings you their debut release, ‘Alpha Ghoul’ in several rad color combos. The classic Black version is already sold out, better hurry up if you want one of the other versions!


BAND NAME: Deny the Cross
BAND WEBSITE: www.facebook.com/denythecross666
LABEL NAME: Tankcrimes
LABEL WEBSITE: www.tankcrimes.com

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PVRIS (pronounced Paris) is an American rock band from Lowell, Massachusetts. They got together with RISE RECORDS to rerelease they 2014 debut, ‘White Noise’ with 5 different versions of vinyl including 3 bonus songs and a DVD, what more could you ask for?

BAND NAME: PVRIS
BAND WEBSITE: www.pvris.com
LABEL NAME: Rise Records
LABEL WEBSITE: www.riserecords.com

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We’re making records really fast these days, hit us up or tell a friend to!

Record of the Week for June 17th, 2016

Back again friends with another over the top RECORD OF THE WEEK BLOG to start your weekend off with!!

You can count the number of bands who’ve stayed together for over 25 years on two hands, and you can use just one to count those who’ve consistently released quality material for over two decades. New Jersey’s BOUNCING SOULS are in that esteemed category – and in keeping with their D.I.Y. roots, they’ve done it without major labels, corporate radio, MTV, or teen magazine pinups. “Simplicity” is the bands 10th full length album, it will be released July 29th on RISE RECORDS, and it is available in five different colored vinyl versions.

BAND NAME: The Bouncing Souls
BAND WEBSITE: www.bouncingsouls.com
LABEL NAME: Rise Records
LABEL WEBSITE: riserecords.com

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This twelve song full-length from Bay Area’s BUM CITY SAINTS, their second, truly encapsulates why this band has been getting so much praise. Their fast, furious and poignant live shows have won over fans every where they’ve gone. Go grab this blasting 25 minute self titled LP from PIRATES PRESS RECORDS before all the ‘Bone’ and Purple records are SOLD OUT!


 
BAND NAME: BUM CITY SAINTS
BAND WEBSITE: https://www.facebook.com/BumCitySaints/
LABEL NAME: Pirates Press Records
LABEL WEBSITE:  http://piratespressrecords.com/

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If a picture says a thousand words then this shaped picture disc from BOOZE & GLORY (available in four colors) is all you need to know! Get the latest and greatest from this British powerhouse over at PIRATES PRESS RECORDS or CONTRA today!

BAND NAME: BOOZE & GLORY
BAND WEBSITE: https://www.facebook.com/boozeandgloryofficial/
LABEL NAME: Pirates Press Records
LABEL WEBSITE:  http://piratespressrecords.com/ http://www.contra-net.com

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Indiana’s own MIDDLE MAN RECORDS has just dropped this split featuring the likes of YOUTH NOVEL and COMA REGALIA! A blend of Hardcore, Punk and Emo – this super limited run (and even more limited splattered ‘Ultra Clear’ version) might sell out before COMA REGALIA starts touring in August so you better hurry!

BAND NAME: Youth Novel / Coma Regalia
BAND WEBSITE: www.youthnovel.bandcamp.com www.facebook.com/comaregalia
LABEL NAME: Middle Man Records
LABEL WEBSITE: www.middlemanrecords.bandcamp.com

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AMPLITUDE is a reboot of the 2003 PlayStation®2 music game by HARMONIX. The developers that worked on the original game returned to bring AMPLITUDE current and have released a soundtrack only available to the original Kickstarter backers. Sometimes it pays to invest in the future…


BAND NAME: Amplitude Soundtrack (2016)
BAND WEBSITE: http://www.amplitude-game.com
LABEL NAME: Harmonix Music Systems
LABEL WEBSITE: http://www.harmonixmusic.com/
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OHM RESISTANCE has been turning out real underground electronic for more than 15 years. In their latest venture they bring you SUBMERGED VS. BILL LASWELL! The two have collaborated previously numerous time, most notably in ‘Method of Defiance’. Their last collaboration was a dozen years ago, so you might want to pick one of these up because it could be a while!


BAND NAME: Submerged vs. Bill Laswell
BAND WEBSITE: www.ohmresistance.com
LABEL NAME: iOhm Resistance
LABEL WEBSITE: ohmresistance.bandcamp.com
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Heavy Stoner Rockers GOZU have just dropped their third album on RIPPLE MUSIC, called ‘Revival’ will get you where you need to go. Especially that splattered AsideBside version – stay tuned as there are rumors of a tour in the works…

BAND NAME: Gozu 
LABEL NAME: Ripple Music
LABEL WEBSITE: www.ripple-music.com
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You don’t own an album until you have it on Vinyl…

Record Of The Week for June 10th, 2016

Hope to see you at Punk Rock Bowling this weekend in New Jersey, but if not, here’s this week’s extra long RECORD OF THE WEEK BLOG to make up for it!!!

Legendary Cleveland quintet RINGWORM discharge their 8th full-length album Snake Church, a 12-track, 30+ minute testament of vicious aggression. After having converted metalheads and hardcore fans alike with their intense, no-holds-barred live shows and consistently punishing albums over the course of the last 25+ years, RINGWORM once again prove that they are in a league of their own when it comes to face-breaking sonic fury. Of course RELAPSE RECORDS is your one stop shop for the best metal!

BAND NAME: RINGWORM
BAND WEBSITE: https://16theband.bandcamp.com/
LABEL NAME: Relapse Records
LABEL WEBSITE: http://www.relapse.com/

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HEATERS released their first LP last year and are operating at a higher horsepower than ever before, as evidenced by their latest release, “ Baptistina”! Coming at you from NY’s own BEYOND BEYOND IS BEYOND, you can grab their LP from them or wait until HEATERS heads out on tour this August!

BAND NAME: Heaters
BAND WEBSITE: https://heaters.bandcamp.com/
LABEL NAME: Beyond Beyond is Beyond
LABEL WEBSITE: http://beyondbeyondisbeyond.com/

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Grammy nominated band, THE CHOIR is an atmospheric Alternative Rock band formed in the early 1980’s. The band has released 14 studio albums, three EPs, five live albums, one single-disc compilation, and one retrospective box set. Now, GALAXY 21 MUSIC is bringing you their infamous ‘Circle Slide’ for the first time on vinyl! Get your ‘Aqua Blue’ and ‘Bone’ AsideBside disc while you still can!

BAND NAME: The Choir
BAND WEBSITE: www.thechoir.net
LABEL NAME: Galaxy21 Music

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FOGHOUND erupted out of the Baltimore asphalt in 2012, high on gas fumes and loud riffs. FOGHOUND quickly got down to work honing their sound through many live shows across the Mid Atlantic region – now their second LP, “The World Unseen’ is coming at you from none other than RIPPLE MUSIC! The super subtle but very sick ‘Bone’ inside ‘Deep Purple’ color-in-color version is soon to sell out so hurry up!

BAND NAME: Foghound
BAND WEBSITE: http://foghound.net/
LABEL NAME: Ripple Music
LABEL WEBSITE: www.ripple-music.com

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Southern California’s veteran sludge-rock trailblazers 16 return with their 7th full-length album ‘Lifespan of A Moth’, the band’s heaviest, darkest, and most complex material to date! Given the deluxe RELAPSE RECORDS treatment, this album features down-tuned feedback-driven riffs and bludgeoning rhythms that violently clash with tortured howls across eight tracks – get some from RELAPSE today!

BAND NAME: 16
BAND WEBSITE: https://16theband.bandcamp.com/
LABEL NAME: Relapse Records
LABEL WEBSITE: http://www.relapse.com/

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Getting ready to head out on the Vans Warped Tour, post-hardcore darlings VANNA have just released their latest LP through none other than PURE NOISE RECORDS! Featuring some beautiful jacket matching vinyl color combos, ‘ALL HELL’ is out now, so go get some!

BAND NAME: VANNA
BAND WEBSITE: http://www.vannamusic.com/
LABEL NAME: Pure Noise Records
LABEL WEBSITE: PureNoise.Net
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VASUDEVA are an instrumental rock band from central New Jersey. Formed in 2009 and started touring in 2012, they have performed alongside some other notable bands. INTHECLOUDS records brings you this vinyl pressing of ‘Life in Cycles’ in some sick colors, you better hope they aren’t sold out!

BAND NAME: Vasudeva
BAND WEBSITE: vasudevamusic.com
LABEL NAME: intheclouds Records
LABEL WEBSITE: inthecloudsrecords.com
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For the better part of 90’s and beyond, FUCKEMOS have been spreading their particular band of brain damage across the Austin, Texas area and parts north, south, east, and west. Fresh off some shows in Austin, you can find this new mix of previously unreleased material on AZ’s own SLOPE RECORDS! Go get your purple record today!

BAND NAME: FuckEmos
BAND WEBSITE: www.sloperecords.com/artist/FuckEmos
LABEL NAME: Slope Records
LABEL WEBSITE: www.sloperecords.com
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Straight outta Wisconsin, DIRECT HIT is here with their first release on the ever present punk label FAT WRECK CHORDS! ‘Wasted Mind’ is hitting the streets just in time for DIRECT HIT’s upcoming Mid West / East Coast tour starting soon. Hit up the FAT WRECK web store to grab a copy or even better, make it out to a show!

BAND NAME: Direct Hit
BAND WEBSITE: directhitsucks.com
LABEL NAME:Fat Wreck Chords
LABEL WEBSITE: fatwreck.com
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TEACHER plays their own unique brand of stoner rock combing 70’s inspired riffs with psychedelic pop harmonies. DEVILS CHILD RECORDS is bringing you their first full length in some glorious vinyl colors. Going up for sale next Friday, this limited run is sure to sell out so be ready!

BAND NAME: Teacher
BAND WEBSITE:http://teachertheband.bandcamp.com/
LABEL NAME: Devil’s Child Records
LABEL WEBSITE: www.devilschildrecords.bigcartel.com
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Remember there is no such thing as ‘Vinyls’ – Vinyl is plural for itself, spread the word!

Record Of The Week for June 3rd, 2016

Kick your summer off right with our RECORD OF THE WEEK BLOG!!!

Hailing from Dover, NH, THE CRYPTICS are back with their latest release “Make Me Digital” on PINE HILL RECORDS. After touring with SoCal punk icons GUTTERMOUTH this past winter, THE CRYPTICS have once again harkened back to the 90s Fat Wreck and Epitaph sound. Pine Hill came up with three eye-catching configurations: Doublemint-In-Electric Blue Color-In Color Vinyl, White-N-Kelly Green Half-n-Half Vinyl with Sea Blue & Grey Splatter, and a White / Grey / Ultra Clear Tri-Color Vinyl that will make any fan a happy customer!

BAND NAME: The Cryptics
BAND WEBSITE: http://www.thecryptics.com
LABEL NAME: Pine Hill Records
LABEL WEBSITE: pinehillrecords.com

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BEEKEEPERS is a 3 piece known for their spastic live performance in beekeeper costumes. They played briefly played between 2014-2015 in the California bay area and now their highly anticipated LP has finally arrived! ‘Varroa Mites’ is coming out on either classic ‘Black’; or the splattered ‘Milky Clear’ version just in time to see BEEKEEPERS head out on a huge European tour starting in July. Rumors are if you don’t hit up VACANT STARE soon, it will be all sold out…

BAND NAME: Beekeepers
BAND WEBSITE: https://www.facebook.com/Beekeepers-444420445648931/?fref=ts
LABEL NAME: Vacant Stare Records
LABEL WEBSITE: https://vacantstarerecords.com/

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CRIMINAL INSTINCT is a hardcore band, originally from Atlanta, GA. After a few 7”s and comp appearances, CLOSED CASKET ACTIVITIES is making their LP available in some sick colors! Grab ‘Zone 6 Music’ from CLOSED CASKET before CRIMINAL INSTINCT hit Sound & Fury Fest in Los Angeles, CA as well as This Is Hardcore Fest in Philadelphia, PA this summer.

BAND NAME: Criminal Instinct
BAND WEBSITE: facebook.com/criminalinstinct
LABEL NAME: Closed Casket Activities
LABEL WEBSITE: www.closedcasketactivities.com

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THE WATER RATS were born in 2012, in the cold Curitiba, Brazil. Presenting an exciting mix of 80’s punk and 90’s alternative rock, their aggressive music has been surprising the South American independent scene. HEARTS BLEED BLUE in association with LÄJÄ RECORDS and PLACENTA RECORDINGS bring you the vinyl only release of ‘Hellway to High’, better head over to the HEARTS BLEEDE BLUE website asap!

BAND NAME: Water Rats
BAND WEBSITE: https://www.facebook.com/waterratsbrasil
LABEL NAME: Hearts Bleed Blue / Läjä Records / Placenta Recordings
LABEL WEBSITE: http://www.hbbrecords.com/

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SONS OF AN ILLUSTRIOUS FATHER is a future folk / heavy ‘meadow’ band from Brooklyn, NY. Fresh off their SXSW appearance, they’ve just dropped ‘Revol’ with BIG PICNIC RECORDS! Get with the clicking and find out more about SONS OF AN ILLUSTRIOUS FATHER before everyone else does.

BAND NAME: Sons Of An Illustrious Father
BAND WEBSITE: http://www.sonsofanillustriousfather.com
LABEL NAME: Big Picnic Records
LABEL WEBSITE: http://www.bigpicnicrecords.com

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“Be Still” is the second DARK SATELLITES record, a solo recording project based in Kansas City. A very limited release, this entire record was recorded and mixed in a basement. DARK SATELLITES has two shows coming up where there might still be a few copies for sale if you’re lucky…

BAND NAME: Dark Satellites
BAND WEBSITE: https://darksatellites.bandcamp.com/

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It’s been three years since the Los Angeles, California­ based NAHKO AND MEDICINE FOR THE PEOPLE’S last record. NAHKO AND MEDICINE FOR THE PEOPLE is known for gathering more members of their global tribe of like­ minded fans as they spread their powerful and impactful musical message on tour. SIDEONEDUMMY gave ‘Hoka’ the deluxe treatment with several different colored versions for this double LP, you definitely have to see the ‘Red(ish)’ inside ‘Bone’ color and color version for yourself!

BAND NAME: Nahko and Medicine for the People
BAND WEBSITE: nahko.com
LABEL NAME: SideOneDummy Records
LABEL WEBSITE: sideonedummy.com
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Want to listen to your music on a turntable but don’t have much money? Make a flexi with us!

Record Of The Week for May 27th, 2016

Another week, another RECORD OF THE WEEK Blog filled with vinyl delights!

Quickly becoming one of the most popular Glam/Bovver/Oi! bands to hit the scene in the last few years, Bay Area’s SUEDE RAZORS are back with a new 7” and matching video to boot! The ‘Berlin or Bust’ 7” has a die cut VW bus shaped disco bag and is available in four different colored versions. Loosely based on actual events from their 2015 European tour, the accompanying video shows their comical journey to get to their show at ‘The Berlin’, a club that seems just out of their reach. This will have to tide you over until their rumored 12” comes out this fall…

BAND NAME: Suede Razors
BAND WEBSITE: http://suederazors.bigcartel.com/
LABEL NAME: Longshot Records

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IAM8BIT, the leader of video game vinyl is back with the soundtrack to the award winning game MONUMENT VALLEY! Featuring a ‘White’ and ‘Cyan’ set of heavy weight discs, printed inner sleeves and a subtly spot glossed matte gatefold jacket. Go on an adventure with a princess through an M.C. Escher inspired universe with the MONUMENT VALLEY soundtrack today!

ALBUM TITLE: Monument Valley: Original Soundtrack – Stafford Bawler, OBFUSC and GRIGORI
LABEL NAME: iam8bit
LABEL WEBSITE: iam8bit.com/store

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THE LOVECRAFT BAR is a horror themed bar in the heart of Portland, Oregon. Not content with slinging drinks they put out a comp of their favorite dark electro, metal, post punk, punk, industrial/ebm, deathrock, goth rock and synth. Maybe it’s for sale, maybe it’s not and you just have to befriend the owner to get one, you should probably just go check out THE LOVECRAFT BAR!

BAND NAME: The Lovecraft Bar
BAND WEBSITE: thelovecraftbar.com

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ROBERT LIPPOK is one of the most influential artists of the last 25 years on the Berlin scene. He is a founding member of the mythical To Rococo Rot, one of the most beloved projects by experimental music aficionados of all times that have successfully managed to break the boundaries between post-rock and electronic music. Now, for the first time on vinyl ever, FLAU is bringing you the groundbreaking ‘Open Close Open’ on a clear picture disc with matching postcard inserted. Hit up FLAU if there’s still time and try to get one of these super limited releases!

BAND NAME: Robert Lippok
LABEL NAME: flau
LABEL WEBSITE: www.flau.jp

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JANK is a Philadephia band that was first heard/seen by CREEP RECORDS when the band played in CREEP’S retail record store. Now, JANK’s debut album is on its way to becoming CREEP’S highest selling band in the label’s 20+ year history! Just in time for you to get the record before JANK goes on tour this summer, pick up your super limited ‘White’ and ‘ Royal Blue’ AsideBside or splattered ‘Kelly Green’ version from CREEP!

BAND NAME: JANK
BAND WEBSITE: https://ohnoitsjank.bandcamp.com
LABEL NAME: Creep Records
LABEL WEBSITE: http://creeprecords.com

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BLATZ was a bundle of chaos that burned bright from 1989-1992 in Berkeley, put out a few releases including a split with label mates FILTH. 21 years after breaking up, they reformed w/ the 6 primary members to raise money for Mike FILTH’s fight against cancer at 924 Gilman in December 2013. Tragically, Mike passed away before this could become a reality, the album still bears his name but is now helping to raise money for 924 Gilman itself. Make your way to ZAFIO RECORDS for more info!

BAND NAME: BLATZ
BAND WEBSITE: https://www.facebook.com/blatzpunk
LABEL NAME: Zafio Records
LABEL WEBSITE: http://zafiorecords.blogspot.com/ or helpgilman.org

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NIGHTBLONDE, The retro futurist four-piece presents their debut release ‘Numbers’, a collection of experimental pop songs and hypnotic anthems that sparkle like a new wave dream. Featuring a die cut jacket showing bit of the printed innersleeve that houses a ‘Milky Clear’ colored record, YK RECORDS only made a small number of these, so you better act fast!

BAND NAME: Nightblonde
BAND WEBSITE: http://nightblonde.com/
LABEL NAME: yk records
LABEL WEBSITE: http://ykrecords.com/
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It’s not that hard and doesn’t take that long to make a record, don’t be scared, hit us up!!

Record of the Week for May 20th, 2016

Another most excellent RECORD OF THE WEEK Blog is making it’s way to your eyes right now!!

TIGER ARMY is an American band based in Los Angeles, California. Formed in 1996 in Berkeley, California, the Psychobilly band has released four full lengths and an EP to date. Now, RISE RECORDS in association with LUNA TONE RECORDS is bringing you their fifth full length, “V •••-“ in six glorious different versions! TIGER ARMY is currently running around on tour in support of “V •••-“ where they are sure to have some vinyl for sale, but if you can’t make one of their shows or just can’t wait till they get to your town, hit up RISE today!!!

BAND NAME: Tiger Army
BAND WEBSITE: tigerarmy.com
LABEL NAME: Rise Records / Luna Tone Records
LABEL WEBSITE: riserecords.com

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Just in time for the movie premier out today(!), IAM8BIT has unleashed an insane soundtrack to THE NICE GUYS! The buddy cop/private investigator movie set in the 70’s has a far out soundtrack featuring groovy hits like the ‘Escape (The Pina Colada Song)”, ‘Papa was a Rollin’ Stone’ and more stretched out across two heavy weight ‘White’ and ‘Baby Pink’ AsideBside records! If that’s not enough, there’s a nude 3D center fold including 3D glasses, one of six pin up posters randomly inserted and a Nice Guys business card to keep in your wallet. No one does it up like IAM8BIT!!!

ALBUM TITLE: The Nice Guys – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
LABEL NAME: iam8bit
LABEL WEBSITE: iam8bit.com/store

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MEDICAL RECORDS in collaboration with CRISPY NUGGETS returns to Italy for it’s 59th release. Hailing from Bologna, Italy in the late 80s, EFFETTO JOULE were brothers Flavio and Valero Biagi , Massimo Chericoni and Valerio Tassinari. Drawing on influences of the early 80s new wave and synth pop scene and armed with an arsenal of synthesizers, from the mid 80s on EFFETTO JOULE crafted their own sound. With the exception of the few of the tracks, almost all were home recorded during the years of 1988-1990. MEDICAL RECORDS is presenting you this limited edition, heavy weight colored vinyl remastered from cassette from the artist’s archive. You know what to do…

BAND NAME: Effetto Joule
LABEL NAME: Medical Records
LABEL WEBSITE: https://medicalrecords.bandcamp.com/music

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TRUE LOVE are a straight edge band from Detroit, formed in 2012 who take influence from early 2000’s hardcore. They’ve teamed up with notorious label BRIDGE 9 to bring you their latest LP, “Heaven’s Too Good For Us”! Available in either classic ‘Black’, ‘Oxblood’ or the ‘Oxblood’ splattered ‘Ultra Clear’ version, make sure you check out TRUE LOVE at this year’s This Is Hardcore fest in Philly!

BAND NAME: True Love
LABEL NAME: Bridge Nine Records
LABEL WEBSITE: www.bridge9.com

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DUST MOTH formed in 2012 as a six piece, the band had two releases before trimming down to a 4 piece and writing “Scale”, their first full length coming out soon on THE MYLENE SHEATH! This is just a tease, keep tabs on THE MYLENE SHEATH’s site for preorders going up soon and a soon to be announce tour this summer/fall for DUST MOTH. Until then you can stream the first single over at NPR – hit up THE MYLENE SHEATH’s website for more info!!!

BAND NAME: Dust Moth
BAND WEBSITE: https://www.facebook.com/dustmothbandl
LABEL NAME: The Mylene Sheath
LABEL WEBSITE: www.mylenesheath.com

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After more than a year in the making, legendary Dwarves guitarist and amateur nudist HEWHOCANNOTBENAMED has finally released his newest LP filled with songs about disease,redemption, eating and loving inanimate objects! Explore the highs and lows of living an anonymous life with “My Degeneration”! These random colored records vary from a Yellow to a Red color and is out now on EXTRA MEDIUM FIDELITY RECORDS!

BAND NAME: He Who Cannot Be Named
BAND WEBSITE: MusicCannotBeNamed.com
LABEL NAME: Extra Medium Fidelity Records
LABEL WEBSITE: ExtraMediumFidelity.com

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If you made records with Pirates and didn’t see them on the blog, hit up your rep and more more colors on the next round!!!

Record of the Week for May 13th, 2016

Enjoy your friday the 13th with some (not that spooky) vinyl on our RECORD OF THE WEEK Blog!!

In 2011 the GREAT ELECTRIC QUEST was born from the primordial ooze of over a decade of collaborations between members. QUEST delivers a heavy dosage of Metal with undertones of Doomy Rock Stonery.  The journey of Rock and Roll will never stop and neither will the GREAT ELECTRIC QUEST. They have several shows lined up including Psycho Las Vegas Festival in August, you should get out there and see them but if not, hit up their website to order a copy for yourself!

BAND NAME: Great Electric Quest
BAND WEBSITE:  http://greatelectricquest.bigcartel.com/

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CULTURE ABUSE dare you to try categorizing them. On their debut full length, “Peach,” the San Francisco Bay Area band drop hints with every song — power pop melodies collide with punk grit, garage rock swagger meets hardcore aggression, and there’s even an upstroke or two — but never give the listener enough to definitively put them in a box. And that’s just the way they like it. Hit up 6131 RECORDS to get one of those sweet ‘White’ and ‘Black’ Half-N-Half records!


BAND NAME: Culture Abuse
BAND WEBSITE:  cultureabuse-uncensored.com   
LABEL NAME: 6131 Records
LABEL WEBSITE: 6131records.com

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Haunting and beautiful, JEMMA NICOLE’S gritty, country noir is born from a love of sad songs and the darker side of Americana. After a sell out album preview show in September last year, the first single from JEMMA’S debut album ‘Too Late To Save my Soul’ will be released on one of two colored flexis in a nice jacket as well. If you’re lucky enough to catch her around Australia this summer, you can surely pick one of these up!


BAND NAME: Jemma Nicole
BAND WEBSITE: http://www.jemmanicole.com/
LABEL NAME: Dripping Moon Records

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THE SUGARCANES were formed in early 2014 by brother and sister combo, Jack and Lucy Wilson. Roping in a couple of friends, the newly-minted quintet quickly built a fierce live reputation on their keen attention to those old soul melodies and textures – all pinned down by Lucy’s assertively dusky wail. This formidable live show has been faithfully captured in the debut recording, breathing these 13 tracks of heavy soul to life in a modern rock n roll take on the classic heartbroken genre, all coming courtesy of COBRA SNAKE NECK TIE!


BAND NAME: THE SUGARCANES
BAND WEBSITE:  THESUGARCANES.COM
LABEL NAME: COBRA SNAKE NECKTIE RECORDS / LOVE & THEFT
LABEL WEBSITE: HTTP://CSNTRECORDS.COM 

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Throughout the 80’s OUR NEIGHBORS SUCK wreaked a measurable amount of havoc on the minds and bodies of Phoenix area punks. Part early Van Halen, part JFA, and part LSD, and all testosterone, ONS could deliver both the musical goods and helluva party atmosphere at any show they played. ‘SkullKrusher’ features six songs recorded from ’85 – ’89 by the desert based quartet. SLOPE RECORDS is dropping this 10” on the unsuspecting masses…

BAND NAME: Our Neighbors Suck (ONS)
LABEL NAME: Slope Records
LABEL WEBSITE: http://sloperecords.com/

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Issues is an American metalcore and nu metal band formed in Atlanta, Georgia. After a hugely successful debut album and relentless touring, they’ve just announced their new album ‘Headspace’ due out in a week! Take one look at those colors and you know that RISE RECORDS is behind this madness! From the splattered half-n-half versions to that super limited haze version, to the foiled jacket, you better get in line now!


BAND NAME: Issues
BAND WEBSITE: facebook.com/issuesofficial
LABEL NAME: Rise Records
LABEL WEBSITE: riserecords.com

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The 80’s can be considered the renaissance of Philippine punk and one of the many bands that emerged during that time was the PHILIPPINE VIOLATORS.  The classic “At Large” album released in 1987 is now back thanks to MIDDLE FINGER RECORDS! For a band that still commands respect in the Philippine punk music scene, including overseas followings, hearing their sound on a 12” vinyl is a classic for any collector as well as those who simply appreciate good ol’ punk rock.


BAND NAME: Philippine Violators
LABEL NAME: Middle Finger Records
LABEL WEBSITE: https://www.facebook.com/MFRecords2015

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Keep on trucking’!

Record Of The Week for May 6th, 2016

We’re kicking off May with a extra awesome RECORD OF THE WEEK Blog this week!!

San Francisco’s own KNOW SECRETS is a “Community Based” band made up of Eric Urbach and members of the bay area punk/hardcore scenes. Every song was created as a collaborative effort between Eric and 19 different musicians from the greater Bay Area music community. It was made with the intention of displaying the unique voices and perspectives of different musicians in the community while retaining the sound of a cohesive band. Songs started with 2-3 people in a room, then took their final shape in the studio environment. Get your ‘Gold’ or ‘Cyan’ and ‘White’ Half-N-Half record from their webpage or check them out on a mini tour starting in June!

BAND NAME: Know Secrets
BAND WEBSITE: www.knowsecrets.net
LABEL NAME: 301 Collectives
LABEL WEBSITE: www.knowsecrets.bandcamp.com

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You can’t talk about heavy metal without talking about PENTAGRAM. The legendary D.C. band has been committed to the dark arts for more than forty years, and has only recently seen the kind of recognition its legacy deserves. Though the band has released nine influential full-lengths over the course of its career, PENTAGRAM’s best material can be found in ‘First Daze Here’, a collection of the band’s earliest works that has been out-of-print for years and will now finally see a new reissue via RELAPSE this coming June. Its companion ‘First Daze Here Too’, a 22-track collection of unreleased studio recordings and live rehearsals from the early ’70s, will also see its first reissue since going out of print several years ago. Both reissues have been newly remastered and include in-depth liner notes from founding PENTAGRAM member / original drummer Geof O’Keefe along with gorgeously revitalized layouts. RELAPSE never lets you down!!!


BAND NAME: PENTAGRAM
BAND WEBSITE: http://www.pentagramusa.com/
LABEL NAME: Relapse Records
LABEL WEBSITE: http://www.relapse.com/

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After playing together for more than a decade, Seth Nanaa and Brent Bagwell began to explore the sax and drums duo format that is the core of GHOST TREES. This double 7” will officially be released at a concert on June 10th, 2016, at Charlotte’s McColl Center, as part of the New Frequencies jazz series. If you can’t make the concert, hit up GHOST TREES and grab a copy of some big band/free jazz tunes to mellow out to.

BAND NAME: Ghost Trees
BAND WEBSITE: www.ghost-trees.com

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Just a few years after self-recording their debut album between college classes, Philadelphia’s MODERN BASEBALL will show the world a brand new version of themselves on their third full-length album, ‘Holy Ghost’. Thematically, the record is a time-capsule for the two years since the release of their last album, curated in two parts. splitting the record into two halves, both take the helm to curate the sonic journey into territory both familiar and foreign in the band’s discography. Seeing all those beautiful vinyl colors you know that RUN FOR COVER RECORDS is behind this, so go get some!

BAND NAME: Modern Baseball
BAND WEBSITE: http://www.modernbaseballpa.limitedrun.com/
LABEL NAME: Run For Cover Records
LABEL WEBSITE: http://www.runforcoverrecords.com/
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WARCRY_STL was formed in 2006 in St. Louis, MO, but the band currently calls Mohrsville, PA home. Inspired by heavy rock and metal bands from the 70’s through early 2000s, they are gearing up for a 6 week North American tour this summer. In the mean time, hit them up for one of these sick 7” picture discs featuring singles of their upcoming album.

BAND NAME: WARCRY_STL
BAND WEBSITE: https://www.facebook.com/Warcry_stl-181059931957790/

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THE EVENING ATTRACTION are a quartet of Rock’n’Rollers making tracks that swing, bop, rattle and roll, hailing from Chicago, IL. If you’re in town, don’t miss the record release show for their “The Kids Don’t Care” single, scheduled for June 4th in Chicago, IL. If you can’t make it, CLASSIC WAX RECORDS, the blog turned label, can help you in getting your hands on a copy.

BAND NAME: The Evening Attraction
BAND WEBSITE: theeveningattraction.bandcamp.com
LABEL NAME: Classic Waxxx Records
LABEL WEBSITE: classicwaxxxrecords.com

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‘Everybody’s Rappin ‘is the second album by Bay Area rap duo NOT THE 1S. It features guest raps by Kool Keith, Riff Raff, Prego w/ Zest, and Wz1. Get this limited picture disc only at GOLD ROBOT RECORDS while you still can!

BAND NAME: Not the 1s
BAND WEBSITE: http://notthe1s.com/
LABEL NAME: Gold Robot Records
LABEL WEBSITE: http://gold-robot.com/
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Goodbye everybody!

Record of the Week for April 29th, 2016

Check out all of this insane vinyl on this week’s RECORD OF THE WEEK Blog!!

For the first time on vinyl in a long time, GRAVEFACE is bringing you the monumental LP from indie rockers THE APPLESEED CAST! Just in time for their June tour, ‘Illumination Ritual’ is available in four completely killer vinyl colors! From the hazed ‘Milky Clear’ to the tricolor, you really can’t go wrong. Preorders go live next week so get ready before you lose out!

BAND NAME: The Appleseed Cast
LABEL NAME: Graveface
LABEL WEBSITE: graveface.com

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For the first time ever, TEXAS SCRATCH LEAGUE teamed up with SKRATCHER to offer up some melodic cords and riffs on ‘Special Sauce’! Pushing the limits for Turntablist sounds and beats, “Special Sauce” was highly anticipated in the world of Turntablism. This vinyl only offering sold out within a week of being announced!


 

BAND NAME: Skratcher/Texas Scratch League
BAND WEBSITE: TexasScratchLeague.com and Skratcher.net

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GREENWAY RECORDS just dropped the debut 10″ release from BLACK TEMPLE SHRINES. Hailing from the shores of Dublin, Ireland, the band mixes soul with dark surf blues and spit out something all their own. There is a good chance BLACK TEMPLE SHRINES made a deal with the devil with their surfboards in hand. Available exclusively on glorious 10″ vinyl, limited to 300 copies pressed, this record is sure to become a collectors item…

BAND NAME: Black Temple Shrines
BAND WEBSITE:  https://www.facebook.com/BlackTempleShrines
LABEL NAME: Greenway Records
LABEL WEBSITE: www.GreenwayRecords.com

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IT’S ALIVE RECORDS is offering up the fifth full length album from Punkers PLOW UNITED! With two upcoming release parties for the new album, PLOW UNITED is sure to blow the roof off. Head over to IT’S ALIVE RECORDS to pick up this album or just to help them celebrate their more than 100 releases to date!

BAND NAME: Plow United
BAND WEBSITE:  http://plowunited.net/
LABEL NAME: It’s Alive Records
LABEL WEBSITE: http://itsaliverecords.com/
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For the first time in over 15 years, veteran punk rockers LESS THAN JAKE have reissued ‘Hello Rockview’ on vinyl! Celebrating 25 years as a band, LESS THAN JAKE will be playing Pouzza Fest and Warped Tour this year, so go get some!!!

BAND NAME: Less Than Jake
BAND WEBSITE: lessthanjake.com
LABEL NAME: Sleep It Off

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In celebration of his latest album, LORD FINESSE and SLICE OF SPICE are bringing you ‘Keep the Crowd Listening’. Available as either a limited picture disc version or a very limited ‘Ultra Clear’ and ‘Gold’ color-in-color version. Get introduced to the D.I.T.C. crew over at SLICE OF SPICE!!!

BAND NAME: Lord Finesse
BAND WEBSITE: www.facebook.com/lordfinesseditc
LABEL NAME: Slice Of Spice Records
LABEL WEBSITE: www.slice-of-spice.com/

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Sayonara!

Record of the Week for April 22nd, 2016

Get ready for another vinyl filled RECORD OF THE WEEK Blog coming down the pipe!!

FOUR YEAR STRONG is a Worcester Massachusetts based punk rock band featuring four family oriented hard working gentleman. Known for their tunes to riff to, tunes to head bang to, tunes designed to let yourself release some steam. Real humans, real instruments, real jams. I SURRENDER RECORDS is bringing you this limited run of ‘Explains It All’ on ‘Milky Clear’ with three different versions of splatter for you collectors out there. Catch FOUR YEAR STRONG either in EU, the UK or in the US starting end of April!


BAND NAME: Four Year Strong
BAND WEBSITE: http://fouryearstrongmusic.com/
LABEL NAME: I Surrender Records
LABEL WEBSITE: www.isurrenderrecords.com

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SLUG CHRIST was the vocalist for a grindcore band in the Atlanta area called ’An Isle Ate Her’ before going it alone with his releasing his own style of trap/hiphop stuff. BLACKHOUSE RECORDS has been around for 15 years, primarily releasing punk, hardcore, metal and hiphop/ambient music.  SLUG CHRIST’s dark hiphop and ambient/experimental stuff fit in very well with the BLACKHOUSE lineup of bands. There is a tour in the works, but BLACKHOUSE can hook you up with either the classic ‘Black’ version or one of the splattered ‘Milky Clear’ versions like now!!!



 

BAND NAME: Slug † Christ
BAND WEBSITE:  https://twitter.com/slug_christ
LABEL NAME: Blackhouse Records/Awful Records
LABEL WEBSITE: www.blackhouserecordsinc.com

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Three years after the release of their self-titled debut LP, SHARK TOYS follow it up with ten more bursts of weirdo punk. Ever since forming in 2008, the band has developed a reputation for sharp and choppy live sets, developing a loyal following around their home town of Los Angeles and around the US. Here. MT.ST.MTN drops their latest, “Outsider Sect” LP in a beautiful color in color version. MT.ST.MTN is known for their small/limited runs, which means you better order soon!


BAND NAME: Shark Toys
BAND WEBSITE:  Facebook.com/SharkToys
LABEL NAME: Mt.St.Mtn.
LABEL WEBSITE: www.MtStMtn.com 

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Formed in Chicago in the winter of 2007, Gunner’s Daughter self-released 3 EPs before releasing their first proper full length “The Flowers and The Earth”. Originally on only available on CD, you can finally now get “The Flowers and The Earth” on vinyl, in either a splatter or hazed ‘Kelly Green’ record. Make with the clicking…


BAND NAME: Gunner’s Daughter 
BAND WEBSITE: gunnersdaughter.net
LABEL NAME: Half Truth Records

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Just announced is the latest from GATES, the indie rock quintet’s sophomore album will be out June 3 on PURE NOISE RECORDS! This album features the band experimenting with different instruments as they reach new sounds. GATES will be hitting the road on an upcoming US tour and as always PURE NOISE is your source for killer tunes!


BAND NAME: Gates
BAND WEBSITE: http://www.gatesnj.com/
LABEL NAME: Pure Noise Records
LABEL WEBSITE: http://purenoise.net/

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RECON started in Albany, NY and has been at it for more than a decade. The newly created MAITSUBA is proud to bring you a special release for the 10th anniversary of RECON’s “Graves” for the first time on vinyl!!! This super limited ‘camp’ or ‘desert camp’ inspired vinyl colors can only be found at MAITSUBA, just in time for a string of RECON shows this summer!

BAND NAME: Recon
BAND WEBSITE: www.reconhc.com
LABEL NAME: Maitsuba
LABEL WEBSITE: www.maitsuba.com

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Ta ta for now!