Record of the Week for July 24th, 2015

Another week, another RECORD OF THE WEEK Blog for your viewing pleasure!
 
 It’s impossible to imagine modern underground music without mewithoutYou: the influence of their fifteen-year legacy has been nothing less than seismic. “Pale Horses”, mewithoutYou’s sixth album, continues their unwavering artistic vision, while at the same time reinvents the band as uniquely as any of their fans would expect it to. Just like you’ve come to expect RUN FOR COVER RECORDS to put out an insane package! Whether it’s the ‘Grimace Purple’ inside ‘Milky Clear’ color in color, the ‘Bone’ or ‘Oxblood’ splattered versions, or the ‘Olive Green’ and ‘Bone’ AsideBside version, you can’t go wrong! mewithoutYou starts touring in October, don’t miss out!


 

BAND NAME: mewithoutYou
BAND WEBSITE:  www.mewithoutYou.com
LABEL NAME: Run For Cover Records 
LABEL WEBSITE: www.runforcoverstore.com

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 The Lincoln, Nebraska indie/punk band NO TIDE isn’t shy about telling you what their music means to them and that they are extremely appreciative for anyone who will listen. Their debut full length and third release with label TAKE THIS TO HEART RECORDS, “Death Of The Sun” is an 11-song joyride through the world of alternative/punk. With a pre worn reverse board jacket, grab a classic ‘Black’, Red or ‘Grimace Purple’ with ‘Aqua Blue’ splattered version from TAKE THIS TO HEART today!


 

BAND NAME: No Tide
BAND WEBSITE:  www.notidemusic.com
LABEL NAME: Take This To Heart Records
LABEL WEBSITE: www.takethistoheartrecords.com

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“GAY*BITS” is a split LP from two of Portland’s most exciting underground rock ‘n’ roll bands: GAYTHEIST and RABBITS. Like two sides of the same strange coin, GAY*BITS showcases the wherewithal the two power trios summon to run in different directions with the same basic tools and material. Leave it to GOOD TO DIE RECORDS to help make this release look awesome with a classic Black disc or ‘Electric Blue’ disc with ‘Sea Blue’ haze. Better hurry up because the release show is next week!


 

BAND NAME: Gaytheist / Rabbits
LABEL NAME: Good to Die Records 
LABEL WEBSITE: www.goodtodierecords.com

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EMERY is a quintessential scremo band.  Formed in 2001 in Seattle, they’ve done the warped tour many times, and have released 6 albums. After some turmoil, they formed their own record label, BAD CHRISTIAN and released these killer discs. Grab a ‘Ultra Clear’ with ‘Black’ splatter or the insane ‘Halloween Orange’ and ‘White’ version today!


 

BAND NAME: Emery
BAND WEBSITE: www.emerymusic.com
LABEL NAME: BC Music
LABEL WEBSITE: Badchristian.com/music

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OSM RECORDS is bringing you the latest chaos ridden death thrash from the damned shores of Massachusetts. Established 2006, LED TO THE GRAVE has been bringing a fine blend of thrash and death metal to the table for nearly a decade. About to start on a month long East Coast tour, OSM has your splattered vinyl so you can get ready for the show!


 

BAND NAME: LED TO THE GRAVE
BAND WEBSITE:  www.ledtothegrave.com
LABEL NAME: OSM records
LABEL WEBSITE: www.osmrecords.net

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First came the man himself, JOE ALBANY, a supremely talented and underrated jazz pianist who lived an extraordinary life full of highs and lows. Then came LOW DOWN, a brilliantly written memoir by Albany’s beloved daughter, Amy-Jo. The memoir sparked the acclaimed biopic of the same name, starring John Hawkes, Elle Fanning, Glenn Close and Flea. Epic record label LIGHT IN THE ATTIC is bringing you the sound track, with only a select few fearing the ‘Olive Green’ color, but all of them in a super nice case wrapped jacket, with 12 page booklet and Obi Strip! Get your Black disc from LIGHT IN THE ATTIC today!


 

BAND NAME:  V/A
BAND WEBSITE:  http://lightintheattic.net/releases/1666-low-down-original-soundtrack
LABEL NAME: Light In The Attic Records
LABEL WEBSITE: www.lightintheattic.net

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From Bremerton, Washington, a small Navy town right across the sound from Seattle, POWER is one of the Pacific Northwest’s most legit hardcore punk bands of today. About to head out on a US tour in September, TWLEVE GAUGE RECORDS has their latest, “Heavy Muscle” in 3 awesome variations. You can get either an ‘Orange Crush’ with splatter 7”, a ‘Grey’ inside ‘Oxblood’ version or the most limited, the ‘Bone’ with ‘Silver’ splattered version.

  
 

BAND NAME: Power
BAND WEBSITE:  facebook.com/powerbremerton
LABEL NAME: Twelve Gauge
LABEL WEBSITE: http://tgrex.com

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BEDROOM REHAB CORPORATION started in 2008 as riffy drum and bass punk band and has since been evolving into more doom meets shoegaze, rock act. Their second album, “Fortunate Some”, is soon to be self released. With a printed inner sleeve, all of these can be found on ‘Deep Purple’ heavy weight vinyl with lots of ‘Grey Haze’, just in time for their upcoming appearance at the ‘Death to False Metal Festival’ in August…


 

BAND NAME: Bedroom Rehab Corporation
BAND WEBSITE: http://bedroomrehabcorp.com

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HOUSE OF THE RISING FUZZ has compiled some of their favorite local bands for “House of the Rising Fuzz: A Boston Rock N Roll Compilation”. A relatively new label, they’re coming out the gates how with this one, whether it’s the classic ‘Black’ disc or the ‘Ultra Clear’ with ‘Grimace Purple’ splattered version, you can’t go wrong. Best hurry up, this limited runs is sure to go fast….


 

BAND NAME: VA – House of the Rising Fuzz: A Boston Rock N Roll Compilation
LABEL NAME: House of the Rising Fuzz
LABEL WEBSITE:  https://houseoftherisingfuzz.bandcamp.com/releases
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Have a great weekend!

Record of the Week Blog for July 17th, 2015

Another RECORD OF THE WEEK Blog coming in hot!!!
 
 
Mecca of all that is Black Metal, NUCLEAR WAR NOW! PRODUCTIONS is unveiling the debut LP from MEFTIC! Called “Woes of Moral Devotion”, the approach to this album is notably less chaos-driven and instead more controlled than previous recordings. Fewer and farther between are the bands that rightfully and patiently take their time to properly develop their musicianship and songwriting abilities, but MEFTIC ins’t one of those bands having waited 10 years to unleash this upon you. NUCLEAR WAR NOW! has you covered with either a standard ‘Black’ disc, much more limited ‘Beer’ colored version, and the almost non existant ‘Bronze’ version. All with a poster, spot gloss jacket and a 12 page booklet!


 

BAND NAME: MEFITIC
BAND WEBSITE:   https://mefitic.bandcamp.com/
LABEL NAME: NUCLEAR WAR NOW! PRODUCTIONS
LABEL WEBSITE: nwnprod.com/

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CHUNKSAAH RECORDS is back yet again with “Everyone Knows I Play Favorites Vol 2: All Of My Friends are Total Dreamboats”, a super sick compilation! Based on their Home For The Holidays annual show, this 10” can be preordered now and was made in either a ‘Grimace Purple’ color, an ‘Aqua Blue’ with splatter version, to the ‘Aqua Blue’ and ‘Grimace’ AsideBside.


 

Various Artists
LABEL NAME: Chunksaah 
LABEL WEBSITE: http://www.chunksaah.com

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ROBERT BRUCE BURNHAM is the lead singer of longtime Portland blues rockers THE SMOKES. This is his solo debut coming out on VELVAFONIC, a Portland-based label. Only available on vinyl, this Americana album sings the story of a year living in a bruised and bloodied former boom town, “Butte, MT Sadness on an Incline”. Follow ROBERT’s Facebook for more details on how to get this double “Oxblood’ colored LP set!


 

BAND NAME: Robert Bruce Burnham
BAND WEBSITE: www.facebook.com/RobertBruceBurnham
LABEL NAME: Velvafonic

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Self-described as uncategorizable pop, or unpop for short, AQUEDUCT mastermind David Terry constructs a keyboard-built foundation of tightly wound hooks, interspersing electronic drums with analog, synthesized effects, and humming guitars. The new album, “Wild Knights” marks the long-awaited return of AQUEDUCT, coming eight years after their last release. Get this vinyl only ‘Black’ or ‘Coke Bottle’ LP while you still can!


 

BAND NAME: Aqueduct
BAND WEBSITE:  http://www.aqueductisgoodmusic.com/
LABEL NAME: Aqueduct Music
LABEL WEBSITE: http://aqueduct.bandcamp.com/album/wild-knights

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FILTH REGIME RECORDS is proud to announce the release of the CHIEFTAIN’s monumental debut! A self titled affair, this pressing will be available on a strictly limited run of 300 tri-color vinyl in a reverse board jacket. Canadian based FILTH REGIME RECORDS specializes in Black Metal, Doom and Death metal and this new CHIEFTAN album is a crushing masterpiece not to be missed!


 

BAND NAME:  Chieftain
BAND WEBSITE:  https://filthregimerecords.bandcamp.com/album/chieftain
LABEL NAME: Filth Regime Records
LABEL WEBSITE: https://filthregimerecords.bandcamp.com/

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In late 90’s/early 2000’s, GUSTAF FJELSTROM was one third of the progressive instrumental band Maximum Indifference. MI Released two albums on their own label, BOTCHED RECORDS. In the post-Indifference years, GUSTAF began exploring ambient music, releasing his first solo album “Metamesmeric” in 2009, also on Botched Records. “Intention” is the second full-length album from GUSTAF, and the first on vinyl. Get this ‘Black’ and ‘Grimace Purple’ AsideBside with ‘Gold’ splatter disc from BOTCHED today!
   

 

BAND NAME: Gustaf Fjelstrom
BAND WEBSITE:   http://music.botched.com
LABEL NAME: Botched Records
LABEL WEBSITE: http://botched.com

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Keep on rocking’ in the free world!

Record of the Week for July 10th, 2015

Not only to we have an awesome RECORD OF THE WEEK blog this week, but our Captain was featured on Forbes along with some other notable characters: http://www.forbes.com/video/4340459327001 – Check it out!
 
  CHUNKSAAH RECORDS is proud to announce that they will be releasing the 10” vinyl version of their dear friends and neighbors’ debut self-titled e.p., SEASIDE CAVES! SEASIDE CAVES are a dreamy smear of sticky lipgloss across a sullen, shadowed face; hazy androgen neu-wave pop from the New Jersey shore. This is their debut EP. Five tracks of big 80s John Hughes pop choruses, melancholic vocals, weltschmerz synths, bleak chorused bass, glittering guitars and tight, burly drums. All available on a solid ‘Baby Pink’ record, a Pink and Black AsideBside version, or the Purple and splattered version! They just finished up a tour, but CHUNKSAAH has you covered! 


 

BAND NAME: Seaside Caves
BAND WEBSITE: https://www.facebook.com/seaside.caves
LABEL NAME: Chunksaah 
LABEL WEBSITE: http://www.chunksaah.com

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Formed in March 1990, SEPTICFLESH released their first Mini LP in December 1991 and have been on a path of destruction ever since. About the unveil their seventh album, the dark masters of SEASON OF MIST are bringing you their epic double LP first full length, “Mystic Places of Dawn” from ’94. Until you can get the yet to be named new album, SEASON OF MIST can get you your Symphonic Death Metal itch scratched today.


BAND NAME: SEPTIC FLESH
BAND WEBSITE:  https://www.facebook.com/septicfleshband?fref=photo
LABEL NAME: Season of Mist
LABEL WEBSITE: http://www.season-of-mist.com/

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Born in the New Jersey hardcore scene of the late ’00s, OLD WOUNDS picked up momentum with the 2013 release of its debut LP. “The Suffering Spirit” sees OLD WOUNDS rocking out on a whole new level of power and emotion. Based in the heaviest hardcore purveyed, the New Jersey band has moved forward into the realm of melody while still honoring the past. GOOD FIGHT MUSIC brings you this super limited release, with a ‘Milky Clear’ with Blue haze version, the more limited ‘Electric Blue’ splattered version, or the solid ‘Orange Crush’ version. Hit up GOOD FIGHT for yours today before OLD WOUNDS heads out and tour next week and sells it out!


BAND NAME: Old Wounds
BAND WEBSITE: http://www.facebook.com/oldwoundsnj
LABEL NAME: Good Fight Music
LABEL WEBSITE: http://www.goodfightmusic.com

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A new generation of Punk is rising, infused with what originally made Punk Rock great –raw power, combined with a socially conscious worldview. Fronted by powerful female vocals, THE NERV packs a punch with their heavy, driving beats and brutal, in-your-face instrumentation combined with provocative lyrical content. Having formed in ’07, THE NERV is a mostly DIY affair, releasing this latest LP titled, “Trust In Fire”, on STONY RECORDS. Coming just in time for their record release party next week in SF, available on vinyl or CD at the show or from THE NERV’s website.


BAND NAME: The NERV
BAND WEBSITE:  http://www.thenerv.net/
LABEL NAME: Stony Records
LABEL WEBSITE: https://www.facebook.com/stoneyrecordsoffical?fref=ts

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THE HARDKNOCKS started in 2010 and despite a few lineup changes they have polished their sound are taking no prisoners. In your face, American Oi! from San Fernando Valley. CROWN CONTROL MEDIA formed in 2014, together they bring you “Battle Scarred”, the latest LP sure to keep you pumped. Super limited, only 250 made, with a very small number on Dodger Blue. Cut at 45rpm for your listening please, better get some before they are no mas!


BAND NAME: The Hardknocks
BAND WEBSITE:  https://www.facebook.com/TheHardknocks?fref=ts
LABEL NAME: Crowd Control Media
LABEL WEBSITE: http://www.crowdcontrolmedia.net 

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“Tales from the Deadside” is A SOUND OF THUNDER’S fifth full-length album.  The sweeping concept album marks the band’s first collaboration with comic book publisher VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT, telling the story of the Shadowman in 10 songs that encapsulate the iconic hero’s origin, triumphs and tragedies.  The Shadowman’s story is not your typical crime-busting yarn; it takes a dark psychological turn that carries real emotional weight and fits perfectly with A SOUND OF THUNDER’S melodies, textures, and dynamic range. This double LP that comes in either solid Blue or Blue and White AsideBside is also accompanied by a 7 inch picture disc. What more could you ask for?
   


BAND NAME: A Sound of Thunder
BAND WEBSITE:  www.asoundofthunderband.com
LABEL NAME: Mad Neptune Records/Valiant Entertainment
LABEL WEBSITE: www.valiantuniverse.com

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    Raised amid the rich musical culture and history of the San Francisco Bay Area, MONOPHONICS proudly carry the torch through the generations into today’s musical landscape. Holding on to tradition, but by no means purists of any kind, they play their own brand of music known as “Psychedelic Soul.” Courtesy of a Tascam 1/4” tape recording courtesy of TRANSISTOR SOUND. Get your soul filled record in either classic ‘Black’ or the beautiful ‘Red(ish)’ and ‘Halloween Orange’ AsideBside version.


BAND NAME: Monophonics
BAND WEBSITE: monophonics.com
LABEL NAME: Transistor Sound
LABEL WEBSITE: transistorsound.com

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Remember, nothing sounds as good as Vinyl…

Record of the Week for July 3rd, 2015

Another banging RECORD OF THE WEEK blog coming down the pipe!
 
 BAD CARDS is what happens when Vic, Jay , and Ara go into the studio and the rest of THE SLACKERS don’t show up. Punky Reggae, Ska, Rock and Roll straight from garageland. So what did PANIC STATE RECORDS do? They brought you this vinyl only, one time pressing in some sick colors! This super limited run was made in classic ‘Black’, Red, Yellow and Blue TriColor, or the ‘Cyan’ and ‘Easter Yellow’ AsideBside with splatter version. THE SLACKERS are on tour all summer and hopefully PANIC STATE still has some of these for sale by the time you read this…


BAND NAME: Bad Cards
BAND WEBSITE:   www.theslackers.com
LABEL NAME: Panic State Records
LABEL WEBSITE: www.panicstaterecords.com

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NUCLEAR WAR NOW! PRODUCTIONS is about to unveil ONWARD // ASCENTION, a 7 set picture disc series limited to just 100 units each! Part of the NWN Warehouse fund raising effort, these will only be sold as a bundle through a TBD crowd funding site. This set contains records from the likes of MORBOSIDAD, CONQUEROR,
BLACK WITCHERY, REVENGE, GOATLORD and SABBAT! Keep close tabs on the NWN website or this once in a life time opportunity may be lost forever!

BAND NAME: MORBOSIDAD
BAND WEBSITE: https://nuclearwarnowproductions.bandcamp.com/album/morbosidad
BAND NAME: CONQUEROR
BAND WEBSITE:  https://nuclearwarnowproductions.bandcamp.com/album/war-cult-supremacy
BAND NAME: BLACK WITCHERY
BAND WEBSITE:  https://nuclearwarnowproductions.bandcamp.com/album/desecration-of-the-holy-kingdom
BAND NAME: ABIGAIL
BAND WEBSITE: https://nuclearwarnowproductions.bandcamp.com/album/intercourse-and-lust
BAND NAME: BLACK WITCHERY / REVENGE split
BAND WEBSITE: https://nuclearwarnowproductions.bandcamp.com/album/holocaustic-death-march-to-humanitys-doom
BAND NAME: GOATLORD
BAND WEBSITE:  https://nuclearwarnowproductions.bandcamp.com/album/reflections-of-the-solstice
BAND NAME: SABBAT
BAND WEBSITE:   https://nuclearwarnowproductions.bandcamp.com/album/sabbatical-earlyearslaught-cd-3
LABEL NAME: Nuclear War Now! Productions
LABEL WEBSITE: http://www.nwnprod.com/

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As part of their ongoing monthly vinyl / food ingredient and recipe pairing subscription, TURNTABLE KITCHEN brings you the latest offering from HARRY EDWARDS. In his debut release, this post dub step sound has already been featured on BBC’s Radio 1 and of course, can only be found through the TURNTABLE subscription. Sign up to receive your Red, White and Blue tri colored record as part of the deluxe package…


BAND NAME: Harry Edwards
BAND WEBSITE:  https://www.facebook.com/harryedwardsmusic
LABEL NAME: Turntable Kitchen
LABEL WEBSITE:  http://www.turntablekitchen.com

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FATSKINS formed in 1996 and put out a series of 7″ splits and one full-length before life choices split the band in different directions forcing a long hiatus. Until just now as they’re back to reclaimed their thrown! Check out “Viva!”, feature guest CARL TEMPLAR! This is brought to you by the new-ish label, CROWD CONTROL MEDIA. A So Cal based label with a fast growing roster of heavy hitting Oi!, Punk and even Traditional SKA bands. From them, you can get a classic Black 7”, a ‘Arizona Cardinal Red’, ‘Arizona Cardinal Beak Yellow’ or a ‘Arizona Cardinal White’ version. Viva Fatskins!


BAND NAME: Fatskins 
BAND WEBSITE:  https://www.facebook.com/OfficialFatskins?fref=ts
LABEL NAME: Crowd Control Media 
LABEL WEBSITE: http://www.crowdcontrolmedia.net 

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HUSSEY is the solo project from “Nathan Hussey” (singer of the critically acclaimed rock band All Get Out). “Ground Me” is his debut solo album, recorded/mixed at home in Charleston, South Carolina. It is a collection of songs written on the road during sound checks and long drives over the last couple of years. ENJOY THE RIDE RECORDS, no stranger to this blog, just unleashed this insane package just in time for his tour from CA to NY and all in between. Get your Half-N-Half version(not pictured) ‘Coke Bottle’ and ‘Sea Blue AsideBside with splatter version, or the Tri color record from HUSSEY on tour or from ENJOY THE RIDE!
   


BAND NAME: Hussey
BAND WEBSITE:  https://hussey.bandcamp.com/album/ground-me
LABEL NAME: Enjoy The Ride Records
LABEL WEBSITE: www.EnjoyTheRideRecords.com

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Australian band NORTHLANE released their sophomore album “Singularity” in 2013 to critical and commercial acclaim, debuting at #3 on the album charts in their home country. They will undertake a worldwide “Node” Tour reaching Canada / USA in August, and all of Europe in October. In case you miss the tour (you should go), you can get this glorious box set from a international collaboration between RISE RECORDS and UNFD. This Limited Edition Box Set contains 11 records as well as 4 different colors of vinyl! They are taking preorders now, you’d be smart to put your order in now…

BAND NAME: Northlane
BAND WEBSITE: http://www.northlanemerch.com
LABEL NAME: UNFD
LABEL WEBSITE:  http://www.unfdcentral.com

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    With a special one off pressing, GOOD FIGHT MUSIC is bringing you a split between THE BANNER and OLD WOUNDS! These two hardcore bands are so close, it just made sense to do a limited run of 7”s in a ‘Milky Clear’ and ‘Blood Red’ splattered color.  The two THE BANNER songs were originally supposed to be on their last LP “Greying” but they couldn’t fit time wise on the vinyl. The two OLD WOUNDS songs are a re-recorded version of a song called “It Can’t Rain All The Time” and a demo version of “The Secret Song At The Center Of The World” that is on their new LP “The Suffering Spirit”. If you don’t catch THE BANNER at their upcoming shows or OLD WOUNDS on their current tour, GOOD FIGHT has you covered!


BAND NAME: The Banner / Old Wounds
BAND WEBSITE: http://www.facebook.com/thebannernj / http://www.facebook.com/oldwoundsnj
LABEL NAME: Good Fight Music
LABEL WEBSITE: http://www.goodfightmusic.com

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FUCK THE FACTS has been grinding the scene since 2001. In 2006, the band signed to larger label and released three full-length albums, bringing their brand of ‘Bastardized Grindcore’ to a larger audience. Since 2012, FUCK THE FACTS have worked solely as a DIY unit, creating their own label NOISE SALVATION and releasing three EPs since that time.. Here is their first full length since 2011, “Desire Will Rot” in either a classic ‘Black’ or a’ Milky Clear’ that’s just oozing with splatter. You know what to do…


BAND NAME: Fuck The Facts
BAND WEBSITE:   http://www.fuckthefacts.com/
LABEL NAME: Noise Salvation
LABEL WEBSITE: https://www.facebook.com/noisesalvation

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“Quintessential Ephemera”, is the new double LP from Philadelphia’s post-rock/ambient, ROSETTA. Brought to you courtesy of WAR CRIME RECORDINGS, this ‘Milky Clear’ and Green splattered set of discs contains music that is both existential and deeply hopeful. ROSETTA has a few East Coast dates coming up before a EU tour, but WAR CRIME can hook you up now!


BAND NAME: Rosetta
BAND WEBSITE: http://www.rosettaband.com/
LABEL NAME: War Crime Recordings
LABEL WEBSITE: http://warcrimerecordings.bigcartel.com/

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Till next time brothers and sisters!

Record of the Week for June 26th, 2015

A short but sweet RECORD OF THE WEEK Blog this this time. Here we go!

WORSHIP is a band that started a couple years ago in Salinas, CA, destined to play louder and more aggressive than anything else the band members had played before. It’s hard to believe that “All Too Human” is the band’s first LP, filled with all sorts of Dark Hardcore/ Sludgy riffs. They have a show coming up in SF in July, but until then, hit up the band’s sites and get yourself either a solid ‘Beer’ colored disc, a ‘Swamp Green’ with ‘White’ haze version, or the super limited ‘Gold’ and ‘Black’ AsideBside…

BAND NAME: Worship
BAND WEBSITE: www.facebook.com/worshipcult

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MISERY was a death metal band from Brisbane, Australia. Since forming in 1991, the band has released four albums and an EP. The band split in 2005, but has reformed once more for an East Coast Australian tour in support of its final album “On Demon Wings” from 2009. Here you see “Insidious”, their 1994 release now available from THE CRYPT! The dark minds of THE CRYPT made some solid ‘Black’, ‘Ultra Clear’ (both not pictured) discs, or this beauty, the ‘Royal Blue’ version. Enter THE CRYPT today!

BAND NAME: MISERY
BAND WEBSITE: https://www.facebook.com/miseryoz?fref=ts&ref=br_tf
LABEL NAME: The Crypt
LABEL WEBSITE: http://www.darksymphonies.com/

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Despite a number of releases over the past several years, Bay Area extreme metal band BOSSE-DE-NAGE has kept a low profile: no promotional photos, no interviews, few live appearances. Following a pair of demos, three full-lengths and, most recently, a split with comrades Deafheaven, BOSSE-DE-NAGE unleashes their deadliest and most epic work to date, coming at you from THE FLENSER! This gatefold jacket holds a double LP set of either classic ‘Black’ set, the more rare ‘Red(ish)’ set, or the super rare ‘Ultra Clear’ set of discs…

BAND NAME: Bosse-de-Nage
BAND WEBSITE: http://bosse-de-nage.com/
LABEL NAME: The Flenser
LABEL WEBSITE: http://theflenser.com/

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What more do you need to know than THE ERECTIONS are from Tokyo, Japan and play Pogo Punk. JOE POGO RECORDS has been around about 10 years and has been putting out streetpunk and Oi records from bands around the world. Together they bring you “Stupid Dirty Punk”, just in time for their first US tour starting soon! Go see THE ERECTIONS while you can (who knows if they will ever come back) and go to JOE POGO’s site and grab a “Piss Yellow’ and ‘Hot Pink’ Half-N-Half or splattered 7”!

BAND NAME: The Erections
LABEL NAME: Joe Pogo Records
LABEL WEBSITE: http://www.joepogorecords.com/

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Never ending PURE NOISE RECORDS just keeps pushing out awesome packages left and right. This week it’s with the first full length from BRIGADES! Hailing from South Carolina, the Pop Punk/ Alternative/ Screamo 5 piece is quickly blowing up the scene and will be playing the Common Vision Tour coming up soon. Until then, PURE NOISE has your ‘Orange Crush’ with splatter version, the ‘Black’ and ‘Hot Pink’ AsideBside version, or the over the top, ‘Doublemint’, ‘White’ AND ‘Aqua Blue’ triple AsideBside version, get some!

BAND NAME: Brigades
BAND WEBSITE: Brigades.merchnow.com
LABEL NAME: Pure Noise Records
LABEL WEBSITE: PureNoise.net

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With their best selling album ever, Jersey/D.C. based Hip-Hip label REDEFINITION RECORDS latest pressing of DAMU THE FUDGEMUNK’s “How It Should Sound Volumes 1 & 2” is absolutely beautiful! This double LP is exploding with some of the most innovative Instrumental Hip-Hop / Jazz / Electronic, it’s no wonder why it’s a best seller! These ‘White’ and ‘Gold’ AsideBside records perfectly fit with the Gold printed heavy duty jackets. DAMU just came back from the EU, but he’s rumored to be going to Russia soon…

BAND NAME: Damu The Fudgemunk
LABEL NAME: Redefinition Records
LABEL WEBSITE: www.redefinitionrecords.com

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ONE WAY STATIC RECORDS is an internationally based label focusing on reissuing horror and cult themed soundtracks. True to their roots, behold the theme song from Wes Craven’s 1987 classic ‘NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET 3: THE DREAM WARRIORS” composed and performed by DOKKEN! Yes, the same metal band from the 70’s and 80’s! Check out the ‘Easter Yellow’ 7”, or our favorite, the Freddy sweater inspired ‘Red(ish)’ and ‘Army Green’ tri color striped disc! This limited run is sure to be gone soon!

LABEL NAME: One Way Static Records
LABEL WEBSITE: www.onewaystatic.com

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Keep on keeping’ on!

Record of the Week for June 19th, 2015

Here’s another RECORD OF THE WEEK Blog coming down the pipe! As you can see, we never slow down!
 
For their first album in 5 years, THE ACORN has pulled out all the stops with the release of “Vieux Loup” on PAPER BAG RECORDS!!  The Acorn began as a collection of home recordings in 2002 lead by Rolf Klausener. After several full-length and EP releases, the group’s founding band members scattered across Canada and the project took an unofficial hiatus in 2011. In 2014, Rolf unearthed 3 years worth of songwriting that has culminated in this album, whose title translates to ‘old wolf.’ You can grab your choice of ‘White’ with splatter vinyl, ‘White’ and ‘Black’ tri color (with only one black slice), or ‘Blood Red’ and splattered version from our friends at PAPER BAG! 


BAND NAME: The Acorn
BAND WEBSITE: www.theacorn.ca
LABEL NAME: Paper Bag Records
LABEL WEBSITE: www.paperbagrecords.com 

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Despite their age, The U.K. SUBS are currently on their, like four millionth U.S. tour. One of the longest running and hardest working punk bands there will ever be, “Yellow Leader” is the 25TH(!!) official album in the bands attempt to release an album for every letter of the alphabet! Starting with “Another Kind Of Blues” in 1979, the ‘Z’ album is already being written and planned for mid 2016. It’s gonna be a hell of a party! CAPTAIN OI!, the leading label for classic punk, oi! and ska records, really killed it with this Tri Colored record that matches the art. With several versions (not all are pictured here, since some sold out already) such as a Picture Disc version, bonus flexi discs and a 4-song EP of extras.
 


BAND NAME: U.K.SUBS
BAND WEBSITE: http://www.uksubstimeandmatter.net/
LABEL NAME: CAPTAIN Oi!
LABEL WEBSITE:  www.captainoi.com

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Deriving their name from the last album by their predecessors, Bloody Sign, CHAOS ECHOES established themselves as French masters of avant-garde death after quietly releasing a series of EPs of the band’s characteristically unorthodox material. Their latest album, “Transient”, out now on NUCLEAR WAR NOW! PRODUCTIONS, is just in time for their mini tour, that’s just finishing up. Accompanying this Double LP is a 20-page booklet featuring artwork created specifically as an extension of the band’s sonic explorations. The album is meant to be absorbed as one continuous experience as each of the tracks blends seamlessly into the next, so go to the NUCLEAR WAR NOW! website and get a set of ‘Black’ or ’Silver’ discs and get sucked in to the madness!

BAND NAME: Chaos Echoes
BAND WEBSITE: https://chaosechoes.bandcamp.com/
LABEL NAME: Nuclear War Now! Productions
LABEL WEBSITE: http://www.nwnprod.com/

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“In A Van Down by The River,” the first full length from detroit’s melodic-punkers, BREAK ANCHOR is out now on PAPER + PLASTICK. Pressed in classic  ‘Black,’  ‘Kelly Green’ and ‘Olive Green’ AsideBside version, and the ‘Olive Green’ and ‘Black’ haze version (which isn’t pictured). Head over to PAPER + PLASTICK today for a copy! 


BAND NAME: BREAK ANCHOR
LABEL NAME: PAPER + PLASTICK
LABEL WEBSITE: Paperandplastick.com

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‘Mad Vendetta,’ released by NEVER SURRENDER RECORDS is the latest release by THE UBERTONES. This Birmingham, UK 4-piece is making big waves in Europe and across the globe off their rollicking blend of late-’70s/early-’80s-styled UK punk and roll. Hurry over to NEVER SURRENDER before you miss out on one of these limited discs, pressed mostly in classic ‘Black’ with a small amount of  ‘Red(ish)’ and ‘Black’ splattered versions…

 


BAND NAME: The Ubertones
BAND WEBSITE:  https://www.facebook.com/Theubertones
LABEL NAME: Never Surrender Records
LABEL WEBSITE:http://neversurrenderrecords.com

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     On the heels of MYRKUR’s universally praised debut EP, comes ‘M,’ the Danish black metal phenom’s highly anticipated first full-length album, courtesy of RELAPSE RECORDS! Recorded in various locations around Oslo, Norway, ‘M’ finds MYRKUR achieving the grandiose heights that everyone hoped she would climb to. Whether you pick up a ‘White,’ ‘Gold,’ or ‘Silver’ disc, prepare yourself for “The flashpoint for extreme metal in 2014”  – Pitchfork


BAND NAME: MYRKUR
BAND WEBSITE: http://www.myrkurmusic.com/
LABEL NAME: Relapse Records
LABEL WEBSITE: http://www.relapse.com/

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 Australian atmospheric black/sludge metal quartet HOPE DRONE emerges with their RELAPSE RECORDS debut LP, ‘Cloak of Ash.’ A richly captivating, seven-song stroke of extreme brilliance, this album combines devastatingly beautiful atmosphere with the uncompromising heaviness of a thousand tidal waves. RELAPSE is your hook up for either a classic ‘Black’ set of discs, a ‘Silver’ set (not pictured), or the ever-elusive ‘Ultra Clear’ version. HOPE DRONE has a slew of shows coming up in Australia, we can only wait and hope they announce a US tour soon…


BAND NAME: Hope Drone
BAND WEBSITE:   http://hopedrone.bandcamp.com/
LABEL NAME: Relapse Records
LABEL WEBSITE: http://www.relapse.com/

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Influenced by disco, funk, and new jack swing, Boston’s BAD RABBITS formed from the ashes of Eclectic Collective, a live-oriented ten-piece that sometimes performed as Slick Rick’s backup band. ENJOY THE RIDE RECORDS is bringing you the first pressing of ‘American Love’ in all it’s well-deserved glory! BAD RABBITS have a few select US shows lined up before heading over to the UK for some shows, and then returning to catch up with the Warped Tour, but you can order your ‘Milky Clear’ or ‘Gold’ splattered record from ENJOY THE RIDE right now. Oh, and don’t forget the ‘Murican Tri Colored record of the ‘White’ and Red AsideBside, both with splatter…


BAND NAME: Bad Rabbits
BAND WEBSITE: www.BadRabbits.Com
LABEL NAME: Enjoy The Ride Records
LABEL WEBSITE:  www.EnjoyTheRideRecods.com 

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 From the ashes of State Lines, rises OSO OSO, the new project from singer/guitarist Jade Lilitri. Armed with a natural gift for honest songwriting and a wide variety of influences, he’s put together “Real Stories Of True People, Who Kind Of Looked Like Monsters…”, courtesy of SOFT SPEAK RECORDS. About to head out on a 20-or-so-date East Coast tour next week, DIY stalwarts, SOFT SPEAK RECORDS can hook you up now with either a classic ‘Black’ disc, a ‘Kelly Green’  disc, or the ‘Grimace Purple’ and ‘Aqua Blue’ AsideBside. 


BAND NAME: Oso Oso
LABEL NAME: Soft Speak Records
LABEL WEBSITE: softspeakrecords.com

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See you same time next week!

Record of the Week for June 12th, 2015

We’ve outdone ourselves once again with (dare we say) the largest RECORD OF THE WEEK Blog ever this time! Everyone’s making such awesome records, there’s just too much to share!!! Here we go!

Another week, another insane release from SLICE OF SPICE! This week its MARCO POLO, a Canadian hip hop producer from New York, who has become one of the most sought-after underground producers. His work includes collaborations with Masta Ace, Kool G Rap, Buckshot, Large Professor, Royce Da 5’9”, Talib Kweli, Pharoahe Monch, KRS-One, and many more.This is a fully remastered re-release of Marco Polo’s long out of print original from 2007. The Deluxe Redux as it is referred to has been pressed ton heavy weight Vinyl, with expanded art presented in a extra thick gatefold jacket and either ‘Black’, Half-n-Half or ‘Electric Blue’ vinyl…


BAND NAME: Marco Polo
BAND WEBSITE: www.marcopolobeats.com
LABEL NAME: Slice Of Spice
LABEL WEBSITE: http://slice-of-spice.com/

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Hollywood-based media artist, writer and filmmaker, GX Jupitter-Larsen formed The Haters 1979. The ever-changing membership has been as few as 1, as many as 12. Their most well-known release is a silent record which informs the holder that he must first complete the record by scratching it before listening(!) Texas based TOURETTE RECORDS is bringing you ‘Live At The Schimpfluch Carnival’ LP, all units ‘Milky Clear’ and a bonus 7” with the deluxe version! No scratching needed, this noise record will take you the the extreme!


BAND NAME: GX Jupiter-Larsen – The New Blockaders
BAND WEBSITE: www.thenewblockaders.org.uk
LABEL NAME: Tourette Records
LABEL WEBSITE:  www.touretterecords.com

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DA GOF ROCKERZ exist in the distant future. Brutish Orks, they travel through space performing songs inspired by violence. “Blood Bowl” , their 3rd release, covers another stop on there endless tour of the universe. DEAD SHOOTY PRODUCTIONS brought you this sick, saw blade shaped 7”, all made with ‘Silver’ vinyl coated in ‘Oxblood’ splatter. Get your “Ork” Metal from DEAD SHOOTY today!


BAND NAME: Da Gof Rockerz
BAND WEBSITE: https://www.facebook.com/deadshooty
LABEL NAME: Dead Shooty Productions
LABEL WEBSITE:  www.deadshooty.com

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 Filled with the punk rock ethic of bands like Lifetime, pumped up with the dynamics of their namesakes in Bear Vs. Shark and underlined with bass tones unlike what you’ve ever heard, the new EP from MA JOLIE marks its territory somewhere between post-hardcore and 90s punk rock. Getting ready for an east coast / mid west tour coming up soon, their friends at A-F RECORDS are bringing you their latest 7”, “Jetpack Mailman”. Made in a very limited run of either ‘Gold’ or ‘Milky Clear’ with splatter version, if you can’t make their tour, A-F can hook you up!


BAND NAME: Ma Jolie
BAND WEBSITE: http://majoliephilly.tumblr.com/
LABEL NAME: A-F Records
LABEL WEBSITE: http://a-frecords.limitedrun.com/

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ASCENSION is a power trio playing a highly original hybrid of classic arena/black/thrash metal styles. Having gone through some turmoil, ASCENSION is back in it’s third iteration and is releasing, “The Order of the Silver Compass” after signing a development deal with the recently formed label KING’S THRONE RECORDS! Good move, because check out this sick picture disc! Not only that, a printed innersleeve and gatefold jacket to boot! This limited run is sure to go quick, so get it while you can!


BAND NAME: Ascension
BAND WEBSITE: myspace.com/ascension
LABEL NAME: King’s Throne Records
LABEL WEBSITE: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Kings-Throne-Records-EU/166940190146746

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BRYAN MCPHERSON was born and raised in Dorchester, MA, an Irish-Catholic neighborhood of Boston known for its tough demeanor and sometimes narrow world view. It’s that world that brought him to making Folk Punk music for the masses. “Wedgewood” is his third release and is out just in time for his upcoming tour kicking off June 11th. Made in equal parts ‘Black’ vinyl and a super sick (doesn’t show up in pictures, but in real life…) ‘Blood Red’ and ‘Piss Yellow’ AsideBside vinyl, hit up BRYAN’s band camp for more info…


BAND NAME: Bryan McPherson
BAND WEBSITE: bryanmcpherson.com
LABEL NAME: O.F.D. Records

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CZARFACE is the collaborative effort of WU-TANG CLAN’S INSPECTAH DECK, and Boston based indy vets 7L & ESOTERIC. The trio first began their work together back in 1999, but finally in 2012 they decided to make a full length album. This is the follow up to their debut smash, called “Every Hero Needs A Villain”, comes in a Blue, Red or ‘Ultra Clear’ color and also include a ‘Death & Abduction’ comic book penned by ESOTERIC! This drops June 16th, let’s hope BRICK RECORD’s website can handle all the traffic and doesn’t crash.


BAND NAME: CZARFACE
BAND WEBSITE:  www.czarface.com
LABEL NAME: Brick Records
LABEL WEBSITE: www.brickrecords.com

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“Who is NEKROGOBLIKON? Where did they come from? What is goblin metal? Why write songs about goblins? All of your questions can be answered by this crazy picture disc from MYSTERY BOX! NEKROGOBLIKON’s fourth release, “Heavy Meta” is their first foray into vinyl and features a cameo by ANDREW W.K. What more do you need to know than “the fact that your life is probably not nearly as satisfying as it could be, and Nekrogoblikon is here to fix that….”


BAND NAME: NEKROGOBLIKON
BAND WEBSITE: http://www.facebook.com/nekrogoblikon
LABEL NAME: MYSTERY BOX 
LABEL WEBSITE: http://www.mysterybox.guru

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Here we have a new batch from THEE OH SEES for your absorption. This album contains nine muscular tunes primed to pummel to. Last year’s “Drop” was more schizophrenic, ranging from heavy to whimsical and back – as where what you see here, “ Mutilator Defeated At Last” is closer to “Floating Coffin”. Made mostly in standard ‘Black’ vinyl, your homies at CASTLE FACE RECORDS had the ‘White’ with ‘Orange Crush’ splatter version available on their website, but alas, only classic Black vinyl is still available…


BAND NAME: Thee Oh Sees
BAND WEBSITE: http://www.theeohsees.com/
LABEL NAME: Castle Face Records
LABEL WEBSITE: http://www.castlefacerecords.com/

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VCR RECORDS is a small label focusing on cult/genre theatrical scores and soundtracks, exclusively on vinyl. Here they bring you JOSEPH BAUER’S original score to one of the most brutal independent horror movies of the last five years, DEADGIRL. With music sourced from the master recordings as provided by the composer, the 12″ LP will be released in a limited edition of 500 copies on heavy weight, Half-N-Half colored vinyl. Distributed exclusively by LIGHT IN THE ATTIC, we’re not sure if this has already sold out, so better move fast!!


COMPOSER: Joseph Bauer 
LABEL NAME: VCR Records
LABEL WEBSITE: www.vcrrecords.com

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AMERICAN EAGLE started in 1989 and had 1 song appear on the Pop Of Oi! Compilation on Link Records. They put out a few demos before breaking up in the early 90’s. UNITED RIOT RECORDS Started in 2003 to put out the best in Hardcore, Punk & Oi!, hence they are bringing you AMERICAN EAGLE’s 1989 demo, remixed and remastered from the original reels. This super limited release can be found in a ‘GOLD’ color, or ‘White’ with america splatter. While you can still grab one of these from UNITED RIOT, you missed AMERICAN EAGLE’s reunion at this years Black N’ Blue Bowl (where were you?)…


BAND NAME: AMERICAN EAGLE 
BAND WEBSITE: https://www.facebook.com/American.Eagle.Oi
LABEL NAME: UNITED RIOT RECORDS
LABEL WEBSITE: WWW.UNITEDRIOTRECORDS.COM 

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Post Hardcore/ Alt Rock powerhouse FEARLESS RECORDS, always laying it down with style, just came out with the latest from AUGUST BURNS RED!!! Co headlining the Warped Tour this year, ABR has more than 12 years of skillfully crafting a balance between a ferociously heavy sound and empowering lyrical content under their belt, having built a HUGE legion of fans worldwide. Their FEARLESS RECORDS debut “Found In Far Away Places”, is the climax of the creativity they have been honing for more than a decade, and get a load of all the vinyl colors! ‘Black’, ‘Oxblood’, ‘Sea Blue’, ‘Coke Bottle’ and even an ‘Ultra Clear’ version… Different colors are available through different retailers and online, but only FEARLESS has your super deluxe Box version including a 7” and some other goodies. FEARLESS never lets you down…


BAND NAME: August Burns Red 
BAND WEBSITE: www.augustburnsred.com
LABEL NAME: Fearless Records
LABEL WEBSITE: www.fearlessrecords.com
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See you next time and remember, the plural of Vinyl is Vinyl… The more you know!

Record of the Week for June 5th

What an insane RECORD OF THE WEEK blog this week! We have a HUGE blog this week, so get ready to have you ocular senses tingling with delight!

2013’s debut album “Youth” introduced the music world to a group of mid-western indie-punks just finding their feet. After seeing the album chart in the Billboard 200, sell more than 20,000 copies to date, and embark on massive tours and sold out headlining shows, the band CITIZEN has become is more confident, adventurous and purposeful than ever.  This poise shines through in the way they convey themselves both sonically and artistically on their sophomore LP “Everybody Is Going To Heaven”, coming at you courtesy of RUN FOR COVER RECORDS! Check out all 5 versions, some solid ‘Bone’ colored discs, the ‘Gold’ and ‘Black’ or ‘Oxblood’ and ‘Black’ AsideBside versions, the blue Half-N-Half version or our fav, the ‘Deep Purple’ and ‘Beer’ AsideBside loaded with ‘Black’ splatter. Make your way to the RUN FOR COVER website and start ordering or wait and check out CITIZEN on the Warped Tour this summer where they’ll undoubtedly be selling LPs…


BAND NAME: Citizen
BAND WEBSITE: www.citizentheband.net
LABEL NAME: Run For Cover Records
LABEL WEBSITE: www.runforcoverrecords.com

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In 1985, GOATLORD emerged from beneath the desolate sands of the Mojave desert and released their first demo two years later, following the replacement of their original bassist.  Though the band would ultimately become best known for their first full-length album, “Reflections of the Solstice,” it was on this first recording, known succinctly as “Demo ’87,” that they established the prototype for the primeval sound that would eventually come to characterize them as one of the most unique bands to ever emerge, not only from the depraved setting of Las Vegas, but also from the U.S. metal underground as a whole.  Not only is the prestigious NUCLEAR WAR NOW! PRODUCTIONS repressing this, but also three other GOATLORD ALBUMS! You’ve got “Reflections of the Solstice”, “The Last Sodomy of Mary” AND “Sodomize the Goat”, all in matching sets of wither ‘Black’, ‘Gold’, ‘White’ or ‘Kelly Green’ colored vinyl! It’s safe to say that if you’re a GOATLORD fan, you better get over to NWN!’s website before your favorite color is all sold out!




BAND NAME: Goatlord
LABEL NAME: Nuclear War Now! Productions
LABEL WEBSITE: nwnprod.com

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Since 2001 FOUR YEAR STRONG has been blasting out Pop Punk / Melodic Hardcore tunes to the delight of their fans. Now, PURE NOISE RECORDS is dropping their latest self titled LP in all its glory! Supporting their label mates THE STORY SO FAR on a full tour this fall, PURE NOISE can hook you up with an ‘Ultra Clear’, a ‘Electric Blue’ with splatter, or a ‘Oxblood’ and ‘Doublemint’ AsideBside splattered record, all wrapped in a smooth reverse board jacket! Get some!

BAND NAME: Four Year Strong
BAND WEBSITE: http://fouryearstrongmusic.com/
LABEL NAME: Pure Noise Records
LABEL WEBSITE: http://purenoise.net/

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SLICE OF SPICE is back, yet again, again with another banger from LORD FINESSE! This time, it’s the “The SP1200 Project: A Re-Awakening (Deluxe Redux)”, with a beautiful Silver foil laced reverse board jacket that hold all 3 record! Get yourself either the all ‘Black’ set (not pictured), the ‘Ultra Clear’ with splatter set, or the solid ‘Silver’ set from SILCE OF SPICE before this limited run in 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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Post Hardcore rockers SENSES FAIL are here with their 6th full length album, “Pull The Thorns From Your Heart”, from those devious minds over at PURE NOISE RECORDS! Hailing from NJ and having been blasting you with music since 2002, SENSES FAIL will be on the Warped Tour this summer, but of course PURE NOISE has your Hot Topic Only ‘Cyan’ and ‘Grey’ AsideBside version, your ‘Baby Pink’ and ‘Deep Purple’ Half-N-Half version or your ‘Grimace Purple’ inside ‘Baby Pink’ color in color version if you just can’t wait to see them on tour…

BAND NAME: Senses Fail
BAND WEBSITE:  http://sensesfail.com/
LABEL NAME: Pure Noise Records
LABEL WEBSITE: http://purenoise.net/

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ILL NATURED are a hardcore band born in Newcastle, Australia with members of DOWNSIDE and MOOD SWING. They have left a long path of destruction in their short time as a band. DEATH’S GRIP RECORDS is bringing you their first vinyl effort, “Depths of Despair” just before ILL NATURED heads out on a tour that will have them ending at the DEATH”S GRIPS DAMNATION FESTIVAL! Until then, get your ‘Electric Blue, ‘Black’ or ‘Grimace Purple’ 7” from the DEATH’S GRIP website…


BAND NAME: Ill Natured 
BAND WEBSITE:  https://www.facebook.com/IllNaturedhc
LABEL NAME: Death’s Grip Records
LABEL WEBSITE: https://deathsgrip.bandcamp.com

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Just about every small band knows of BANDCAMP, the site where you can display your music, help sell merch and downloads, and basically help every not so tech savy band make a professional online destination for their fans (you’ll notice a LOT of BC links on the ROTW blog…). Well, helping nearly every small band get started wasn’t enough for them and they went and created BC WAX as a way to release their BANDCAMP city guide series. Basically, they started with Oakland CA, and each one of the featured artists (everything from Hip Hop to Ethiopian) is from Oakland, all 11 exclusive tracks! This album is released in connection with a new feature in the BANDCAMP app that enables music fans to search by genre, format (vinyl, digital, cassette, etc) and also by city – so if you’re looking for techno from Detroit on 12″, or indie from Brooklyn on cassette, they’ve got you covered. The only question is not whether you should grab one of these (you should), but what city will be next?

BAND NAME: Various Artists / Bandcamp City Guide
LABEL NAME: BC Wax / Bandcamp
LABEL WEBSITE:http://bandcampcityguides.bandcamp.com/album/oakland

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If you like 80s electronica, ever read this blog, or aren’t color blind, then surely you know about MEDICAL RECORDS! Here, they created a comp of minimal synth pop, space/Italo disco, synth punk, wave and other sub genres you didn’t even know existed until now! MEDICAL is celebrating their 50th release and 5th year going strong with “Synesthesia – The First Five Years”. This special gatefold jacket holds a double LP set with all A/B records ‘Kelly Green’ with splatter and all C/D discs ‘Orange Crush’ with splatter. If you wanted to explore electronica, there’s no better place to start than with this MEDICAL RECORDS comp!!!!

BAND NAME: V/A
LABEL NAME: Medical Records
LABEL WEBSITE: https://medicalrecords.bandcamp.com
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EXTERNAL MENACE formed in 1979 in Coatbridge, near Glasgow, Scotland. They were typical of the Second Wave of British punk bands – faster and rougher than the class of 77, but not an all out UK82-style attack -yet. THE DROOGETTES were formed in Philadelphia in February 2013. Their vision was clear from their earliest conception, to provide the Punk and Oi! movement with an all-female alternative to a scene that is mostly dominated by males. Here, REBEL SOUND brought these two awesome Punk/Oi! bands in a split 7”, that doesn’t even need cool vinyl colors to help it (although it doesn’t hurt!). Whether you pick up the ‘Black’ or ‘Purple’ (not pictured versions), the ‘Halloween Orange’, ‘Kelly Green’ OR ‘Orange Crush’ splatter version, you can’t lose!


BAND NAME: External Menace, The Droogettes
BAND WEBSITE: https://www.facebook.com/pages/External-Menace/262003337186837?fref=photo
BAND WEBSITE: https://www.facebook.com/droogettes
LABEL NAME: Rebel Sound Music
LABEL WEBSITE: http://www.rebelsoundrecords.com/

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THE SPACEPIMPS are a product of the Drive-Thru Records era; a time when music and friendships went hand-in-hand, and when pop punk was revered. From the basements of the Steel City to venues across the world, THE SPACEPIMPS have been permeating their brand of pop punk to the ears of listeners all over the globe. “Eternal Boy” is their DIY self released LP on either ‘Black’ or ‘Halloween Orange’ vinyl. These dudes have a couple of shows scattered throughout the East Coast this summer, but their website is available 24 hours a day!


ALBUM TITLE: The SpacePimps
LABEL NAME: www.thespacepimps.net

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IRONHEAD DIVISION Formed in 2014 in Austin, Texas. Consists of current and former members of The Beltones, Lower Class Brats, Complete Control, Vanguard, F-Bomber, and Oxblood. This is their first release, a la LAST PUNKROCKERS RECORDS and is a self titled 7”, sure to be the first in a long line of releases (there are rumors of another 7” this fall). Whether you grab a ‘Black’ disc or the ‘Easter Yellow’ and platter disc, you better do it quick while this limited release is still around!


BAND NAME: Ironhead Division
BAND WEBSITE: www.facebook.com/ironheaddivision
LABEL NAME: Last Punkrockers Records
LABEL WEBSITE: www.facebook.com/lastpunkrockersrecords

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Still not satisfied with the amount of synth music available, MEDICAL RECORDS dug deep to bring you “Centopah” by U/V LIGHT! A Modular Synth/Pop/Loop group, U/V Light sounds more than a bit like Cloudland Canyon at times. This is because it is the first “solo,” effort from Kip Uhlhorn of CC. U/V LIGHT is more of a pop affair. It is also not a simple continuation of Cloudland Canyon. Explore more of this by hitting up the MEDICAL RECORDS site and getting the ‘Yellow’ and ‘Baby Pink’ AsideBside heavy weight disc, or, if your patient, U/V LIGHT may be playing some shows soon….


BAND NAME: U/V Light
LABEL NAME: Medical Records
LABEL WEBSITE: https://medicalrecords.bandcamp.com

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Next time y’all !!!

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!