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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Record Of The Week – Nov. 7th, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Record of the Week Blog for October 31st, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Record of the Week for October 24th, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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


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

Record Of The Week for October 17th, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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