Record of the Week for January 30th, 2015

A short but sweet RECORD OF THE WEEK Blog this time around. Buckle up and get ready for the ride!

Right out of the gate this week is our very own sister company, PIRATES PRESS RECORDS with this killer shaped picture disc from EVIL CONDUCT, with a custom printed PVC bag to boot! This Dutch powerhouse formed in the 80s, but really hit it in the early 2000’s with their debut albums. The A side is their song, “That Old Tattoo” which originally appeared on a 2014 split with GIMP FIST. The B side is a live version of their 1986 demo, “Ultra-Violence”, equally as hard hitting as the A side. There were only 1000 of these made, so you better hit up the PIRATES PRESS RECORDS web store asap. Keep your eye on EVIL CONDUCT’s tour schedule as they’re bound to hit the states soon….

BAND NAME: Evil Conduct
BAND WEBSITE: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Evil-Conduct-Official/137898319572260
LABEL NAME: Pirates Press Records
LABEL WEBSITE: http://piratespressrecords.com/

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So Cal’s own BLEEDING GOLD RECORDS is here with the debut album from TAPE WAVES, this time available with a Flexi featuring a bonus track! TAPE WAVES is a married duo that plays dream pop sounds. Hailing from Charleston SC, they have been well received by critics far and wide. This time around, BLEEDING GOLD brought you this release with a reverse board jacket, printed inner sleeve and made it avail in either a purist’s favorite ‘Black’ vinyl, or the color that caught our eye, the ‘Cyan’ and ‘Baby Pink’ Aside/Bside variant. TAPE WAVES just finished a So Cal tour, but BLEEDING GOLD has their vinyl available right now!

BAND NAME: TAPE WAVES
BAND WEBSITE: http://tapewaves.tumblr.com/
LABEL NAME: Bleeding Gold Records
LABEL WEBSITE: http://bleedinggoldrecords.com/    

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Milwaukee based GOOD LAND RECORDS is blessing your ears and eyes with a split between DWIGHT TWILLEY and JOSH BERWANGER! Yes, the same DWIGHT that you remember from 1975’s “I’m On Fire” and the same JOSH from from indie darlings THE ANNIVERSARY! Check out the reverse board jacket and the ‘Cyan Blue’ vinyl, with or without ‘Halloween Orange’, ‘Silver’ and ‘Kelly Green’ splatter. The splatter version is limited to 100 copies, and they are all hand numbered. DWIGHT TWILLEY has an album coming out later this year on GOOD LAND, so this is somewhat a teaser. JOSH BERWAGER has some SXSW shows this year, but you can listen to this one to get your fix until then….
 

BAND NAME:  Dwight Twilley – Josh Berwanger
BAND WEBSITE:  dwighttwilley.com  –  berwangermusic.com
LABEL NAME: Good Land Records
LABEL WEBSITE: goodlandrecords.com
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Fans on Nerdcore / Nintendocore (yup, it’s a thing) can rejoice because PRESIDENT GATOR just dropped this bomb on you! A split with MINIBOSSES and MEGA RAN, this thing had our inner nerd buzzing. Take a trip back to 1986 with these instrumental rock variations of video game music from Metroid, Catlevania and the like. This 10” comes in only a ‘Cyan Blue’ colored vinyl and is limited to only 250 units! Head over to PRESIDENT GATOR’s website to order one of these before the rest of the internet beats you to it!

BAND: Minibosses / Mega Ran
BAND WEBSITE: http://minibosses.com/ / http://megaran.com/
LABEL: President Gator
LABEL WEBSITE: http://presidentgator.bigcartel.com/

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Formed in 2003 in humble Lima, Ohio – HIT THE LIGHTS is here with their latest release on PURE NOISE RECORDS! Called, “Summer Bones”, this is their fourth full length album. HIT THE LIGHTS is about to start the PURE NOISE Tour UK, but in the mean time you can make your way over to the PURE NOISE website and get one of these so that you already have the songs memorized. With a nice and sturdy reverse board jacket, these were made in either a ‘Blood Red’ and ‘Halloween Orange’ Aside/Bside with ‘Black splatter’, a ‘Orange Crush’ and ‘Black’ half-n-half with ‘Red(ish)’ splatter on the orange side only (not pictured), or the super sick ‘Piss Yellow’, ‘Red(ish)’ and ‘Orange Crush’ tri color striped vinyl! You know what you need to do…

BAND: Hit The Lights
BAND WEBSITE: http://www.hitthelightsmusic.com/
LABEL NAME: Pure Noise Records 
LABEL WEBSITE: http://purenoise.net/ 

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The melodic punk band DWAYNE is here with their debut/self titled album that can only be found on PAPER + PLASTIK. The cover art had us sold before we even saw the awesome vinyl. DWAYNE is a super group of sorts with members from other notable bands and they speak 6 different languages. Check out the printed inner sleeve and the ‘White’ vinyl with ‘Easter Yellow’ and ‘Black’ splatter, or the ‘White’ and ‘Easter Yellow’ Half-n-half vinyl. Rock on DWAYNE!!!

BAND NAME: DWAYNE
LABEL NAME: PAPER + PLASTICK
LABEL WEBSITE: http://paperandplastick.com

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Record of the Week for January 23rd, 2015

Holy cow, what another exciting week here at Pirates Press! As you know, we’re all very proud of what we do here, but this week we’re even more elated since not only did we make 2.5 MILLION records last year, but the local PBS affiliate wrote an awesome article about us and the Vinyl industry in general (check it out here http://bit.ly/1L50oF1 ). Anyways, back to what you came for, another dose of vinyl in this week’s RECORD OF THE WEEK Blog…

The Record of the Week this time around is the latest release from the Brooklyn based indie Hip-Hop label, SLICE OF SPICE! What you see here is the 2013 album from DJ SKIZZ, the famous DJ, producer and member of the World Famous Halftime Radio Show on WNYU FM. Already a very popular album in the digital world, SLICE OF SPICE is bringing you ‘BQE: The Brooklyn-Queens Experience’ on vinyl for the first time! With a very limited run, you can buy one of these with either a standard LP jacket and ‘Black’ or a more limited ‘Royal Blue’ colored record, or one of the craziest picture discs we’ve seen in a while! Check out SLICE OF SPICE’s website for more details!!

BAND NAME: DJ Skizz
BAND WEBSITE: https://www.facebook.com/djskizzbeats/info?tab=page_info
LABEL NAME: Slice of Spice
LABEL WEBSITE: http://slice-of-spice.com/

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Celebrating over 20 years of putting out some of the best underground OI! and Punk music around, LONGSHOT MUSIC is here with the latest release from none other than the 45 ADAPTERS!!!! If you drove a truck full of CockSParrer records into a shed full of Otis Redding LPs, the 45 ADAPTERS is what would happen. Their 6th release, ‘Patriots Not Fools’ is Maximum Oi’n’B’ (Blues). Known for very classic but clean art and packaging, LONGSHOT did not disappoint. With a one color PMS printed ‘old style’ jacket, printed inner sleeve and a download card, you can order one of these records in either a purist ‘Black’ color, a ‘White’ colored vinyl or a transparent ‘Royal Blue’ color.

BAND NAME: 45 ADAPTERS
BAND WEBSITE:  http://45adapters.com/
LABEL NAME: LONGSHOT MUSIC
LABEL WEBSITE: www.longshotmusic.com or http://www.piratespressrecords.com/store/

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Tucson based experimental psych band, THE MYRRORS, are here with their latest release on the infamous BEYOND BEYOND IS BEYOND RECORDS! Called ‘Arena Negra’, this is a four track, 42 minute journey into a drone, desert influenced sound. Having waited 5 some years to release the first album they recorded, BEYOND BEYOND waisted no time in making a pretty dramatic packaging. You can order one of these in a standard ‘Black’ color, a ‘Black’ inside ‘Milky Clear’ color-in-color record, or most nuts of all, the ‘Milky Clear’ with ‘Bronze’ haze. The BEYOND BEYOND IS BEYOND website is your portal for THE MYRRORS until they get out on tour soon…

 

BAND NAME:  The Myrrors
BAND WEBSITE:  http://beyondbeyondisbeyond.com/the-myrrors
LABEL NAME: Beyond Beyond is Beyond Records 
LABEL WEBSITE:   http://beyondbeyondisbeyond.com/
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NYC based indie record label GRAND JURY is a newer label, but you could’t tell that by this debut LP by AVID DANCER! A nom de musique of Jacob Dillan Summers, who’s drumming virtuoso with national recognition, it’s called ‘1st Bath’ and the band name was painted on in his own blood! (For the art, his actual blood isn’t on the record). That gives you an insight into this alternative album that was made in a reverse board jacket and either a ‘Black’ record (not pictured), or the bloody looking ‘Milky Clear’ record with lots of ‘Oxblood’ splatter. Just head over to GRAND JURY’s website and dive right in or catch AVID DANCER in LA soon…

BAND: Avid Dancer
BAND WEBSITE: :http://aviddancerband.com/
LABEL: Grand Jury
LABEL WEBSITE: http://grandjurymusic.com/

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OI! THE BOAT RECORDS just repressed the OI! supergroup that is OXLEY’S MIDNIGHT RUNNERS on these killer color combos. If you’re not already familiar with OXLEY’S MIDNIGHT RUNNERS, then where have you been? Featuring members from The Fatskins, Boot Party, 90 Proof, the Old Firm Casuals, and Rancid, this will have you screaming ‘We Are Legion’ at the top of your lungs. With a fold over jacket, this blistering 7” is avail in a ‘Milky Clear’ with ‘Red(ish)’ splatter, or a ‘Milky Clear’ with ‘Black’ splatter. Only avail on vinyl (the way it should be), get over to OTB’s website now!

BAND: Oxley’s Midnight Runners
BAND WEBSITE: facebook.com/oxleys-midnight-runners
LABEL NAME: Randale Records (EU)
LABEL WEBSITE: http://www.randaleshop.de/
LABEL NAME:Oi! the Boat Records (US)
LABEL WEBSITE: oitheboat.com

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MANHUNT is a female fronted Hardcore Punk band from Brisbane. In a co release with LETHAL DOSE RECORDS, 625 TRASH and RSR, this self titled LP is MANHUNT’s fourth and is a limited run of 500 on vinyl only! MANHUNT is starting up a tour in a few weeks, but in the mean time you can still order one of these at the LETHAL DOSE website (only 16 left at the time of this blog!) with a ‘Black’ inside ‘Milky Clear’ color-in-color record, or look at the already sold out ‘Black’ vinyl. Tick tock….

BAND NAME: Manhunt
BAND WEBSITE: manhuntpunk.bandcamp.com
LABEL NAME: Lethal Dose Records, 625 Thrash, RSR 
LABEL WEBSITE: lethaldoserecords.bandcamp.com, 625thrash.com, rsrec.bigcartel.com

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Last year one band stood out of the rest, it was CONCRETE with their debut EP that was released on limited run vinyl. Now on REBELLION RECORDS, their latest release, ‘Subculture Street Trooper’, contains two brand new tracks by one of the toughest sounding bands out there. Make your way to the REBELLION website to order one of these limited run discs in either a ‘Beer’ colored record with ‘Black’ splatter, or the more limited ‘Dookie Brown’ color. You can even get the deluxe version with a poster!

BAND NAME: Concrete
BAND WEBSITE: www.concreteusa.bigcartel.com
LABEL NAME: Rebellion Records
LABEL WEBSITE: www.rebellionrecords.nl

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The Doom metal band from Chicago called BONGRIPPER is celebrating their 10th year of deafening and intense live performances. This wicked record is a split with their friends CONAN and was recently remastered by the bands themselves. Check out the printed inner sleeves and the ‘Dookie Brown’ colored record or the over the top ‘Beer’ and ‘Bronze’ Aside/Bside record with both a opaque ’Red(ish)’ and transparent ‘Blood Red’ splatter. Go to BONGRIPPER’s website and get your ears blown.

BAND NAME: Bongripper
BAND WEBSITE: www.bongripper.com
LABEL NAME: Great Barrier Records

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KINGS KALEIDOSCOPE is a ten piece rock ensemble from Seattle, WA and their known for their Alternative/Orchestral/Gospel sound. Signed to TOOTH & NAIL and manufactured in a partnership with BC MUSIC, this is KINGS KALEIDOSCOPE’s debut release and man, is this thing cool! This double LP is housed in reverse board gatefold jacket with printed inserts, and comes in two configurations. You can either grab a set with a disc one that is ‘Ultra Clear’ with ‘Grimace Purple’ and ‘Kelly Green’ splatter and a disc two that is ‘Ultra Clear’ with ‘Halloween Orange’ and ‘Kelly Green’ splatter. The other option is a ‘Deep Purple’ disc one and a ‘Orange Crush’ disc two. Make with the click click and get over to BC’s website post haste!

BAND NAME: Kings Kaleidoscope
BAND WEBSITE:  kingskaleidoscope.com
LABEL NAME: Tooth & Nail, BC Music
LABEL WEBSITE:   Badchristian.com &  toothandnail.com

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The Bay Area’s own CREATOR DESTRUCTOR is back yet again, this time with the epic album from Canada’s own MUTE!!! With more than 450 shows under their belt, MUTE is 100% DIY and shows no signs of stopping soon. If you navigate your browser over the the CREATOR DESTRUCTOR’s website, you can exchange money for a ‘Black’ inside ‘Beer’ color in color record with lots of ‘Black’ and ‘Orange Crush’ splatter, or the very dark and complex ‘Black’ and ‘Orange Crush’ Aside/Bside with ‘Swamp Green’ and ‘Beer’ splatter….

BAND NAME: Mute
BAND WEBSITE: http://mutepunkrock.bandcamp.com/
LABEL NAME: Creator Destructor
LABEL WEBSITE: http://creator-destructor.com
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Record of the Week for January 16th, 2015

Wow, what a week here at Pirates Press HQ, so many titles came through this week that the RECORDS OF THE WEEK Blog is bursting at the seams! Here ya go!!

The Record of the Week this week is a super killer box set made in conjunction with the third annual Thirty Three and a Third art show (333: The Half Mark of the Beast) being held at the infamous GALLERY1988 in Los Angeles! Curated once again by DANA LECHTENBERG, the box set is being released in conjunction with the exhibit! With some well known bands performing some of their favorite covers (How about EEL BROS featuring Honus from Man Man and King Cyrus from Hot Karate or NO AGE!?!) you better make your way to the GALLERY1988 website and order one ASAP since it’s a limited run of 400 units. Housed in a slick clam shell case wrapped box, the four large hole 7”s were made in a ‘White’ color, a ‘Bronze’ color and two custom colors (a Spice Brown like color and Warm Orange color). Pair that with the retro styling, sign us up! 

BAND NAME:  Various Artists
BAND WEBSITE: http://manmanbandband.com/
BAND WEBSITE: http://www.hotkaratemusic.com/
BAND WEBSITE: http://noagela.org/
BAND WEBSITE:http://www.andrewjacksonjihad.com/
BAND WEBSITE: http://rozwellkid.bandcamp.com/
LABEL NAME:  Thirty Three and a Third Art Show
LABEL WEBSITE:  http://nineteeneightyeight.com/

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If you preordered the new FOO FIGHTERS album, “Sonic Highways”, then you’ve probably already laid eyes on this beauty here. This 7” x 7” Flexi Postcard was included on all of the new FOO FIGHTERS’ albums if you preordered it through their website. This Postcard Flexi contains their cover of the ROKY ERICKSON hit from the 70’s, “Two Headed Dog” and this Flexi is the only way to hear it! The FOO FIGHTERS are known for including cool stuff into their records, such as a piece of the 2 inch tape used to record their last album inserted in the LP, and this just goes to show that they are still keeping true to their course! This is why preordering an album has its perks…

 

 

BAND NAME:  Foo Fighters
BAND WEBSITE:  http://www.foofighters.com/
LABEL NAME:  Roswell Records

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Everyone’s favorites punk band NOFX is soon releasing their anticipated followup to band’s 2008’s documentary, BACKSTAGE PASSPORT 2!!! Until that happens, FAT WRECK CHORDS was kind enough to give us the 15 song LP “Backstage Passport Soundtrack” to tide us over. Comprised of odds ’n’ sods that could be heard in the 2008 original, there’s also some remixed and previously unreleased songs. This thing comes with an insert was made in either a purists favorite ‘Black’ vinyl, a ‘Kelly Green’ color with ‘Gold’ splatter, an ‘Oxblood’ color with ‘Gold’ splatter, or the FAT WRECK CHORDS web store exclusive ‘Aqua Blue’ with ‘White’ splatter version that has different labels than all of the other versions… Start re-watching the original BACKSTAGE PASSPORT and listening to this soundtrack on heavy rotation to get yourself ready for the upcoming sequel… Keep up with FAT WRECK for details!!!!

BAND NAME: NOFX
BAND WEBSITE: http://www.nofxofficialwebsite.com/
LABEL NAME: Fat Wreck
LABEL WEBSITE: http://www.fatwreck.com/

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POPE is a 3 piece New Orleans band born in the 90’s, and never left. Playing since high school, this is POPE’s debut LP (after their well received EP) called ‘Fiction’ and it delivers the Rock/Indie/Noise sound the band is known for. COMMUNITY RECORDS, the N.O. DIY label with over 50 releases created quite a simple yet compelling package for this debut LP. With a reverse board jacket, this limited run LP was only made in a ‘Grimace Purple’ inside ‘Milky Clear’ colored vinyl. POPE is going to be touring heavily this summer (during school break), but in the mean time, preorders go up on COMMUNITY RECORDS’ website Jan 20th…

BAND NAME: POPE
BAND WEBSITE: http://popeband.bandcamp.com/
LABEL NAME: Community Records 
LABEL WEBSITE: http://communityrecords.org/

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If you read this blog regularly, then you’re already familiar with MAGNETIC EYE RECORDS, who is here twice this week! We normally don’t feature represses, but this release was so out of control we couldn’t help ourselves. What you see here is ‘Atlantian’ by SUMMONER, the Boston based 4 piece Stoner Metal band. SUMMONER has plans to record the follow up record this March and is planning on a full tour in the fall, but until then you can go over to MAGNETIC EYE’s website and grab on of these in either a standard ‘Black’ color, the incredible looking ‘Milky Clear’ and ‘Aqua Blue’ Half-N-Half with ‘Silver’ and ‘Bone’ splatter version, or the over the top ‘Black’ inside ‘White’ Color-in-Color version with ‘Orange’ and ‘Grimace Purple’ splatter…

BAND: Summoner
LABEL:  Magnetic Eye Records
LABEL WEBSITE: merhq.net

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Well known Miami natives TORCHE are here with their fourth full length release ‘Restarter’ and of course RELAPSE RECORDS just nailed it with this title! If you like Sludge Metal, then you know TORCHE, you know that this is their first record in over three year. They’re touring right now and are leaving for an EU tour this spring, but in the mean time you can order one of these from the RELAPSE website and get ready to have your pants blown off… We’ll start off with the gatefold jacket with glow in the dark ink, this double LP has an etched D side and comes in either a standard ‘Black’ color or a ’Silver’ color set of discs. Oh, did we forget to mention that the deluxe version of this will have GLOW IN THE DARK records!?! Stay tunes to the RELAPSE website for more details…

BAND NAME: Torche
BAND WEBSITE: http://www.torchemusic.com/
LABEL NAME: Relapse Records
LABEL WEBSITE: http://www.relapse.com/

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With the ambitious goal of topping themselves each year, TAKE THIS TO HEART RECORDS seems to be on the right path with this latest release from FOSSIL YOUTH! Called ‘Intertwined With You”, this Emo/Pop 7” is the third release for FOSSIL YOUTH and the second on TAKE THIS TO HEART. With a limited run, this 45 comes with an insert and can be had in either a ‘Black’ color, a solid ‘Bone’ color, or the cool looking ‘Milky Clear’ with ‘Black’ and ‘Bone’ splatter version. Go order one of these ASAP at TAKE THIS TO HEART’s website or hold steady as FOSSIL YOUTH is about to announce a full US tour coming up….

BAND NAME: Fossil Youth
BAND WEBSITE: www.fossilyouth.com
LABEL NAME: Take This To Heart Records
LABEL WEBSITE: www.takethistoheartrecords.com

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Canada’s own PAPER BAG RECORDS is here with the third album from the alt rockers BORN RUFFIANS! Originally released in 2013, this album earned the band a Juno Award Nomination for Breakthrough Group of the Year. Known as “Birthmarks”, this color combination was just too cool not to share with y’all. Made on a super thick jacket stock with a printed innersleeve, this pie slice tricolor record is made of ‘Kelly Green’, ‘Piss Yellow’ and a CUSTOM ‘Pink’ colored vinyl! You will probably never see this color combination again! BORN RUFFIANS are working on an album, but PAPER BAG RECORDS has these for you to order right now!

BAND NAME: Born Ruffians
BAND WEBSITE: www.bornruffians.com
LABEL NAME: Paper Bag Records
LABEL WEBSITE: www.paperbagrecords.com

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A staple of the Bay Area Hardcore/Punk scene, SABERTOOTH ZOMBIE has been killing it for over 12 years and has more than 15 records under their belt! We at Pirates Press are proud to say that this is the 8th record we’ve pressed of SABERTOOTH ZOMBIE with our friends over at TWELVE GAUGE RECORDS! This is their latest offering called, “Human Performance IV” and TWELVE GAUGE did it up! Check out the reverse board fold over jacket which contains either a ‘Halloween Orange’ with ‘Black’ splatter record, a more limited ‘Kelly Green’ and ‘Deep Purple’ Half-N-Half record with ‘White’ splatter or the most limited of them all, the ‘Milky Clear’ with ‘Deep Purple’ splatter record. Hit up the TWELVE GAUGE website for more info…

BAND NAME: Sabertooth Zombie
BAND WEBSITE: www.myspace.com/sabertoothzombie
LABEL NAME: Twelve Gauge
LABEL WEBSITE: http://tgrex.com

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ANIMAL MANUFACTURING CO. is here with the breakout/acclaimed EP from RECOVER for the first time on vinyl!! Originally released in 2002, this 10” is called “Ceci N’est Pas Recover” and was said to be a game changer for the band and the scene itself. ANIMAL MANUFACTURING made sure this first time on vinyl release was worth the wait, staring out with a silky smooth matte laminated gatefold jacket and featuring either a solid ‘Gold’ colored record, a very subtle ‘Oxblood’ and ‘Milky Clear’ Aside/Bside record, or the trippy and most limited if them all, the ‘Electric Blue’ record with ‘Cyan’ haze. The band was very adamant that the artwork contains lots of NSFW picture of naked zombie girls (how can you argue with that?), but you’ll have to grab one of these to see what we’re talking about…

BAND NAME: Recover
BAND WEBSITE:  https://www.facebook.com/RECOVERtx
LABEL NAME: Animal Manufacturing Co.
LABEL WEBSITE:  https://www.facebook.com/AnimalManufacturing

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Check out this killer vinyl only available from GOOD FIGHT MUSIC, the latest contribution from Metal powerhouse WITHIN THE RUINS! Called “Phenomena”, this is the 4th full length album and lyrically, each song was inspired by Marvel and DC comic book characters (you have to check out the cross over artwork made for each song). WITHIN THE RUINS is about to jet off to Germany for a tour before coming back state side, but if you navigate your way over to GOOD FIGHT MUSIC’s website, you can order one of these beauties. Including a download card and nice printed insert, these were made in either a ‘Cyan Blue’ color or the more limited and artwork inspired ‘Electric Blue’ with ‘Aqua Blue’ and ‘Olive Green’ splatter color. Get some!

BAND NAME: Within The Ruins
BAND WEBSITE: www.withintheruinsofficial.com
LABEL NAME: eOne/Good Fight Music
LABEL WEBSITE: http://us.eonemusic.com | http://www.goodfightmusic.com 

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REBEL SOUND is here with the latest album from Austin’s own SNIPER 66! These street punk masterminds are displaying their talents on their second album called “Caput Lupinum”. This is the first time this album has been available on vinyl and REBEL SOUND only made 250 units. This bad boy comes with a printed innersleeve, a poster and was only made in ‘Blood Red’ and ‘Gold’ Half-N-Half with ‘Black’ splatter. SNIPER 66 will be at Punk Rock Bowling this year before wandering around other parts of the US creating chaos. Until then, hit up REBEL SOUND for your copy today!

BAND NAME: Sniper 66
BAND WEBSITE: www.Sniper66.com
LABEL NAME: Rebel Sound
LABEL WEBSITE: www.rebelsoundrecords.com
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Minneapolis based noise record label LEARNING CURVE RECORDS has put together a compilation album of new bands that’s been labeled NSFE (Not Safe For Ears). Officially called “The Butchers Waltz Vol. 2”, this vinyl only release is limited to 300 copies! Featuring STNNNG, BLACKLISTERS, BLACKTHRONE and HEY COLOSSUS, this LP came with a download card and insert. There are three versions of the vinyl, the ‘Halloween Orange’ record with ‘Aqua Blue’ and ‘Doublemint Green’ splatter, the ‘White’ inside ‘Sea Blue’ colored record or the ‘Sea Blue’ and ‘Blood Red’ Half-N-Half record. Best hurry before all 300 are gone…

BAND NAME: Various Artists
LABEL NAME: Learning Curve Records
LABEL WEBSITE: www.learningcurverecords.com
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With their second showing this week alone, MAGNETIC EYE RECORDS is here this time with another out of control release by ELEPHANT TREE! Hailing from Northern England, this is the debut album by ELEPHANT TREE and it’s crazy to think they played their first show less than a year ago! Called ‘Thea’, this Stoner Metal record has a nice reverse board jacket and came in one of three spectacular color combinations. Head over to MAGNETIC EYE’s website and grab yourself either a ‘’Black’ inside Halloween Orange’ Color-In-Color record, a ‘Coke Bottle’ with ‘Royal Blue’ splatter record, or the top dog, the ‘Grimace Purple’ / ‘Bone’ / ‘Aqua Blue’ tricolor pie slice record! Beat that!!!

BAND NAME: Elephant Tree
LABEL NAME: Magnetic Eye Records
LABEL WEBSITE: merhq.net

Record of the Week for January 9th, 2015

Happy New Years everyone! I hope everyone else is looking forward to 2015 as much as we are! Here’s the first of many RECORD OF THE WEEK Blogs for this year ….

The first ROTW out of the gate is none other those creative dynamos over at SPARTAN RECORDS! Just take a look at all of the variations here, it’s no wonder why SPARTAN is always a top contender. This time around it’s with MAE, the Virginian-based quintet that has been rocking it since 2003. Finally coming out of a several year hiatus, ‘Destination: B-Sides’ is the first ever vinyl release of their 2004 album. This album features new, unreleased and live tracks from MAE. SPARTAN really went all out on this release, starting with the reverse board gatefold jacket (regular reverse board jacket for the standard version) and just keeps getting crazier. Lets start with the ‘Black’ vinyl with ‘White’ splatter version; or the ‘White’ vinyl with ‘Black’ splatter version; the ‘White’ vinyl with ‘Blood Red’, ‘Orange Crush’, ‘Piss Yellow’, ‘Kelly Green’, ‘Royal Blue’ and ‘Deep Purple’ splatter version; the ‘Milky Clear’ with ‘Black’ Pinwheels (super cool); the ‘Ultra Clear’ with ‘Blood Red’, ‘Orange Crush’, ‘Piss Yellow’, ‘Kelly Green’, ‘Royal Blue’ and ‘Deep Purple’ splatter; or lastly the solid ‘Cyan Blue’ colored version. If you can’t make it out to catch MAE on tour right now, then at least make your way to the SPARTAN RECORDS website and order one of these….

BAND NAME:  Mae
BAND WEBSITE:  whatismae.com
LABEL NAME:  Spartan Records
LABEL WEBSITE:  spartanrecords.com

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This is the the third release from Atlanta based BOOK CLUB and their label THE COTTAGE RECORDING CO. made sure this epic album got the packaging it deserves! This album was recorded with all six musicians set up in one room facing each other and tracked everything live at the famous Glow in the Dark studios. Called ‘One-Way Moon’, this is a very limited (250 units only) hand numbered soon to be sold out collectible. Check out the matte laminated jacket with gold foil, the printed insert and the ‘Milky Clear’ with ‘Black’ splatter. Talk about vision executed! Catch BOOK CLUB on one of their upcoming appearances or even better, order one of these before it’s too late and you have to wait for the repress!

BAND: Book Club
BAND WEBSITE: http://bookclubtheband.com 
LABEL: The Cottage Recording Co. / Bear Kids Recordings
LABEL WEBSITE:  https://www.facebook.com/theCottage.atl / http://bearkidsrecordings.com

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Folk Punk Hero FRANZ NICOLAY is here with his latest release, ’To Us, The Beautiful’, which comes from a Ukrainian toast that goes, “To us, the beautiful–and to those who disagree, may their eyes fall out.” This is a special release from SILVER SPROCKET (NA) and XTRA MILE RECORDS (EU) and shows off the myriad of influences that you’ll find on this FRANZ album. The band is hitting the road on a Canadian / East Coast tour soon, but in the mean time you can find one of these in a nice reverse board jacket, and either a ‘Royal Blue’ inside ‘Milky Clear’ color-in-color record, a ‘Milky Clear’ with ‘Royal Blue’ Haze (not pictured), or the extremely limited solid ‘Silver’ color.

BAND NAME: Franz Nicolay 
BAND WEBSITE: http://franznicolay.com/
LABEL NAME: Silver Sprocket (North America) / Xtra Mile Recordings (Europe)
LABEL WEBSITE: http://www.silversprocket.net / http://www.xtramilerecordings.com

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Back with their second full length album is the instrumental 3 piece from Chicago called TO DESTROY A CITY and man this thing is slick! Put out by n5MD, this album was named as one of the top 10 post rock albums of 2014 by Stationary Travels. Called ‘SUNLESS’, this double LP comes in a super sturdy jacket, includes a download card and can be found in a standard ‘Black’ vinyl, or the jacket artwork inspired ‘Halloween Orange’ and ‘Red(ish)’ Aside/Bside with ‘Black’ splatter. The splatter version is limited and since TO DESTROY A CITY isn’t on tour at the moment, your only fix will come from making your way to the n5MD website and ordering one today!

BAND: To Destroy A City
BAND WEBSITE: http://todestroyacity.com/
LABEL:  n5MD
LABEL WEBSITE: http://n5md.com

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The Philadelphia based independent record label LAME-O RECORDS is here with their latest release which is a Indie Punk comp called ‘Strength In Weakness: A Six Way Split’. All of the proceeds for this comp are going to the Philly chapter of United Cerebral Palsy and this is the one and only time too get this because it will never be pressed again! With only 500 units made, you can purchase one of these in either a ‘Grimace Purple’ colored record, the more limited ‘Sea Blue’ color, or the much more limited and super cool Black’ and ‘Ultra Clear’ Half-N-Half record. If you make your way to the LAME-O website you can check it out and stay tuned as there are rumors of an upcoming release show…

BAND NAME: Modern Baseball/Spraynard/The Weaks/Beach Slang/Hurry/Marietta
LABEL NAME: Lame-O Records
LABEL WEBSITE: www.lameorecords.com www.facebook.com/LameORecords

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JIMMY FRANKS RECORDING COMPANY is here with the latest offering from THE BLOODHOUND GANG!! Yes, they are working on a new LP coming out later this year and this is a teaser with a song about “…dudes becoming terrorists because girls don’t like them”. Called ‘American Bitches’, this killer 7” was made with ‘White’ vinyl and ‘Red(ish)’ and ‘Aqua Blue’ splatter and of course the cover art is hilarious. Head over to the BLOODHOUND GANG website and order this or some other awesome stuff, including collectors plates (yes, like the Elvis one’s your grandma has). Do it!

BAND NAME: Bloodhound Gang
BAND WEBSITE: bloodhoundgang.com
LABEL NAME: Jimmy Franks Recording Company

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Hailing from Cleveland Ohio, the metal band AFFIANCE is celebrating their first Billboard Top 200 debut with’Blackout’. Reigning in the powerful midwest attitude, AFFIANCE combines elements that tear from the sleeve of metal legends with powerful guitar riffs and soaring vocals. In the middle of a tour as we speak, their label BULLET TOOTH really did this release justice as you can tell from the picture. Made in either an ‘Ultra Clear’ variation, the more limited ‘White’ and ‘Gold’ Aside/Bside or the very limited and audiophile’s favorite, classic ‘Black’. If you can’t make it out to one of the AFFIANCE shows in your area, then click your way over to the BULLET TOOTH website….

BAND NAME: Affiance
BAND WEBSITE: www.Facebook.com/AffianceMusic
LABEL NAME: Bullet Tooth
LABEL WEBSITE: http://bullettooth.com/

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Touring since 2007 and garnering a cult underground following, GLADIATORS EAT FIRE are back with their 4th studio release, which is only available on vinyl :) Coming out on AILVE & BREATHING RECORDS, this vinyl only affair will show you what Cascadian Desert Core is all about! Called ‘Avant Garage’, this is available with a matte laminated jacket, a matte insert and dropcards and you can get either an ‘Electric Blue’ with ‘Red’ splatter or the extremely limited classic ‘Black’ version. You can catch GLADIATORS EAT FIRE in Seattle in February…

BAND NAME: Gladiators Eat Fire
BAND WEBSITE: http://www.gladiatorseatfire.com
LABEL NAME: Alive & Breathing Records
LABEL WEBSITE: https://www.facebook.com/aliveandbreathingrecords

Record of the Week for December 19th, 2014

Well, it’s the last RECORD OF THE WEEK for 2014. We hope you all have a good holidays, but fear not, we’ll be back at it again next year!!

The Bay Area’s own CREATOR-DESTRUCTOR RECORDS is killing it with the latest release from ATLAS LOSING GRIP!   ailing from Lund, Sweden, the Metallic Punk Rock 5-Piece have certainly outdone themselves on their ambitious new full-length LP, “Currents”. This is the third release from ATLAS LOSING GRIP, and they have done an impressive job in progressing their heavy-metal influenced melodic punk sound throughout these 14 brand new tracks (an hour plus of music!).  This double LP was made on heavy weight 180 gram vinyl in a gatefold reverse board jacket, with a download card included!  And the vinyl colors are pretty crazy too!  Customers have the option of an ‘Electric Blue’ and ’Sea Blue’ Aside/Bside version with lots of ‘White’ splatter, or the more limited ‘White’ Version with lots of ‘Black’, ‘Grey’ and ‘Sea Blue’ splatter. If you can’t make it out to ATLAS LOSING GRIP’s European tour in 2015, then you best make your way to the CREATOR-DESTRUCTOR website and get one, like today!

BAND NAME:  Atlas Losing Grip
BAND WEBSITE:  https://www.facebook.com/atlaslosinggrip?fref=ts
LABEL NAME:  Creator-Destructor Records
LABEL WEBSITE:  www.creator-destructor.com 

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DIGNIFIED BASTARD is dedicated to preserving classic NYHC (New York Hard Core) and they’re staying true to their cause with this, the 20th anniversary repressing of VISION OF DISORDER’s ground breaking debut 7”, this time as a 12” with three bonus tracks! Called “Still”, this is the first time V.O.D. has been available on vinyl in 15 years! Made to match the artwork, there are six variations of this record, with either a ‘Black’ (not pictured) record, a ‘Bone’ with ‘Aqua Blue’ haze record, a ‘Orange Crush’ with ‘Aqua Blue’ Aside/Bside, a ‘Cyan Blue’ and ‘Coke Bottle’ Aside/Bside with ‘Black’ splatter version, a ‘Grey’ colored record with ‘Aqua Blue’, ‘Halloween Orange’ and ‘Black’ splatter version, or finally the ‘Mustard’ colored version. Head over to DIGNIFIED’s website and order before you have to wait another 15 years for a repress….

BAND: Vision Of Disorder
BAND WEBSITE: https://www.facebook.com/VisionOfDisorder
LABEL:  Dignified Bastard
LABEL WEBSITE: www.DignifiedBastard.com

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LIGHT & NOISE RECORDS is a relatively new record label from Mexico City, but they’re not new to the Mexican Punk/Indie scene. TUNGAS has been around for 10 years and together, they have release this rad Punk Rock masterpiece! Called “Vamos Perdiendo El Corazón”, this is their first vinyl release. A very simple yet awesome jacket holds one of four different colored records. Either the very limed ‘Black’ version, the limited ’White’ version, the somewhat limited ‘Grey’ with ‘Black’ haze version, or the ‘Ultra Clear’ with ‘Black’ and ‘White’ splatter version. You better get ready for TUNGAS’ south american tour starting in early 2015 or else hit up the LIGHT & NOISE website where you can stream the record or order one right now!

BAND NAME: Tungas
BAND WEBSITE: https://www.facebook.com/Tungaspunkrock & https://twitter.com/tungaspunkrock
LABEL NAME: Light & Noise Records
LABEL WEBSITE: http://lightandnoiserecords.com/

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TOFU CARNAGE RECORDS is a small independently run label from Texas, but they brought it big time with the debut LP from SANS SOLEIL! Called “A Holy Land Beneath A Godless Sky”, this dark instrumental psychedelic drone doom is all instrumental and features a Viola as the lead instrument. And the packaging, where do we start? For this limited run, TOFU CARNAGE went with a die cut matte laminated jacket with selective use of spot gloss for that added dimension, a matte laminated printed inner sleeve that peeks through the die cut, and a ‘Blood Red’ and ‘Deep Purple’ Aside/Bside lots of ‘Baby Blue’ splatter. SANS SOLEIL is going out on tour in 2015, but TOFU CARNAGE is ready for you now!

BAND: Sans Soleil
BAND WEBSITE: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sans-Soleil/
LABEL:  Tofu Carnage Records
LABEL WEBSITE: http://tofucarnage.com/

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THE MYLENE SHEATH are here once again with another killer release! For this release, it’s HEIRESS with their second release called “Of Great Sorrow”. This hardcore/post metal band has a sold out show coming up in January at the infamous Roxy in L.A., but in the mean time you can grab one of these bad boys from THE MYLENE SHEATH. With a metallic PMS printed jacket and crazy vinyl to match, grab one of these in either a ‘Gold’ and ‘Grey’ Aside/Bside, or the more limited and very subtle ‘Gold’ inside ‘Beer’ Color-In-Color or the equally limited ‘Grey’ inside ‘Milky Clear’ Color-In-Color with ‘Gold’ splatter. Talk about hitting the nail on the head!

BAND NAME: Heiress
BAND WEBSITE: https://www.facebook.com/Heiressy
LABEL NAME: The Mylene Sheath
LABEL WEBSITE: www.mylenesheath.com

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PANIC STATE RECORDS, the New Jersey based vinyl only record label, is here with the debut album from NJ/Philly’s own THE GREAT EXPLAINER! A self titled album, this punk/hardcore band has been around since 2008 and is currently booking shows in the spring, but in the mean time hot up PANIC STATE’s website and grab on of these reverse board wrapped records in either a ‘Red(ish)’ and ‘Yellow’ Aside/Bside color with ‘Black’ splatter, a ‘Yellow’ with ‘Red(ish)’ haze version, or the very limited and purist favorite, ‘Black’ vinyl. You know what to do….`

BAND NAME: The Great Explainer
BAND WEBSITE: http://thegreatexplainer.bandcamp.com/
LABEL NAME: Panic State Records
LABEL WEBSITE: http://www.panicstaterecords.com/

Record of the Week for December 12th, 2014

Here we are once again with another short but very sweet Vinyl filled RECORD OF THE WEEK Blog!

SPARTAN RECORDS is back at it with their latest release from those alt rockers SULLIVAN! Called “Heavy Is The Head”, it’s their third release having just returned from a 7 year hiatus, where the band has come full circle and created the strongest and most realized album in the band’s discography. And it’s no wonder SPARTAN is consistently on the blog because this 12 inch is INSANE!! Let’s start off with the reverse board jacket and a 12 page booklet insert, SPARTAN went all out on the vinyl colors. There is of course a ‘Black’ version, the ’Swamp Green’ version, then we have the ‘Gold’ and ‘Bone’ AsideBside with ‘Yellow’ and ‘White’ splatter version, the ‘Doublemint’ and ’Swamp Green’ with ‘White’, ‘Kelly Green’ and ‘Cokebottle’ splatter version, and finally the ‘Swamp Green’ and ‘Orange Crush’ AsideBside with ‘Gold’, ‘Dookie Brown’ and ‘Beer’ splatter version. There were only a limited number of these discs, so you better get over to SPARTAN’s website ASAP!

BAND NAME: Sullivan
BAND WEBSITE:  facebook.com/wearesullivan
LABEL NAME: Spartan Records
LABEL WEBSITE: spartanrecords.com

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We here at PIRATES PRESS are very excited for our own PIRATES PRESS RECORDS newest offering, the RANCID DJ BOX set! This box set consolidates all of the RANCID essentials, which is 46 7”s encompassing nearly all of RANCID’s songs before their latest record came out packed neatly into a custom RANCID dj box. Plus, we’ve also added they latest record, “Honor Is All We Know” and the accompanying 7” “Turn In Your Badge” to the package. All you hard core RANCID Vinyl fans will be extra excited, because it’s on sale right now!!! Get Some!

BAND: Rancid
BAND WEBSITE: http://rancidrancid.com/
LABEL: Pirates Press Records
LABEL WEBSITE: http://www.piratespressrecords.com
LABEL WEBSITE: http://www.machetemfg.com/rancid.html

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ENJOY THE RIDE RECORDS is here rereleasing the the freshman album from CUTE IS WHAT WE AIM FOR! This 2006 release is called “The Same Old Blood Rush with a New Touch’ and is what launched them into the lime light. They just finished the VANS Warped Tour, but if you head over to ENJOY THE RIDE’s website, you can pick up one of these spectacular reissues. This time around, it’s available in a gatefold jacket with either ‘Sea Blue’ and ‘Hot Pink’ Half-N-Half vinyl, ‘Sea Blue’ and ‘Hot Pink’ Half-N-Half with ‘Grey’ splatter vinyl, ‘Sea Blue’ and ‘Hot Pink’ Half-N-Half with ‘White’ splatter vinyl, or the very limited ‘Milky Clear’ with ’Sea Blue’, ‘Hot Pink’ and ‘Black’ splatter version.

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BAND: Cute Is What We Aim for
BAND WEBSITE: www.cuteiswhatweaimfor.com
LABEL:  ENJOY THE RIDE RECORDS
LABEL WEBSITE: www.EnjoyTheRideRecords.com

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Continuing their series that started in 1988, AMPHETAMINE REPTILE RECORDS is back with the 13th installment of their DOPE, GUNS & FUCKING IN THE STREETS compilation. This vinyl only comp features some of the best Noise bands around, like BIG BUSINESS and FEEDTIME among others. The jacket is reverse board and is a TRIPLE gatefold holding three 7” records. AMPHETAMINE made this in two variations. The first has a ‘Black’ colored record 1, a ‘Bone’ colored record 2, and a ‘Red(ish)’ colored disc 3. The other variation has a ‘Red(ish) and ‘Black’ Half-N-Half record 1, a Bone’ and ‘Black’ Half-N-Half record 2, and the third disc is ‘Bone’ and ‘Red(ish)’ Half-N-Half record. Here’s to another 13 volumes of AMPHETAMINE REPTILE’s long running series!

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BAND: Dope, Guns & Fucking In The Streets Vol. 13
LABEL:  Amphetamine Reptile Records
LABEL WEBSITE:  http://www.amphetaminereptile.com/

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The Japanese label LIKE A FOOL RECORDS has just come out with a split featuring KMKMS and PEELINGWARDS! This vinyl only alt/hardcore split is the first release for KMKMS and the second release (after a 4 song demo) for PEELINGWARDS and their collective distorted sound is sure to be the next big thing to come out of Japan. LIFE A FOOL really pulled out all the stops on this 7”, with a glue pocket jacket and insert, and features either a ‘Highlighter Yellow’ with ‘Black’ splatter version, a ’Sea Blue’ version, of the very limited and very subtle ‘Easter Yellow’ inside ‘White’ color-in-color version….

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BAND NAME: Peelingwards
BAND WEBSITE: http://peelingwards.tumblr.com/
BAND NAME: Kmkms
BAND WEBSITE: https://soundcloud.com/kmkms
LABEL NAME: Like A Fool Records
LABEL WEBSITE: https://www.facebook.com/likeafoolrecords

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Australian EVP RECORDINGS is here with a fantastic repress of KING PARROT’s debut LP “Bite Your Head Off”!! KING PARROT is a soon to be infamous Punk/Thrash/Metal/Grind band also hailing from Australia and recently played the Horrorcore fest in Austin and just embarked on a US tour. This reissue was done right, with a thick gatefold jacket featuring spot UV printing and gold ink, an insert and decorative Obi strip and was made on heavy weight ‘Blood Red’ vinyl with loads if ‘Black’ and ‘White’ splatter. Better catch KING PARROT on tour or you’ll be sorry….

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BAND NAME: King Parrot
BAND WEBSITE: http://www.facebook.com/kingparrotband
LABEL NAME: EVP Recordings
LABEL WEBSITE: https://www.facebook.com/EvpRecordings

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The newly formed underground label TERROR CULT RECORDS is here with their first release, and boy is it a doosey. Formed in 2009, the Punk/Hardcore band CLASSHOLE is here with their self titled debut album, currently ONLY available on vinyl. CLASSHOLE features members from other notable New Orleans bands like EYEHATEGOD and CLEARLIGHT to name a few. TEEROR CULT brought it with a simple but elegant package that shows all other aspiring labels that you can kill it on your first release. Available in either the purist favorite, ‘Black’ vinyl, they also stepped out and made a ‘Milky Clear’ with ‘Blood Red’ splatter. CLASSHOLE is going to be touring in 2015, so keep an eye out…

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BAND: CLASSHOLE
BAND WEBSITE: classhole.bandcamp.com
LABEL: TERROR CULT RECORDS
LABEL WEBSITE: fullofhate504@gmail.com

Record of the Week for December 5th, 2014

Another impressive week in the Vinyl world over here. A lot of new and exciting titles came through and of course we saved the best for you in this week’s RECORD OF THE WEEK Blog!!

This week we have a very interesting RECORD OF THE WEEK as it’s the live album from CLOUDKICKER!! Also known as BEN SHARP, this is a live recording done during CLOUDKICKER’S first (and probably only) tour with INTRONAUT as his backing band. CLOUDKICKER is known for the instrumental/progressive metal sound they wail, and CENTURY MEDIA RECORDS made a smokin’ hot package for this latest release. On a reverse board jacket with select use of spot gloss, the records are available in either a standard ‘Black’ vinyl (not pictured), a more limited ‘Piss Yellow’ color, an even more limited ‘Royal Blue’ with ‘Silver’ and ‘Black’ splatter, or the most limited of them all, the ‘Coke Bottle Green’ and ‘Bone’ half-n-half record. Sure to be a collector’s favorite (especially that half-n-half record), you’d be doing the smart thing by going to CENTURY MEDIA’s website right away….

BAND NAME: Cloudkicker
BAND WEBSITE: http://cloudkickermusic.com/
LABEL NAME: Century Media Records
LABEL WEBSITE: http://www.centurymedia.com/

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Part of the L.A. based Electronic powerhouse that is THE GLITCH MOB, this stunning album you see in front of you is the rerelease of EDIT’s (aka Edward Ma) 2004 debut album titled “Crying over Pro’s For No Reason”. Over 10 years old, this iconic album now features some extra tracks in the digital bundle, not to mention one of the nicest packages we’ve seen recently. GLASS AIR RECORDS absolutely killed it with this release, befitting the 10 year anniversary. This double LP has a matte laminated jacket with ‘Chilli Red’ foil stamping, a really nice contrast between the dullness of the matte and shine of the foil. It includes a download card and printed inner sleeves and comes in only one awesome vinyl color; ‘Blood Red’ with lots of ‘Black’ splatter. This was just announced on the GLASS AIR website this week, so you might still have time to grab one of these…

BAND: edIT
BAND WEBSITE: www.EditBeats.com or www.TheGlitchMob.com
LABEL:  Glass Air
LABEL WEBSITE: www.GlassAirRecords.com

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If you haven’t noticed, we love new labels and bands, because this is where innovation comes from and hey, everyone has to start somewhere. What we have here is what we think will be one of the next up and coming labels, the Vinyl only 300mics. 300mics is an outlet for musical projects exploring sound and art. Experiences focus on the experimental rock, soul, and noise outfits. Ff’s album “Ffeeling” is their first release and is an adventure into an alluring, vibrant synthesized world of aural pleasure. For their first release, 300mics came out swinging! On a super sturdy jacket stock with matte finish and an insert with lyrics and all that, you can grab this initial release in either a standard ‘Black’ color, a ‘Baby Pink’ color or the very limited ‘Dookie Brown’ with ‘Baby Pink’ splatter. Email 300mics to find out where to get your copy….

BAND: Ff
BAND WEBSITE: http://freshlyf.bandcamp.com/
LABEL: 300 Mics
LABEL WEBSITE: https://www.facebook.com/300mics/timeline or 300mics@gmail.com

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In a rare occurrence, EQUATION RECORDS has not one but two records on this week’s blog. First up is the newest release from UKs own BAD LOSERS. Their debut LP ,called “Easy”, was recorded strictly in analog with often temperamental vintage equipment, very fitting for their 60’s garage sound. Also, the band refused to make a CD version of this LP and also refused to put any barcodes on the jackets, their only bit of modern technology is a couple of youtube videos (we like them already). This gatefold reverse board jacket has selective use of spot gloss, has a printed inner sleeve and comes in either ‘Black’, ‘Bone’ color or the wild looking ‘Milky Clear’ with ‘Hot Pink’, ‘Aqua Blue’ and ‘Kelly Green’ splatter. This LP is limited to 225 units, and since there is no CD version, this is it. Best hurry….

BAND NAME: Bad Losers
BAND WEBSITE: http://thebadlosers.co.uk/
LABEL NAME: Equation Records
LABEL WEBSITE: www.chronoglide.com

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Second up for EQUATION RECORDS is the Noise / Anti-Music (and anti just about everything else) band known as THE NEW BLOCKADERS. With a huge back catalog, this is just the latest installment in their revolution. Called “Degenerative Themes”, it’s been said that they will make a point of being pointless. This not so pointless record was done up in a matte jacket and includes either a ‘Black’ record, a ‘Gold’ and ‘Black’ half-n-half record or the ‘Black’ with ‘Gold’ splatter record. Again, EQUATION is all about the low volume runs with only 175 copies being made. Can you say ‘collectable’?

BAND NAME: The New Blockaders & Xtematic
BAND WEBSITE: http://www.thenewblockaders.org.uk/
LABEL NAME: Equation (E=mc31)
LABEL WEBSITE: www.chronoglide.com

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The Brooklyn based FAMOUS CLASS RECORDS is here with another stellar release. This time it’s a release in conjunction with the documentary titled “Checking In At 20” which follows BRIAN CHIPPENDALE and GREG SAUNIER as they rip it up on drums! Recorded live at Death By Audio in June of 2013, these two relentless, breakneck improvisations show their interactions – one moment lost in cacophonous bliss, the next moment egging each other on to snowballing ludicrousness – in all their fascinating detail and deafening glory. FAMOUS CLASS made this one for the ages with a simple, yet eloquent package. Consisting of only 500 ‘Electric Blue’ with ‘White’ splatter records and inserted into a heavy picture disc sleeve with printing on the front AND back that captures the energy of the duo. Rumor has it that these are ALREADY sold out… If you can’t get one from FAMOUS CLASS, there’s always discogs…

BAND NAME: Brian Chippendale and Greg Saunier
LABEL NAME: Famous Class
LABEL WEBSITE: www.famousclass.com

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POISON CITY RECORDS is a consistent performer and this latest 7” from THE BENNIES only cements this. Hailing from Melbourne, this “Psychedelic Reggae Ska Doom Metal Punk Rock From Hell” band came onto the scene strong in 2009 and have been at it non stop ever since. This latest installment is called “Heavy Disco” and is sure to tide their fans over until their tour starts real soon. For “Heavy Disco”, POISON CITY went with the old school disco bag jacket (no inner sleeves) and made some ‘Black’ records, some ‘White’ records, some ‘Electric Blue’ records and saving the best for last, the ‘Ultra Clear’ with ‘Red(ish)’, ‘Black’ and ‘White’ splatter. Make with the clicky clicky and head over to POISON CITY’s website,,,

BAND: The Bennies
BAND WEBSITE: http://www.thebennies.com.au/
LABEL:  Poison City Records
LABEL WEBSITE: www.poisoncityrecords.com

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SOLID STATE RECORDS is rereleasing the immensely popular 2007 album from AUGUST BURNS RED, called “Messengers”. This album has sold over 80,000 units to date, but this is the first time you’ll be able to grab it on one of these exclusive vinyl colors. This time around you can get either the ‘Milky Clear’ with ‘Blood Red’ splatter, or the much more limited ‘Milky Clear’ with ‘Blood Red’ Haze. And just in time too, because AUGUST BURNS RED is about to start a dizzying US tour. Hit the web to find out where to catch the band or pick one of these up…

BAND: August Burns Red
BAND WEBSITE: http://www.augustburnsred.com/
LABEL:  Solid State Records
LABEL WEBSITE: solidstaterecords.com

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The psychedelic rock band originally hailing from Ibiza known as PHILIAC is here with their latest incarnation. Wrapped in mystery, this album was recorded at the infamous Rancho De La Luna in Joshua Tree California, which might explain the cryptic and enigmatic feeling that PHILIAC gives. For this release called “This Appalling Ocean”, the band chose to do a gatefold jacket with really trippy almost 3-D looking artwork and went with an equal split of ‘Ultra Clear’ records, ‘Hot Pink’ records or our favorite, the ‘Black’ in ‘Baby Blue’ Aside/Bside record. You’ll want to keep tabs on these guys….

BAND:Philiac
BAND WEBSITE: http://www.philiacband.com/

Record of the Week 11/28/2014

This week, we are thankful for Vinyl, lots and lots of Vinyl. Just in time for Black Friday, here is this week’s RECORD OF THE WEEK blog filled with all the goodies that will surely be on your wish list….

The consistent performer that is NUCLEAR WAR NOW! PRODUCTIONS has created the best gift a fan of ORDER FROM CHAOS could ever want! The Extreme Metal band from Missouri only existed for 8 years, but this “Frozen In Steel” Die Hard box set has everything you could ever want related to the band… Where do you even start with this catacomb of Metal? How about the twelve, yes count them, twelve ‘Gold’ colored records encompassing virtually everything ORDER FROM CHAOS ever did. Or the beautifully wrapped 128 page book, or the flag or how about the patches that are included? Lets not forget it comes with a giant poster and is wrapped in a gold foil stamper super study box. NUCLEAR WAR NOW! just raised the bar with this one….

BAND: Order From Chaos
BAND WEBSITE: www.facebook.com/pages/ORDER-FROM-CHAOS/
LABEL:  Nuclear War Now! Productions
LABEL WEBSITE: www.nwnprod.com

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Recently signed to MAGNETIC EYE RECORDS, THE PHUSS is back with their third album, and their FIRST album available on the only real way to listen to music, Vinyl. Founded in 2008 , THE PHUSS made their name through their high energy live performance and song crafting, mixing together equal parts of garage, punk and heavy blues. For their first vinyl album, MAGNETIC EYE went all out with this project. If you head over to the website, you can grab one of these beauties with a printed inner sleeve and either a ‘Bone’ color, a ‘Milky Clear’ color or a translucent ‘Blood Red’ color. And if you notice, they silkscreened the B side of the disc with art that matches the cover, a really awesome feature. You better hurry, because this was a limited run and we’d bet that they will all be gone by the time they head out on tour next year…

BAND NAME:The Phuss
BAND WEBSITE:  www.thephuss.com
LABEL NAME: Magnetic Eye Records
LABEL WEBSITE http://magneticeyerecords.com

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Those mavericks over at CASTLE FACE RECORDS are back with the latest from Australian Psychedelic Rockers KING GIZZARD & THE LIZARD WIZARD! This completely fried 7-piece garage punk band of theremin-wielding psychopaths are fresh off a US tour where they were dubbed “a tour de force of reverberated rock’n’roll”. Of course CASTLE FACE did them right for the US version of their record (you can get different versions in the UK and AUS), by including a printed innersleeve and download card along with the sick vinyl colors. Of course there is the standard ‘Black’ color for audiophiles, but the ‘Cokebottle Green’ and ‘White’ Aside/Bisde “Fogbank” version is the one that caught our eye. Check it out before you miss out…

BAND NAME: King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard
BAND WEBSITE: https://www.facebook.com/kinggizzardandthelizardwizard
LABEL NAME: Castle Face
LABEL WEBSITE: www.castlefacerecords.com

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With the first in their monthly flexi only subscriber series, KEEP IN TOUCH is bestowing on the masses a postcard flexi featuring the TOPS’ song “Driverless Passenger”. This 7” x 7” flexi post card holds the same amount of music a one side of a 7”, giving KEEP IN TOUCH a lot of flexibility over the next year. Starts in January (so you still have time) this flexi post card only subscription is very limited, so you better sign up soon before you are S.O.L….

BAND: TOPS
LABEL:  Keep In Touch
LABEL WEBSITE: www.kitwith.us

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THE CRYPT was forged in 2009 from the ashes of DARK SYMPHONIES and has been releasing some of the most extreme underground on Vinyl ever since. One of their latest releases, the 1994 album from HAZAEL called, “Thor” is no different. This Frost Death Metal band from Poland had stopped in 1998, but was recently resurrected to the dark delight of metal fans worldwide. THE CRYPT pulled out all the stops on this one as per usual and created a gatefold double LP with either ‘Black’ vinyl, the more limited ‘Gold’ and ‘Red(ish)’ Aside/Bside, or the very subtle and even more limited ‘Black’ and ‘Red(ish)’ Aside/Bside version. Enter THE CRYPT to grab yours today!

BAND NAME: Hazael 
BAND WEBSITE: https://m.facebook.com/hazaelband
LABEL NAME: The Crypt
LABEL WEBSITE: http://www.darksymphonies.com/

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GOLD ROBOT RECORDS is here yet again with another Rap/Hip-Hop album that is sure to blow your mind! Titled “Foreign Pedestrians”, this is the first collaborative album between LA-based exotic-beatsmith MONSTER RALLY and JAY STONE, a thought-provoking emcee out of Oakland. The “global haze” sound combined with funk and jazz elements are only complimented by the awesome vinyl color combos. With a reverse board jacket and a download card, you can pick one of these up in either a ‘Grimace Purple’ color, or the extremely limited ‘Cokebottle Green’ color with ‘Grimace Purple’ splatter. Work that mouse and keyboard and make your way to the GOLD ROBOT website…

BAND NAME: Monster Rally & Jay Stone
BAND WEBSITE: https://monsterrally.bandcamp.com/, https://jaystonemelodics.bandcamp.com/
LABEL NAME: Gold Robot Records
LABEL WEBSITE: http://gold-robot.com/

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Starting in Gainesville Florida as a fanzine, eventually NO IDEA RECORDS eventually became a full fledged label, who’s also infamous for putting on the world renowned “The Fest”. Their latest release, this killer picture disc, is the debut album from SUNSHINE STATE called “Pour”. Given 4.5 out of 5 stars from AP, this “some sort of punk” band features some notable members and sounds sometimes like 80’s new wave tinged punk/rock, sometimes like 90’s pop punk. This disc just shows that the sky is the limit with picture discs and don’t forget SUNSHINE STATE has some shows coming up in December and January, stay tuned for further details…

BAND NAME: SUNSHINE STATE
BAND WEBSITE: www.facebook.com/sunshinestategainesville
LABEL NAME: No Idea Records
LABEL WEBSITE: www.noidearecords.com

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The conceptual and art intensive label that is SPARTAN RECORDS is here yet again with another masterpiece. This time it’s the latest release from WAYPOINT called “Creature of Habit”. WAYPOINT has turned thousands of heads with what critics have described as a “unique and new experience in heavy, ambient post-rock.” And boy, did SPARTAN absolutely destroy it with this well though out packaging. This 10” has a very intricate die cut jacket on a reverse board stock and holds either a ‘Aqua Blue’ with ‘Black’ splatter / ‘White’ with ‘Aqua Blue’ splatter Half-N-Half record, a ‘Aqua Blue’ and ‘Black’ Aside/Bside, or the most limited ‘Aqua Blue’ / ‘Ultra Clear’ / ‘Black’ horizontally stripped tricolor record. You know what to do…

BAND NAME:  Waypoint
BAND WEBSITE:  www.facebook.com/waypointms
LABEL NAME:  Spartan Records
LABEL WEBSITE:  www.spartanrecords.com

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LONESOME WYATT is the singer of the country doom band THOSE POOR BASTARDS, and he’s here with the latest 7” called , “The Strange Adventures of Edgar Switchblade #2: Revenge of the Robot Ghost.” This pulp inspired Spoken Word / Story Record is an adventure in the surreal. This limited edition record is available in either the ‘haunted’ ‘Silver’ colored vinyl, or the hand numbered ‘ghostly’ ‘Electric Blue’ color. All wrapped in a matte extra sturdy cover. Remember, super limited so don’t wait….

BAND: Lonesome Wyatt
BAND WEBSITE: http://www.lonesomewyatt.com/
LABEL:  Tribulation Recording Company
LABEL WEBSITE: www.thosepoorbastards.com 

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….

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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