Record of the Week for May 29th, 2015

Another blistering RECORD OF THE WEEK Blog coming at you right now!!!

NYVES is the new electronic music project featuring Ryan Clark (Demon Hunter) and Randy Torres (ex-Project 86). What began as a cathartic outlet centered on a mutual love for moody, electro-rock music has resulted in one of the most gorgeous full-lengths we’ve seen in a while, and of course it’s coming to you from the wizards over at SPARTAN RECORDS! Dark, pulsing soundscapes are woven together by Clark’s instantly identifiable vocals; resonate layers are balanced by Torres’s crystal clear and expert production and matched by some killer vinyl. With no less than 6 versions, there are “Ultra Clear’ with either ‘Black’ haze, ‘Silver’ and ‘Black’ splatter, or a ‘Black’ stripe with splatter, a Half-N-Half version, or the ‘Black’ and ‘Silver’ pie slice version. Whatever version you could want, SPARTAN has you covered!

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BAND NAME: NYVES
BAND WEBSITE: facebook.com/nyvesmusic
LABEL NAME: Spartan Records
LABEL WEBSITE: spartanrecords.com

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Just kicking off their 47-date “…And Stoner Justice for All” summer tour, ’Stoner Violence’ pioneers CONNOISSEUR has dropped their latest LP with some of the sickest colored vinyl we’ve seen in a while. Going everywhere from Oakland to Rhode Island and Florida, and back again, the ‘Olive Green’ version won’t be in stores until June 9th, and rumors are the ‘Swamp Green’ and ‘Mustard’ AsideBside with lots of different Red splatter (so intense looking!) is almost sold out on the TANK CRIMES web store! Let’s hope by the time you see this it’s not too late!


BAND NAME: Connoisseur
BAND WEBSITE: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Connoisseur/192545677457907
LABEL NAME: Tankcrimes
LABEL WEBSITE: www.tankcrimes.com

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Monthly subscription club TURNTABLE KITCHEN offers up another installment, this time featuring the debut release by Los Angeles-based MONOGEM.  As always, this release can only be found through TURNTABLE KITCHEN’s plan of pairing records with recipes and select ingredients. This time you’ll find either a ‘Milky Clear’ 7” or a ‘Milky Clear’ and ‘Bone’ AsideBside versions for the deluxe subscribers. Have you signed up yet?

BAND NAME: Monogem
BAND WEBSITE: http://www.monogem.com/
LABEL NAME: Turntable Kitchen
LABEL WEBSITE:http://www.turntablekitchen.com

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Indie / psych band, CREEPOID, is here with their third offering, “Cemetery Highrise Slum,” in glorious colors brought to you by COLLECT RECORDS! On this album, the band finds itself at an intersection of their own design, drafting the firm pulse of modern American indie with everything from ‘60s psych to late-‘80s art punk tendencies with rare cohesion. And check out the ‘Sea Blue’ and ‘Beer’ colored records, our favorite the ‘Sea Blue’ inside ‘Bone’ version, or the ‘Ultra Clear’ and ‘Gold’ / ‘Silver’ splattered version. Find CREEPOID coming soon the the East Coast or at COLLECT RECORDS!


BAND NAME: Creepoid
BAND WEBSITE: www.creepoid.com
LABEL NAME: Collect Records
LABEL WEBSITE: www.collectrecords.org

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Gearing up for their record release show on July 10th at the Hemlock in SF, Oakland indie rockers TOGETHER WE CAN RULE THE GALAXY operate under the influence of the post-rock, post-hardcore, and alternative scenes of their teenage years. The quintet, led by anthemic and illustrative vocals, locks in a raucous rhythm section under cutty guitar riffs that dodge and complement each other equally. This 7″ is the third release from TWCRTG, and the first to be pressed on vinyl. It will be available in ‘Black’ vinyl, limited edition ‘Milky Clear’ with splatter and digital download. The only way to get one is from these DIY guys’ bandcamp, so get to the clicking!


BAND NAME: TOGETHER WE CAN RULE THE GALAXY
BAND WEBSITE: http://twcrtg.bandcamp.com

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SLICE OF SPICE is back again with another slammin’ LORD FINESSE, custom shaped picture disc made to look like a 3.5” floppy disc! Holding more than the original 1.44mb of data, “The SP1200 Project: MIDI Midas” EP houses four of Hip-Hop’s finest tracks. If LORD FINESSE’s name alone isn’t enough to get you over to SLICE OF SPICE’s website post haste, then the fact that this one time pressing is extremely limited should. Let’s hope that by the time you read this there are still copies left…


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

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CRO-MAGS is a New York City hardcore-punk turned crossover-thrash institution that should need no introduction. The rubble left behind when JJ, Mackie, Harley, Parris. and Mr. Doug Holland dropped “The Age of Quarrel” on the world in 1986 changed the musical landscape forever, and a new sound of the streets was born. BRASS CITY BOSS SOUNDS has done the world a great service by reissuing “AOQ” for another generation of hardcore punk metal freaks to discover, with a Phillies-inspired variant only available at 2015’s This Is Hardcore festival in Philly this July. If you know, you know. If you don’t, learn. Now.


BAND NAME: Cro Mags
BAND WEBSITE: http://shopshogun.com/collections/cro-mags
LABEL NAME: Brass City Boss Sounds 
LABEL WEBSITE: http://www.brasscitybosssounds.com/

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HIT+RUN presents “ROAD KILL Vol. 1” for the first time on vinyl. Featuring exclusive and unreleased tracks from some of L.A.’s best and brightest, with a whole host of artists from around the world, including J Rocc, the Gaslamp Killer, Ras G, Daedelus, Mndsgn and more. Get this limited comp in a gnarly ‘Black’ and ‘White’ AsideBside from HIT+RUN before it’s too late!


ALBUM TITLE: Road Kill Volume 1
LABEL NAME: Hit & Run
LABEL WEBSITE: http://thehitandrun.com/

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Stay tuned for another colorful blog next week!

Record of the Week for May 22nd, 2015

This week, in Celebration of Memorial Day, our favorite music, and the greatest bowling tournament ever, Punk Rock Bowling (www.punkrockbowling.com) , we have an all PUNK Record of the Week Blog! If you’re not in Vegas this weekend, you can spin some of these discs to pretend you are… But don’t worry, we’ll be back to normal next week with some completely INSANE vinyl!

The wizards over at FAT WRECK CHORDS have another festival-inspired 10” coming your way! Similar to the release that they did for The Fest last fall, check out this Punk Rock Bowling comp dropping this weekend in Vegas! Featuring notorious FAT acts like NOFX, STRUNG OUT, LAGWAGON and more, this record is the perfect soundtrack to the weekend’s festivities. You should have no trouble tracking down one (or ALL!!!!) of the five variants, either via the FAT WRECK webstore, or at their booth at P.R.B. There’s a standard ‘Black’ disc, a ‘Red’ and ‘Bone’ tricolor striped disc, the ‘White’ disc with ‘Black’ circles, a ‘Gold’-inside-‘Blue’ disc, and a ‘Green’ and ‘White/Mustard’ splatter version. FAT WRECK CHORDS has always got you covered!


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

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Playing a stacked club show this Saturday night with the TEMPLARS (!!!), and BELTONES (double !!!) among others, at Punk Rock Bowling is Canada’s favorite Street Punk band BISHOPS GREEN! They’ll likely be playing some songs from this latest album, “A Chance to Change,”  which is just now being released courtesy of our sister company, PIRATES PRESS RECORDS! Having firmly established themselves in the scene with their up-tempo, anthemic tunes, BISHOPS GREEN is about to embark on another European tour following PRB. Whether it’s in Vegas this weekend or across the Atlantic, you’d be quite smart to pick up one of these records, with your choice of ‘Silver,’ ‘Grey,’ and ‘Black’ vinyl in several different variants


BAND NAME: Bishops Green
BAND WEBSITE: http://bishopsgreen.ca/
LABEL NAME: Pirates Press Records
LABEL WEBSITE: http://piratespressrecords.com/

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Headlining PRB on Saturday is of course, the Bay Area’s own RANCID! While they’ll be playing “Out Comes the Wolves” in it’s entirety, German imprint RANDALE RECORDS, with the help of DARYL SMITH of COCK SPARRER has curated a Ska-only compilation of RANCID songs, how cool is that? Essentially Daryl’s personal RANCID playlist, this double-LP set of ‘Halloween Orange’ records is aptly titled “All the Moon Stomper’s”.  Hit up RANDALE webshop asap….


BAND NAME: Rancid 
BAND WEBSITE: http://rancidrancid.com/
LABEL NAME: Randale Records
LABEL WEBSITE: www.randaleshop.de
LABEL WEBSITE: http://www.machetemfg.com/
CURATOR: www.chasetheacedesign.co.uk

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Playing the main stage on Monday at Punk Rock Bowling is Santa Cruz / San Francisco natives, SWINGIN’ UTTERS! Only playing a couple of shows in the near future, if you don’t catch them in Vegas then you can get aquatinted with their latest album “Fistful of Hollow” on FAT WRECK CHORDS. Having been rocking street punk music for the last 25 years, the UTTERS still wave the flag, and many will say better than ever. Get yours from FAT WRECK!


BAND NAME: Swingin’ Utters
BAND WEBSITE: http://swinginutters.com/
LABEL:  Fat Wreck Chords
LABEL WEBSITE: http://www.fatwreck.com/

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Just in time for their appearance in Vegas—and their first US tour in over a decade—here is a limited edition ‘Silver’ 7“ EP featuring the new single, “This Time Around,” off the BOMBSHELL ROCKS comeback album, “Generation Tranquilized”! You can find BOMBSHELL playing on Saturday on the main stage, and perhaps you might be lucky enough to find one of the Flexis to accompany your 7”…


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

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Another Saturday main stage band at Punk Rock Bowling is SUCCESS! Finalizing their tour at PRB and still high off their latest LP, “Radio Recovery,” these Seattle punkers have a midwest sound and a positive attitude. This must-have album comes to you from RED SCARE, if you’re not in Vegas then hit up the RED SCARE website to get your ordering on.


BAND NAME: Success
BAND WEBSITE: www.SuccessPunk.com/
LABEL NAME: Red Scare
LABEL WEBSITE: http://www.redscare.net/site/

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Also blazing the main stage on Saturday at Punk Rock Bowling, is none other than New York hardcore kings, SICK OF IT ALL, just a week after absolutely killing it at the Black n’ Blue Bowl! Assisting them with a repress of their 2010 album, “Based On A True Story,” is THINK FAST RECORDS!  With an embossed gatefold jacket and ‘White’ vinyl, all you NYHC fiends should be all over this. You better order soon, if you don’t get to see them in Vegas that is….


BAND NAME: Sick of it All
BAND WEBSITE: www.sickofitall.com
LABEL NAME: Think Fast
LABEL WEBSITE: www.thinkfastrecords.com

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Rounding out the record of the week blog this week is PIRATES PRESS RECORDS’ – “OI! THIS IS STREET PUNK! Vol. 5″ compilation LP! What a better way to get pumped for PRB than some new songs from DARKBUSTER, REDUCERS SF, WORKING STIFFS and ROADSIDE BOMBS! 15 barnstorming songs for 2015, you should order this LP, which includes a sick patch, but if you’re cheap, you can stream it at the link below..


LABEL NAME: Pirates Press Records
LABEL WEBSITE: http://piratespressrecords.com/
STREAM LINK: http://piratespressrecords.com/Oi!5/

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See you in the pit!

Record of the Week for May 15th, 2015

Buenos días vinyl fans! Get ready for another RECORD OF THE WEEK Blog, coming in hot! 

CHUCK RAGAN (of Hot Water Music fame), is a deeply compelling songwriter and an effortlessly charismatic performer, something he has in common with longtime friend and musical comrade ROCKY VOTOLATO. Both believe in music’s ability to illuminate and inspire, and it’s this shared belief that has brought the two together for their first ever split release, “Kindred Spirit.” This meeting of singer/songwriters has been brought to us courtesy of SIDEONEDUMMY RECORDS, and they nailed it! The 10” is wrapped in a matte finished jacket and comes with either a solid ‘Royal Blue’ disc, a ‘Cyan’ and ‘Royal Blue’ Half-N-Half with splatter disc, a ‘White’ disc with loads of splatter or the super sick ‘Halloween Orange’ and ‘Blood Red’ Half-N-Half with splatter disc. ROCKY and CHUCK both have some dates lined up soon, so get your tickets or hit up SIDEONEDUMMY to get one today!

BAND NAME: Rocky Votolato & Chuck Ragan
BAND WEBSITE: http://www.rockyvotolato.com & http://chuckraganmusic.com
LABEL NAME: SideOneDummy Records
LABEL WEBSITE: http://www.sideonedummy.com

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EARTH CRISIS’ chugging riffs and barked declarations served as the mouthpiece of America’s vegan straight-edge movement throughout the 1990s, detailing the ideas of animal and human liberation, drug-free living, and personal empowerment through hardcore music. “The Discipline” features two songs from their debut album as well as two previously unreleased songs! Fans of EARTH CRISIS have BULLET TOOTH RECORDS to thank for this awesome 7”! Check out the ‘White’ discs with three different versions of splatter, or the mix of ‘Swamp’ and ‘Olive’ Green in the AsideBside version, dotted with splatter. These won’t last long, so you better get out to an upcoming EARTH CRISIS show or hit up BULLET TOOTH to grab one, asap!


BAND NAME: Earth Crisis
BAND WEBSITE: http://www.Facebook.com/EarthCrisisOfficial
LABEL NAME: Bullet Tooth
LABEL WEBSITE: http://www.BulletTooth.com

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NWOBHC is still rising to the height of their game and these UK boys are back to remind you of that! Aptly titled, “Flexual Healing vol. 5: Do Ya Think I’m Flexi?,” this flexi was recorded during the same session as their upcoming EP on Lockin’ Out, and these 2 new songs are the same hard-stomping, in-your-face hardcore we’ve come to expect from THE FLEX, whom take heavy influence from late-’80s NYHC, and early-’80s Boston HC/punk. If you didn’t get a chance to catch THE FLEX on their recent US tour, hit up BLEEDING EDGES to get you FLEX on!


BAND NAME: The Flex
BAND WEBSITE: https://www.facebook.com/flexin82
LABEL NAME: Bleeding Edges Label (USA) | Milk Run Records (UK)
LABEL WEBSITE:  http://bleedingedges.bigcartel.com | http://milkrunrecords.bigcartel.com 

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You can count on this group of Australian weirdos to come up with an idea like this a 4-song 12”, each of them exactly 10 minutes and 10 seconds long, accompanied by an insane painting of four different worlds melding together. Yup, that’s KING GIZZARD & THE LIZARD WIZARD for you, this not-quite-an-EP / not-quite-an-LP takes a sharp turn into the wispy and mellow. And yes, CASTLE FACE RECORDS went all out, with a giant 24” x 24” inch quad folding gatefold-like jacket and blended these four songs with 4 pie slices of color vinyl; ‘Doublemint’, ‘Blood Red’, ‘Grimace Purple’ and another ‘Blood Red’ slice. Where else will you find soothing like this, nowhere else but CASTLE FACE, that’s where….


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

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For their third consecutive release featured on this here Record of the Week blog, TEXAS METAL UNDERGROUND, aka TMU RECORDS, banged out a 7″-single of the 1987 demo / lost recording from BARON STEELE! The band was formed in Austin, Texas in 1985 and burst into the thriving Central Texas heavy metal scene, writing epic, well crafted tunes influenced by the European Heavy Metal greats. TMU RECORDS has resurrected this lost tape, and given these classic songs a proper release on multi-colored vinyl. Grab a ‘Blood Red’ 7”, with or without ‘Black’ splatter or the super limited ‘Blood Red’ and ‘Silver’ AsideBside. There’s no time like the present to check out this one….


BAND NAME: Baron Steele
LABEL NAME: TMU RECORDS
LABEL WEBSITE: www.tmurecords.com 

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Everyone’s favorite purveyors of creep, RELAPSE RECORDS, is beyond honored to present the debut album by Italy’s GOBLIN REBIRTH, the new band featuring the rhythm section from the original Goblin, Fabio Pignatelli and Agostino Marangolo! GOBLIN REBIRTH mix the classic horror soundtrack sounds of their former band with a chillingly exciting drive that will thrill prog-heads and score-fiends alike. RELAPSE is here to hook you up with a solid ‘Black’ disc (not pictured), a ‘Silver’ disc or the jacket matching ‘Hot Pink’ and ‘Gold’ AsideBside that perfectly compliments the gold ink covered jacket. RELAPSE is the place to be at…


BAND NAME: Goblin Rebirth
BAND WEBSITE: https://www.facebook.com/Goblin.Rebirth
LABEL NAME: Relapse Records
LABEL WEBSITE: www.relapse.com

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Minnesotan, Castle Metal masters, OBSEQUIAE, has existed in some form for the last 10 years. The band’s unique style of ‘Medeival Castle Metal’ is unlike any band around with incredible medieval melodies both on traditional harp and transformed into guitar based metal songs. 20 BUCK SPIN has their second full length available as either this beautiful digipak CD with Gold foil (and 8 page booklet!) or also as some awesome vinyl! Make your way to 20 BUCK SPIN’s site for more info!!

BAND NAME: Obsequiae
BAND WEBSITE: https://www.facebook.com/epicuscastlecusmetallicus
LABEL NAME: 20 Buck Spin
LABEL WEBSITE: www.20buckspin.com

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Hip Hop impresarios MIC THEORY RECORDS just dropped the latest from HEX ONE & 5TH ELEMENT! Called “Hologramz”, and it’s nothing if not straight fire!  This project aims to recapture the essence that first brought them together 3 years ago and features production that predates their debut album with some beats from as far back as ’06-’07, as well as some fresh new bangers from 2014 and get a load of the Vinyl! All of these limited number of discs are ‘Milky Clear’ that’s been blasted with splatter. Get some!

BAND NAME: Hex One & 5th Element
BAND WEBSITE: epidemic1.bandcamp.com
LABEL NAME: Mic Theory Records
LABEL WEBSITE: http://mictheoryrecords.com/

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Adios amigos!!!

Record of the Week for May 8th, 2015

Welcome back to another exciting RECORD OF THE WEEK Blog full to the brim with delectable Vinyl treats!

No stranger to this blog, PURE NOISE RECORDS absolutely murdered it yet again with the third full length from THE STORY SO FAR! A self titled album, THE STORY SO FAR are from Walnut Creek CA and recorded this album just down the road in Fremont. You can catch them out on tour currently with FOUR YEAR STORNG and others, but PURE NOISE has you covered now. Made in a blistering array of variations, there is a solid ‘Black’ heavy weight vinyl version, the Hot Topic only ‘Bone’ and ‘Aqua’ AsideBside version (not pictured), the only available on tour ‘Royal Blue’ and ‘Cyan’ AsideBisde with splatter, a Blue inside ‘Ultra Clear’ version, or the ‘Bone’ and ‘Electric Blue’ Half-N-Half version… Which one will you try to get?

BAND NAME: The Story So Far
BAND WEBSITE:  http://thestorysofarca.com/
LABEL NAME: Pure Noise Records
LABEL WEBSITE: http://purenoise.net/

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Having formed only about two years ago, LION’S LAW have quickly established themselves as one of the elite modern skinhead streetpunk bands and our sister company, PIRATES PRESS RECORDS, in conjunction with LONGSHOT MUSIC, are proud to bring you their latest LP, “Open Your Eyes”!!! Formed by members of the popular French band MARABOOTS, LION’S LAW took a direction influenced by classic UK Oi! bands as well as some well known French bands. For the US pressing, this album was made as a 12” at 45rpm, instead of the 10” at 33rpm found in Europe. With a pantone printed jacket, you can grab one of these in either a solid ‘Black’ color, a solid ‘White’ color, or the splattered version covered in ‘Black’ and ‘Silver’ splatter. Check out the custom Boot shaped picture disc featuring the song ‘Laced Up’ to pair up with the record! What more could you ask for?


BAND NAME: Lion’s Law
BAND WEBSITE: http://lionslaw.bandcamp.com/
LABEL NAME: Pirates Press Records
LABEL WEBSITE: www.frequencydeletedrecords.com
LABEL NAME: Longshot Music
LABEL WEBSITE: http://www.longshotmusic.com/

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When you mix an Australian pop sensibility with modern progressive heaviness, what you get is the cult force that is VOYAGER. With a fiery red keytar, a feisty female guitarist and concerts described as “amazing chemistry blending pop with heavy, technical and progressive riffs”, IAV RECORDS is bringing you this very limited run of their fifth studio album, mysteriously named “V”. VOYAGER is about to start an AUS tour and will be hitting the states in August, but IAV can get you one of these beautiful ‘Milky Clear’ and splatter records now…


BAND NAME: Voyager
BAND WEBSITE: facebook.com/voyageraustralia
LABEL NAME: IAV Records

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Banned from clubs, the scourge of at least 6 of the 7 seas, BAD ENGRISH is coming at you with a long ago recorded but as of yet unreleased material. Yes, the same StreetPunk/Oi! band that has been blasting your ear drums for a half dozen years. This long lost album is coming at you courtesy of REBEL SOUND MUSIC, can be had in either a ‘Blood Red’ with ‘Black’ splatter version, the more limited ‘White’ with ‘Red(ish)’ and ‘Black’ splatter, or the super limited solid Black version. Catch BAD ENGRISH running around this fall or make your way to the REBEL SOUND web site….


BAND NAME: The Bad Engrish
BAND WEBSITE: Facebook.com/thebadengrish 
LABEL NAME: Rebel Sound Music 
LABEL WEBSITE: rebelsoundmusic.limitedrun.com

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Coming out with their second ever release (and second ROTW mention) is newly founded BUTTERFLY PUKE RECORDS! With no signs of stopping, this time they are bringing you GHOST OF A DEAD HUMMINGBIRD’s debut album “Sin forma”. The Screamo/Post Hardcore band is about to start a Mid West/East Cost tour and continuing to tour throughout the summer. BUTTERFLY PUKE created a spectacular package to support the band, with the standard version getting a Red disc, the deluxe version in the ‘Blood Red’ and ‘Sea Blue’ AsideBside version with splatter, a custom hand numbered/silk screened jacket and Obi strip. Watch their Facebook for further ordering details…


BAND NAME: Ghost of a Dead Hummingbird
BAND WEBSITE: https://www.facebook.com/ghostofadeadhummingbird
LABEL NAME: Butterfly Puke Records
LABEL WEBSITE: http://www.butterflypuke.com/

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Hip Hop mavericks SLICE OF SPICE just dropped this sick picture disc from LORD FINESSE! Best known as the leader of the D.I.T.C. crew, this latest mix is called “The SP1200 Project: 12-Bit Grit EP” and is a limited run of 250 discs. Having been around since 1989, LORD FINESSE has appeared or produced tracks from every well known NY Hip Hop artist out there. Better get over to the SLICE OF SPICE website before this limited run is no more!


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

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Hailing from New Orleans, Prog-Funk band EARPHUNK has emerged as one of the Southeast’s premier jam acts. The quintet has been steadily building a rabid fan base across the United States with their unique brand of high-energy funk, inspired improvisation, and dynamic stage production. Collaborating with BitTorrent on the digital side, EARPHUNK made a stunning double LP set. With a gatefold for the ‘Black’ set of discs, the ‘White’ set has it’s own (not pictured) special jacket, setting the limited run of White apart even further. Check out the EARPHUNK web site for loads of cool links that will keep you jamming for days…


BAND NAME: Earphunk
BAND WEBSITE: www.earphunk.com
LABEL NAME: Earphunk Music LLC

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MAIN MAN RECORDS is bringing you the second release from ACID! “Tales Of Contempt”, is it’s own musical universe created when both past and present rock worlds collide creating an entirely new form of fresh yet familiar rock and roll. It features a whole new batch of catchy and blistering tracks with twisted lyrics and MAIN MAN went with a simple all ‘Black’ record or the solid ‘Halloween Orange’ disc. ACID has a slew of appearances coming up on the east cost, but the MAIN MAN has got you covered now!


BAND NAME: Acid
BAND WEBSITE: www.acidheadquarters.com
LABEL NAME: Main Man Records
LABEL WEBSITE: www.mainmanrecords.com

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Sayonara everyone!

Record of the Week for May 1st, 2015

Aloha, enthusiasts of the Vinyl variety! Another Record of the Week blog coming at you!!!

The mavericks over at JOYFUL NOISE RECORDS have made collectors mortgage their homes to keep up with their extremely sought after releases. Not surprisingly they’re back with another release from SURFER BLOOD for you to throw your money at. “1000 Palms” marks a return to SURFER BLOOD’s DIY ethos. Abandoning the big time studio, the band decided to head back home to self-record and -produce their third full-length album for JOYFUL NOISE. Not only does this record come in a transparent ‘Ultra Clear’ with ‘Olive Green’ pinwheels (think how much time it takes to lay out 7 lines of green vinyl by hand on each record..), it’s also housed in a super study, matte-laminated jacket and printed inner sleeve. As a bonus, you can grab it with an accompanying flexi but you’ll have to hit up the JOYFUL NOISE website to find out on it…
 


BAND NAME: Surfer Blood
BAND WEBSITE:  http://www.surferblood.com/
LABEL NAME: Joyful Noise
LABEL WEBSITE: https://www.joyfulnoiserecordings.com/

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PIRATES PRESS RECORDS is very proud to bring you the debut album from from our long time favorite Punk singer/songwriter LOUISE DISTRAS! “Dreams From The Factory Floor” is a bit of a change in musical pace for for most PIRATES PRESS RECORDS fans, but the angst, soul, and positive message presented throughout this spectacular record is totally consistent what their fans do expect. And to boot, this was a collaboration with Oakland based Non-Profit JUSTICE NOW, an organization focused on human rights and social justice. $1 from every one of these records of full of empowerment and equality will be donated to JUSTICE NOW!, so why not pick up one of these heartfelt masterpieces in the solid Black, Hot Pink or White colored vinyl. The links below will show you where to get this record or how you can help reform the US for the better…


BAND NAME: Louis Distras
BAND WEBSITE: http://www.louisedistras.co.uk/
LABEL NAME: Pirates Press Records
LABEL WEBSITE: http://piratespressrecords.com/
NON PROFIT WEBSITE: http://jnow.org/

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Now York based Death Metal Band SKINLESS is dropping their latest LP, “Only The Ruthless,” a long awaited return courtesy of course, via the one and only, RELAPSE RECORDS!!! SKINLESS, are one of the few Grind/Death band that actually incorporates satire/comedy in their blast beats and death rattling guitar riffs. Back after almost 10 years, SKINLESS are here to pound you into dust, and RELAPSE is ready to provide you with some awesome vinyl. Of course there is a Black version, a solid Silver version, but the ‘Oxblood’ and ‘Mustard’ AsideBside with gobs of ‘Halloween Orange’ and ‘Orange Crush’ splatter. All wrapped in a super sturdy and very shiny gloss varnish. Make your way to RELAPSE today…


BAND NAME: Skinless
BAND WEBSITE: https://twitter.com/SkinlessBand
LABEL NAME: Relapse Records
LABEL WEBSITE: http://www.relapse.com/

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From The Boy Hairdressers, to The Groovy Little Numbers, to BMX Bandits, Superstar and even guest spots with Teenage Fanclub, JOE MCALINDEN has long been one of the key figures in the Scottish pop scene. Now he’s back with his second album under the name LINDEN, and it sure is a peach. East Bay Area’s own SLUMBERLAND RECORDS brings you this can of peaches entitled “Rest and Be Thankful.” Made in a Black disc or the trippy ‘Royal Blue’ and ‘Baby Blue’ AsideBside, with a printed inner sleeve and download card for your digital listening pleasure. Take a trip to Scotland with SLUMBERLAND today!


BAND NAME: Linden
BAND WEBSITE: http://www.joemcalinden.com
LABEL NAME: Slumberland Records
LABEL WEBSITE: http://www.slumberlandrecords.com

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A crusty squad of 40-plus-year-old Arizona punkers known only as the PHOENIX HOOKER COPS are dropping their third album (but first one Vinyl!) on the unsuspecting masses. Called “Protect and Serve”, this ‘Royal Blue’ and ‘Blood Red’ Half-n-Half police light inspired vinyl can be found at the HOOKER COPS website, or on sale at their upcoming gig in June, in the land of ‘sun and punishment’. Get some!


BAND NAME: Hooker Cops
BAND WEBSITE: www.hookercops.com
LABEL NAME: Phoenix Hooker Cops

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GRABBING CLOUDS Records and Tapes, the Chicago/San Francisco based label delivers to you their latest concoction, a split between THE STRANGE LAND and bAd bAd. Both bands reside in San Francisco and are part of a new, exciting underground scene which is captured on this. GRABBING CLOUDS is offering these in with an all Black disc, or the more rare ‘Bone’ and ‘Ultra Clear’ half-n-half record. Up for presale now, but this limited release won’t be around too long…


BAND NAME: The Strange Land / bAd bAd
BAND WEBSITE: https://strangelandsf.bandcamp.com
BAND WEBSITE: https://badbadforyou.bandcamp.com
LABEL NAME: Grabbing Clouds Records and Tapes
LABEL WEBSITE: www.grabbingclouds.bigcartel.com

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VICE started in 2010, released a demo, a full-length CD, a 7-inch, and are now releasing their second 7” entitled “No One Gets Buried With You”. VICE has a ton of tours under their belt all over the US and even Puerto Rico, each one helping to spread their hardcore message. All courtesy of Nor East’s FREQUENCY DELETED RECORDS! VICE has a show coming up soon and are about to announce some other dates, but FREQUENCY DELETED has the hook up now!


BAND NAME: Vice
BAND WEBSITE: Vicexnyhc.bandcamp.com
LABEL NAME: Frequency Deleted Records
LABEL WEBSITE: www.frequencydeletedrecords.com

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Mahalo everyone!

Record of the Week for April 24th, 2015

Here we are with another feast for your eyes in this week’s RECORD OF THE WEEK Blog!

Straight outta the gates this week is a killer package from our friends over at FAT WRECK CHORDS with the latest from GOOD RIDDANCE!!!! Formed in the early 90’s in Santa Cruz, GOOD RIDDANCE has been a huge part of the punk/melodic hardcore scene since their debut in ’95. One of the most heavy tourers out there, they burned bright but eventually burned out in 2007 and disbanded, until now! “Peace In Our Time” is the culmination of their music styles and influences, and FAT WRECK is dropping the hammer with this LP and 7”! Aside from the standard ‘Black’ vinyl LP, all of the deluxe versions also get a ‘Black’ 7”, with the FAT mail-order version getting the ‘Grimace Purple’ 7”, both with an etched B side featuring the GR logo! For the LPs, you can either get a ‘Deep Purple’ and ‘White’ AsideBside disc, the more rare ‘Black’ inside ‘Orange Crush’ color-in-color disc and the FAT mail order only ‘Milky Clear’ with ‘Deep Purple’ splatter version. GOOD RIDDANCE has a couple of large festivals they are playing soon and FAT WRECK CHORDS will take your order right now!!!

 

BAND NAME: Good Riddance
BAND WEBSITE:  http://grpunk.com/
LABEL NAME: Fat Wreck Chords
LABEL WEBSITE: http://www.fatwreck.com/

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Northern California’s WHITE MANNA are back from the depths of hallucinogenic hyperspace with ‘PAN’, their 4th studio album brought to you by CAPTCHA RECORDS and ANALOG MASTERS. WHITE MANNA are an Arcata, Humboldt County-based 5 piece that specializes in rockin’, psychedelic sonic soundscapes. The record is the product of an experimental classroom curriculum from Humboldt State University where students collaborate creatively, with guidance from the heads at CAPTCHA RECORDS, on an array of tasks ranging from product design to promotion and distribution. Students – or the Analog Masters – get hands on, real-life experience in what it takes to publish music. And what they made is a thing of beauty! Of course there is a standard ‘Black’ disc, but check out the “Milky Clear’ with ‘Pink’, ‘Cyan’ and ‘Doublemint’ splatter version, a ‘Black’ inside “White’ color-in-color disc with ‘Baby Pink’ and “Aqua Blue’ splatter, or the sadly not pictured ‘Silver’ and ‘Deep Purple’ AsideBside version. Sign up for classes in Humboldt or hit up the CAPTCHA website today!

BAND NAME: White Manna
BAND WEBSITE: https://www.facebook.com/whitemanna
LABEL NAME: Captcha Records
LABEL WEBSITE: http://www.captcha-records.com/

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MONSTER RALLY is the brainchild of Cleveland native Ted Feighan. Producing music that is sampled-based tropical pop, MONSTER RALLY began with the goal of assembling a bunch of old records into a completely different beast. GOLD ROBOT RECORDS is bringing you this swinging release, with an ‘Electric Blue’ record and standard jacket for online and retail sales and a special version only sold via Vinyl Me, Please, a members only monthly subscription service featuring a gatefold jacket and ‘Beer’ colored record. Go to the GOLD ROBOT website for more details…

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

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LOWERCASE NOISES is the solo project of composer Andy Othling from Albuquerque, NM. Beginning in 2008, the album you see here, “Passages” was originally recorded in 2012 and is finally back in print. By clicking the link below, you’ll be transported to the LOWERCASE NOISES website where you can pick up one of these ‘Bone’ and ‘Gold’ AsideBisde records, or the not pictured ‘Bone’ with ‘Gold’ haze version….

BAND NAME: Lowercase Noises
BAND WEBSITE: www.lowercasenoises.com

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Those mavericks over at SIDEONEDUMMY RECORDS are bringing you the latest from SUPERHEAVEN! Originally known as DAYLIGHT when they first formed, SUPERHEAVEN have been tearing it up since 2008 even hitting the Billboard 200. Now, “Ours Is Chrome” is available in 6 different versions! How about the 2 different AsideBside versions, ‘Kelly Green’ and ‘Piss Yellow’, ‘Aqua Blue’ and ‘Deep Purple’ with splatter, or the ‘Milky Clear’ with ‘Oxblood’ haze, a ‘Black’ inside ‘Highlighter Yellow’ color in color, and some solid ‘Gold’ records and ‘Grimace Purple’ records. SIDEONEDUMMY has you covered!

BAND NAME: Superheaven
BAND WEBSITE: http://superheavenband.tumblr.com & http://oursischrome.com
LABEL NAME: SideOneDummy Records
LABEL WEBSITE: http://www.sideonedummy.com

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Good ol’ PANIC STATE RECORDS is back yet again, this time with the latest from REBUILDER!! Called, ‘Rock & Roll In America’, this Gnarly Punk Rock and Roll album is filled with a ‘never say die’ attitude and DIY ethic the band is known for. REBUILDER starts a whirl wind tour in May and is playing the FEST in October, but PANIC STATE has some regular ‘Black’ discs, some ‘Silver’ inside ‘Ultra Clear’ discs, and some of the coolest we’ve seen in a while, a ‘Blood Red’ and ‘Cyan Blue’ AsideBside record hit with ‘White’ splatter. All wrapped in a sweet reverse board jacket and printed inner sleeves. Get yours from PANIC STATE, like today!

BAND NAME: Rebuilder
BAND WEBSITE: www.refuserethinkrebuild.com
LABEL NAME: Panic State Records
LABEL WEBSITE: http://www.panicstaterecords.com

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Till we meet again!

Record of the Week for April 17th, 2015

Another week passed you by, but thankfully you have this week’s RECORD OF THE WEEK Blog to help you forget your troubles…

Brooklyn’s MEEK IS MURDER has cemented itself as one of that city’s new DIY powerhouses. Churning out six releases in six years and playing countless shows with a who’s who of modern-day heavy, they are a machine with its controls set to “maximum.” Lets not forget who is bringing you this latest release, a mix of their newest EP and their 2012 themed EP, the ever expanding RISING PULSE RECORDS!! Not only is their a nice printed innersleeve, but check out those awesome variations! Made in equal numbers, there are the ‘Blood Red’ with ‘Black’ splatter version, the ‘Sea Blue’ with ‘Red(ish)’, ‘Dookie Brown’ and ‘Grey’ splatter version, or the coolest of them all, the ‘Oxblood’ and ‘Aqua Blue’ Half-N-Half version with tons of ‘Black’ splatter. Keep your ear to the ground as there is rumor that MEEK IS MURDER will be announcing a tour soon, but RISING PULSE can hook you up today!

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BAND NAME: Meek Is Murder
BAND WEBSITE: http://facebook.com/meekismurder
LABEL NAME: Rising Pulse Records
LABEL WEBSITE: Www.risingpulse.com

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With their third album in four years, KINGS DESTROY leave their hardcore-born stamp on noise rock and doom. Inherited from years past in classic New York hardcore bands , they play like they’re staring the audience down with music. Self titled, this is their third album and comes courtesy of WAR CRIME RECORDINGS! Not only will these purveyors of Doom split your ears, but the record itself might frighten the rest of your collection. This jacket holds a sweet printed insert and only comes in a ‘Black’ and ‘White’ AsideBside variation that looks incredible! Hit up WAR CRIME for yours…

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BAND NAME: Kings Destroy
BAND WEBSITE: facebook.com/KingsDestroy
LABEL NAME: War Crime Recordings
LABEL WEBSITE: warcrimerecordings.bigcartel.com

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Masters of the power-pop/bubblegum punk form since 2012, WARM SODA is here with their 3rd album for CASTLE FACE RECORDS and as usual, a clinic on the platonic ideal of teenage pop. WARM SODA is about to embark on a whirlwind tour from Austin TX to France, Belgium, Italy and the UK to name a few, and ending up right back in Austin at the end of June. And in usual CASTLE FACE style, you can find this LP in either a purist BLACK record, or the “Ketchup & Mustard” version which is a ‘Mustard’ and ‘Blood Red’ Half-N-Half record with ‘Mustard’ and ‘Blood Red’ splatter, only available from the band on tour or via the CASTLE FACE webstore.

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BAND NAME: WARM SODA
BAND WEBSITE: www.warmsoda.org
LABEL NAME: Castle Face Records
LABEL WEBSITE: www.castlefacerecords.com

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TIGER LILLIES, formed in 1989, are a cabaret/ punk/ experimental/ band from London fronted by a classically trained singer. “Bad Blood and Blasphemy” was first released in 1999 on CD and now CORPSE FLOWER RECORDS is bringing this to you in all of it’s Vinyl glory!! The world of The TIGER LILLIES is dark, peculiar and varied, with moments of deep sadness, cruel black humour and immense beauty. CORPSE FLOWER nailed it with this first to vinyl release. CORPSE has got you covered with either a purist ‘Black’ record, a ‘Blood Red’ colored record, the ‘Bone’ with ‘Oxblood’ splatter record and the sweetest of sweet, the ‘Oxblood’ inside ‘Milky Clear’ dolor-in-color record.

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BAND NAME: Tiger Lillies
BAND WEBSITE: www.tigerlillies.com
LABEL NAME: Corpse Flower Records
LABEL WEBSITE: www.corpseflowerrecords.com

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NEBIROS is an obscure black metal band from Colombia and their only album, “Mas Que Vencedor” , made to bring out the darker feelings, even if you can’t really understand what they are saying. They made one album, full of magic and dreams where they show off their powerful majestic mythical dark music. Unless you travel down to Columbia on a regular basis, you’ll will have to hit up DEATH NOISE PRODUCTIONS to try an get one of these 90’s Columbian dark metal masterpieces…

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BAND NAME: NEBIROS
BAND WEBSITE: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Nebiros/42834768707?fref=ts
LABEL NAME: DEATH NOISE PRODUCTIONS
LABEL WEBSITE: www.dnprod.bandcamp.com

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REUBENS ACCOMPLICE formed in 1994 in Phoenix, AZ releasing several 7” singles in the late 90’s touring with DIY punk bands. GOOD LAND RECORDS formed in Milwaukee,WI around 2010 by high school best buddies Andrew Wieland & Jon Phillip out of their love for music and record collecting. Together, they are bringing you the 2004 album, “‘The Bull, The Balloon, and The Family” in new found Vinyl glory!!! This double LP came in three variations, an all ‘Black’ set of discs, the all ‘Gold’ Set of discs (both Black and Gold not pictured), but the cream of the crop are the ‘Milky Clear’ with ‘Orange Crush’ haze or the other disc, also ‘Milky Clear’ bout with ‘Deep Purple’ Haze. Take a trip back to the 90’s with GOOD LAND…

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BAND NAME: Reubens Accomplice
BAND WEBSITE: www.reubensaccomplice.com
LABEL NAME: Good Land Records
LABEL WEBSITE: www.goodlandrecords.com

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Back again is none other than those mavericks at TRIBULATION RECORDING CO. with the greatly demanded repress of the 2009 gothic country duets album by LONESOME WYATT and RACHEL BROOKE called “A Bitter Harvest.” Always classy with the packaging, TRIBULATION made this with a smooth reverse board jacket, printed insert and either a cloud like ‘Baby Blue’ and ‘Bone’ AsideBside or the slick looking ‘Orange Crush’ with ‘Olive Green’ splatter record. TRIBULATION RECORDING CO has got you covered!

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BAND NAME: Lonesome Wyatt and Rachel Brooke
BAND WEBSITE: www.lonesomewyatt.com
LABEL NAME: Tribulation Recording Co
LABEL WEBSITE: http://www.thosepoorbastards.com/

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The FALL OF TROY is an American post-hardcore band from Mukilteo, Washington. The trio is known for their technical, intricate style, unorthodox song structures and energetic stage presence. ENJOY THE RIDE record is bringing you their record, “ Doppelgänger”, known for its alternating guitar riffs and rhythmic chord work, paired with unconventional time signatures. Get a load of the ‘ULTRA’ CLEAR P15 with LOTS of SOLID RED(ISH) #3 + SOLID ‘BABY’ PINK P12 + SOLID ‘BABY’ BLUE P16 Splatter
— RECORD 2 (C + D) = ‘ULTRA’ CLEAR P15 with LOTS of WHITE #1 + GOLD P18 + BLACK Splatter

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BAND NAME: The Fall Of Troy
BAND WEBSITE: www.Thefalloftroy.com
LABEL NAME: Enjoy The Ride Records
LABEL WEBSITE: www.EnjoyTheRideRecords.com

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See y’all on the flip side….

Record of the Week for April 10th, 2015

Welcome back to another exciting RECORD OF THE WEEK Blog, in full technicolor glory. With our further ado…

Since forming in late 2013, THREADS have already covered some ground in their first year. After self-releasing an EP and booking multiple DIY tours, THREADS is teaming up with BROKEN RIM RECORDS to release their debut full length “All I’ve Ever Known.”, and holy cow, is this thing insane! The band falls somewhere in between genres of screamo and melodic hardcore and BROKEN RIM created a package that is befitting this soon to be classic by not etching, but silk screening an image on the B side of the record! After much blood, sweat and a few tears, you can now go to the BROKEN RIM website and order either a solid ‘Black’ or ‘Halloween Orange’ disc with an image from the album cover printed right on the record. Make your way to the BROKEN RIM website now or catch the band who us about to start touring all over the east coast and mid west. Collectors, start your engines!

 

BAND NAME: Threads
BAND WEBSITE:  http://threadswv.bandcamp.com/ (DOWNLOAD THIS RECORD FOR FREE!)
LABEL NAME: Broken Rim Records
LABEL WEBSITE: http://www.brokenrimrecords.com/

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Fresh off a mini CA tour, the Bay Areas own HEARTSOUNDS is rereleasing their seminal album, “Drifter”, on the ever innovative CREATOR DESTRUCTOR RECORDS! Formed from the ashes of another Bay Area band, HEARTSOUNDS have been producing some kick ass fast and melodic beats for years now. This time around, “Drifter”, can be had in a heavy weight record, all made with ‘Electric Blue’ vinyl and bits of ‘Grimace Purple’, ‘Coke Bottle Green’ and ‘White’ splatter. All of this is wrapped in a super sturdy jacket with a nice and smooth matte finish. Get yours today!

BAND NAME: Heartsounds
BAND WEBSITE: http://heartsoundsband.com/
LABEL NAME: Creator-Destructor Records
LABEL WEBSITE: www.creator-destructor.com 

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    ALL PEOPLE are a four piece band out of New Orleans, Louisiana who are committed to taking their sounds and ideas beyond the reaches of their hometown. On Tuesday May 5th 2015, they will release their second full-length album of organ driven melodic post-punk, “Learn Forget Repeat” on their own DIY label — COMMUNITY RECORDS, in conjunction with ASIAN MAN RECORDS & BROKEN WORLD MEDIA (cassette tape) . Get a load of the ‘White’ vinyl with ‘Oxblood’ splatter or the equally cool ‘Baby Blue’ inside ‘Ultra Clear’ color in color record, all in a nice reverse bard jacket. Start counting the days until May 5th…

BAND NAME: ALL PEOPLE
BAND WEBSITE: http://allpeople.bandcamp.com/
LABEL NAME: Asian Man Records / Community Records (co-release)
LABEL WEBSITE: http://asianmanrecords.com/ & http://communityrecords.org/

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Toronto axe-master supergroup C & C SURF FACTORY brings their salty, scrappy instrumental surf rock off the stage and into the studio with “Garage City”, their debut album, coming April 14, 2015 on SIX SHOOTER RECORDS! C & C SURF FACTORY filters the best of 60s surf style through the modern-day guitar wizardry and unimpeachable cool. This limited release was only made in a ‘Red(ish)’ vinyl loaded with ‘White’ splatter. Make you way to SIX SHOOTER’s website soon!

BAND NAME: C and C Surf Factory
BAND WEBSITE: candcsurffactory.com
LABEL NAME: Six Shooter Records
LABEL WEBSITE: sixshooterrecords.com

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Formed in 2000, HIDDEN IN PLAIN VIEW was a driving force in the post hardcore scene until they disbanded in 2007. After a one off show in 2013, they are back! About to embark on a tour in the UK and a couple of US shows, RISE RECORDS is bringing you their latest 7”, “Animal”. In the typical RISE RECORDS fashion, they absolutely killed it with the vinyl color choices. You can either get an ‘Ultra Clear’ version, or the much more limited ‘Grimace Purple’ inside ‘Royal Blue’ color-in-color version. Get yours at RISE today!

BAND NAME: Hidden In Plain View
BAND WEBSITE: http://www.hipvmusic.com/
LABEL NAME: Rise Records
LABEL WEBSITE: www.riserecord.com

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BUBBLES IN THE THINK TANK RECORDS got its start as part of the weekly silly radio program Bubbles in the Think Tank, which is celebrating 30 years on the air in Boston. What you see here is “7 Inches in Heaven”, the label’s fourth RSD record. It’s a compilation of previously unreleased songs about records (buying them, playing them, making them, loving them) by six artists: the DOT WIGGIN BAND, WRECKLESS ERIC & AMY RIGBY, CHANDLER TRAVIS, ZOË LEWIS, J COURNOYER, and THE MARCONIS. BUBBLES made a truly worthy 7” with this one, all units a ‘Doublemint Green’ color and the gatefold jacket has a cool key hole die cut where you can see though to the inside of the gatefold. Best get in line now for this RSD exclusive…

BAND NAME: Various Artists / Bubbles in the Think Tank presents
LABEL NAME: Bubbles in the Think Tank Records
LABEL WEBSITE: http://bubblesinthethinktank.com/records/

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THE LAST BISON formed in 2010 when front man Ben Hardesty gathered a few friends and family to create musical arrangements to the songs he was writing. Now back with their second release (ironically their first release was also a ROTW blog entry way back in 2011) called “VA”, this self released masterpiece is both very aesthetically pleasing as well as great sounding. This very, very limited run was made with a thick case wrapped jacket covered in a cloth like stock and gold foil stamping. Including a printed inner sleeve and only solid ‘White’ vinyl, this will be one if the nicest LPs in your collection, should you be able to get one before they are no more…

BAND NAME: The Last Bison
BAND WEBSITE: www.thelastbison.com

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Those crazy doctors over at MEDICAL RECORDS are back yet again with another release of very rare early synth music. Digging so deep in the archives of the past that we think that they are probably archaeologist doctors like Indian Jones, MEDICAL is here this round with the third in a series of ELECTROCONVULSIVE THERAPY compilations of A+B sides of ultra rare 7″s and other rare tracks. On here you will find some of the most hard to find minimal synth bands from the early 80s, like ELECTRONIC CIRCUS and N.A. POP 2000. Make your way to MEDICAL’s website and order one of these heavy weight records, all made in ‘Grimace Purple’ and ‘Aqua Blue’ Half-N-Half variation. If your a fan of old electronica, then you already have MEDICAL RECORDS’ website bookmarked…

BAND NAME: Hidden In Plain View
BAND WEBSITE: http://www.hipvmusic.com/
LABEL NAME: Rise Records
LABEL WEBSITE: www.riserecord.com

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Stay tuned next week friends, same bat time, same bat channel!

Record of the Week for April 3rd, 2015

Back as promised, with a virtual cornucopia of color vinyl for you to feast your eyes upon in this week’s Record of the Week blog!

ENJOY THE RIDE RECORDS created an absolute stunner with this reissue of Mathcore kings THE FALL OF TROY’s “Manipulator” LP! The trio is known for their technically intricate style, unorthodox song structures, and energetic stage presence, all of which are highly represented on this LP, originally released in 2007.  Wrapped in a gatefold jacket with reverse board finish, this double LP came in a bunch of crazy color configurations. There is the set where record one is ‘Ultra Clear’ with ‘Red(ish)’, ‘Baby Pink’ and ‘Baby Blue’ splatter, while record two is ‘Ultra Clear’ with ‘White’ and ‘Gold’ splatter. Another set has record one being ‘Red(ish)’ and ‘Baby Blue’  AsideBside with ‘Baby Pink’ splatter and the second record is ‘Black’ and ‘Gold’ AsideBside with ‘White’ splatter. Then, the rarest of them all, the ‘Ultra Clear’ and ‘Easter Yellow’ Half-N-Half record one with an ‘Ultra Clear’ and ‘White’ Half-N-Half disc two. The question is, which one will you order from ENJOY THE RIDE?

 

BAND NAME: The Fall Of Troy
BAND WEBSITE: www.Thefalloftroy.com
LABEL NAME: Enjoy The Ride Records
LABEL WEBSITE: www.EnjoyTheRideRecords.com

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Formed in 2010, as an all-star lineup of Brooklyn’s finest hardcore and underground bands, like Uppercut, Breakdown, Alone in a Crowd, and Killing Time/Raw Deal, among others, Brooklyn’s KINGS DESTROY are named after the infamous graffiti crew of the same name. HYDRO-PHONIC RECORDS is bringing you their second LP, “A Time of Hunting” and is bringing it hard! Wrapped in a gatefold jacket, you can grab one of these in either a solid ‘Bronze’ color, or the VERY limited ‘Bronze’ and ‘Aqua Blue’ AsideBside loaded with ‘Mustard Yellow’, ‘Easter Yellow’ and ‘Gold’ splatter. The KINGS just finished a tour, but HYDRO-PHONICS has you covered!

BAND NAME: Kings Destroy
BAND WEBSITE: http://www.kingsdestroy.com
LABEL NAME: Hydro-Phonic Records
LABEL WEBSITE: hydro-phonicrecords.com

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   Grinding Death Metal fans can rejoice in splendor because ABYSS’ debut album is here, courtesy of the ever-reliable, 20 BUCK SPIN label. Following a couple demos over the last few years, “Heretical Anatomy” is finally here and ready to destroy your ear drums! ABYSS has a western US tour in the planning stages for this summer, but in the meantime you can head over to 20 BUCK’s website and order yourself one of there super sturdy jackets holding either a pure ‘Black’ record, the over the top ‘Black’-inside-‘Grey’-inside-‘White’ color-in-color(-in color) record, or the very limited ‘Bone’ record, coated in ‘Blood Red’ splatter! Hopefully you still have a chance to grab one of those tri-colors!

BAND NAME: ABYSS
BAND WEBSITE: abyss666.bandcamp.com
LABEL NAME: 20 Buck Spin
LABEL WEBSITE: www.20buckspin.com

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TKO RECORDS is teaming up with their friends at COBRASIDE DISTRIBUTION and reaching back into our catalog to bring you an old favorite that has never been available on vinyl for UNTIL NOW for RSD 2015! Just in time for  the 15th anniversary of the FILTHY THIEVING BASTARDS “Our Fathers Sent Us”!!! The folk punk powerhouse is planning a west coast US tour that starts in a few days, but you might as well get in line now at your favorite record store to pick up one of these on RSD in either a solid ‘Halloween Orange’ or the super rare, not-sure-how-you’ll-find-it ‘Halloween Orange’ and ‘Bone’ AsideBside version…

BAND NAME: Filthy Thieving Bastards
BAND WEBSITE: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Filthy-Thieving-Bastards/95955161121
LABEL NAME: TKO Records
LABEL WEBSITE: www.tkorecords.com

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JJURASSIC POP RECORDS is bringing you the latest from the PFARMERS! Made up of Danny Seim (Menomena), Bryan Devendorf (The National), and Dave Nelson (Sufjan Stevens’ band), this indie rock / synth pop band’s debut album was made in a very limited number. There are the ‘Kelly Green’ colored units and the subtle ‘Kelly Green’ inside ‘Electric Blue’ color in color version. The ‘Ultra Limited’ edition of 50 comes with seed bomb sculpture handmade by Chicago artist Edward Cabral. Get yours at JURASSIC POP’s website today!

BAND NAME: Pfarmers
LABEL NAME: Jurassic Pop
LABEL WEBSITE: www.jurassicpoprecords.com

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We just had to share this awesome THOR picture disc with you. One of the pioneers of ’80s Argentinean heavy metal, THOR’s album “El Pacto”, is now available in stunning picture disc glory!! The ONLY way to get one of these is by contacting UTTERLY SOMBER through Facebook if you want to get one…

BAND NAME: THOR
LABEL NAME: UTTERLY SOMBER
LABEL WEBSITE: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Utterly-Somber/173940482673514

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Propelled by the stunning guitar heroics of brothers Pete and Jake Adams, Virginia’s VALKYRIE returns after a five-year hiatus to deliver “Shadows,” one of the year’s best guitar-driven, heavy rock records. Jam packed with harmonized leads, rich solos and melodic, blues-based riffs, VALKYRIE sounds like the perfect blend of Thin Lizzy and Saint Vitus. Of course, RELAPSE RECORDS absolutely murdered it with this long-time-coming release. There is the standard ‘Black’ record, the solid ‘Silver’ ones, our favorite the ‘Bone’ and ‘Bronze’ AsideBside version, or the ‘Ultra Clear’ version. If you read this blog, you probably already have RELAPSE’s website bookmarked…

BAND NAME: Valkyrie
BAND WEBSITE: http://valkyrieband.com/
LABEL NAME: Relapse Records
LABEL WEBSITE: http://www.relapse.com/

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That’s all folks! See you this time next week….

Record of the Week for March 27th, 2015

We’re back with another outstanding Record of the Week blog! You better be ready, because this week’s blog is out of CONTROL!

  This week’s RECORD OF THE WEEK is none other than the highly anticipated, limited edition, second duets album, called “Bad Omen,” by LONESOME WYATT AND RACHEL BROOKE!!! LONESOME WYATT has graced this blog before, once again courtesy of the ever innovative TRIBULATION RECORDING CO. This beautiful reverse board jacket holds 12 songs of mysterious dread and comes on some killer vinyl colors! From the very subtle ‘Bone’ inside ‘Blood Red’ color-in-color version, to the ‘Black’ and ‘Doublemint’ AsideBside loaded with ‘Bone’ splatter, to our favorite, the ‘Bone’ record with ‘Black’ pinwheels. Go to the TRIBULATION RECORDING CO’s website to order one of these limited editions before everyone else reading this blog beats you to it…

BAND NAME: Lonesome Wyatt and Rachel Brooke
BAND WEBSITE: www.lonesomewyatt.com
LABEL NAME: Tribulation Recording Co
LABEL WEBSITE: http://www.thosepoorbastards.com/

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8123 MANAGEMENT is blowing it up with the latest release from THE MAINE! “American Candy,” their firth full length, was recorded in Joshua Tree, CA, and to celebrate the release, the band is performing a 24-hour live stream event. Before THE MAINE heads out into Canada and the US this spring on tour, go and order yourself a copy of “American Candy” in either a solid ‘Baby Blue’ or a solid ‘Baby Pink’ color way, a ‘White’ in ‘Royal Blue’ color-in-color version, or the ‘Baby Blue’, ‘White’ and ‘Aqua Blue’  Tricolor pie slice version…

BAND NAME: The Maine
BAND WEBSITE: www.wearethemaine.net 
LABEL NAME: 8123
LABEL WEBSITE: 81twentythree.com 

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 Brazil’s NECRO formed in 2009 under the original name Necronomicon and were signed to HYDRO-PHONIC RECORDS in 2010, when they released a limited demo-CD and their first LP. They’ve since shortened their name and are dropping their sophomore record of ’70s-influenced Occult Doom/Heavy Psych. Check out the ‘Beer’ record with lots of ‘Red(ish)’ and ‘Black’ splatter, the more limited ‘Gold’ and ‘Cyan’ AsideBside version, or the super limited—not being release until this Halloween for a fest—‘Highlighter Yellow’ version. Hit up HYDRO-PHONIC RECORDS today!

BAND NAME: Necro 
BAND WEBSITE: necronomicon.bandcamp.com/
LABEL NAME: Hydro-Phonic Records
LABEL WEBSITE: hydro-phonicrecords.com

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Boutique NYC vinyl record label, SCIENCE OF SILENCE, is crushing it with this repress of IF THESE TREES COULD TALK’s 2012 hit, “Red Forest”. The 9-song, 48-minute album was self-produced and engineered/mixed by the band, and this new version looks better than ever. Housed in a reverse board jacket, laced in silver foil, a nice-looking printed innersleeve and either an ‘Ultra Clear’ record with ‘Red(ish)’ and ‘Black’ splatter, a ‘Red(ish)’ and ‘White’ half-n-half record with ‘Black’ splatter, a ‘Blood Red’ record with ‘White’ haze, or the very subtle (so subtle it’s not pictured) ‘Ultra Clear’ and ‘Black’ AsideBside version. Grab one from SCIENCE OF SILENCE’s website post haste!

BAND NAME: If These Trees Could Talk
BAND WEBSITE: www.facebook.com/treescouldtalk
LABEL NAME: Science of Silence Records
LABEL WEBSITE: www.scienceofsilence.net

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When a band is on a package tour with such heavyweights as AT THE GATES and CONVERGE, you know they must be something special. You can now insert Doom Metalers PALLBEARER into that scenario with their inclusion on the current Decibel Magazine Tour. If you’re not able to catch that tour, then have no fear, because 20 BUCK SPIN has you covered with a re-release of PALLBEARER’s 2012 debut album, “Sorrow & Extinction,” that they’ve dubbed the “Freezing Doom” edition. This ear melting double LP comes in a nice matte finished gatefold jacket with spot gold printing, with all vinyl copies coming in a ‘Royal Blue’ and ‘White’ AsideBside color way. Check 20 BUCK SPIN’s website right below to grab a copy…

BAND NAME: Pallbearer
BAND WEBSITE: pallbearerdoom.com
LABEL NAME: 20 Buck Spin
LABEL WEBSITE: 20buckspin.com

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Famous Ozploitation soundtrack composer, BRIAN MAY (not the Queen guitar shredder of the same name!) has given his talents to quite a few movies you should’ve (but probably haven’t) seen from the 1970s. The hardcore fans over at XOZMIQ just had to share some of BRIAN’s work with the world, perhaps just to feed their own need for the records? At any rate, we have not one, but THREE classic MAY soundtracks for you in drool-worthy packages! We’ll start off with the OST from “Patrick,” a film about a hospital patient with wicked powers. All copies in reverse board jackets and ’Sea Blue’ vinyl with ‘Red(ish)’ splatter. Then there is the ‘Thirst’ soundtrack, with its ‘Blood Red’ records doused in ‘Baby Pink’ splatter. Last, and certainly not least, is the soundtrack from “The Day After Halloween.” A movie about a model gone bad, made with ‘Orange Crush’ vinyl and loads of ‘Black’ splatter. Of course these became Record Store Day exclusives, so you better get in line now to get one….

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BAND NAME: Brian May
LABEL NAME: XOZMIQ 
LABEL WEBSITE: www.facebook.com/xozmiq

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Till next week folks, have a great weekend from your friends at Pirates Press!